Living in Carrollton offers the best of two worlds - city life with a small town vibe. This progressive city with a Southern flavor offers plenty of shopping, diverse restaurants and nightlife opportunities, cultural and entertainment venues including a new 10-screen theatre complex, and much more.
Named a City of Excellence in Georgia and listed as one of the 50 Best Small Southern Towns, Carrollton is the cultural, educational, health care and commercial center for the west Georgia region.
The city’s population of about 25,000 embraces UWG students, faculty and staff, and welcomes the diversity the university contributes to the vibrancy of life in Carroll County.
Residents enjoy a variety of cultural activities and entertainment in Carrollton, one of Georgia’s Main Street cities. Shops, galleries and restaurants line the recently revitalized downtown square, and the city offers movies, dancing, theatrical productions and dining that ranges from Southern to gourmet and international cuisine.
A $6 million Carrollton Center for the Arts showcases the arts, and recreational activities abound through an award-winning parks and recreation program and the county’s 33,421 acres of state, public and private recreational parks and facilities.
Each season offers unique local events such as Mayfest in the spring, the People’s Parade on July 4th, the Off the Square Arts and Crafts Show in the fall, and the Christmas Tree Parade in the winter. Opportunities for year-round recreation include such local attractions as John Tanner State Park or McIntosh Reserve Park.