There’s more to life in Augusta than The Masters golf tournament every spring, for which Augusta is internationally known. However, if golf is your thing, you can find other expats to play with on the InterNations forums. If history is more of interest, the Augusta Downtown Historic District encompasses most of downtown Augusta and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004. Augusta sits about halfway up the Savannah River on the fall line and features the only power canal still in use in the United States today. At the Augusta Canal Discover Center, expats can walk, kayak, bicycle, fish or simply watch the native wildlife. There are many other green spaces in which to relax in Augusta, including Brookfield Park, which features a putting green for any Masters hopefuls. If sports are of interest, expats living in Augusta can follow the GreenJackets in baseball, the Riverhawks in ice hockey, the Mad Dogs in rugby and even the Soul City Sirens in roller derby. To find information on who’s playing where and even find a friend to go with, expats can use InterNations.
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Expatriates moving to Augusta can find more than just a golf buddy at InterNations. Using the forums and discussion groups, expats can get in touch with other global minds and find information on everything from storage to apartments, sport and leisure to relocation; an invaluable resource for expats moving to a new city. Expats living in Augusta are available to help and advice, having experienced moving to Augusta already. Expat Magazine, which is published online by InterNations, covers other vital topics for expats, such as insurance, finance, family and relationships, and cross-cultural communication, making moving that much easier.
With Augusta being a regional center for medicine, biotechnology and the military, many of the city’s top employers sit within those faculties. Georgia Regents University and the University Hospital have a large economic impact on the region, as do the Savannah River Site; a Department of Energy nuclear facility and the U.S. Army Signal Center at Fort Gordon. Many large companies also call Augusta home and you can find a large number of headquarters and distribution centers of big brands there. Manufacturing also plays a part in the economy of Augusta with many global companies housing production plants there. Expats looking for opportunities or jobs can find information on InterNations, and connect with other expats to socialize and network.