Welcome to Augusta_ GA by liamei12345


									  Welcome to Augusta, GA

             Prepare yourself for
               some good ol’
             Southern hospitality!

This package of relocation information has been prepared by:

                         Kyle Josey

                   Meybohm Realtors
           2556 Tobacco Road ~ Hephzibah, GA 30815
                      Phone: 706-790-5828
                             AUGUSTA DINING
It has been said that in Augusta you can go to a different restaurant every night for
  a year and never have to visit the same place twice. Following are just a few of
                        the great places Augusta has to offer.

                                WEST AUGUSTA

NEIGHBORHOOD BAR &                                            RHINEHARTS OYSTER
       GRILL                   LOGAN’S ROADHOUSE                     BAR
     595 Bobby Jones            269 Robert C. Daniel Jr.       3051 Washington Road
   Expressway 650-1000                 Pkwy.                         860-2337
3117 Washington Road 868-             738-8088
          5445                                                ROMAN’S MACARONI
                                MIKOTO JAPANESE                    GRILL
ATHENS RESTAURANT                 RESTAURANT                   275 Robert C. Daniel Jr.
    & TAVERNA                   3102 Washington Road                  Pkwy.
     246 Bobby Jones                  855-0009                       736-3029
        868-1508                   MIYABI KYOTO               SHANGRI LA CHINESE
                                     JAPENESE                    RESTAURANT
      BISTRO 491                   RESTAURANT                  2933 Washington Road
   491 Highland Avenue        1315 Augusta West Parkway              667-9372
      Surrey Center                   210-2600
        738-6491                                                STOOL PIGEONS
                                   O’CHARLEY’S                 277 Robert C. Daniel Jr.
CADWALLADERS CAFÉ               276 Robert C. Daniel Jr.              Pkwy.
      106 Davis Road                   Pkwy.                         737-6950
         860-7444                     739-0855
                                                                 TBONZ STEAKS
CALIFORNIA DREAMING             THE OLIVE GARDEN               2856 Washington Road
  3241 Washington Road          2736 Washington Road                 737-8325
        860-6206                      738-0405
                                                              THE SNUG TAVERN &
 CHILI’S GRILL & BAR                 OUTBACK                        GRILL
  273 Robert C. Daniel Jr.
                                   STEAKHOUSE                  CUB HOUSE FISH &
                                2949 Washington Road               COMPANY
                                      733-4329                     240 Davis Road
FORMOSA’S II CHINESE                                                  863-1118
  3830 Washington Road         RAE’S COASTAL CAFÉ
        855-8998                 3208 Wimbledon Drive         VERA CRUZ MEXICAN
                                      738-1313                   RESTAURANT
   FRENCH MARKET                                              1077 Stevens Creek Road
                                   RED LOBSTER                        736-4200
       GRILLE                   2647 Washington Road
       Surrey Center                  737-4314
                                DOWNTOWN AREA

        Two Tenth Street
Inside Radisson Riverfront Hotel                                   MING WAH
           823-6521                                     920 Baker Avenue (off Walton Way)
     865 Reynolds Street                                      THE PARTRIDGE INN
          724-6593                                               2110 Walton Way
 #2 8 Street at the Riverwalk                                 U.B.’S RESTAURANT
                                                                 1944 Walton Way
 HOT FOODS BY CALVIN                                                667-8181
       2027 Broad Street
          737-5666                                            SUNSHINE BAKERY
                                                                1209 Broad Street
            LA MAISON                                              724-2302
           404 Telfair Street
              722-4805                                         LE CAFÉ DU TEAU
  MELLOW MUSHROOM                                              1855 Central Avenue
       1167 Broad Street                                            733-3505

                                 SOUTH AUGUSTA
                                    SCONYERS BBQ
                                      2250 Sconyers Way
                                  (off Windsor Spring Road)

                                    T’S RESTAURANT
                  Highway 56, Just South of Bobby Jones Expressway, Exit 7
                                     VILLA EUROPA
                     Highway 1, Just off Bobby Jones Expressway, Exit 5B

                                       VERA CRUZ
                                  3216 Peach Orchard Rd.

