Augusta Road Real Estate and Information

Augusta Road Real Estate and Information

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Over 1,700 homes stretch along Augusta Road and the amazing shopping and dining opportunities it affords. Augusta Road real estate is within walking distance of downtown Greenville. Huge trees and green lawns surround homes from bungalows to mansions. Homes in the neighborhood may be old, renovated or brand new construction. The Great Depression took a serious toll on Greenville, and when the boll weevil severely damaged the cotton crops that financed the South, many businesses failed. The community struggled until World War II broke out. Greenville Army Air Base, later to become Donaldson Air Force Base helped keep the town alive. When the war ended, returning GI’s rushed to go back to school and Furman University immediately expanded. With it, Wade Hampton Boulevard, Augusta Road and North Main neighborhoods grew to contain the new population.

Shopping and Dining

Augusta Road real estate is within walking distance of a wealth of retailers and restaurants. Kate Carlyle, a gift boutique, Pierce and Parker, Moppets and Mary are but a few. Dining opportunities are plentiful including meals for home from the New York Butcher Shop, featuring fresh meat and pasta. For Mediterranean delights, you can’t beat Zoes Kitchen. Bistro Passerelle, located just above Falls Park, offers the rustic cooking of France.

Parks and Recreation

With the beauty of the surroundings, it is not surprising to learn that residents of Augusta Road real estate value walking and bicycling. The Swamp Rabbit Trail is a testament to that, with nearly 19 miles of green space that runs along the Reed River, following the route of an old railroad. Originally, the city purchased the land for a commuter rail, but later abandoned the plan, opting instead for a multi-use trail. Nearly 350,000 people use the trail annually.

The South loves its festivals, and Greenville is no exception. The residents look forward to seven festivals every year. Food lovers enjoy the annual culinary event, Euphoria Greenville in the Wyche Pavilion at Larkin’s on the River. Fall for Greenville is a three-day music and food fest that takes place in autumn. The Artisphere is a three-day springtime art festival. The Comics and Toys MonsterCon  celebrates comics and science fiction each summer. The Indi Craft Parade takes place in September, showing off the work of local artisans. The Upstate Shakespeare Festival performs the works of the bard every summer in Falls Park. The Greek Orthodox Church hosts the annual Greek Festival downtown. Residents should watch the Greenville city calendar, though, for new events as they come up. Something fun is always happening in Greenville.

Living

Augusta Road real estate encompasses homes that radically vary in price, from approximately $120,000 to about $1,200,000. As the downtown area continues to grow with new condominiums, apartments and lofts, many long-term residents remain committed to preserving the history and the charm of the community. Even newer construction tends to honor the look and feel of the community with traditional architecture. In the entire city, the median household income in 2012 was $40, 023. The estimated median house value for that same period is $204, 772, according to City Data. Houses near Augusta Road typically have large lots and rich landscaping. Many of the more expensive homes are located overlooking the Greenville Country Club golf course or the Reedy River. Older construction has generally undergone significant upgrades to include all of the most modern conveniences.

Schools, Health, and Transportation

The Greenville County School District provides the students in the Augusta Road real estate area with two elementary schools, Augusta Circle and Blythe Academy. Middle school children usually attend Hughes Academy and high school students typically attend Greenville High. Some of the private schools nearby are Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Elementary School and Faith Christian Academy. Nearby Furman University is South Carolina’s oldest private university.

Two excellent hospital systems serve the residents of the Augusta Road real estate district, the Bon Secours St. Francis and Greenville Health Systems. Greenville’s Shriners Hospital for Children provides free medical care for children in need.

The Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport connects the area to the rest of the world, although several smaller airports provide for business needs and private planes. The Amtrak station in Greenville connects the city to New York and Philadelphia, as well as many other cities in between. Public transportation is available to residents thanks to the Greenville Transit Authority. The downtown trolleys run from Thursday through Sunday free of charge to enhance the downtown experience. The Heritage Green Trolley operates on Saturdays and Sundays. The trolleys are owned and operated by the Greenlink Company, which is part of the transit authority. The GTA does not offer service on major holidays. The Interstate-385 runs into the downtown area. Other highways the serve the community are the Interstate-185 and US Highway 123.

 

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Greer, SC
Mailing: PO Box 1089, Taylors, SC 29687
Office: 864-329-6639
Fax: 1-864-751-5757

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