Retire in Rome, GA

Livability Score
48
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Total Population
36099
Median Househould Income
33787
Median Age
33.9
65 Years and Over
5388
Median Home Value
122900
Unemployed
2233
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Swift & Finch Coffee

My favorite coffee shop ever! Everytime I come to Rome, I find an excuse to visit Swift and Finch. Not only is it a great way to support local businesses,...

2. Chick-fil-A

Fantastic service and awesome tasting food! A great place to eat in Rome. Restaurant is always clean and the staff are very friendly.

3. Jerusalem Grill

The food was awesome! We are new to Mediterranean food, and the people there were very helpful. The portions were large and I felt like I was actually...

4. Yummy Thai Cuisine

These guys are great. Service was terrific and the food was yummy !! Will def be back when we visit again. Thank you

5. Provino's Italian Restaurant

First time visit and went based on my mom's recommendation. Overall the food was great. Of course the salad is delicious with garlic rolls. Servings are...

Golf
1. Stonebridge Golf Club

Pretty cool, low profile course. The "old fellas" are cool and funny to talk to. Overall a good and pleasant experience

2. Bentwater Golf Club

Severely under recognized as the best burger in the area! Very nice quality and great flavor. Get it with blackening seasoning for a little more kick!

3. Barnsley Golf

Class act! I had never been here before, but I had a new club that I wanted to spend the day practicing with on the driving range. For about $25 I provided...

4. Golf Fore Less

Seeing as how there are no other stores in Rome that exist solely for the game of golf, the owners here have a captive audience. Kudos to them for not...

5. Prospect Valley Golf Club

Beautiful course, right in the middle of nature. Very kind staff as well. 9 hole course.

Active
1. Skydive Spaceland-Atlanta

This was on my wife's bucket list so I purchased two jump packages with the HD video and pictures for both of us. Sadly, my wife injured herself several...

2. Dellinger Park

Love going to this park! Always something to do and I really enjoy feeding the fish. Great walking trails, tennis courts, basketball court and so much...

3. Etowah Indian Mounds

We travel along I-75 a lot, and always see the sign. Today, we were kidless and decided to stop by. Very well marked and easy to get to from the...

4. Paradise Garden

I saw signs on the side of the road into Summerville about this place--I did not know it existed before, but I remembered the name of Howard Finster as the...

5. Cycle Therapy

Hands down the BEST bike shop in North Georgia. These folks not only have the know-how and the goods, they have PERSONALITY, too!!!

Arts
1. Booth Western Art Museum

Best art museum in GA. Hands down! Booth houses mostly private art collections on loan focused on western and Native American culture. It also has a...

2. Tellus Science Museum

This was a great day trip! On the site it said to plan about 3 hours but you can definitely spend more time there! We have passed Tellus many times and...

3. Etowah Indian Mounds

We travel along I-75 a lot, and always see the sign. Today, we were kidless and decided to stop by. Very well marked and easy to get to from the...

4. Schroeder's New Deli

Whenever I return to Rome from Atlanta, this is the first place I come over to grab myself some ice tea and nachos. Very at-home and cozy. Every time I...

5. Paradise Garden

I saw signs on the side of the road into Summerville about this place--I did not know it existed before, but I remembered the name of Howard Finster as the...

Shopping
1. Pullen's Ordinary Bicycles & Plain Outdoors

Since the unfortunate closure of Bob's this has become the place to go for bikes and parts. Friendly, down to earth LOCALS man the shop and assist you with...

2. Old Havana Cigar

Brews and cigars in one placr. Walkin humidor with a great selection. Smoke and enjoy your beer from the bar. My fave place in my hometown!

3. Tj Maxx

I am a T.J. Maxx fan through and through! Not all locations are created equal, but they're pretty much worth checking out no matter what you're in the...

4. Koman's

This is the best store i have seen in a longtime that sells wigs and hair product . Their variety is amazing. Every time i visit Rome i will make it my...

5. Cycle Therapy

Hands down the BEST bike shop in North Georgia. These folks not only have the know-how and the goods, they have PERSONALITY, too!!!

Health
1. Stress Knot Massage Studio

Stress Knot is the best massage studio in this area! Jackie is not only prompt and professional, but she works wonderful magic with her hands. I suffer from...

2. Mockingbird Dental Associates

I love Mockingbird Dental!! Everyone here is amazing and they treat you like family! I've been coming here since I was young and still use them even though...

3. Aspen Dental

They are fast and super polite. Always have a great experience when i go here

4. Foot Massage

These folks are so nice and professional. I feel great each time I get a massage and the place is always packed. Good sign!!!! Try it out.

5. Aspen Dental

They were able to take me immediately when an old crown from another dentist fell out. Kimberlee took x-rays and was pleasant and professional. Dr Self got...

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