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5 Best Family-Friendly Activities in Augusta

As many American families look for smaller, more comfortable cities that offer an array of amenities, they are attracted to communities such as Augusta, Georgia. Golf fans worldwide know Augusta as the home of The Masters, yet there’s so much more to this pleasant city of just more than 200,000 residents.

Known as the Garden City, Augusta is routinely ranked as the best metro area in Georgia for people to live and retire by US News & World Report. In the most recent rankings, Augusta checks in at No. 76, ahead of both Atlanta and Savannah. One of the factors that make the city stand out is its affordable Augusta, Georgia, real estate. Here, pleasant neighborhoods offer a welcome escape from the crowds and noise of larger metropolitan areas.

Augusta is located on the border of South Carolina, a little more than two hours east of Atlanta, and is known for its lush, green open spaces. Augusta features a subtropical climate, with winters that are short and typically mild, and summers that can be very hot. This climate makes Augusta a perfect place for families who love to spend time outdoors enjoying a variety of recreation and activities.

If you are thinking about making the move to this iconic city in Eastern Georgia, the first step is to partner with an Augusta realtor to help you find a spacious, luxury home for your family. Once settled, it’s time to check out some of the best family-friendly activities in Augusta.

Enjoy The Masters

If there is one thing that Augusta is known for above all else, it is The Masters, one of the most prestigious tournaments in professional golf. The Masters is one of four major championships, drawing the biggest names in the sport to Augusta every April. The Masters has been played for nearly 90 years at Augusta National Golf Club, allowing fans and golfers to take advantage of the region’s pleasant spring weather and southern beauty.

Golf is a significant part of the culture in Augusta, and as the city’s premier annual event, The Masters is an exciting and unique way for families who love golfing four days spectating golf’s biggest talents as they compete for the prized green jacket. Tickets for The Masters are highly desirable and can be very difficult to obtain, but for lucky families who manage to get access to the grounds, this event is sure to make memories that will last a lifetime.

Play one of the city’s many other golf courses

If you’ve recently purchased Augusta, Georgia, real estate and your family is full of golf enthusiasts, then a trip to The Masters would be an unbeatable experience unique to Augusta. But when the whole family wants to get on a course and show off their swing, you will have better luck playing at one of the area’s many other beautiful country clubs and municipal golf courses.

For a day of fun in the beautiful, warm Georgia sunshine, head over to Forest Hills Golf Course, which features a gorgeous 18-hole course winding through lush tree groves. Whether you and your family enjoy a friendly game of competitive golf or simply want to spend time at the driving range or the club’s other practice facilities, you are sure to have an unforgettable day at Forest Hills Golf Club.

Hike or bike through the Forks Area Trail System

Augusta’s warm and sunny weather makes it the ideal place to live for families who love spending time in nature. Perhaps one of the most favorite outdoor destinations is the Forks Area Trail System. Located just a few miles north of Augusta across the Savannah River in South Carolina, the Forks Area Trail System features over 30 miles of trails ideal for both hiking and mountain biking through lush, green forested hills. While the views are incredible all year round, they are especially spectacular during fall, when the leaves turn brilliant shades of orange, red, and yellow. The views along the trails are some of the best in Augusta and are perfect for families who want to create memories in Mother Nature, hikers seeking peace and quiet, and athletes looking for a rigorous workout.

Cheer for the Augusta GreenJackets

When it comes to enjoying professional sports, Augusta really is a great place to live. Besides the iconic Masters, Augusta is home to the Augusta GreenJackets, a Class A minor league baseball team affiliated with the Atlanta Braves. Between April and September, the GreenJackets play across the Savannah River at SRP Park. Families that enjoy baseball love spending a warm summer evening watching the GreenJackets square off against a formidable component in a high-stakes game.

Get up close and personal with wildlife at the Phinizy Swamp Nature Park

Augusta is home to some of Georgia’s most breathtaking open, natural spaces, which, coupled with the warm subtropical climate, make it wonderful places to explore and catch glimpses of a wide variety of wildlife. Augusta families love leaving the city’s noise behind to spend a day relaxing in the verdant green spaces at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, located on the southeast side of the city. The Phinizy Swamp Nature Park features hiking and walking trails where families can catch glimpses of great blue herons, river otters, hawks, and alligators.

Hire a top-rated agent

Are you looking to purchase Augusta, Georgia, real estate? Whether you are a first-time buyer or a lucrative client seeking a luxury home, the team at J Brand Realty can help you find the home of your dreams. With years of experience buying and selling real estate in Augusta under their belt, they are more than equipped to navigate you through the tricky waters of buying a home, from putting in offer on a property to ensuring a smooth closing. Contact the team at J Brand Realty today to get started!

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Jenny Brown Reville

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About the Author

Jenny grew up the daughter of a forester and Realtor in rural Washington, Georgia. Her love for people and land came at an early age when she began following her father’s footsteps in the woods. Those times led to a lifelong passion of being in the familiar woodlands surrounding her home. Evenings at home revolved around conversations of family, land, and homes.

Jenny was educated at Young Harris College and received her Bachelor’s of Forestry at the University of Georgia. She came home to work with her father and has continued to do so since 1996. In 2000 Jenny began her real estate career and built a clientele ranging from local owners to the Wall Street traded titans of timberland. Jenny resides in her beloved Wilkes County with her family.

Jenny’s longtime career in rural towns and agricultural communities in Wilkes & surrounding counties make her the go to broker for sellers and buyers in Northeast Georgia. Her clients benefit from her wide array of firsthand knowledge in timberland management, cattle operations, and smalltown life. 

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