Columbia County is home to many towns and communities including Evans, Martinez, Grovetown, Appling, and Harlem. A close proximity to Fort Gordon combines with unlimited opportunities for wide open acreage or a vibrant city life.
Year-round events include Symphony Orchestra performances, Candlelight Jazz Concerts, and Columbia County Ballet. Annual events provide constant entertainment such as the Oliver Hardy festival in Downtown Harlem and the Blues, Brews, and BBQ Festival at the Columbia County Amphitheater. The Evans Towne Center features a splash pad, walking track, playground, and dog park. Lady Antebellum pavilion plays host to concerts almost every weekend. Columbia County also features several public and private courses including Jones Creek Golf Club, Champions Retreat, and Bartram Trail Golf Course.
Forming the northern border of the county is the 71,000-acre Strom Thurmond Lake (Clarks Hill). Wildwood Park is a 948 acre area along the shoreline with beach and picnic areas, camping, horseback and hiking trails. Wildwood is also the home of the International Disc Golf Headquarters.
Overall, the county boasts 1,400 acres of parks including Savannah River Rapids Park overlooking the Savannah Rapids and the head gates of the historic Augusta Canal. Enjoy the area on hiking trails and explore the canal by canoe or kayak.
Thirty-one public schools of Columbia County are ranked among the best in the nation. The overall Great Schools rating for the school district is an 8/10. Several private school options are also available.
Largest employers in the county include: John Deere, Club Car, GIW Industries, Augusta Sportswear, Pollard Lumber, Augusta Iron and Steel Works, and Columbia County Board of Education.
With so many opportunities for work & play, it's no wonder that Columbia County was named among the "Best places to live" by CNN Money.
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