Richmond County, Georgia includes 329 square miles of tree-lined streets, scenic riverwalks, rich landscaping, and stately antebellum mansions mixed in with newer master planned communities. Augusta is the main city in the county, but Fort Gordon, Hephzibah, and Blythe are also included. Find out why more than 200,500 people call Richmond County “home,” and why communities built by Bill Beazley Homes are a must-see if you’re considering real estate in the area.
1. Richmond County is an affordable place to live.
Richmond County may not be the cheapest place to live in all of Georgia, but our cost of living is 5.7% below the national average.
2. Augusta is recognized as an AARP “Age-Friendly Community.”
The AARP established the “Age-Friendly Communities” program to let older citizens know about the best destinations for independent living and healthy aging. That means Augusta offers residents important amenities like: “safe, walkable streets; better housing and transportation options; access to key services; and opportunities for residents to participate in community activities.” Bill Beazley communities, in particular, were built within walking distance to key parks, water features, libraries, golf courses, restaurants, and shops.
3. Find economic prosperity and live close to work.
Fort Gordon employs 19,884 people (including a growing number of tech professionals) in the area, and is located just minutes from several Bill Beazley communities. We are happy to help relocating military families settle down in beautiful, low-maintenance homes, close to work. Augusta is also home to major facilities, manufacturing centers, or headquarters for well-known corporations such as: John Deere, Kellogg’s, Procter & Gamble, Solo Cup, T-Mobile, EZ Go Golf Carts, and Delta Airlines. We have many job opportunities for teachers at Georgia Regents University or the Richmond County School System, and for health care workers at University Hospital, the Georgia Regents Health System, the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, East Central Regional Hospital, or Doctors Hospital. In fact, more than 16,000 health care workers currently live and work in Augusta! The Augusta-Richmond County government employs more than 4,000 workers locally as well.
4. Augusta is a thriving community with a Downtown renaissance in recent years.
Like many communities, the rise of suburbia in the 1980s drew crowds away from the downtown core. However, investors and local developers have transformed vacant spaces into a walkable neighborhood of unique shops, restaurants, hotels, museums, bars, performing arts centers, and art galleries. As Rick Toole, president of R.W. Toole Engineering, put it: “This is a very cozy, homey feeling and people love coming [to work] in the downtown area. They like the architecture; they like the vibrancy; and they like to be able to walk to restaurants and shops.”
5. Enjoy gardens, parks, and recreation when you live in Richmond County real estate.
One of our nicknames is “The Garden City of the South,” due to the staggering number of large, private gardens you can see virtually everywhere you go. If you’re looking for outdoor fun, the Savannah River in Augusta is the perfect place to fish, canoe, kayak, or sail. Strap on your helmet and ride the F.A.T.S. Trails for mountain bikes or take a leisurely journey through Phinizy Swamp Nature Park. Jog the Augusta Canal trails or stroll the Riverwalk with a loved one. Augusta is home to the world-renowned PGA Masters Golf Tournament and is the location of the Professional Disc Golf Association headquarters. Bill Beazley Homes are nestled especially close to Diamond Lakes Regional Park, Euchee Creek Trail, and Patriot Park.
6. Get the lifestyle you want where small town Southern charm meets culture.
Despite being the second-largest city in Georgia, you’ll find that Augusta holds much Southern charm and hospitality. The weather is pleasant (with an average year-round temperature of 67 degrees), the people are nice, and you won’t find the traffic snarls that plague other metropolitan areas. You also get all the perks of big city life, such as local sports teams, recreational opportunities, fine cuisine, modern shopping centers, arts attractions, and first-rate healthcare.
You truly get the best of everything living in Augusta. Digital Journal ranked Augusta #4 in their 2013 list of “Top 10 Cities In The United States To Live”, stating: “Augusta, Georgia makes it number four position debut due to the fantastic location along the Savannah River and a hint of southern hospitality at its best. The tranquil setting provides a relatively low cost of living, and very inexpensive homes. This area maintains a very low stress job market; however, the relatively low costs makes Augusta a great retirement location.”
7. Find a safe, fun place to raise kids.
Though Bill Beazley’s Grovetown and Evans communities in neighboring Columbia County get all the street cred for being safe places to raise a family, Augusta made the Today Show’s “Top 100 Places To Raise A Family” list. Families needn’t look far for great activities to partake in — from the annual Arts In The Heart of Augusta Festival to Monkey Joe’s Indoor Play Place. Augusta Family Magazine boasts an exhaustive list of fun attractions for local families. We also have two top-rated magnet schools in our backyard.
8. The vast Richmond County highway system links you with vacation destinations.
Augusta, GA is centrally located just 2.5 hours from the beach and the mountains. Enjoy quick access to Atlanta, Columbia, and Charlotte. You can easily hop on Interstate 20 to reach Atlanta or Alabama and South Carolina state lines. If you want to visit Kentucky or Ohio, hop on U.S. Route 25. Get down to Florida on U.S. Route 1 or take Route 78 to Memphis, Tennessee.
9. Get better value for your money.
Bill Beazley Homes in Richmond County, GA offer you amazing value with:
– Respected craftsman with 40+ years of experience building and designing your home
– Property values protected by Home Owners Association covenants
– Homes sitting on spacious lots
– Premium features (hardwood floors, granite counters, fireplaces) at standard price
– Your choice from a wide variety of floor plans and unique designs
– Top-of-the-line customer service from an A+ rated, BBB-approved business
10. Choose from a large supply of well-built, worry-free homes.
Augusta has plenty of historic homes to choose from, but more and more families are signing up for stress-free living in a master planned community. When you buy a new home in Richmond County, GA, you don’t have to worry about costly, sudden maintenance expenses for plumbing or electrical work. You won’t need a new foundation or a new roof. The home you buy is damage-free and backed by a 10-year structural warranty. You benefit from energy-efficient features built into our homes with lower utility bills each month. Should you wish to have any renovations or further personalization work done on your home over the years, you can call your Bill Beazley Homes representative to find a reliable contractor.