Situated about 21 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta along the I-75 corridor, Marietta is one of Atlanta’s largest suburbs as well as the county seat of Cobb County. First settled in the 1820s, Marietta actually predates the city of Atlanta. With so much to enjoy in this bustling community of nearly 60,000 people, to think of Marietta as simply a suburb or gateway to the ATL is an injustice. (After all, there are reasons why the National Civic League named Marietta an All-America City and one of the top 10 places to live.) From the historic square and gorgeous natural surroundings to its numerous shopping and dining options, live music events, and the family fun of nearby Six Flags White Water — not to mention a wide variety of real estate at affordable prices — there are so many great reasons to call Marietta home.
- Population: 60,941
- Elevation: 1,129 feet
- Area: 23.2 square miles
- County Seat of Cobb County, Georgia
- Public schools: Marietta City Schools, Cobb County School District
- Top employers: Cobb County School District, Lockheed Martin, WellStar Kennestone Hospital
- Home to Dobbins Air Force Reserve Base, Six Flags White Water
- Known for its historic downtown square, popular for shopping, dining and multiple museums
Living in Marietta
- Historic Marietta Square—The city center of Marietta, developed when the town was first established, today remains the cultural, community and historic heart of the city, home to numerous museums, shops, restaurants and Glover Park.
- Marietta Museum of History—Located on the second floor of historic Kennesaw House along the square.
- Gone with the Wind Museum (aka, Scarlett on the Square)—A celebration of the Margaret Mitchell novel and classic film, with plenty of rare memorabilia.
- Marietta Welcome Center and Visitor’s Bureau—located in the old train depot building off the square, the welcome center is a landmark all its own; plus, you can get information about many of the area’s attractions and tours.
- Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield and Park—Site of a major Civil War battle during the Atlanta Campaign, a great place for day trips.
- Six Flags White Water—A popular amusement park and family day trip destination, open spring and summer.
- Spring – A fine upscale farm-to-table restaurant near downtown Marietta, featuring seasonal favorites, local ingredients and original culinary creations. Reservations highly recommended, with parties of 7 or more reserved at least 2 weeks in advance.
- Stockyard Burgers and Bones – A popular casual spot near the square offering excellent burgers and ribs, as well as a wide selection of bourbon.
- The Marietta Local – “Award Winning Comfort Food”—this popular counter spot off the square is known for its great breakfasts and fried chicken.
- Kiosco – A cozy, affordable Columbian restaurant known for its paella, sangria and a selection of traditional fare.
- Piastra – Enjoy delectable Italian dishes at this upscale-casual establishment in the heart of Marietta. Features locally sourced ingredients in made-from-scratch recipes.
You’ll find plenty of great local shops and boutiques along the streets of downtown Marietta. Other popular shopping destinations in this area include:
- Town Center at Cobb—Popular enclosed mall on the north side of Marietta featuring more than 175 stores, including H&M, Pandora, Forever 21 and more.
- The Avenue West Cobb—A delightful outdoor shopping destination west of town with a blend of national retailers, local establishments and well-reviewed eateries.
- The Avenue East Cobb—A sister Avenue dining destination located on the east side of Marietta.
- Cobb Antique Mall—This popular antiquing destination recently expanded to a 46,000-square-foot facility with over 90 merchants.
- Cumberland Mall—An upscale shopping destination located south of Marietta, at the junction of I-75 and I-285.
- Airports—Marietta is approximately 28 miles north of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, hailed as the world’s busiest airport, home to dozens of major national and international carriers and serving more than 100 million travelers a year. Nearby general aviation facilities include Cartersville Airport (26 miles away) and Peachtree Dekalb Airport (25 miles away).
- Public Transportation – Local Marietta is serviced by the Cobb Community Transit (CCT) bus system, with connection points to Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) for buses and trains into Atlanta.
- Major Roads and Interstates – Marietta sits just west of the I-75 corridor, a major interstate running between Michigan and Florida with access to the heart of Atlanta. Access to I-285 (the “Loop”) is approximately 10 miles south along I-75. The main thoroughfare within the city itself is GA-120 (Whitlock Avenue) which branches into North and South Marietta Parkway.
Marietta Real Estate Information
Over half of Marietta residences consist of single-family residences and townhomes, including newer construction, established homes and a sizable number of historic dwellings. Home prices in this area are relatively affordable compared to other nearby suburbs north of Atlanta. Median home values sit at around $251,000, with many homes priced at or near the median. Actual prices (depending on size and location) range from the high $100s to over $ 1 Million.
- Arbor Bridge
- Atlanta Country Club
- Autumn Lake
- Chimney Springs
- Christopher Robbins
- East Hampton
- East Worthington
- Ebenezer Farm
- Gant Quarters
- Hampton Woods
- High Gate
- Highland Park
- Highland Pointe
- Historic Marietta
- Indian Hills – Indian Hills Country Club
- Jefferson Township
- Kings Cove
- Lees Crossing
- Milford Chase
- Mitsy Forest
- North Landing
- Piedmont Hills
- St Charles Square
- Willow Point
- Windsor Oaks
- Wynford Chase
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