Waterstone on Augusta

All About Augusta Road

Sometimes a road is much more than a road. It’s a centerpiece for a community, a meeting place, and a charming destination filled with attractions. In Greenville, South Carolina, you can’t talk about lovely roads without mentioning Augusta. Located in the heart of downtown, Augusta Road is home to all sorts of shops and amenities: restaurants, flower shops, food markets, hardware stores, a shopping center, bakeries, fitness centers, a library, and even an old-fashioned soda fountain. It’s one of the oldest neighborhoods around, and it gives you quick access to other parts of the city. Whether you’re new to the area or just visiting, scroll down to learn all about August Road.

All About Augusta Road


“For many Greenvillians, Augusta Road is a place, not a pavement; it is, in fact, a way of life.”

Although we can’t know for sure, it is believed that Augusta Road was originally established by the Cherokee Indians as a route to the Savannah River. It was bestowed with the name Augusta in the 1830s because it led from Greenville to Augusta, Georgia. Many goods were transported along the road, including produce and livestock. It was also a mail route and a popular path for stagecoaches traveling to Georgia.

The first train depot arrived in 1853, and it became a hotspot in Greenville during the Civil War, as people gathered there to share news, ship supplies, and travel. Decades later, in 1913, the street was finally paved. It was soon home to a vibrant community and included schools, churches, a country club, and many practical businesses (pharmacy, bank, laundromat) as well as entertaining attractions (a bowling alley, billiard parlors, and Greenville’s Baseball Park). By the 1950s, Augusta Road was also home to Greenville High School (1938), Greenville Army Air Base (1942), and the Lewis Plaza Shopping Center (1948). Both then and now, residents often find that they have everything they need on Augusta Road.


Hankering for some good food? Fancy a drink? Along Augusta Road, you’ll find all these fine establishments:


As you stroll along Augusta Road, you’ll find a number of shops worth exploring. Whether you have a specific item in mind or you’re simply browsing, the friendly people at these local businesses will welcome you with a smile:


A few times each year, Augusta Road hosts events for the community. In the heat of summer and during the holiday season, check out these local festivities:


Wouldn’t you like to live on Augusta Road? If you’re interested in joining a premier assisted living and memory care community in the heart of downtown Greenville, check out Waterstone on Augusta. Designed as a welcoming neighborhood within a neighborhood, our community is both relaxing and elegant, and we strive to enhance the quality of life of the seniors we serve through teamwork and unity. To learn more about our amenities and to view our lovely community, please schedule a tour or call us today at 864-605-7236.

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