Columbia County is a burgeoning area of Georgia, with a 38.9 percent population growth from 2000 to 2010. People are drawn to the region for the ample jobs, excellent schools, and many ways to enjoy themselves. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Beazley, REALTORS® is proud to be your team of relocation experts. We have many brand new communities offering upscale, but affordable, homes for you. We’ve put together 10 reasons why Summerlin in Columbia County GA is the ideal place to find your forever home.
1. The Columbia County School System has a fantastic track record.
Columbia County schools are some of the most sought-after in Georgia. Our students score in the 80s and 90s on state tests. The graduation rate for high school students is 10 to 30 percent higher than neighboring districts. Click here to read the annual report.
2. Summerlin is home to 3 builders who’ve been in business for 30+ years.
If you’d like a brand new home from a reputable builder you can trust, take your pick:
- Bill Beazley Homes: 7009 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans, GA 30809
- Pierwood Construction: 803 Oakhurst Dr, Evans, GA 30809
- Downeast Homebuilders: 4412 Columbia Rd, Augusta, GA 30907
3. Columbia County offers classic, prestigious homes that retain value.
The average home value in Columbia County is over $150,000, which is higher than the average in the Augusta-Richmond County metro area. You’ll find a wide selection of timeless classic architecture in an area that has weathered the recession quite well and maintained its home values, in spite of what the rest of the nation was doing.
4. Get to Evans Towne Center in 6 minutes.
Local residents gather at the Evans Towne Center Park for concerts like the “Tribute to the Angels of Sandy Hook Elementary” concert and the annual “Chilly Chili Cook-Off” in December.
5. Libraries and amphitheaters are right around the corner.
The magnificent Columbia County Library contains 95,000 adult books and 58,000 children’s books. Whether your child wants to attend one of their special programs or you just want to take the family for a walk along the gardens and ponds on the premises, the library is a point of pride for our residents.
Furthermore, the 1,000-seat Columbia County Amphitheater is home to highly-anticipated community events like: Rhythm & Blooms; Blues, BBQ & Brews; Art In The Park; Screen On The Green Outdoor Movies; and the Jazz & Wine Night. Find a list of events here.
6. Recreation awaits 15 minutes away at Clarks Hill Lake.
Fish for largemouth bass, striped bass, crappie and white perch in the 71,535-acre Lake at Clarks Hill (A.K.A. Strom Thurmond Lake). It’s one of the largest man-made lakes in the Southeast! You can also take the family camping, hiking, picnicking and beach-going here.
7. Arrive at Patriot’s Park in 5-10 minutes.
This massive recreational site has something for every athlete. in Columbia County features 11 baseball fields, 9 tennis courts, 5 soccer fields, 4 racquetball courts, 4 batting cages, 4 volleyball courts, 2 playgrounds, 2 basketball courts, 18 holes of disc golf, a gymnasium, and a 1/4-mile walking track.
8. Summerlin is safe with street lights and sidewalks.
The new developments in Columbia County GA boast tremendous safety ratings. Here, the neighbors meet at community events and everyone looks out for one another. Studies show that street lighting further reduces crime by 7 percent and sidewalks prevent 88 percent of roadway crashes involving pedestrians.
9. Shopping and dining are just minutes from your neighborhood.
New homes communities in Columbia County are conveniently situated near major retail centers like Target and Marshall’s, but also near boutique shopping along Washington Road. People who like to eat out will find a wide selection of fare from Mexican and Italian to Indian and Southern cuisine. You’ll never need to travel more than 5 miles to get what you need.
10. New Columbia County homes in Summerlin are very affordable.
Did you know you can find brand new homes in Summerlin for under $200,000? Furthermore, some of the builders we represent often offer special buyer’s incentives, like $3,000 toward closing costs.
Note: Neighborhood Amenities, Features, and Incentives vary by neighborhood and floor plan. All information herein deemed reliable, but may change without notice.