Carrollton is located in Carroll County. Estimates by the U.S. Census indicated a population of 21,837 in 2005. While Carrollton has many selling points, the area's schools are some of the most impressive in the state. Students in the area are served by Carrollton City Schools which has held fast to a tradition of excellence. The...
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Carrollton is located in Carroll County. Estimates by the U.S. Census indicated a population of 21,837 in 2005. While Carrollton has many selling points, the area's schools are some of the most impressive in the state. Students in the area are served by Carrollton City Schools which has held fast to a tradition of excellence. The schools have such a stellar record of success that students from surrounding communities flock to the city to take advantage of the exceptional institutions. Carrollton City Schools allow non-residents to attend as tuition-paying students.
The system is comprised of Carrollton High School (9-12), Carrollton Junior High (6-8), Carrollton Middle School (4-5) and Carrollton Elementary (PreK-3).Carrollton High has been recognized as a Georgia School of Excellence three times and has been featured in such national magazines as Redbook Magazine and U.S. News & World Report.
Recognizing the school system's caliber, SchoolMatch, an independent nationwide consulting service, listed Carrollton City Schools among only 15 percent of school districts nationwide to receive the "What Parents Want Award" for offering the amenities and requirements parents look for in educational options. Students interested in higher education opportunities in the area can attend the State University of West Georgia and West Central Technical College, both located in the area.
Carrollton's schools aren't the only thriving enterprise in the city. Downtown Carrollton is a bustling district that welcomes residents to eat, drink and be merry. The area has a number of restaurants and pubs, many of which feature live music regularly. Adamson Square features many of Carrollton's community events, such as the annual Mayfest which takes place in the first week of May. Additionally, Carrollton residents can enjoy a relaxing afternoon at one of the area's parks. John Tanner State Park features a lake for swimming as well as walking trails and camping. McIntosh Reserve, which is along the Chattahoochee River perfect for horseback riding or camping.
Carrollton has absolutely exquisite homes on acreage in the $200s and up. Homes are available from the low $100s as well, perfect for first time homebuyers and investors.