                                 2125 Windsor Spring Road
                       WRIGHTSBORO ROAD AREA

                                  VILLAGE DELI
                              2803 Wrightsboro Road
                                  Daniel Village


        505 N. Belair Road
                                                 MOT’S PIT COOKED BARBEQUE
                                                         3963 Columbia Road
         EVANS DINER                                          650-3005
      4429 Washington Road
                                                        4461 Washington Road
       FIREHOUSE SUBS                                         855-1344
      3836 Washington Road
                                                      SUNNY GARDEN FAMILY
                                                        4368 Washington Road
       4471 Columbia Road
MONTERY’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT                           300 Towne Centre Drive
  4018 Washington Road 855-9949                              863-3323
  4429 Washington Road 228-3645
                       THE AUGUSTA AREA AT A GLANCE

In 1717, Augusta, a river settlement and busy trading post on the Savannah River, was a focal point for the rapidly
expanding land and river commerce in this part of the new world. In 1736 it was given official status by General
James Oglethorpe who renamed it Augusta in honor of the wife of the Prince of Wales and ordered the construction
of Fort Augusta. St. Paul’s Parish was established by the state. This area was renamed Richmond County after the
Duke of Richmond. The westernmost part of Richmond County was laid out in 1790 and named Columbia County
in honor of Christopher Columbus.

In 1778, after the fall of Savannah to the British, Augusta became the temporary capital of Georgia. Augusta also
served as the capital from 1785 to 1795. The federal constitution was ratified on January 2, 1789, and Augusta was
incorporated as a town. It was chartered as a city in 1798.

Following the American Revolution, Augusta boomed in the tobacco economy, then cotton, and by 1820 was the
terminus for riverboats, wagon trains, and traders connecting the interior with the sea. Manufacturing began in
Augusta in 1828 when the city’s first textile plant was begun with machinery brought from Philadelphia.

The city had no direct military involvement in the Civil War and was a major population center of the state during
reconstruction. By 1885, Augusta had a population of nearly 30,000. By the 1900s the area was well established in
the vital role it continues to play today in Georgia’s educational, medical, industrial, transportation, and military

Augusta has short, mild winters and long, warm summers. The average annual temperature is 65.5°, with the August
average being 80.3° and the January average 42.1°. Augusta receives 38.28 inches of precipitation annually.

Richmond and Columbia counties offer a diversity of housing to meet every need. There are more than 900 distinct
residential districts in the area, and because of the normal turnover and transfer of industrial, technical, medical and
military personnel, there is a variety of residences available for purchase or rental. These residences may be found in
the downtown area, the suburbs, and the country.

More than 300 houses of worship represent most major faiths and denominations.

In addition to the retail establishments in the central business district, there are over 40 shopping centers in
Richmond and Columbia counties that are easily accessible from the residential area. The Augusta Mall opened
August 3, 1978 and was built at a cost of $25 million. The building is over 500,000 square feet and contains
approximately 90 retail establishments.
AIR – Bush Field is served by Delta, US Airways, Southeast, and Eastern Metro Express airlines with approximately
12 to 15 arriving and departing flights daily. Daniel Field is an in-town utility airfield with fixed-based operations
and air taxi service. Charter flights are available.
RAIL – Norfolk Southern Corporation and CXS services business and industry. Services offered include reciprocal
switching, transit privileges, piggyback and pickup and delivery of goods.
HIGHWAY - Interstates 20 and 520; U.S. Highways 1, 25, 78, 221, and 278; Georgia Routes 28, 56, 21, 4, 104,88,
and 232. There are numerous motor freight lines as well as tank truck lines serving the area, many with locations in
the immediate area.
BUS – Greyhound and Southeastern Stages, Inc. provide national bus service, the Augusta Transit Authority serves
the city and portions of the county, and there is a bus route to Fort Gordon.
      Savannah, GA       150 miles                              Charleston, SC              140 miles
      Atlanta, GA        145 miles                              Hilton Head, SC             125 miles
      Aiken, SC           25 miles                              Columbia, SC                 70 miles
      Athens, GA          70 miles                              Highlands, NC               140 miles

The Industrial & Economic Development Department of the Greater Augusta Chamber of Commerce assists new,
expanding, or relocating industries. Principle industries include chemical, pulp, textile, metalworking, brick and clay
and food processing.

