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Old 01-21-2009, 09:53 AM
 
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Good choice on eliminating the big city. Atlanta is an enourmous monster, only fit for visiting. As far as Savannah vs. Augusta, I myself just moved here to Augusta 4 months ago. I don't love it b/c I'd rather be home, but it's still great. There's TONS of construction; roads and businesses, housing developments - everything. It's on some Top 10 Places to Live list because of the low cost of living with high quality of life. I mean I've never seen rent prices this low anywhere and the apt construction is awesome. I just thought, "How can this be what rent is? Is this some fee?" But no, rent is just that low. I have a bigger, nicer, apt now than I ever could have dreamed was within my reach on my pay - and my rent is $250 a month lower here than where I moved from (Richmond, VA).

Now - on the other side of the coin, our sister office in Savannah is full of people who just moved to that city and they don't like to live there. They all say, "Oh, it's great to visit but not to live." Where as all the people in this office, who are very recent movers (none here over two years) love it here and are putting down roots. It depends on what you want. To put it in the simplest, most general terms, that I'm sure people will jump all over and critisize, Augusta is more about the family, Savannah is more about the party.

Also, you must consider your proximity to the coast and how that relates to YOUR proximity to hurricanes. Not that Augusta is immune to weather - I'm just sayin.
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Old 01-21-2009, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Martinez, GA
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Augusta was ranked by forbes, msn money, wall street journal and other publications. As one of the top ten places to live in america. If you want a mid size city thats booming with growth. Then Augusta is the perfect choice.
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Hurricanes CAN happen, but seriously, the last time Savannah was directly hit by a hurricane was David in '79. That curve in the coast helps keep Savannah safe for the most part.

Also, Savannah isn't just a party town. It has lots of history. Just sayin'.
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:12 PM
 
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It's rough comparing almost any place to a city like Savannah...most cities are not going to have the colonial-era historic preservation and cultural offerings of Savannah - especially cities of comparable size.

That being said, Augusta does have a good collection of historic buildings, many from the early 1800s. Augusta also has a beautiful River Walk...and a little golf club they call Augusta National.

River Walk/Riverfront

Augusta, Georgia 2001 on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mccoll_family/92515801/ - broken link)


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Downtown/Historic District

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Old 01-23-2009, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Augusta, GA ''The fastest rising city in the southeast''
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Nice pics. Even though the fire destroyed alot of Augusta's historic buildings. So Charleston and Savannah have more. We still have alot in Augusta.
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:52 PM
 
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I am relocating to Savannah or Augusta also. I am a 27 year old single male looking to move from Ohio. What city has better and more jobs to offer.
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Old 01-25-2009, 10:14 AM
 
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The Savannah area supposedly has a more robust job market.. but I think many of those jobs are associated with the port. It really all depends on your field. If you are in medical, the Augusta would most likley offer more job options. Savannah is going to have a much better night life and dining scene. Augusta is more geared toward families and offers more suburban amenities. Savannah has a vibrant downtown/historic district that is a national tourist attraction. Augusta is making efforts to revitalize its downtown, with some good progress, but it is still far behind Savannah in that category. I think a decent comparision might be that Savannah is more like New Orleans and Augusta is more like Baton Rouge.
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Old 01-25-2009, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Augusta, GA ''The fastest rising city in the southeast''
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I am relocating to Savannah or Augusta also. I am a 27 year old single male looking to move from Ohio. What city has better and more jobs to offer.
I think you should take this into account. The jobs at the port do create wealth for Savannah. Augusta has plenty of hospitals or medical related buldings in the Medical District. Then there are plenty of offices in downtown and West Augusta.

City Limits income

Savannah Median income 32, 616

Mean income 45,108
http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet...-redoLog=false

Augusta median income 36,580

mean income 50,058

The MSA income's would be higher and the same result. Augusta would beat Savannah. Metro Augusta and the city of Augusta have more jobs than metro Savannah and the city of Savannah in total numbers. But it depends on your field as each city has more jobs in diffrent areas.

Last edited by nortonguy; 01-25-2009 at 10:38 PM..
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Old 01-26-2009, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Savannah. Hands down.
In fairness: I'm a former Savannah resident, though not a native. I've been to Augusta plenty of times, but never lived there.
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Old 01-28-2009, 09:43 AM
 
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Savannah. Hands down.
In fairness: I'm a former Savannah resident, though not a native. I've been to Augusta plenty of times, but never lived there.
always looked at them as similar, what makes you say savannah hands down? Just curious?
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