Martinez GA is perfect for growing families and young professionals in the area. The city was voted number 2 in the best places to live in the Augusta area and has some of the area’s best schools. This historic area has endless adventures, and the cost of living is 10% lower than the national average. With easy access to Augusta and Evans, GA, living in the Martinez area is a great commute for professionals. Martinez is home to the start of the Augusta Canal. Built in 1845, the headgates harnessed the power of the Savannah River, providing water and transportation to the city. The dam also powered many factories that sprung up along the canal, propelling Augusta to a city of recognition in the South. Today, you can find the history of the canal as well as other artifacts in the Columbia County Visitor’s Center, located in the renovated Lockkeeper’s Cottage. Step out from the cottage to find the original renovated Dance Pavilion circa 1880, the Dining Shed circa 1935, the BBQ pit circa 1880, and the Savannah Rapids Pavilion, perfect for parties and conferences. If you are seeking a more active experience, jog the canal trail into downtown Augusta, rent a canoe, or jump aboard the canal boat tour! Only a few short miles away from the headgates, you will Reed Creek Wetlands and Interpretative Center.
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A neighborhood city to the west, Evans GA, continues the southern hospitality. Also, part of Columbia County and a suburb of Augusta GA, Evans has so much to enjoy. The Evans Towne Center Park Park is lively during the summer with weekly concerts and the area is filled with parks to enjoy. Enjoy the Putt-Putt Fun Center with family then enjoy the delicious food at Willie Jewell’s Old School BBQ.
The close proximity, 7 miles, to Augusta allows residents to enjoy Augusta’s vibrant nightlife and family-oriented atmosphere. The Morris Museum of Art showcases local and historic artists. Visit the Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson or enjoy the great outdoors with a stroll on the Augusta Riverwalk, take in a live concert or outdoor movie at the Riverwalk’s Jessye Norman Amphitheater, or have the kids the play in the fountain during the warm months or at the children’s playground on the lower level year-round. Explore the city with a kayak tour with an Augusta Native, the Cole Watkins Kayak Tours will take you on an adventure throughout Martinez GA. You may visit the Augusta Canal National Historic Area Headgates on your kayak tour but this is also a great day trip to travel on foot.
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