It is within walking distance of the airport, with local taxis, national bus service, connections to and from other southern areas of Maine, as well as Boston and New York. There is a dedicated parking area in the back, and cars are how most get around.
Maine has a number of private colleges within under an hour's drive: Bowdoin (Brunswick); Bates (Lewiston/Auburn); Colby (Waterville). The are other colleges, as well as the University of Maine system.
The city of Augusta has big box stores, chain restaurants, as well as local shops and eating establishments.