1. Your name (as you would like it to appear): T Turner
2. Army Post Name:
3. Army Post Location:
4. Dates When You Lived Here (please include year):
02/2011 – PRESENT
5. How is housing? On-post? Off-post?
Housing is good off post and on. Especially the newer housing for senior enlisted and officers. Evans and grovetown are the best areas for houses off post. I love Evans but Grovetown is said to be upcoming by Augustans!
6. Rate the PX and Commissary.
Decent PX there are tons of off post options so it’s not much and does not carry everything. The commissary is pretty good as well. Not brand new but decent size and pretty friendly employees.
7. Are there activities on post? Is there lodging on post?
Tons of things to do on post. They have large events and the housing here offers events for children/families all the time. Yes, lodging on post but strongly suggest one of the awesome hotels right off post!
8. What is there to do in the area?
Everything! Decent mall, fishing, hiking, parks, indoor and outdoor pools/splash parks, tons of shopping choices, events, there are 3 different cities all in this area and they all have there own events! Evans, Grovetown, and Augusta! Downtown is very cool and cultured as well! There are some bad places but easy to spot and avoid.
9. Rate the school system.
I have toddlers but know that Columbia county schools are where you want to be!
10. Are there colleges in the area? Please list.
Augusta Tech. College, Miller-Motte Tech College, and more I think.
11. How is the job situation? What types of jobs are in the area for spouses?
Again, not sure but I assume retail jobs are plentiful.
12. Favorite aspect of the post and surrounding area?
The post has a nice library and plenty of trails and an awesome park! As far as the area lets just say I am sad to be leaving next year! It has just enough country/city! The parks off post especially in Evans are awesome. There is also a wonderful club off post for stay at home moms! It is the MOMS club of Evans!
13. Least favorite aspect?
People working on post can be rude sometimes because they deal with school soldiers. I have had terrible experience with the spouse employment office. They were rude, unhelpful, and there way of doing paperwork is for the birds!
14. List any local websites.
Facebook pages for Fort Gordon ACS, Balfour Betty Housing (on post housing), Columbia county(Evans, Grovetown), Richmond County site (Augusta, Martinez), 365 things to do in Augusta, chronicle.augusta.com,