The Parks and Recreation Departments of Richmond and Columbia Counties plan and supervise year-round
programs for all ages. YWCA and YMCA programs are also offered in the area. Numerous golf courses are in the
area. The Richmond County Recreation Department operates swimming pools and tennis courts. Newman Tennis
Center offers 18 courts, lessons, and league play. Clarks Hill Reservoir offers a 1,200 mile shoreline and 80,000
acres of impounded water area with sailing, swimming, camping, water-skiing, fishing, and boating. All major
professional sports in Atlanta are within easy reach. A full schedule of intercollegiate spectator sports is maintained.
Development has continued along Augusta’s riverfront and draws many visitors. The Golf Hall of Fame, the Jesse
Norman Amphitheatre, Morris Museum of Art, and many, many restaurants and shops bring people to downtown
Augusta. Augusta is also proud of offer….. The Greater Augusta Arts Council, Augusta Opera Association,
Augusta Symphony Orchestra, Famous Artists Series, Augusta State University and Paine College Lyceum Series,
Augusta Choral Society, The Augusta Ballet, Augusta-Richmond County Museum, The National Science Center,
The Augusta Players, and the Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre. The Augusta Regional Library System and its branches
offer a broad range of books and visual aids.
Famous for the Augusta National and the Masters Golf Tournament held here each year, Augustans take pride in
welcoming visitors from throughout the world to share in this prestigious event.
The $18 million Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center provides a variety of events for the enjoyment of area
residents. Such shows as Holiday on ice, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, National Barrel
Association Finals, and the Augusta Cutting Horse Futurity have been held here, in addition to numerous concerts
appealing to all age groups.
Fort Gordon, home of the U.S. Army Signal School, is the largest communications-electronics training center in the
world. Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center, the U.S. Army’s regional medical treatment and teaching
facility for the southeastern United States is located here.

                               WHERE TO STAY IN AUGUSTA

AUGUSTA BUDGET INN                                           706-737-1122
441 Broad Street
Augusta, GA 30901                                            HOLIDAY INN GORDON HIGHWAY
706-722-0212                                                 2155 Gordon Highway
                                                             Augusta, GA 30906
BRADBURY SUITES                                              706-797-2300
1062 Claussen Road
Augusta, GA 30907                                            HOLIDAY INN WEST
706-733-4656                                                 1075 Stevens Creek Road
                                                             Augusta, GA 30907
COMFORT INN AUGUSTA                                          706-738-8811
629 Frontage Road, NW
Augusta, GA 30907                                            LA QUINTA INN
706-855-6060                                                 3020 Washington Road
                                                             Augusta, GA 30907
DAYS INN HOTEL & SUITES                                      706-733-2660
1520 Aviation Way
Augusta, GA 30906                                            MASTERS ECONOMY INN
706-798-5501                                                 3027 Washington Road
                                                             Augusta, GA 30907
DAYS INN DOWNTOWN                                            706-863-5566
444 Broad Street
Augusta, GA 30901                                            PARTRIDGE INN
706-724-8100                                                 2110 Walton Way
                                                             Augusta, GA 30904
DAYS INN WASHINGTON ROAD                                     706-737-8888
3026 Washington Road
Augusta, GA 30907                                            RADISSON RIVERFRONT HOTEL
706-738-0131                                                 Two Tenth Street
                                                             Augusta, GA 30901
DAYS INN WHEELER ROAD                                        706-722-8900
3564 Wheeler Road
Augusta, GA 30909                                            RADISSON SUITES INN
                                                             3038 Washington Road
ECONO LODGE                                                  Augusta, GA 30907
3852 Washington Road                                         706-868-1800
Augusta, GA 30909
706-736-0707                                                 RAMADA LTD.
                                                             2154 Gordon Highway
HAMPTON INN                                                  Augusta, GA 30901
3030 Washington Road                                         706-733-8115
Augusta, GA 30907
    SHERATON AUGUSTA HOTEL                                 Augusta, GA 30907
    2651 Perimeter Parkway                                 706-736-2595
    Augusta, GA 30909
    706-855-8100                                           TELFAIR INN
                                                           326 Greene Street
    SHONEY’S INN OF AUGUSTA                                Augusta, GA 30901
    3023 Washington Road                                   706-724-3315

                                            SHOPPING IN AUGUSTA
          AUGUSTA MALL                                                               SURREY CENTER
          3450 Wrightsboro Road                                                      483 Highland Avenue
          Augusta, GA                                                                Augusta, GA

          NATIONAL HILLS                                                             DANIEL VILLAGE
          Washington Road                                                            2522 Wrightsboro Road
          Augusta, GA                                                                Augusta, GA

          WEST TOWN                                                                  LA PAVILLION
          3830 Washington Road                                                       328 Washington Road
          Martinez, GA                                                               Martinez, GA

          ARTISTS ROW                                                                AUGUSTA EXCHANGE
          Broad Street                                                               Robert Daniels Parkway
          Downtown Augusta                                                           Augusta, GA
          Six buildings of galleries and studios
          operated by the artists themselves.

