Quality of Life
Cost of Living
Augusta offers you one of the most affordable cost of living in the country, allowing you greater purchasing power and savings potential.
Compared to the rest of the country, Augusta’s cost of living is 18.60% Lower than the U.S. average.
Source: Sperlings Best Places to Live
Parks & Lakes
The parks system in Augusta consists of seven parks and two lakes that occupy 263 acres of land and 489 acres of water. Home to three baseball diamonds, an outdoor stage, picnic shelters, and playground equipment, Garvin Park is the center of outdoor activity in the summer months. Robert Shyrock park features a beautiful view of Augusta city lake, sand volleyball courts, two shelter areas, and a large castle park known as Playpark Point.
Augusta’s citizens also enjoy fishing, sailboating, and feeding the ducks and geese at the city lake. For an adventurous evening or weekend getaway, venture on one of the hiking/biking trails at Santa Fe Lake or hop on your jet ski to really get the adrenaline going!
The Augusta Public Library serves our citizens informational and educational needs with robust programming for people of all ages. Preschool and toddler storytime programs, book reading clubs, and other special events are offered throughout the year.
Augusta Public Safety
The Augusta Department of Public Safety continues to be one of the only public safety departments in the nation that actually rotates personnel from law enforcement to fire suppression and rescue duties. This organizational structure reduces personnel requirements, saving the citizens of Augusta over $250,000 in taxes per year.
Augusta ranks the lowest in the number of Part I crimes (murder, rape, robbery, assault, and theft) compared to five other cities of similar size in the area. The crime rate for Part I crimes in Augusta has decreased steadily the past five years thanks to the efforts of our dedicated officers.