Central Business District Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
The focal point of Augusta’s Central Business District is the James Brown Arena, named for the music icon that brought his own brand of feverish dancing and funky vocals to the stage. Sitting on the northeastern edge of the neighborhood off 7th Street, the arena is next to the Imperial Theatre and a block away from Augusta City Hall. Other nearby civic offices includes the US Bankruptcy Court Clerk, the Augusta-Richmond County Consolidated Government Building and Augusta’s main post office.
The Central Business District is a combination of residential and commercial areas. On the residential end, homes are a mixture of single-family houses, high rise apartment complexes, and a few smaller apartment buildings. Most of the older homes were built between 1940 and 1969. A few built prior to that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including the childhood home of President Woodrow Wilson on 17th Street. Newer homes, including most of the apartments, were built after 1970. The neighborhood is described as artsy, quiet and pedestrian-friendly. Augusta Public Transit services the area. The Augusta Riverwalk and the National Science Center are just five blocks away.
Three schools service the area, Davidson Magnet School on 12th Street, Johnson Magnet High School and Laney High School, both on Laney-Walker Boulevard. Just west of the neighborhood is the Medical College of Georgia and its University Hospital, along with the Resource Center on Aging, the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, and the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Central Square Shopping Center is on the western edge of the medical complex. Additional shops, restaurants and services are on the northern end of the Central Business District, near Telfair Street and along Laney-Walker Boulevard to the south.