Villa Rica is located in Carroll County and is home to nearly 10,000 residents. The area offers the best of small town life with the hustle and the bustle of a major metropolis a short commute away. Southern hospitality and traditional family values are alive and well. Neighbors are friendly and helpful and though the population is... Show all »
Villa Rica is located in Carroll County and is home to nearly 10,000 residents. The area offers the best of small town life with the hustle and the bustle of a major metropolis a short commute away. Southern hospitality and traditional family values are alive and well. Neighbors are friendly and helpful and though the population is growing rapidly, the police department still takes requests from residents to watch their homes while their away on trips. The area is accessible by Interstate 20 which flows into the heart of Downtown Atlanta, only 33 miles away.
Like many Georgia towns, Villa Rica is rich with Georgia history. The Old Villa Rica Library is the oldest International style building in West Georgia and the Stockmar Gold Mine is currently being preserved as a city park and museum. Citizens will enjoy spending time with family, friends and neighbors in this historic community at events throughout the year such as the Gold Rush Festival.
Villa Rica boasts quaint shops with hospitable staffs. A trip on the interstate offers an abundance of shopping, dining and entertainment options in neighboring towns. Major outdoor attractions in the area include nearby John Tanner State Park where residents will spend many days swimming, boating, picnicking and camping thanks to the area's mild climate. There are also several 18-hole golf courses nearby. The 65 public parks maintained by the county guarantee recreational opportunities that everyone can enjoy. Villa Rica homeowners will also enjoy entertainment provided by the Carroll County Cultural Arts Alliance, an organization that sponsors community theatre, chorus and band, and promotes arts and crafts and special musical performances.
Students in Villa Rica will attend schools in the Carroll County Public Schools System. The system currently serves approximately 14,800 students and is comprised of 22 schools. The average pupil/teacher ratio is 18:1 and all of the schools are accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Students in the area have strong test scores and over 90% of Carroll County seniors pass the Georgia High School Test on their first attempt. Students have received numerous awards and have been recognized for excellence in both academics and athletics.
Competitive private schools are convenient to the area and prestigious colleges and universities are also nearby. The State University of West Georgia and West Central Technical College are both conveniently located within the county.
Prospective homebuyers interested in making Villa Rica their new home will be impressed by the grand custom homes and sprawling estates in the area. Estates overlooking Lake Tara have private docks for boating, and ample acreage throughout the county accommodates homebuyers will horses. Luxurious, contemporary new construction and charming traditional homes are both available. Enjoy elegant country living starting in the low $100s.
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