Drive 50 miles west from Atlanta and you’ll find Carrollton, a charming town at the heart of Georgia’s Carroll County and home to our new active lifestyle community, Windmill Park. There’s so much to see and do in Carrollton. Here are just a few of the reasons why we think you’ll love living here.
Just steps from Windmill Park is the Carrollton Greenbelt, an 18-mile paved bike and walking trail that encircles the city with Zagstar bikes available along the way. The trail passes by Lakeshore Park and Hobbs Farm Park. The former is home to Lake Carroll and features an aquatic center, full-size gym, track, and tennis courts. The later is home to an award-winning disc golf course – it’s the best in the state!
Carroll County is also home to John Tanner Park, a 138-acre park with a beach and lake for swimming, hiking, putt-putt golf and many more activities.
Cultural activities and events
The Greenbelt also passes through the campus of the University of West Georgia, one of Carrollton’s cultural hubs. The university hosts sporting events, performances, and seminars. The Carrollton Cultural Arts Center, located downtown, produces plays in its 262-seat theater and art shows. And the Senior Center offers classes, trips, fitness activities and social events to its members.
There are numerous annual events in Carrollton. One of the most popular is the annual July 4th celebration featuring the largest parade in the area, The People’s Parade. The patriotic celebration ends with a performance by the Carroll Symphony Orchestra and fireworks.
Other must-do events include MayFest on the first Saturday in May, A Taste of Carrollton on the third Thursday in September, the Carrollton Festival of the Arts the second weekend in October, and the annual Christmas parade on the square.
At the heart of Carrollton is its historic downtown and Adamson Square. Here you’ll find restaurants and shops like Horton’s Books and Gifts, the oldest bookstore in Georgia.
Downtown is also home to the Southeastern Quilt and Textile Museum, which offers classes in addition to exhibits, and the AMP, an outdoor amphitheater that hosts free summer concerts and movies.
Just two blocks from Adamson Square is the Cotton Mill Farmers Market. It’s open on Saturday mornings year-round selling fruits, vegetables, meats and dairy products from local farmers.
Windmill Park is just a few miles from downtown Carrollton. The community offers three ranch-style homes and numerous amenities including bocce ball and pickleball. Come see for yourself why you’ll love living in Carrollton.