When in Rome, do as Romans do
That means taking full advantage of a municipality recognized as one of the top 10 small cities in the Southeast.
Whether you were born or bred in Floyd County or hail from across the country, you’ll find a warm welcome here. The city’s beauty comes from its location at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and from the three rivers that meet here: The Oostananaula, the Etowah and the Coosa.
The intellectual and cultural life of the city is enhanced by the three institutions that call it home – Berry College, Shorter College, Georgia Highlands College and Georgia Northwestern Technical College. Take a class, attend a production or stroll through these beautiful campuses as they change with the seasons. The city is small enough to go (almost) anywhere in 10 minutes, yet large enough to boast Georgia’s oldest symphony, the Historic Desoto Theatre, and nationally recognized festivals, fairs, and sporting events.
Rome’s northern sector is bustling with shopping, recreation and historic homes. A number of thriving businesses and long-time industries keep the city prosperous. The southern part is convenient to downtown and features beautifully restored historic homes. The downtown and river districts are a delight with restored Victorian-era streets and shops. Eastern Rome offers a suburban lifestyle while west Rome boats a multitude of parks and recreation including beautiful Lake Weiss.