Located northwest of Atlanta, just outside of the Perimeter, residents of this popular suburb will tell you the town’s heart is historic
. Built around Glover Park and its picturesque gazebo, the square features a vibrant mix shops, restaurants, and museums. You can people watch at the fountain or take one of the many walking or trolley tours. Themes range from architecture, antiques, botanical, history, and ghost tours. Throughout the year you’ll find a wide variety of events including a year-round farmer’s market on Saturdays, the annual Art in the Park festival, and a summer concert series.
Outdoor activities abound. Marietta is just a hop, skip, and a jump from Lake Allatoona. Or, indulge your love of history and nature at nearby Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield. Residents can take advantage of 18 city parks providing football, baseball, softball, tennis, running, biking and a host of other competitive league and non-competitive pursuits. Swim, tennis, and golf can be found at family-friendly
Indian Hills Country Club
or in neighboring Acworth at ClubCorp-member
Brookstone Golf & Country Club
Adjacent to Marietta is sought-after East Cobb. Residents of this area have a Marietta address but are not within the boundary of the city. Instead, it is an unincorporated area of 170,000 residents who are served by Cobb County Government. Both Marietta and East Cobb residents enjoy low Cobb County property taxes and commute options that include I-75 and its new Peach Pass lanes and airport access via I-285.
Housing options in Marietta run the gamut from brand new townhomes within walking distance of the town square to traditional homes on spacious lots in established neighborhoods. You’ll find a wide range of prices in this local market, too, with everything from multi-million-dollar mansions to quaint starter homes. Marietta is known for having an excellent school system including such award winners as Pope High School and Wheeler High School. East Cobb is home to two top-rated high schools, Walton and Lassiter, both consistently ranked in the top ten statewide. Just up the road is
Kennesaw State University
, a public university offering four-year and graduate degrees.
- Median Age: 33.5
- Median Household Income: $50,963
- Mean Household Income: $74,834
- County: Cobb
- Location: 20 miles northwest of Atlanta
- Major Thoroughfares: Hwy 120 (E/W), Cobb Pkwy (N/S)
- Nearest Interstate: I-75, I-285
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A Little History
Founded in mid-1800’s, the city witnessed the Civil War, (was spared by General Sherman), transitioned from agricultural and manufacturing to education and service industries, provided soldiers and materials in two World Wars, and evolved into the vibrant, modern home it is today. Check out the
Museum of History
for the full story of this area.
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