Just outside Cartersville and Rome, you’ll find beautiful new homes with wide open spaces at great prices.
Situated almost equidistant between Rome and Cartersville, Taylorsville, Rockmart, and Kingston offer an overall lower cost of living while still reaping the economic and lifestyle benefits of both cities. Prospective homeowners will find they can get more for their money in these towns, like getting 4 bedrooms instead of 3 or a new home versus an older one. Plus, most homes have larger lots and overall there is more greenspace than can be found in the nearby cities. In fact, there are new homes in each of these towns, starting as low as $169,900. These new, affordable subdivisions could make the dream of owning a brand-new home a reality for some buyers.
Applewood Farm, Taylorsville
Filled with rolling hills and open skies, Applewood Farm offers residents the opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Starting in the mid $200s, there are 10+ customizable modern floorplans which range from 2,100 – 2,700 square feet. This neighborhood has a mixture of brand new and older homes, with new construction nearing completion. It’s located off State Highway 113, about 12 miles west of Cartersville and is about 18 miles west of I-75.
Taylorsville itself boasts plenty of wide-open spaces and beautiful countryside. The Taylorsville Real Estate market is comprised of undeveloped land, beautiful sprawling estates, smaller homes with acreage, and nice subdivisions. Many homes look like they should be featured in Country Living Magazine. From large tracts of land for farming/ranching to smaller plots suitable for families, there is plenty of land ready to be shaped into dream homes by its future owners. The median selling price is $230,000.
Area schools are Taylorsville Elementary, Woodland Middle School, and Woodland High School. Woodland graduation rates are good at 82.8% which is slightly higher than the state graduation rate of 81.6%. Besides good academics, they have excellent extracurricular programs. For example, the Woodland Band was featured in the Macys Day Parade last year.
Arbor Chase, Rockmart
Arbor Chase, located in the quaint town of Rockmart, GA, is the picture-perfect place for adventurers and families alike! Home to the Silver Comet trail, new homeowners will find the peace of nature and the thrill of new journeys. Arbor Chase is the epitome of a small southern community while having ease of access to all the perks of the city. Starting in the high $180s, there are several customizable modern floorplans which range from 1,801 – 2,234 square feet. This neighborhood by Smith and Douglas has a mixture of brand new and older homes. New construction is nearing completion, so now is the time to act if you want a brand-new home. It’s located off State Highway 278, about 5 minutes from downtown Rockmart. Rockmart is about 20 miles west of Cartersville and is about 20 miles south of Rome.
In Rockmart, you’ll find many homes and undeveloped land. The Silver Comet trail winds through Riverwalk Park, which is close to downtown shopping and restaurants. Rockmart offers everything an outdoor enthusiast could want – from hunting and fishing to great trails for walking and biking. On average, home prices are much lower than Taylorsville, with a median selling price of $130,000. Local schools include Van Wert Elementary School, Rockmart Middle School, and Rockmart High School, which are part of the Polk County School System. Polk County Schools have a slightly above average graduation rate at 82%, with about half graduating with honors. Many students also take advantage of dual enrollment and advanced placement opportunities.
Kingston Park, Kingston
Looking for a great deal on a new home? Kingston Park in Kingston, GA has the best bargains for new homes in the area. For instance, you can buy a brand-new 3 bed, 2.5 bath home in Kingston Park for as low as $164,900. Homes in this new development by Wade Journey Homes range from 1402-2002 square feet and feature 2-car garages. Located just off Highway 411, Kingston Park is about 10 miles northwest of Cartersville and about 15 miles east of Rome.
Kingston itself is the epitome of a small town with one local grocery store, a Dollar General, a few churches. It’s best known for its beautiful event facility, White Columns, which plays host to many weddings, reunions, and corporate events. It’s also just a few miles south of Barnsley Gardens, a renowned resort with nice restaurants, leisure activities, and events. Like Taylorsville and Rockmart, Kingston is also almost equidistant between Rome and Cartersville and has the lowest cost of living of the three. According to Realtor.com, the average price/square foot is $102 in Kingston vs $111 in Cartersville. In fact, Kingston’s cost of living is 14.70% lower than the U.S. average.
Neighborhood schools include Kingston Elementary, Cass Middle School, and New Cass High School. Cass graduation rates are quite good at 88.1% which is significantly higher than Rockmart, Taylorsville, and the state average graduation rate of 81.6%. It also has a 5-star School Climate rating, which rates the quality and character of school life as excellent.
Home Values Likely to Appreciate
Best of all, homes in these towns are likely to increase in value as the area continues to grow. Bartow county homes have appreciated 9.18% over the last 10 years. This trend is likely to continue as Cartersville and the surrounding Bartow County area continue to grow in both jobs and population. Since the 2010 Census, the county’s population increased by 1.52% while Cartersville’s population grew by 1.29%. This growth is expected to continue as Metro Atlanta expands into surrounding counties.
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