Living in Northwest Georgia
Southern hospitality, natural beauty and a sense of community make northwest Georgia the kind of place where people love to stop and stay – a small-town feel with easy access to several metro areas.
You can go hiking one day, take in a play the next and then easily drive to Atlanta or Chattanooga for a change of pace.
The Coosa Valley region sits in the middle of a triangle formed by Atlanta, Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Birmingham, Alabama. At the center of this region is Rome, home to Atrium Health Floyd Medical Center and a health care hub where family medicine providers and specialists base their practices. Rome offers a vibrant nightlife in a rejuvenated downtown with fine dining, local music and the oldest symphony in the Southeast.
Once a month from May through July, a Saturday block party is held in the downtown area, often featuring music, food and kid-friendly fun. The Rome International Film Festival provides an eclectic mix of shorts and full-length films at the Historic Desoto Theatre on Broad Street. The theater is also home to Rome Little Theatre, a community-based organization that performs throughout the year.
The Chiaha Harvest Fair opens for a weekend each fall, promoting regional craftsmen and artisans. The five-day Coosa Valley Fair is held each October, offering rustic livestock shows for kids, a cheerleading exhibition and carnival rides.
Rome City Schools and Floyd County Schools consistently score above the state average on major standardized tests. There are also a variety of private school options, including Berry College Elementary and Middle School, Darlington School, Montessori School of Rome, Providence Preparatory Academy, St. Mary's Catholic School and Unity Christian. Rome is also home to Berry College, Georgia Highlands College, Shorter University and Georgia Northwestern Technical College.
Rome's housing market is also attractive, especially when compared to Atlanta or Chattanooga. There is wide range of properties for sale or rent. Want to know more? Visit the
Rome Floyd Chamber to find more about what makes Rome and Floyd County unique.