“Diverse family friendly neighborhood across from the Augusta National.”
National Hills is located between Eisenhower Dr. to the East, Brookwood Dr. to the West, Springwood Drive to the North and Washington Rd. to the South. The neighborhood is located directly across from the Augusta National Golf Course main gate. A Google map will often erroneously include several sub neighborhoods like Alexander Glen, Alexander Commons, Alexander Woods and Bertram Village.
Public Amenities, Services, Civic Organizations:
The National Hills Neighborhood is rich with public and private amenities. The National Hills Neighborhood Pool, located on 1107 Brookwood Dr., was established in 1964. Yearly family and single memberships are available for a fee and enable swimmers to join the swim team, gather for family events, and participate in ping pong games. The National Hills Neighborhood is home of Augusta’s Eisenhower Athletic Complex, a city funded recreational facility that has several baseball fields and concession facilities. Children ages 5-17 can participate in t-ball, baseball, and softball leagues. Lastly, the Augusta Canal walking trail is accessible to National Hills residents via the athletic complex and old steel walking bridge. The trail terrain varies. Parts of it are full of bright red Georgia clay, others are a mixture of dirt and sand, and some portions are fully paved. The trail winds parallel to the Augusta Canal, between the Canal and the Savannah River, with lush tree foliage to shade walkers, runners, and bikers on hot summer days. Few places are more beautiful and refreshing. The trail is pet friendly and a local favorite of National Hills residents.
Housing Inventory: The homes in the National Hills Neighborhood were primarily built in the 1950s with solid oak floors and brick exteriors. The square-foot space per home varies but is usually above 1300sqft and under 2000sqft. Because these homes are directly across from the Augusta National Golf Course, many residents rent their homes for the Masters Golf Tournament.
Public Transportation: The National Hills Neighborhood public transportation service is by bus only. One stop is located just off of Magnolia Drive in front of the Augusta National Golf Gate on Washington Rd., the second stop is locate at the corner of Eisenhower Dr. and Washington Rd.
Shopping, Dining, Nightlife: All the entertainment and shopping around National Hills takes place on Washington Rd. The National Hills Shopping center is home to Fresh Market, a medium sized upscale grocery store similar to Whole Foods, Uptown Cheapskate a discount trendy clothing store, and the Legend’s Club, an event venue for formal meetings and parties. Not much farther away in Washington Square is Stein Mart, an upscale department store, the Master’s 7 Cinemas, and Country Club Dance Hall and Saloon, a well reviewed local bar with live bands and country dancing. For dining out you have multiple national chain restaurant choices; Olive Garden, Texas Road House, Red Lobster, Moe’s South West Grill, Zaxby’s, Carrabba's Italian Grill, and Bonefish Grill to name a few. For non-chain dining options many National Hills residents head to Broad Street in downtown Augusta about 5 minutes away.
Schools: The National Hills Neighborhood used to offer public school students the choice between National Hills Elementary and Garrett Elementary School. However, in 2014, the Richmond County Board of Education voted to merge the two schools with students attending Garrett Elementary School beginning in 2015. For middle school students the options are Tutt Middle or Langford Middle School. For high school students National Hills residents are located in the Westside High School District.