About North Augusta
North Augusta is located on the fall line of the Savannah River, across from Augusta, Georgia. Millions of years ago the Augusta area was said to be oceanfront. There is a strong sense of preservation and it manifests itself in the old homes that have been saved as well as the style of new homes and commercial buildings. Nicknamed “South Carolina’s Riverfront,” the city hugs the beautiful Savannah River and was once home to a thriving pottery business that made some of the most beautiful pots from the blue clay used in its production. The potteries are long gone but new parks, ponds and bird sanctuaries now exist where factories once stood.
The climate has an annual average high temperature of 78 degrees while the average annual low is 50. This makes North Augusta an ideal destination for those seeking refuge from the cold winters of the north or the hurricanes of the coastal states. North Augusta has beautiful flower filled springs, long summers, colorful falls and moderate winter weather. The Savannah River has always been an important part of its heritage. It is the southwestern boundary and serves as the state boundary between South Carolina and Georgia.
Recreational opportunities include the river, Lake Thurmond for swimming, fishing, and boating. There’s professional minor league baseball and hockey. Varied cultural events including plays, dance, opera, and symphony may be seen from several area venues. Horses will always be a large part of Aiken County and is present in horse racing, steeple chasing, polo, and the Augusta Futurity. This is the Mecca for golf including the famed Augusta National across the river in Augusta and North Augusta has a highly rated disc golf course.
North Augusta offers the amenities of a large town while maintaining its small town feel. There is a strong sense of community that is evident in its churches, civic organizations, and festivals. Come to South Carolina’s Riverfront and discover for yourself why so many want to call it home. North Augusta offers amenities ranging from beautiful public parks along the Savannah River and miles of walking and biking trails on the Greeneway. The new Arts and Heritage Center showcases art and history of the area. Augusta, Georgia’s second largest city offers great night life and top entertainers that play the Bell and James Brown Arena.
The city’s year-round schedule of events includes the Yellow Jessamine Festival in the spring, Music in the Park concert series in the summer and Colonial Times and Jack-O-Lantern Jubilee festivals in the fall. Located off West Spring Grove Avenue and about a ten minute walk from Lookaway is the North Augusta Living History Park and Sensory Garden. Living history comes alive through many buildings that represent the area during the colonial era. There are over a dozen antique shops in the area including North Augusta, Augusta and Aiken. A very popular attraction in Aiken is the Aiken County Historical Museum.
The Sno-Cap Drive-in is a charming 1950’s style restaurant that is one of North Augusta’s famous landmarks. There are many other restaurants in North Augusta and across the river in Augusta. North Augusta is just two and one half hours from Atlanta and minutes to Augusta and Aiken’s thoroughbred country. Just a few hours to beach and the mountains – North Augusta is conveniently located to great fishing lakes too. There’s something for everyone. It’s time to discover this beautiful city and of course – Lookaway Hall.