Purple mountain majesties.
America is beautiful, and so is Augusta County, Virginia.
From the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests in the west to Shenandoah National Park in the east and everything in between, Augusta flourishes as a microcosm of our great nation.
Full of history, surrounded by nature, and always industrious, Augusta County (including the independent cities of Staunton and Waynesboro inside Augusta) is a wonderful place to call home.
Let’s explore its many vistas together, including how an Atlantic Builders home can really make Augusta come alive!
Augusta County was officially formed in 1738, and named after the mother of King George III. An important agricultural site (especially once the railroad came through), Augusta has always found new uses for its fertile land. From livestock, to crops, to vineyards, the land itself continues to be an important part in Augusta’s prosperity.
It’s called Archeological site number AU-154, and it was discovered in the early 1970s in Shenandoah National Park. What was found was a collection of over 2,000 artifacts dating between 3,000–1,000 BC. Most of the artifacts showcased a wider range of activities than those found at other nearby locations, meaning this spot in Augusta might have been a more central location used by Native Americans. That “everything’s here” quality that Augusta continues to offer today, as residents enjoy dining, shopping, and entertainment options galore.
More recently, Augusta County has experienced a revitalization and explosion of growth. There is an abundance of eateries, coffee shops, boutiques, and breweries nearby, in addition to the more commercial shopping destinations anchored by large stores like Target, Walmart, and Lowes.
The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests stretch over 1.8 million acres of Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky. This combination of many forests has, over the years, formed one of the largest areas of public land in the nation—and it’s right in your Augusta County backyard. Camping, boating, swimming, fishing, picnicking, and every other outdoor activity you can imagine is waiting for you in these national forests.
And on the opposite side of Augusta County, there’s Shenandoah National Park. Enjoy wildflowers and waterfalls, woodlands and wonderful views. Venture out on foot into the green wilds or drive through them on the Blue Ridge Parkway or Skyline Drive. Marvel at the Natural Chimneys, reaching their fingers of limestone up to the sky as they preserve the pre-history of Augusta County when it was underwater so many millions of years ago. Or go underneath Augusta and explore the Grand Caverns, America’s oldest continually operating commercial cave! It’s been a testament to Augusta’s industriousness since 1806!
Some of the top employers in the area highlight the industrious nature of Augusta County. Public schools and higher education institutions combine to make education one of the biggest industries in the area. Good for employees and families all at once!
Also good for both are two other companies with manufacturing plants in Augusta. Everyone loves chocolate and snack cakes, so it’s pretty exciting that Hershey Chocolate and McKee Foods (makers of Little Debbie and Drake’s snack cakes) have plants in Stuarts Draft. And do you know what else is in Stuarts Draft? Why, new homes by Atlantic Builders, of course!
Atlantic Builders in Augusta
Located in Stuarts Draft, Overlook is Atlantic Builders' newest neighborhood in Augusta County. Close to shopping, restaurants, schools, and parks, Overlook is also less than 5 miles from both I-64 and I-81 for even more adventures. This collection of modern single-family homes includes both main-level living and innovative 2-story homes. Open-concept layouts create spacious sanctuaries with many desirable features, such as 3–4 bedrooms, 2–2.5 baths, 2-car garages, inspiring kitchen designs, roomy great rooms, and more!
In Waynesboro, Atlantic Builders has homes in two communities. The new townhomes of Evershire feature 3–4 bedrooms, 2.5–3.5 baths, a garage, and an open main-level floor plan with expandable living space on the lower level. The contemporary kitchen has an oversized island and plenty of room for dining and entertaining. Entertaining which can easily flow into the spacious family room to keep the party going.
Also in Waynesboro, we have a collection of single-family homes in Evershire North. As with all our homes, there are so many options to make your Evershire North home distinctly you. With main-level living and 2-story floor plans, you’ll find the perfect home for any size family. Enjoy 3–4 bedrooms (including a roomy owner’s suite), 2–2.5 baths, 2-car garages, designer kitchens, and enough space for everyone to have their own favorite place.
But that’s not all! If you own land within a 3-mile radius of our current communities with access to public water and sewer, then Atlantic Builders can build you a brand-new home on land you already own. Let our team of professionals handle all the work, as we guide you every step of the way through design, permits, construction, and financing. With our decades of experience and networking, we have the connections and flexibility to create your ideal home.
Come home to Augusta County, Virginia. Come home with Atlantic Builders.