blog12Rome, GA is nestled in a tiny Southern town known mainly for being home to Berry College. That’s far from boring, however. Rome boasts fine dining, especially the highly rated La Scala Italian restaurant, the Coosa Country Club golf course, Callier Springs Country Club, Stone Bridge golf club, and plenty of nearby stateparks for fishing, hiking, walking, biking, and even horseback riding.

Thanks to Rome’s great neighbors there’s even more to do further afield. . Nearby Calhoun is known for its great outlet stores, including Tommy Hilfiger, Coach, G.H. Bass & Co., Beall’s Outlet, Gap Outlet, Polo Ralph Lauren, and more. Dalton, to the North, has some hidden restaurant gems, like El Pollo Alegre, which lures diners in from bigger cites like Chattanooga, Southern cooking at Oakwood Café, and the Dalton Depot  & Trackside Tavern. Dalton also boasts decent retail at Walnut Square Mall. Shops include Belk, JC Pennies, Sears, Bath and Body Works, Rack Room Shoes, Payless, and more. The Big Deal Flea Market is a hugely popular weekend attraction.

A little further afield is Chattanooga, Tennessee, which has no shortage of fun restaurants, the largest mall in the state, outdoor attractions, and fun events. The Chattanooga Symphony and Opera is a big hit, as are touring musical performances and national acts at Memorial Auditorium and The Tivioli theaters. There’s plenty to do with the grandkids for a visit, from the Incline Railway to the Dragon Dreams Museum, the riverfront area, and more.

Rome is the perfect place to enjoy peace and quiet and low cost of living, while being near a wide variety of enjoyments. You can play and relax in any amount, surrounded by a friendly community at Riverwood Retirement. Make your retirement what you want it with Riverwood!