Cartersville, GA, is the official county government seat of Bartow County and it is situated 44 miles northwest of Atlanta on Interstate 75. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Cartersville’s population was 15,925 in the year 2000 and its total land area is 23.4 square miles. In 2007, the Bartow County Department of Labor estimated that Cartersville’s population had increased to 19,610. The population density is relatively low at 838 people per square mile and during that same seven year time period there was a corresponding increase of 67% in property values. Cartersville’s public school system is excellent, the cost of living is relatively low, and a wide variety of cultural and recreational activities are easily accessible to residents.
Cartersville is a center for tourism in northwest Georgia
The tourism and travel industry contributes approximately $90 million per year to Cartersville’s economy. Popular tourist attractions such as the Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site where Native American history dating back to 10,000 B.C. can be seen, Red Top Mountain State Park, and Tellus: Northwest Georgia Science Museum bring tens of thousands of visitors to Cartersville each year. The Convention and Tourism Bureau at 1 Friendship Plaza in Cartersville is Georgia’s official government welcome center and it is a good source of information about accommodations, restaurants, and tourist attractions in Cartersville.
The City of Cartersville assists new business development in many ways
The Downtown Development Authority is Cartersville’s official city bureau of economic development and it has the responsibility for stimulating new growth in accordance with Cartersville’s environmental and aesthetic standards. Cartersville and Bartow County also work together through the Cartersville-Bartow County Department of Economic Development and the Bartow-Cartersville Joint Development Authority to actively recruit new business and industry to Cartersville. The City of Cartersville is committed to maintaining a healthy business environment in which enjoyable opportunities are available to all Cartersville’s residents.
Cartersville offers a rural, suburban lifestyle complete with all amenities
The City of Cartersville school system consists of four award winning public schools. High quality medical care is available at Cartersville Medical Center and at two other hospitals within 15 miles of Cartersville. Over 40,000 people each year participate in a wide range of artistic events and educational programs presented at the historic Grand Theatre in downtown Cartersville. There are also many excellent golf courses and public facilities in which to play competitive sports, swim, go fishing, or enjoy boating, camping and hiking in and around Cartersville. With its thriving downtown commercial district containing a wide variety of interesting shops, restaurants and retail businesses, Cartersville has become known as one of the most desirable cities in northwest Georgia in which to reside.