Welcome to Summerville... one of the region’s most architecturally significant and eclectic neighborhoods. It's community of residents include students and artists to business professionals, doctors, and lawyers, living in everything from Fairmont style mansions to Craftsman style bungalows.
In 1976, Mary Lou Garren and Gene Gibson spearheaded the groundwork for the creation of the Summerville Neighborhood Association to protect and enhance the value, quality, and charm of their beloved Summerville.  Throughout the remainder of their respective lives they remained dedicated to preserving the unique and historic character and qualities of Summerville.  Both served as members of the Board of Directors and as officers of the Association for many years.  As a result of their initiatives, the City of Augusta adopted a comprehensive Historic Preservation Ordinance, and the property owners in Summerville approved their inclusion.  The legacy of their good work is the thriving community we have today.
The Association works to preserve the unique character and quality of Summerville by acquainting residents and non-residents with the history of the area and by developing community spirit through common interest projects.  The Association also works with local organizations such as Historic Augusta to seek financial and tax benefits which encourage the purchase and restoration of older homes in Summerville and assists residents in better understanding the value of appropriate historic restoration.  The Association is the liaison with the City Planning Department and the Historic Preservation Committee in order to provide a significant community voice in the planning and zoning of Summerville.  It also provides resources to sponsor neighborhood beautification and hires and manages supplemental security patrols.  And last but not least, the Summerville Neighborhood Association sponsors, organizes, and manages the annual Tour of Homes which attracts hundreds of people every October.
Summerville, (commonly referred to locally as "The Hill"), is a large, affluent residential area and historic district located northwest of downtown Augusta, Georgia. The district is site of the historic homes of John Milledge, George Walton (a signer of the declaration of Independence), and Thomas Cumming.  Summerville was built in the 1780s, and established as a separate village from the city of Augusta.
By 1850, Summerville became a four-season community. More permanent buildings and year-round homes sprang up as the town prospered. In 1861, Summerville was officially incorporated as a city with the boundaries defined as a circle for one-mile. Later on, Summerville became a fashionable luxury resort and golf capital with the construction of many hotels. This caused a large transformation — from a small summer resort for local residents to a winter playground for wealthy industrialists and politicians from the northern United States. Two hotels, The Partridge Inn and the Bon Air Hotel, hosted captains of industry and former presidents of the United States. Some built winter homes in the area, while others stayed permanently, escaping the harsh winters of the northern U.S.
Today, Summerville is a gem in the crown of Augusta.  This neighborhood is unlike any other found in the Southeast, with nearly 2400 homes within its boundaries, each having its own special, eclectic charm, architecture, and history.  Homeowners have maintained over the decades the uniqueness of every home, whether large or small.  Each has its own special story.  The Summerville Neighborhood Association is dedicated to continuing this tradition by speaking collectively for the homeowners in this unique area.  We ask that you join, volunteer, and help maintain our collective vision.

Special Message from the President

Summerville Neighbors:
Please join us for the 46th annual Tour of Homes on October 21st and 22nd.  
Our Homeowners and our Volunteers go to great effort to make this a great tradition in our neighborhood. 
Please select Tour of Homes in the Menu bar above to receive full information on this event.  We hope you can join us.
Maggie DeLoach
SNA Board President
Summerville Neighborhood Association
PO Box 12212
Augusta, Ga 30914  

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Welcome to the Neighborhood

Welcome to Summerville! It is our honor to welcome you to such a historical and beautiful place. Summerville is rich in history, charm, and hospitality. Our neighbors and friends are part of the reason why our neighborhood is so special.  The purpose of the Summerville Neighborhood Association is to protect and enhance the value, quality, and charm of the neighborhood.
Surrounded by a gorgeous university campus, churches, businesses, parks, and restaurants, Summerville is a wonderful place to call home.  With the help of the board members, volunteers and community, Summerville is a wonderful place to raise a family, settle down, or for a new adventure in your life. It is my hope that Summerville will be the place you call home!
Summerville Neighborhood Association Board

Public Safety

We live in a bubble.   If you’re reading this article you probably live, work, play, worship, or attend school in the neighborhood.   Whether it is Summerville, Forest Hills, off Walton Way/ Wheeler Road, or just The Hill, we are really considered just one area with a lot of common likes and interests; two of these interests include public safety and traffic issues. 

Overall for the geographical size of this area our crime is actually low, and 99% of it is property or petty crimes.  Rarely do we have violent crimes.  Even though the crimes that are committed are considered petty, the victim does certainly not take them lightly. The SNA board considers combating crime and discussing traffic issues as an important part of their mission. 

We strive to protect and preserve this bubble. It’s not gated or restricted to outsiders.  It’s a welcoming place that encompasses not only the historical character and values of the neighborhood, but is always evolving for the betterment of all.   

Be part of it.
David Dunagan
Summerville Neighborhood Association, Public Safety and Traffic Chairman 

Concerning our City Council

Hello Summerville Residents, 
      It’s been a busy several months to say the least. After losing precinct 304, 307 and 309 the redistricting process by far has been the toughest pill to swallow as your District 3 Commissioner since I took office over a year and a half ago. Precinct 304 is in the Summerville neighborhood and like I told several people, even though they have been moved to District 1 I still consider them in District 3 and to continue to call me, we are one happy neighborhood 
     On another note, I would like to congratulate our newly elected Mayor Garnett Johnson. I feel certain that Garnett will bring transparency and a clear vision to Augusta-Richmond County. Many of you will find that his positive demeanor is easy to relate to along with his wife Toni and two daughters. I will  be looking forward to working with Garnett to see to it that we make a positive impact and bring forth the needed change that the citizens of Augusta -Richmond County rightfully deserve. 
      In conclusion, I want to say thank you for all of  your support. 
 Catherine Smith McKnight 

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