Why you'd want to live in North Augusta
North Augusta is a city in Aiken and Edgefield counties in South Carolina, on the north bank of the Savannah River. The population was 21,348 at the 2010 census. The Riverview Park Activities Center is located in North Augusta along the Savannah River. Riverview Park is the host site for Nike's annual premier summer events, the Nike Peach Jam (boys) and the Nike Nationals (girls). The nation's top high school basketball prospects and college coaches gather in North Augusta each year for the tournaments. Notable athletes that have played in the Peach Jam include Yao Ming, Metta World Peace, Dirth Nowitzki, J.J. Redick, Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, John Wall, Andrew Wiggins, and many more. Notable Nike Nationals alumni include Maya Moore, Britney Griner, and others. North Augusta public schools includes two high schools, North Augusta High School and Fox Creek High School. North Augusta High School is in Aiken County and operates under the Aiken County School District. Fox Creek is an independent charter school. Two middle schools, Paul Knox Middle School and North Augusta Middle School, and four elementary schools (Hammond Hill Elementary, Belvedere Elementary, North Augusta Elementary, and the newest, Mossy Creek Elementary), serve the community. Local private schools include Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Victory Baptist Church, and kindergartens at Grace United Methodist Church and First Baptist Church North Augusta. Many students attend private schools across the river in Georgia, at Aquinas High School, Augusta Preparatory Day School, Augusta Christian, Curtis Baptist, Episcopal Day School, Saint Mary on the Hill Catholic School, and Westminster Schools of Augusta.