I would not recommend buying in Pepperidge. The resale value would not be good. There are other areas in Augusta that would be better. If you want to live in Augusta or Richmond County, I would recommend looking at houses in the West Augusta area. Hope this is helpful to you.... more
I lived in Pepperidge as early as 3 yrs. ago if you do your research you will find out that the area has had it's share of crimes but to be fair, I think because it is one of Augusta's largest subdivisions this makes it appear to be more problematic than smaller subdivisions. My experience living there is a mixed one, the homes are mainly well-kept, there are a fair share of renters but still a large sum of homeowners. The down side of the area is because the large amount of homes, there are lots of teens and young children in the area so it can get noisy at times......I moved because of this issue. however; this is my personal experience I'm sure others living in the area are not bothered by the noise.... more
I lived near Madrid drive in Barton village as a teen in the 80's back then it was an ok place to live however; through out the years with the properties becoming rentals and less home owners the neighborhood has become one of Augusta's less desirable areas. I can't speak for other cities but usually(not always) if the homes are priced very low, especially for the size of the home it can be because homes are very difficult to sell or rent in that area....
also with Augusta, being a military town, a good guide is to check out the area to see if there are military families living in the area, the military has A list of areas , and establishments which are listed as "OFF LIMITS" for military personnel ...this could be businesses, apartments or housing areas this is done to protect the troops from danger, i.e. bad or illegals businesses, or high crime areas. with this being said, as always there can be a home or street in any neighborhood which can be quiet and safe...if possible get out and visit the area during different times of the day and night, especially on weekends to see what the area is really like... more
I have to agree with all the others but will add there are great subdivisions throughout the CSRA that have minimal issues. I would suggest you visit www.augustaCSRArealtor.com and there you will find tools to help you in your research. You can search for comparible homes to the one you had an interest in. Search Augusta, Martinez, Grovetown, Evans, Harlem, Appling, Hephzibah, Blythe, all of which are part of the Central Savannah River Area ( CSRA ) as well as N.Augusta, S.C., Aiken, Belvedere, Edgefield, Graniteville. These are all in South Carolina just across the Savannah River and
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Pepperidge is a beautiful subdivision , especially the main entryway....however; because of the large volume of homes in the subdivision(I think it's the largest , or one of the largest subdivisions in Augusta, Ga.) it comes with a lot of teenagers. I used to live there but moved because the family that lived next door had unruly children and the parents seemed to be in denial. To be fair, it is probably like any subdivision, there are good streets and bad streets, and the majority of the residents are good people, but because of the few bad apples, it tends to tarnish the whole neighborhood.... more
Visit a neighborhood several times and at different times of day to get a sense of belonging; possibly chat with neighbors/locals. Check out area statistics on your own; real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods; so, you should check out demographics on your own to assure your comfort level can be reached.... more