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Old 11-12-2010, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Wandering in the Dothraki sea
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You're wrong. I was happy before I moved here. I was happy in Albany, even though it is well known statewide to be a pit. I would say it is rougher than Riverdale, College Park, or even Mechanicsville. I was happy in Peachtree City as well, although it is not hard for many people to be happy there. I became a depressed person by moving to Carrollton. I don't know what it is. I don't really think it's anyone thing. The people are incredibly rude (there are a handful of nice ones who deserve mention) and just backwards. This place is so, I don't know what it is. It's so hard to pin it down to one thing. I guess it's just everything. Every little thing here whether it's the people, the stores, the traffic, whatever, has some sort of taint to it. Some sort of inherent defect.
EVEN THE DOCTORS ARE TERRIBLE! I went to the emergency room and had to explain to the doctor how to treat me.
I know I sound like a whiny kid. I know I might come off as an elitist, but I speak the truth. It's a terrible place to live and I am someone that does not mind the country one bit.
I have to give Carrollton credit for one thing, it's awesome parks system. Really top notch. Great, beautiful parks.
Yep, I noticed it too- the air of mediocrity that pervades this place. Almost every single chain restaurant or store is inevitably worse than its' counterparts elsewhere. And yes, I would take my chances on the side of the road, upside down in a ditch before I'd feel comfortable going to Tanner's ER again. Tanner State Park however, is a nice little retreat when its not overrun by the townspeople.
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Old 11-14-2010, 03:44 PM
 
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Yep, I noticed it too- the air of mediocrity that pervades this place. Almost every single chain restaurant or store is inevitably worse than its' counterparts elsewhere. And yes, I would take my chances on the side of the road, upside down in a ditch before I'd feel comfortable going to Tanner's ER again. Tanner State Park however, is a nice little retreat when its not overrun by the townspeople.
If you like Tanner Park, you should check out all the little parks in the city. There pretty cool places to hang out and they largely get ignored by the towns people.
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Old 11-21-2010, 07:09 AM
 
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There is some truth in these posts. I am what my name says and originally from Dville. People started migrating from Douglasville to VR/Temple/Carrollton some years ago. The urban sprawl is absolutely terrible.
We have what you call 10 cent millionaires that live here. People who want to be more prosperous than their neighbors and really don't care much for folks.
It is a very political town with very little diversity. Hwy. 61 has become a traffic nightmare and people mostly just stay to themselves as not to be a target for some ridiculous argument about how the south was better off had it remained under confederate rule. The schools are lousy. The elementary schools are fine but once you get past 5th grade, the kids go into middle and high and there had better be a pot full of money for your kids to buy and participate in everything. Nothing is free here. Nothing for the children to do.
There is a new amphitheatre and it is almost a laugh. All that money for a stage and a few seats thrown out where the sock mill used to be. The tri plex is all sports and a few swings in the playground area..Another failed project.
Carrollton is a bit more sophisicated than Villa Rica. We have the Gold Dust festival and the only gold or gem of this city is the exit sign that you are leaving. I want to leave the area but it requires a shortsale or walking away from a mortgage I am sinking uder. This west ga area used to be a very nice place to live but not so much anymore.
There are few sidewalks, little shopping other than CVS or Walmart and Walgreens. I hope you really like your home. Most people just want to stay inside once they are here. A bit scary out in this neck of the woods. The dumbed down intellect alone will scare ya. Again, I say, it used to be a great little place. Now it is trying to compete with Atlanta in a backwards way.
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Old 11-28-2010, 08:55 PM
 
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Here's some info in you're interested in Carrollton's Schools:


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Carrollton High has been recognized as a Georgia School of Excellence three times and has been featured in such national magazines as Redbook Magazine and U.S. News & World Report.

Carrollton Georgia Real Estate and Homes for Sale | ZipRealty.com



Congratulations to the CHS Speech and Debate Team for winning the GFCA State Public Forum Debate Championship last weekend at Evans High School. The team members are Skylar Smisson, Michael Ingram, Jonathan Edwards, and Colton Huebner. Skylar Smisson and Michael Ingram did not lose a round in their debates to give CHS its Ninth State Championship!

Carrollton High: Latest News > "Debate Team wins State!"




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Best known for their Football and Track & Field programs, football has won seven state championships and track & field has won twenty-four state championships. The football program is the 19th winning-est program in the nation.

Carrollton High School - Carrollton, Georgia/GA - Public School Profile
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Old 11-28-2010, 09:15 PM
 
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When in Carrollton be sure to visit Horton's Books.

