Summerville was built in the 1780s, and established as a separate village from the city of Augusta.

During the mid to late 1810s, downtown Augusta experienced a small epidemic of malaria, which caused little effect in Summerville. In 1820, a major outbreak of fever nearly wiped out the entire garrison at the U.S. Arsenal. After a recommendation from an officer, the U.S. Arsenal purchased land that is the present-day site of Georgia Regents University.

By 1850, Summerville became a four-season community. More permanent buildings and year-round homes sprang up as the town prospered. In 1861, Summerville was officially incorporated as a city with the boundaries defined as a circle for one-mile.[2] Later on, Summerville became a fashionable luxury resort and golf capital with the construction of many hotels. This caused a large transformation — from a small summer resort for local residents to a winter playground for wealthy industrialists and politicians from the northern United States. Two hotels, The Partridge Inn and the Bon Air Hotel, hosted captains of industry and former presidents of the United States. Some built winter homes in the area, while others stayed permanently, escaping the harsh winters of the northern U.S.

When the city of Augusta annexed Summerville in 1912, it lost its status as a separate town. Four years later, a fire swept through downtown Augusta, destroying much of the business district and neighborhoods along lower Broad Street. This caused a housing boom for Summerville. Summerville Market Report

Newest Homes in Historic Summerville

6 Beds 3 Baths 520530 MLS
**$50,000 PRICE IMPROVEMENT!!!!** Welcome to this absolutely charming home built in 1896 in the wonderful historic Summerville area. Recently renovated and the changes will wow you! The beautiful wrap around front porch has had all the wood decking replaced along with the whitewashed brick and accent stone really makes the curb appeal pop! Walking through the large entrance and into the open foyer, you will be greeted with a a large family room on the left and dining space on the right. As you explore downstairs, notice the refinished floors, baseboards, molding, drywall work, and fresh paint throughout. The already gorgeous home really shines! Past the two entrance rooms you will find a large open kitchen complete with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, gas stove, and fireplace that leads into a spacious and bright kitchen eat in area. You will find the owners suite and another large bedroom downstairs accompanied by a large double vanity bathroom, laundry area, and large wrap around closed off windowed porch area. Walking out back will lead you to a charming courtyard area adjacent to a large parking area and carport. Note the exterior stairs leading upstairs. Back inside, the intricate wooden handrail, large staircase leads you into the extremely spacious upstairs area. You will find wood flooring throughtout and full bathrooms complete with granite countertops and tile accents. There is a tremendous amount of space upstairs for families, flex rooms, workout areas, you name it, you can do it. Really needs to be seen to appreciate the amount of love that went into this home. Buyers, Please note the following. Seller has been approved through Summerville to make changes to the interior that may be of interest and these documents can be provided. **Virtual staging pictures are being added with the current condition pictures to show possibile usage and looks of the rooms and ideas the seller was wanting to implement, no part of this home is physically staged**

1223 MEIGS Street, Augusta

525766 MLS
Unveil the opportunities at 2177 Central Avenue, nestled in the esteemed Summerville neighborhood of Augusta, GA. This versatile 3,000 sq. ft. property, benefiting from B1 zoning, is poised for a multitude of applications, from professional office spaces and nonprofit headquarters to a distinctive primary residence. Enhanced with a new HVAC unit in 2021 and a new roof in 2022, it merges modern updates with the historic charm and strategic locale of Augusta's premier district. Property Highlights: Strategic Summerville Location: Located in an area celebrated for its historical and commercial significance, offering an exceptional backdrop for various enterprises. Versatile Use Options: Ideal for attorneys, medical practices, nonprofit organizations, or as a luxury duplex, with the flexibility to also serve as a personalized home. Recent Upgrades: Equipped with a newly installed HVAC system in 2021 and a new roof in 2022, ensuring comfort and protection for years to come. Additional Features: Includes a sunlit sunroom, soaring 9ft ceilings, and ample parking, catering to both commercial and residential needs. Investment Opportunity: A unique chance to secure a property with commercial appeal and residential potential in a sought-after economic and cultural zone of Augusta. 2177 Central Avenue represents a premier investment or ownership opportunity in Augusta's distinguished Summerville neighborhood, blending commercial prospects with residential comfort.

2177 CENTRAL Avenue, Augusta

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