Marietta, Georgia

Cobb County was one of the 24 Georgia counties created in 1832 from Cherokee Indian territory. It is named for Judge Thomas W. Cobb, a former U.S. senator. Marietta, the county seat, is named for his wife. In frontier days, the Chattahoochee River, which forms Cobb's southeast boundary, served as a dividing line between Creek and Cherokee Indian territories.

Marietta is the largest city in Cobb with population exceeding 60,000. Over 740,000 reside in Cobb County, Georgia's fourth-most populous county. In Marietta, the estimated median household income in 2013 was $71,200. The estimated median home value in 2013 was $193,700. Marietta includes the zip codes 30062, 30064, 30066, 30067, 30068, and 30339.

Marietta City Schools is Georgia's first Charter School Systems and first International Baccalaureate World School District. It includes eight elementary choice schools, one of which is a STEM Certified Magnet school; one sixth-grade school and one middle school – both offering STEM Certified Programs, and one high school.

As the second largest school system in Georgia, the Cobb County School District is responsible for educating more than 112,000 students. Fifty-six of the 112 schools in the county system are Georgia Schools of Excellence, and 22 are National Blue Ribbon Schools. Cobb County high schools serving Marietta students include Kell, Lassiter, Osborne, Pope, Sprayberry, Walton, and Wheeler. Pope is ranked as 4th highest in Georgia by Newsweek. Sprayberry High has been featured in Atlanta Magazine, Newsweek, and the Washington Post as one of the best high schools in the city and in the nation. Lassiter received recognition in US News and World Report rankings as "one of the best high schools" in Georgia.

On January 6, 2015, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved the consolidation of Kennesaw State and Southern Polytechnic State University. The new KSU features over 140 degree programs including nationally ranked degrees in business, engineering and first-year programs, as well as premier teaching, nursing, architecture, science and math programs. Chattahoochee Technical College's Marietta campus is one of eight state-wide which offer 70+ degrees, diplomas, and certificates in 45 programs of study. Life University in Marietta is the largest single campus chiropractic college in the world.

Located just 15 miles northwest of Atlanta, Marietta serves as the county seat in the center of Cobb County. There is easy access to all points in Marietta from Interstate 75, U.S. Highway 41 and many state routes.

CobbLinc is the new name for buses and other transit services provided by Cobb County. New routes and 35 new WiFi-equipped buses serve the residents of Cobb on a daily basis.

Cobb County International Airport - McCollum Field is a major general aviation reliever airport for Hartsfield-Jackson. Atlanta-Hartsfield International Airport is about thirty minutes south of Marietta, GA.

Marietta, GA as part of Cobb County consistently ranks lower in unemployment than the state average. The area's top employers include The Home Depot, Cobb County Schools, WellStar Health Systems, Lockheed Martin, Cobb County Government, Publix Super Markets and Dobbins Air Force Base.

The region supports four large hospitals. Marietta's largest heath care center is WellStar Kennestone Hospital, one of only four designated trauma centers in metro Atlanta. The system's emergency center is the second busiest in Georgia.

As Cobb's largest city, Marietta, Georgia abounds with recreation activities for young and old. Marietta Parks, Recreation and Facilities maintain 18 parks with several amenities, from 25-acre Laurel Park to Monarch Park's butterfly garden.

Cobb County Parks, Recreations and Cultural Affairs Department offers two award-winning courses for golfers: Cobblestone Golf Course and Legacy Links Golf Course.

Cobb Cultural Affairs also offers many creative and entertaining outlets for leisure activities from watercolor, clay or acting classes, to theatre performances, outdoor concerts, and gallery exhibitions. The county is home to arts centers in East, West and South Cobb: the Civic Center Complex, the historic Mable House and the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre.

Civic Groups
Diverse community and cultural opportunities are provided by clubs and civic organizations in the city including Rotary, Optimists and Lions; as well as service leagues and numerous non-profit organizations.

Marietta Square
The Marietta Square is the central gathering place at the heart of Marietta with Glover Park as the center of it all. Experience festivals, concerts, markets and special events in a Victorian setting. Plus there is shopping, antiques, restaurants, museums, theatres and more!
Recognized as an All-American City in 2006 and named one of the nation's 10 best communities by the National Civic League, Marietta's commitment to quality of life is unsurpassed.

Marietta Neighborhoods
Considering a move to Cobb Count? Marietta, Georgia offers several new and established residential communities with and without amenities. Home prices range from starter homes in the $100,000's to over $1,000,000.

Marietta, GA Neighborhoods and Subdivisions under $200K
Arbor Forest, Autumn Lake, Churchill Falls, Cottages of Marietta, Essex Park, Hollydale, Independence Square, Laurel Springs, Lees Crossing, Lorings Square, Historic Marietta, Milford Chase, Milford Woods, North Landing, Saddlebrook, The Overlook, Turtle Rock

Marietta, GA Neighborhoods and Subdivisions under $300K
Alexander Farms, Autumn Lake, Barrett Creek, Brookcliff, Charlton Forge, Chastain Enclave, Chastain Glen, Chestnut Creek, Chimney Springs, Churchill Falls, Essex Park, Fox Hills, Hampton Glen, Hardage Farm, Heritage Oaks, Heritage Trace, Highland Pointe, Highland Ridge, Independence Square, Laurel Springs, Lorings Square, Macland Park, Historic Marietta, Milford Chase, Milford Woods, Nob Ridge, North Landing, Post Oak Springs, Princeton Mill, Red Oak Park, Saddlebrook, St Charles Square, Somerset, Stonebridge at Mud Creek, Thornbrook, Walkers Ridge, Weatherstone, West Hampton, Willow Point, Windsor Oaks, Wynford Chace

Marietta, GA Neighborhoods and Subdivisions under $500K
Addies Pond, Barrett Heights, Chadds Walk, Charlton Forge, Chimney Springs, Dorset, East Park, Easthampton, Ebenezer Farm, Fallwood, Hampton Woods, Hardage Farm, Hays Farm, Heritage Oaks, Heritage Trace, Highland Pointe, Highland Ridge, Jacksons Creek, Jefferson Township, Kings Cove, Lake Colony, Lakefield Manor, Historic Marietta, New Bedford, Nob Ridge, Northampton, Paces Farm, Princeton Corners, Princeton Lakes, Princeton Mill, Red Oak Park, Saddlebrook, St Charles Square, Sibley Forest, Somerset, Stonebridge at Mud Creek, Weatherstone, Willow Point

Marietta, GA Neighborhoods and Subdivisions over $500K
Asheforde, Anderson Farm, Atlanta Country Club, Barrett Heights, Ebenezer Farm, Hampton Woods, Hays Farm, Highland Pointe, Indian Hills Country Club, Jacksons Creek, Jefferson Township, Kings Cove, New Bedford, Northampton, Paces Farm, Park at Latimer Farms, Princeton Lakes, Sibley Forest, Stonebridge at Mud Creek, Waterford Green, Weddington, Whitlock Heights, Willow Point

Cobb County is a family friendly community known for great schools. Our Marietta real estate experts will help you find the right neighborhood for you and your family - whether it is new construction or a pre-owned home, in a country club or gated community, with water, golf, tennis, or views.

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Updated: 26th August, 2019 9:05 AM.