                                                 GOLF IN AUGUSTA
 No matter what course you play, our time-honored standard of excellence assures you of a legendary round
  here in the golf capitol of the world. Augusta’s short, mild winters and long, warm summers make it an
                                          ideal destination for golf.
Highland Avenue                                            FOREST HILLS GOLF CLUB
Augusta, GA 30909                                          1500 Comfort Road
706-738-1255                                               Augusta, GA 30909
Public, 18 holes, pro shop, putting green                  706-733-0001
                                                           Public, 18 holes, pro shop, driving range, putting greens
2451 Club Drive                                            GORDON LAKES GOLF COURSE
Aiken, SC 29801                                            Range Road, Building 537
803-648-4206                                               Fort Gordon, GA 30905
Public, 18 holes, pro shop, driving range, putting green   706-791-2433
                                                           Military, 18 holes, pro shop, driving range, putting green
Goshen Clubhouse Drive                                           P.O. Box 867
Augusta, GA 30906                                                Graniteville, SC 29829
706-793-1168                                                     803-663-7332
Semi-private, 18 holes, pro shop, driving range, putting green   Semi-private, 18 holes, pro shop, driving range, putting green

                                                                 PERSIMMON HILL GOLF CLUB
                                                                 Route 3 Box 364
HICKORY KNOB STATE PARK GOLF COURSE                              Saluda, SC 29138
ROUTE 1 Box 199-B                                                803-275-3522
McCormick, SC 29835                                              Public, 18 holes, pro shop, driving range, putting green
Public, 18 holes, pro shop, driving range, putting green
                                                                 POINTE SOUTH GOLF COURSE
                                                                 4324 Peach Orchard Road
JONES CREEK GOLF CLUB                                            Hephzibah, GA 30815
4104 Hammonds Ferry                                              706-592-2222
Evans, GA 30809                                                  Public, 18 holes, pro shop, driving range, putting green
Public, 18 holes, pro shop, driving range, putting greens

                            AUGUSTA HELPFUL INFORMATION
You must be:
      a). U.S. Citizen
      b). 17 ½, but cannot vote until 18
      c). Live in Georgia
      d). Legally sane and not a criminal

You must register to vote at least 30 days prior to an election. For more information call the Board of
Elections at 706-868-3355.

The Augusta-Richmond County Public Library has 8 branches with two in Columbia County.

Georgia tags must be purchased within 30 days after establishing residency. The following information is
        1. The title of the car, name and address of lien holder, or a copy of the lease agreement
        2. Current tag registration
        3. Mileage reading of vehicle
        4. Valid insurance card
        5. The tag fee is $20 with an additional charge for a title and an impact tax of $40 - $200

A Georgia’s driver’s license must be obtained within 30 days. To purchase a driver’s license you will need
to bring a previous driver’s license or two pieces of identification, and take the written exam based on
Georgia road laws, and take an eye exam at the time the license is issued. The fee is $15.
In the state of Georgia it is the law that anyone sitting in the front seat must be wearing a seat belt.
Additionally, all children under the age of 5 must be restrained, regardless of where seated in the vehicle. A
child that is 4 or under must be in a restraint seat, unless the size of the child prohibits it. The driver of the
vehicle is responsible for all passengers in the vehicle.

