Berry College Plans 48-Acre CCRC on Its Campus in Rome, Georgia

ROME, Ga. — Berry College has announced plans for The Spires at Berry College, a 48-acre continuing care retirement community (CCRC) on its campus in Rome, approximately 70 miles northwest of Atlanta.

A groundbreaking is set for Oct. 19, with the first units opening in 2020. Although the number of units was not disclosed, the community will be able to house approximately 300 residents in a combination of apartments and cottages.

“It’s beyond what most people imagine in a retirement community,” says Dr. Steve Briggs, president of Berry College. “It’s the opportunity to be on a college campus again and really make the most of it — music and arts performances, public speakers, classes, sports events and much more.”

The property is located along Eagle Lake at the foot of Lavender Mountain. Berry College’s full campus totals more than 27,000 acres and is home to more than 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students. U.S. Newsrecently ranked it as the top up-and-coming liberal arts college in the country.