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Average Ratings:
Artisticness: 2.5    Calmness: 4.5    Helpfulness: 2.5   
Intellectualness: 1.8    Neatness: 2.0    Outgoingness: 1.8   
Average Resident Personality Test Scores:
Artisticness: 3.00    Calmness: 3.05    Helpfulness: 2.96   
Intellectualness: 3.31    Neatness: 3.23    Outgoingness: 2.98   

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Name: | Age: 21 | Gender: Female | ZIP: | Resident for: more than 10 years | Added on: 2005-09-22
Artisticness: 3   Calmness: 4   Helpfulness: 4   Intelligence: 3   Neatness: 2   Outgoingness: 3   
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Augusta is a very calm city, not so much quiet, but relatively lazy. It's one of those sorts of towns where a person can get to just about anywhere in town within a 25-minute drive, but it is by no means rural. Augusta is just a small city bursting at the seams.

The city is split between an unchanged "Southern mentality" and the intellectualism of doctors and engineers. I wouldn't say it's a "stupid" city, but it still not very liberal in thought nor in the selection of things to do. Augusta does have quite a few artistic venues, which isn't shameful for a city its size.

Usually, the weather in Augusta is sunny. It's sweltering in the middle of summer and lightly crisp in the winter. It snows in Augusta probably about once every four years. At worst, the winter weather is a bit cool and crisp, but the summers are what the typical Augustan must watch out for. The city is very humid, so sweat just builds up on one's forehead if he spends more than a few minutes outside.

Overall, Augusta isn't a bad city; it's suburban and comfortable. It's one of those cities that people either love or hate: It's either too calm or just right.


Name: | Age: 40 | Gender: Female | ZIP: 30809 | Resident for: 3-5 years | Added on: 2008-03-12
Artisticness: 2   Calmness: 4   Helpfulness: 3   Intelligence: 1   Neatness: 3   Outgoingness: 2   
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What do you like about Augusta?
It is warm and sunny in the winter. Three of the four seasons are really nice. Close to Charleston, SC

What do you dislike about Augusta?
Augustans like to talk about 'southern hospitality'-- and they ARE hospitable-- to other Augusta natives. The people who were born there, maybe got away to college in another small town in Georgia, then came right back and married their high school sweetheart, made babies and the cycle continued. They truly think that Augusta is the center of the universe and have never lived anywhere else. Their perceptions are very distorted. If you are right-wing conservative, slightly or overtly racist and take the Bible LITERALLY, you will LOVE it there.

What are your favorite parts of the city to live and/or hang out in?
We lived in Evans. Some of the developments are immaculate-- pristinely kept. Nice to look at.

How expensive is it?
Cheap. Housing is as cheap as anywhere in the States, I think.

Is it safe?
Certainly in the suburbs. On the Hill it is a bit less so.

How is the weather?
nice three seasons a year. Summer is horribly hot

Additional thoughts?
I have lived, literally all over the east coast of the States and in two countries in Europe. I had a harder time assimilating to Augusta than I have anywhere else, including countries where I didn't speak the language. It is very disorienting to be living in the States and still feel so much like a foreigner. After three years living there, we still never felt welcome or at home.


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