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 (2018 Q3)
|100% Composite Index||13.47% Grocery Items||28.15% Housing||9.90% Utilities||8.99% Trans.||4.57% Health Care||34.92% Misc. Goods and Services|
|Harrisonburg Metro, Harrisonburg, VA||98.0||94.8||93.1||99.6||87.5||105.7||104.4|
|Staunton-Waynesboro VA Metro Staunton-Augusta Co. VA||95.0||94.5||92.0||100.5||88.3||92.7||98.1|
|NonMetro US Lexington-Buena Vista – Rockbridge VA||96.1||87.9||86.6||100.6||94.3||99.3||105.8|
|Winchester VA-WV Metro||96.8||97.1||94.9||94.3||88.3||103.4||100.2|
|Washington-Arlington-Alexandria DC-VA-MD-WV Metro: