Wedged between the Savannah River and Watkins Street and extending from Gordon Highway to E Boundary, Old Town (or Olde Town) is a beautiful residential neighborhood with a long history. Old Town is actually on the National Register of Historic Places -- as the "Pinched Gut District." That odd name is derived from the gut-pinching corsets favored by Southern Belles in the 19th century. The elegant, stately (and sometimes brightly-painted) homes
of Old Town date back to the late 1800s.
A stroll along Broad Street or Greene Street is like walking through time. The rows of historic homes are separated by tree-filled medians, some with benches and period lighting. A rental home in Old Town will place you on the east side of downtown, just minutes from the city's biggest attractions. Follow Broad Street to visit the Augusta
Riverwalk, the Augusta Convention Center, and the Augusta Museum of History. The James Brown Arena is located just south of Greene Street.