                                       MEDICAL FACILITIES
Columbia-Augusta Regional Medical Center                            Medical College of Georgia
651-3232                                                            721-0211

University Hospital                                                 Charter Hospital of Augusta
722-9011                                                            868-6625

St. Joseph’s Hospital                                               Gracewood State School & Hospital
481-7000                                                            790-2011

Doctors Hospital                                                    Dwight D. Eisenhower U.S. Medical Center
792-7000                                                            787-5811

VA Medical

                                       UTILITY COMPANIES
                                           RICHMOND COUNTY
GAS                      Georgia Natural Gas Company                         1-800-427-5463
                         SCANA Energy                                        1-866-245-7742
                         ACN Energy                                          1-877-226-5389
                         Energy America                                      1-888-305-3828
                         Gas Key                                             1-877-427-1539
                         Infinite Energy                                     1-877-342-5434
                         Shell Energy                                        1-877-677-4355
                         Southern Gas Company                                1-877-986-5336
                         Walton EMC                                          1-877-936-2427

ELECTRICITY              Georgia Power Company                               1-888-660-5890

TELEPHONE                Southern Bell                                       780-2355
                         440 Walker Street

WATER – CITY             Augusta Water Works                                 821-1851
                         Municipal Building – 530 Greene Street
                         $25 service charge

WATER                    Richmond County Water Works                         796-5000
                         2760 Peach Orchard Road
                         $35 service charge
                                       COLUMBIA COUNTY
GAS                    Georgia Natural Gas Company                   1-800-427-5463
                       SCANA Energy                                  1-866-245-7742
                       ACN Energy                                    1-877-226-5389
                       Energy America                                1-888-305-3828
                       Gas Key                                       1-877-427-1539
                       Infinite Energy                               1-877-342-5434
                       Shell Energy                                  1-877-677-4355
                       Southern Gas Company                          1-877-986-5336
                       Walton EMC                                    1-877-936-2427

ELECTRICITY            Georgia Power Company                         724-0892
                       1607 Walton Way or 2109 North Leg

TELEPHONE              Southern Bell                                 780-2355
                       440 Walker Street

WATER                  Columbia County Water Works                   863-6928
                       4325 Evans to Locks Road
                       $20 service charge

                                     SANITATION SERVICE
Garbage and street trash collection for homeowners is made by the Public Sanitation Department in
the City of Augusta and by private contract haulers in Richmond and Columbia counties. Your
property taxes include trash and garbage collection if you live in the City. For City garbage service,
call 722-6090. A listing of private contractors may be found in the yellow pages of your phone

                                           CABLE TELEVISION

                                       105 River Shoals Parkway

                                            3714 Wheeler Road

With the purchase of Southern Finance in the fall of 1977, E.G. Meybohm set out to
establish the leading real estate agency in the Central Savannah River Area.

With the belief that buyers and sellers deserve the most professional and caring
service possible, E.G. Meybohm has carefully recruited real estate professionals and
Meybohm Realtors has grown from one office and only six agents in 1977 to five
offices and approximately 100 agents today.

Meybohm Realtors takes pride in offering a complete range of real estate services to
the CSRA through highly qualified agents and support staff working in Residential
Sales, Commercial and Land Sales, Property Management, Relocation/Referral
Services, Development, and Real Estate Training.

Today, Meybohm Realtors is recognized as a trend-setter in the Augusta and North
Augusta real estate industry by combining innovative marketing approaches with
sales and marketing teams that are second to none. Through out continued
commitment to providing the most diligent, productive, and caring service to our
clients and customers, Meybohm Realtors will continue to lead the way, exceeding
the expectations of buyers and sellers in the CSRA. Let us put our energy and
experience to work for you.
                          HOME BUYER’S NEEDS SHEET

In an effort to better determine your housing needs upon your arrival, we would like some advance
knowledge of what your housing requirements will be.

1. When will you be moving to the area? ___________________________________
2. Do you plan to make an advance trip for house hunting purposes? YES NO
   If so, when? _____________________________________________________
3. Would you like for someone to pick you up at the airport? YES NO
4. Would you like for me to arrange hotel accommodations for you? YES NO
5. Would you like for me to arrange a rental car for you? YES NO
6. Are you familiar with the Augusta area? YES NO

                              HOUSING REQUIREMENTS
Approximate square footage _______________ Bedrooms _______ Baths _____

Would you like a SEPARATE
      Living Room         YES        NO            Dining Room          YES     NO
      Great Room          YES        NO            Family Room          YES     NO
      Kitchen/Eating Area YES        NO            Pantry               YES     NO

Type of:
       Heating: ___________________ Air Conditioning: _________________

Would you like a GARAGE or CARPORT?

Would you like a PORCH or PATIO?

Please list any special requirements that you have for your new home:

                        FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS:
                           Phone Number: _______________

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