Want to live in a charming, wooded town with a fascinating history and promising future? If you’re thinking of moving to Atlanta, Marietta is definitely one of the best places to live.
It offers tranquil vibes, great schools, and close proximity to downtown ATL. All that, and it’s still more affordable than other nearby neighborhoods, like Sandy Springs.
As we take a deep dive into everything you need to know about Marietta, we’ve enlisted the help of Lindsey Ramsey, a true expert on this community at the center of Cobb County, GA. A Realtor at Harry Norman, Ramsey has lived and worked in Marietta for over a decade. She shared her insight into the history, culture, and of course, the beautiful homes, that make Marietta special.
What’s it like living in Marietta, GA?
In Ramsey’s words, Marietta is perfect for those moving to Atlanta who “want to be out of the fray while still being close by.” Beautiful antebellum homes and old downtown streets give a historic flair to everyday life here. With affordable homes, solid schools, thousands of acres of parks and protected land, and plenty of lively restaurants and shops, Marietta attracts all kinds of people — from families and history buffs to artists and urban farmers.
In fact, all these characteristics landed Marietta on the list of “Top 10 Affordable Suburbs with a City Feel,” recently released by Zillow and Yelp1.
At $319,000, Marietta’s median home value is slightly higher than in Atlanta proper, where the median sale price is about $302,000. Still, homes in Marietta are significantly cheaper than in nearby areas like Sandy Springs where the median home price is $513,000 — nearly 70% more expensive than in Marietta! For reference, the cost of living is much closer to the suburbs outside Dallas than those near San Francisco.
Here’s the cost of living in Marietta by the numbers.