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Another unique shop located on Adamson Square is Horton's Books & Gifts, certified as the oldest bookstore in Georgia by the American Booksellers Association. Founded in 1892, it is also Carrollton and Carroll County's oldest business.

Carrollton, Georgia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:52 PM
 
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The northern part of Powder Springs is actually pretty nice. You would have about a 30 to 40 minute commute to work and the schools are among the best in the state.

People are nice and laid back. Powder Springs was actually among the lowest areas in crime for all of Georgia. Though the south side has some issues thanks to the availability of Section 8 and old Habitat for Humanity housing in that area. Even in the rough parts of town though folks are generally nice.

You have the Marietta Square about 10 minutes away. A lot of free and cheap events for kids and families. Every weekend there is an event that costs little to nothing to attend. It's a great place to raise kids.

Hillgrove is a very good school district as is Harrison. McEachern went through a decline but the honors/target classes are as good as any private school in Georgia.
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Central Georgia USA
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Regardless of what some people are saying , Carrollton is really a very nice city.
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:52 AM
 
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Yeah these Carrollton haters are just being silly.


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Thanks to Advanced Placement test scores and the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math initiative, Carrollton High School has been recognized by the state.

The Georgia Department of Education recognized CHS on Thursday for excelling in to portions of AP testing. The class of 2010 had exceptional performance in the AP STEM Schools and AP STEM Achievement Schools. Superintendent Kent Edwards said only about 15 percent of schools in the state received the AP STEM Achievement honor, about 80 schools in the state.

“Rarely will we have students who take one AP course and they’re much more rigorous than even an honor’s class,” Edwards said. “We’re really excited about this. It speaks very highly of the rigorous academics at the Carrollton system."

Times-Georgian - News, Classifieds, Business, Sports - Carrollton, Georgia
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Old 07-26-2011, 07:43 PM
 
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Carrollton is a backwater hell hole that wants to be a suburb.

I am a senior at UWG. Honestly, these people are mostly right. The best advice is from the person from Douglasville. I also have a job in which I deal with the general public here (I get a good cross section of the whole community) and the way these people behave it sickens me. I know a fellow student that works in fast food and the way she get treated. Let's just say I have never seen people treat a female so cruelly. Meanness for the sake of meanness.

I would like to address the fact that your husband is working at the school. The UWG community IS COMPLETELY SEPARATE FROM CARROLLTON! Student life is lame because everyone gets the hell out for the weekend (it used to be a great social school made the top ten party list at one point). The towns people largely like to ignore the school's existence. Go to Athens or Auburn, the community completely embraces the university. In Carrollton, that's not the case. The people here tend to resent the college if anything because of the imagined ill behavior of some of the students (I am proud to say that my fellow students conduct themselves well in town. It's mostly the children of the carrolltonites that i can't stand. If I get leered at by another white trash teenager in a dirty pink polo shirt with diamond earrings and terrible tattoos I might go crazy) Not to say the students aren't annoying, but we keep it on campus.

I don't understand why a rural town like Carrollton wouldn't completely embrace a WORLD CLASS UNIVERSITY that's on the way up. I do think it says something negative about the population though. This town is the opposite of progressive.

Powder Springs IS A GREAT IDEA. Also, the commute isn't quite as awful because you aren't heading into Atlanta.

Carrollton tries to pass itself off as Mayberry, but it isn't. It's just another GA town that grew way too fast during the housing explosion. The "10 cent" millionaire comment is spot on. You can tell the people here want to act like they live in a suburb.

The above grievances closely match mine so I am not going to get into it. The people that don't keep to themselves tend to be narrow minded and hateful for the most part (except some nice old people). If another person tells me Obama is the Muslim, socialist anti-christ I am going to snap. No sense of community really.

Everyone draws the high school like a gun when defending this place. There are two high schools. The city high school is the "nice" one. Those unfortunate enough to live outside the narrow city limits have to go to Central which is largely neglected (tax issues and such).

As far as the "nice" city school goes, their only real achievements are in athletics. If your kid is average then there is no advantage. Seriously, these people act like the only reason you go to high school is to play football.

The whole Ga School of excellence things is a joke. It's like being the healthiest person with AIDS. GA has a terrible school system to begin with. These little titles they give to certain schools are largely meaningless (sorry not to discredit any admirable educators, but that's how it is).

Sorry to be long winded but that's my summary of Carrollton.

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Old 07-26-2011, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Carrollton is a backwater hell hole that wants to be a suburb.
Yeah, but it has J-Bo's BBQ.
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