Friendship is the heart of Cartersville, Georgia. In the heart of downtown, you’ll find Friendship Plaza. In the heart of the plaza, you’ll find the Friendship Monument, built in 1857.
Things move a little slower in Cartersville, but that’s okay with residents, who prefer to stop and admire the spring blooms on the azaleas and crepe myrtles, anyway. Metro Atlanta is only an hour south, but in Cartersville the tall trees, fresh mountain air, and hidden waterfalls make the city feel far away.
Downtown Cartersville is a great place to shop. You’ll find several antique stores, art galleries, boutiques, and restaurants to explore. While downtown, don’t miss the original outdoor ad for Coca-Cola. It was painted in 1894 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
A great place to live and work, Cartersville was recently recognized by the American Heart Association for making health and fitness a priority in the workplace. Carterville is home to many businesses in the manufacturing, educational, and medical industries.
If you choose to rent an apartment in North Georgia, be sure to pack your hiking boots! With miles of trails and geocaching (a type of treasure hunt, using a hand-held GPS), this is a great location for outdoor adventures.
Whether you love to golf, bike ride, spend time at the spa, or go fishing and hunting, you’ll find what you are looking for in Cartersville — all wrapped around that friendly core of Southern hospitality.