Moving to our Area

Newcomer’s Guide

We would love to send you a complimentary “Newcomer’s Guide” with information on housing, dining, events throughout the year in Augusta - even a map of our city. We hope you find this information useful as you become more familiar with your new community. Send us your request and mailing address to receive your Guide in a few days.

Contact us today and request your Newcomer's Guide!

Lifestyle Guide

This full-color publication, highlighting the attractions and assets of the Augusta area, is published annually and distributed by the Augusta Metro and Columbia County Chambers of Commerce to newcomers, residents, visitors and many others.

View the Greater Augusta Lifestyle Guide

Community Map

These accurate, user-friendly maps remain very popular items in our region for newcomers to the area, the thousands of visitors every year and even our lifelong residents. This publication is the only official map endorsed and distributed by the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce.

View the Community Map

Welcome to Augusta!

We are pleased to have you in our city, and hope that you'll stay awhile. Being a newcomer can be exciting, but also intimidating and confusing. We hope you will find the information below helpful as you become more familiar with your new community.

Start by taking a moment to watch the video below for an overview of everything the CSRA has to offer.

More Helpful Links

Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau

The official destination marketing and management organization enhancing the region's economy by positioning Augusta as a preferred visitor destination.

Augusta Economic Development Authority

The Augusta EDA recruits new manufacturing, distribution, assembly, and related industrial facilities to Augusta, and focuses on the expansion of existing industries. They also recruit national and regional corporate headquarters, customer service centers, major retail investments, hospitality ventures, and life sciences projects.

Downtown Development Authority

The Downtown Development Authority works with local government and the private sector to strengthen the economic climate of downtown Augusta.

Fort Eisenhower Cyber District

The Fort Eisenhower Cyber District represents a two-state, seven-county regional economic development and attraction initiative that supports both the defense and private sector technology, innovation, and growth. Centered around the U.S. Army’s new national cyber headquarters at Fort Eisenhower, the region is booming with opportunity for technological and economic expansion.

CSRA Alliance for Fort Eisenhower

The mission of the CSRA Alliance is to promote, coordinate and advocate for the Fort Eisenhower Cyber District to stimulate investment in cyber growth and capitalize on opportunites for the benefit of all.

Augusta Tomorrow

Augusta Tomorrow facilitates discussions to define our region based on economic development themes that capitalize on our strengths.

Better Business Bureau

The BBB monitors accredited businesses for continuing compliance with standards. They also accept complaints against businesses and reports of fraud, rip-offs, and scams.

Business Startup Guide

This comprehensive guide, created by the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce, covers many of the questions that arise when a person thinks of opening a business in Augusta-Richmond county.

Central Savannah River Area Regional Commission

The CSRA RC is a public sector, non-profit agency providing planning, land-use development, grant writing and administration, economic development, historic preservation, and geographic information systems development and implementation.

City of Augusta Planning and Development Department

The primary responsibilities of the Planning and Development Department includes: Planning & ZoningPermits/Licenses, and Code Enforcement

Richmond County Board of Education

The Richmond County School System will create a world-class, globally competitive school system where all students will graduate and are college/career ready. The academic options approved by the Board of Education for 2018-2019 affirm Richmond County Schools’ continued commitment to offer a wide range of choices that satisfy the unique interests and aspirations of our students. Refer to the Richmond County School System 2018-2019 School Options Guide to learn more.


SCORE is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that offers entrepreneurs, new, and existing small business owners counseling, mentoring, and training. 

UGA Small Business Development Center

The Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers no-cost, confidential consulting services to Georgia’s small businesses including management, finance, and marketing consulting services, and training programs.