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Augusta & Evans, GA

30 to 45 Minutes from Savannah Lakes Village

With a seemingly endless selection of big-box retailers and grocers, the lively area of Evans/Augusta is a conveniently short drive for SLV residents.

Covering a broad spectrum of all your favorite and most popular chain retail and cuisine, Evans/Augusta is where you can find Costco, Lowes, Sam’s Club, Publix, Kroger, Home Depot, Walmart, Ingles, ALDI, Target, Kohl’s, cinemas, car dealerships, and more!

For true local southern culture, head to downtown Augusta where you can find hidden gems such as:

 

Art on Broad – Features original works of art, prints, and posters

2nd City Distilling Co. – Stop by for artisan distilled moonshine and whiskey

Surrey Center – A bustling three-level walking plaza with trendy shopping and dining

Abel Brown Southern Kitchen & Oyster Bar – found in the Surrey Center, one of the finest local dining establishments offers a well-appointed wine list and a menu featuring oysters, salmon, and steaks

Craft and Vine – the go-to restaurant for tapas, cocktails, and wood-fired pizza

Frog Hollow Tavern – a must-try where the chef sources ingredients from his own farm, and the 100-plus-bottle wine list is focused on sustainable, organic and biodynamic practices

The Bees Knees – an inventive farm-to-table tapas bar for craft cocktails 

Whiskey Bar & Kitchen – authentic Japanese cuisine and craft burgers anchor the menu, while they offer over two hundred whiskeys

Solé – a vibrant indoor-outdoor sushi bar with tapas and craft cocktails

Augusta Mall – A two level super-regional shopping center, the Augusta Mall is one of the largest malls in the state of Georgia. Augusta Mall has 6 anchors: Dillard’s, JCPenney, Sears, Macy’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Barnes & Noble. 

Downtown Augusta, Georgia, is a short 45-minute drive south-east of Savannah Lakes Village. it is easily accessible to most of the Southeast via its prime location on Interstate 20. The Savannah River serves as the state line and separates Augusta, Georgia from North Augusta, South Carolina. 

Founded as a trading outpost during the British colonial period, Augusta is the second oldest and second largest city in Georgia and today stands as a center for medicine, the military, and manufacturing. However, the city is best known for being the home to the Masters’ Golf Tournament, held the first week in April at the Augusta National Golf Course.

Augusta has much to see and do, from touring historic homes and fine art exhibitions to relaxing along Riverwalk Augusta, a two-tiered park along the historic Savannah River. Augusta has four primary venues for concerts and events. The Miller Theater, the Imperial Theater, the Bell Auditorium, and the James Brown Arena. Dozens of musical groups and performing artists travel to Augusta year-round. The intimate venues offer for incredible experiences instead of the 10,000+ seat stadiums you might find most of the visiting performers playing at in other cities.

Additionally, Augusta has two new downtown campuses geared towards cyber-security. Both offer classes to residents and non-residents and serve to get students ready for the security concerns of the future. No matter how you slice it, Augusta is soon to go from its current slow-pace, free parking downtown, to a massive metropolitan area over the next decade and beyond.