Berry College Announces Name for New Continuing Care Retirement Community

Selects The Spires at Berry College as a reflection of college founder’s vision of inspiration

ROME, GEORGIA (March 24, 2016) – Berry College has announced the new continuing care retirement community (CCRC), adjacent to the college’s nationally-recognized campus, will be named The Spires at Berry College. Opening in 2019, The Spires at Berry College will overlook 88-acre Eagle Lake, with unobstructed views of Lavender Mountain and is within a five-minute drive of the region’s highly regarded medical centers.

“Spires are an integral part of Berry’s history,” said Berry President Steve Briggs.” In the midst of their daily lives, Martha Berry wanted students to look up and aspire for more.  Spires of all kinds are located across the Berry campus, from the pinnacles of the Ford complex to the cupolas of its barns.  The spires complement the natural beauty of Berry’s hills and pine forests.”

With cultural and intellectual riches to mine, and 27,000 acres of wonder to explore, the Berry College campus encourages the spirit of discovery – the only guide necessary for residents to live their lives to the fullest.


The Spires at Berry College logo

Located on the undeveloped college land adjacent to the main campus, The Spires at Berry College will feature approximately 187 apartment homes and cottages, and offer a full compliment of healthcare and supportive services and amenities. Lakeside fine dining and a host of recreational and fitness opportunities unique to The Spires at Berry College will also be readily available, along with the security of lifelong health services.

Sky view rendering of The Spires at Berry College

Residents will enjoy access to cultural and academic offerings as well as the natural wonders of Berry College: from lectures and sporting events, to the more than 60 miles of hiking, biking and running trails, to the campus’s famed wildlife—including bald eagles that frequent the lake.

“The Spires at Berry College will provide wonderful opportunities for residents to interact daily with Berry College students in a variety of ways,” added Briggs. “Both generations will learn from and contribute to the richness of these experiences.  Both will find friendships that transcend differences in age.”

Last month, the college christened its pristine 88-acre lake on the west side of campus “Eagle Lake,” referencing the bald eagles who make their home on the world’s largest campus. Eagle Lake will serve as the backdrop to The Spires at Berry College, and offers an abundant food source for the eagles and the multitude of other wildlife species that reside on what has been recognized as one of the “world’s most beautiful college campuses.”

Those interested in The Spires at Berry College can call 706-238-7973 to learn more or visit us online.


About Berry College

Berry College is recognized nationally for the quality and value of its educational experience. College leaders from across the country chose Berry as the nation’s number one “up-and-coming” liberal arts college, according to recent U.S. News Best Colleges rankings. Located on a magnificent campus encompassing more than 27,000 acres near Rome, Ga., Berry challenges its student body, consisting of more than 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students, to embrace a firsthand education that unites strong academic programs with opportunities for meaningful work experience, spiritual and moral growth, and significant service to others.