Marietta

This city has an attractive downtown area surrounding a beautiful 19th-century town square.

Welcome to Marietta

Suburban city with lots of green space and amenities

Marietta is a sprawling suburban city with lots of green space located in central Cobb County to Atlanta’s northwest. This city has an attractive downtown area surrounding a beautiful 19th-century town square. The streets around Marietta Square feature a wide variety of shops, restaurants, and museums. Marietta also has Civil War battlefields and hiking trails ascending nearby Kennesaw Mountain, which is the highest point in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area. The city has six historic districts and a wide-ranging real estate mix. Single-family homes are available in nearly every style imaginable alongside private gated and golf course communities as well as undeveloped lots providing the canvas for the home of your dreams.

What to Love

  • Suburban city with lots of green space
  • Historic Marietta Square
  • Diverse housing options 
  • Lots of shops and restaurants

People & Lifestyle

Marietta has a relaxed small-town feel with no shortage of places to shop and dine. The city is packed with cultural attractions. Residents enjoy hiking trails at Kennesaw Mountain and lots of fun at the Six Flags White Water waterpark. Marietta is popular with young families since it offers access to some of the best public schools in Georgia.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Marietta is full of places to shop and dine. Town Center Mall has more than 170 businesses anchored by two Macy’s locations and Belk and JCPenney department stores. Other retailers here include Aeropostale, Bath & Body Works, The Disney Store, The Farmer’s Basket, Foot Locker, Forever 21, Francesca’s, H&M, Pandora, Sephora, and Victoria’s Secret. More businesses can be found on the streets surrounding the picturesque Marietta Square. Highlights include Marietta Pizza Company for New York and Sicilian-style slices and pies as well as calzones, salads, strombolis, sandwiches, and wings. Marietta Pizza Company’s tasty eats are perfectly paired with their extensive selection of beers. This fun pizzeria showcases work from talented local artists on its walls and also has a party room for special events. Other Marietta eateries include Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen for mouthwatering steaks and hearty servings of flavorful Cajun seafood. Dave & Buster’s is a family-friendly sports bar with American entrées and drinks as well as lots of fun arcade games and a 40-foot WOW Wall screening sports games in style. Marietta Diner is a classic 24/7 diner with a huge choice of dishes. Their menu includes a wide variety of hearty breakfasts and authentic Greek specialties.

Things to Do

At the center of Downtown Marietta, Marietta Square features a relaxing park with grassy lawns, benches, a train-themed playground, and a fountain. The square also has a gorgeous gazebo and a bandstand that hosts events such as the free summertime Glover Park Concert Series. Dozens of businesses line the streets surrounding Marietta Square along with cultural attractions such as the Marietta Museum of History and The Strand Theatre. There’s also a farmers’ market hosted at Marietta Square every Saturday all-year-round and on Sundays from April to November. Held in late April, Taste of Marietta is the largest food festival in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area. This popular annual event sees food vendors lining Marietta Square and numerous special deals at local restaurants surrounding it. On the east side of Marietta, Six Flags White Water is the largest waterpark in the Southeast. This 69-acre park features many thrilling rides, slides, and pools. Kennesaw Mountain reaches an elevation of 1,808 feet, making it the highest point in Metro Atlanta. Hiking trails lead through unspoiled natural scenery to the stunning outlook at the mountain’s summit. Kennesaw Mountain was the site of a vicious battle during the Civil War, and monuments mark its historical significance. WellStar Kennestone Hospital is a leading medical facility just north of Downtown Marietta.

Schools

Marietta is served by the Cobb County School District.

  • Pope High School, Public, 9-12
  • Mount Paran Christian School, Private, Christian, PK-12

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