Augusta Living

Overview

Natural Beauty + Small Town Hospitality = Quality of Life

Our region’s economy is energized by innovative growth in our manufacturing, life sciences, healthcare, food processing, and industrial sectors. Yet the fast pace of growth is balanced by our extraordinary quality of life. Augusta offers great schools, award-winning healthcare, outstanding shopping and restaurants, a lively cultural scene, and fast access to outdoor recreation and backcountry trails.

Living here offers many of the conveniences of city life, without the traffic or hassle. Homebuyers hunting for good deals will find them in Augusta. We offer a wide variety of activities for people of all ages and interests. Sightseeing, outdoor adventure, and historic sites are just a few of the things you can enjoy when you live here.

Cost of Living Index (2016 Annual Average)

Metro/Micro
Urban Area
and State
100% Composite Index 13.24% Grocery Items 28.04% Housing 10.31% Utilities 11.16% Trans. 4.36% Health Care 32.89% Misc. Goods and Services
Harrisonburg Metro, Harrisonburg, VA 96.7 93.4 97.9 103.6 88.1 104.4 96.5
Staunton-Waynesboro VA Micro Staunton-Augusta Co. VA 93.4 91.0 91.4 104.6 85.4 92.4 94.9
NonMetro US Lexington-Buena Vista – Rockbridge VA 93.6 86.6 90.4 104.5 96.4 96.9 94.7
Charlottesville VA 104.1 103.1 107.5 94.2 91.1 116.9 106.6
Richmond VA 94.3 93.5 88.8 98.3 94.5 104.8 96.6
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria DC-VA-MD-WV Metro:

Alexandria VA

Arlington VA

141.3

143.1

106.4

115.0

223.9

228.9

101.2

90.0

114.3

107.4

107.2

97.8

112.7

116.6

Raleigh, NC 94.4 113.4 69.3 96.2 91.5 103.9 106.0

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