Regional Cities & Municipalities
The Augusta Metro Chamber is the largest regional chamber in the Augusta area. Although the central business region is often referred to as Metro Augusta, we actually serve the entire CSRA region.
What is the CSRA?
The Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) is an all-inclusive term incorporating the Metro Augusta area and all the counties located within the proximity of the Savannah River. The area also includes the surrounding suburbs, including those in South Carolina. In all, the CSRA includes 13-counties in Georgia and five counties in South Carolina.
- Georgia Counties: Richmond, Columbia, Burke, Jenkins, Lincoln, Wilkes, McDuffie, Jefferson, Taliaferro, Warren, Glascock, Hancock and Washington.
- South Carolina Counties: Aiken, Edgefield, Allendale, Barnwell and McCormick.
Augusta Richmond County is a consolidated city/county government that includes the cities of Augusta, Hepzibah and Blythe. Augusta is the second largest and oldest city in Georgia, and it is the hub of Richmond County and the surrounding region. It is the regional center of medicine, biotechnology, and education.
Columbia County includes the cities of Evans, Grovetown, and Harlem. Evans is a short 10-mile commute from downtown Augusta and is strategically placed just 30 minutes away from the 71,100-acre Lake Thurmond. Columbia County is also home to the International Disc Golf Center, operated by the Professional Disc Golf Association. The Columbia County School system ranks in the top 10 in the state.
Nestled along the South Carolina banks of the Savannah River literally moments from Augusta, North Augusta enjoys many of the advantages of big city living while maintaining a strong sense of history, tradition, family, and community. North Augusta is also creating an exciting future as it implements projects to revitalize the downtown area.
Located across the river and only 30 minutes from Augusta, Aiken, SC is known as a horse haven with many stables, training grounds, and polo matches. With equestrian sports, year-round recreational sports, history, the arts, shopping, hiking, fishing, and a host of other ventures available, there is never a lack of extracurricular activities. Visitors could spend days visiting the many historical sites and Winter Colony estates that give the city and surrounding area its rich heritage and charm. The booming downtown retail area is a must visit for any shopper.