Marietta, GA
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Marietta’s history dates back to as early as 1824, when its first citizens were reported. A rich history of business and development followed in Marietta, from it serving as the home base of the Western and Atlanta Railroad, and like many other towns around Atlanta, rebuilt after being burned down in the Civil War. Marietta is a popular and rapidly growing city just outside of Atlanta. It’s close to all the action of the big city, while still enjoying a unique culture of its own.

Cost of Living

The cost of living in Marietta is a bit higher than the Georgia average and slightly higher than the national average. The median cost of a home in Marietta is about on par with the national median. The cost of living in Marietta is countered with good public schools and great access to amenities like groceries, shopping and attractions.


Marietta is easily accessible via I-75 and Highway 41 which both run north and south through the city. I-85 is can also be accessed just 15 minutes away. It is just a 30-minute drive from the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. Marietta is an easy place to drive in, with well-maintained and clearly marked roads as well as abundant parking. There are Cobb Community Transit buses located in Marietta that also connect with Atlanta MARTA stations for further transportation into Atlanta and to the airport.


Marietta City School District serves all the families living within the city limits and the Cobb County School District serves the residents living in Marietta but outside the city limits. It has some of the highest ranked schools in the state, and some in the nation. There are 38 elementary schools, 11 middle schools, 9 high schools and 16 private schools between Marietta City School District and the Cobb County School District for Marietta residents. There are also three colleges for higher education options within Marietta.


Marietta has no shortage of entertainment options and things to do. Marietta Square is a hotspot for events and dining throughout the year in downtown Marietta. There are great museums, like the Gone With the Wind Museum, the Marietta Museum of History and the Aviation Wing of Marietta. There’s lots of theaters and venues to see a variety of performances. For something out of the ordinary, there are several different walking and driving tours in Marietta focusing on culture, history and ghosts. Families will enjoy activities like indoor gaming centers and bowling. There’s a wide variety of dining options and plenty of parks to enjoy, making Marietta a diverse place for attractions.


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