Carrollton is a major business center in the western part of the state and home to the University of West Georgia. Only an hour away from Atlanta, the heart of the south, Carrollton offers the charm of a small university town combined with easy access to this southern center for fun and entertainment, making it one of the most popular communities in the state.
The community is a regional shopping destination featuring everything from modern malls to attractive, old-fashioned downtown shopping districts. There are many recreational opportunities, which, combined with great weather, make it western Georgia’s playground. Its superb four-season climate features long, warm summers and short, mild winters. The average yearly temperature is a cool and comfortable 62.2 degrees.
Recreational opportunities include numerous parks, tennis courts, movie theaters, skating rinks, and horseback riding trails, as well as many public and private golf courses. Lake Carroll is a fun-filled recreational destination featuring fishing, boating, and waterskiing, and John Tanner State Park boasts the largest sand swimming beach of any state park in Georgia.
Cultural and sporting events seem to occur almost every weekend and many local festivals are held celebrating each season. Art, dance, and theatre play a vital role in the life of the community year round. Nearby Atlanta offers great pro sports action with the Hawks, Falcons, Braves, and Dream, as well as Major League Soccer Champion Atlanta United FC.