Central Savannah River Area, or commonly called the CSRA to locals, is a trading and marketing region to both the states of Georgia and South Carolina. The CSRA makes up 13 counties in Georgia and 5 in South Carolina bringing this grand area to a total of 18 counties! The largest cities within the CSRA are Augusta, Georgia and Aiken, South Carolina. It’s no wonder that these two major cities and their neighboring towns are the fastest growing within both states! Here at the Natalie Poteete Team we strive to provide you with the best buying experience and to give you a place to call home, no matter where you choose to reside! Below you will find the 3 most populated counties along with the most sought after cities within each to help you find the most perfect place for you to call home!
Columbia County – located in Georgia along the Savannah River and apart of the GA-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area (CSRA). The census bureau estimates that the county population was roughly 139,257 in 2014 and is currently one of the fastest growing counties in the United States! There are many cities and communities within Columbia County: Evans, Grovetown, Martinez, Harlem and Appling with Grovetown and Evans being the largest and most populated. Columbia County has so much to offer from an award winning school system being ranked 18th out of the 173 districts in the state to the local Evans Towne Center Park for leisure play and family fun! The well known Lady Antebellum Amphitheater is located within the park and puts on live entertainment and festivals on a weekly basis. The county is also home to both the Savannah River and Clarks Hill Lake which make the summer months easy to enjoy with a relaxing swim and canal tours in a canoe! New developments are continuously being built in Columbia County which has stimulated the local economic growth above the states average. The local shopping and dining are located very conveniently in the heart of the county which makes a short trip no matter where you live. The choice to buy in this county is an easy one that will surely pay off!
Visit the county website for more information: http://www.columbiacountyga.gov/home
Richmond County – located in Georgia along the Savannah River and apart of the GA-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area (CSRA). As of the 2012 census the population was 197,872. Richmond County is home to the city of Augusta which is the second largest city within the state. Augusta is also known worldwide for the Master’s Golf Tournament which makes the county a great place for investors to buy and rent houses out for the annual tournament! Richmond County has so much more to offer from its historic downtown district where you can take a casual stroll along the Riverwalk, canoe down the old canal and enjoy fine dining experiences with top rated locally owned restaurants! Also, the state’s award winning, 2nd ranked public school, John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School, is also located in downtown Augusta. Richmond County is truly a great place to purchase and live! Augusta University and it’s adjoining Medical School are conveniently located in the heart of the county. The Medical District and it’s many hospitals are in downtown Augusta as well! And no worries, if the city life isn’t right for you, the cities of Hephzibah and Blythe are located within the county and are just a short drive to the areas main attractions!
Visit the county website for more information: http://www.augustaga.gov/
Aiken County – is located in South Carolina, also along the Savannah River in the CSRA! As of the 2013 census the population was 164,176. Aiken County is home to both many cities and communities: Aiken, North Augusta, Graniteville, Warrenville, New Ellenton, Wagener, Monette, Windsor, Langley, Salley, Jackson, Burnettown and Perry with Aiken and North Augusta being the largest and most populated. Aiken County is nationally known for its annual Aiken Horse Show in Hitchcock Wood’s. Hitchcock Wood’s is one of the largest urban forests in the nation! With the county being one of the largest in the nation, you will also find Hopeland Gardens that spreads over 15 acres. Aiken County also has it’s own downtown district with plenty of shopping, dining and weekly to monthly festivities for your enjoyment. You will not be displeased for buying a home and settling yourself here in Aiken County; it’s rich history and culture will be sure to steal your attention and stay in your veins forever!
Visit the county website for more information: https://www.aikencountysc.gov/