Living in Northwest Georgia

Northwest Georgia possesses a diversity of features and activities across the rolling hills, rippling waterways, and bustling downtowns of historic Rome, Cartersville, and surrounding areas that will enrich your family life.



Just a short drive north of Atlanta, Cartersville is a gateway between the vibrant Atlanta metro area and the north Georgia mountains with convenient access from Interstate 75. With activities as varied as the people who call this community home, there is something for everyone.


Cartersville is home to Smithsonian Affiliate museums and National Register Historic District that make history come alive at Booth Western Art MuseumTellus Science MuseumEtowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site, and more.


The beautiful, and award-winning Barnsley Resort is a destination for golfers, marksmen, and historians alike. For outdoor enthusiasts  Lake Allatoona and Red Top Mountain State Park are located in Bartow county, as well. New to the area, is LakePoint Sporting Community – staged to become the world’s most comprehensive sports tournament vacation destination. Currently home to Terminus Wake Park, Perfect Game Baseball, Rally Volleyball, soccer, and lacrosse.


Cartersville’s public school systems, private schools, and the colleges in our community all work together for the betterment of the area as a whole and are giving our students the resources they need to be successful.


Few cities compare to the blend of natural beauty and character found in Georgia’s Rome.  Where the rivers meet and the mountains begin, Rome is a city that has proudly maintained historical charm while nurturing a flourishing future. Located just one hour from Atlanta and Chattanooga, and two hours from Birmingham, Rome has a strong arts community, a passion for history, and a love for the three rivers winding through the heart of the city.


The arts flourish in live community theatre groups, such as the Rome Shakespeare Festival and musical offerings such as the Rome Symphony Orchestra (founded by a member of the Harbin family nearly a century ago), and the Rome International Film Festival.


For those who enjoy an active lifestyle, there is much to relish here. For sports fans, family nights at the ballpark cheering on the minor league Rome Braves (2016 South Atlantic League Champions) are fun-filled and convenient. Exciting, running, biking, and paddling events throughout the year take locals on beautiful trail systems winding along rivers and spacious parks in historic downtown areas. Scattered throughout the region are hiking trails, caves, and mountains to explore and mighty rivers perfect for canoeing and kayaking.


Educational opportunities in Northwest Georgia include strong public and private schools such as Darlington School, one of the leading day and boarding schools in the Southeast, and cheering on youth and high school sports teams such as the Rome Wolves football team (2016 Region 5A State Champions) is an unforgettable experience. Our colleges and universities include Berry College, chosen as one of the “Smartest Liberal Arts Colleges in the World” by Business Insider.


No matter the size or age of your family, Harbin Clinic will connect you to the appropriate resources to ensure a smooth and happy transition to a new community.