About Marietta GA

The City of Marietta is home to a thriving community of 59,089 residents living within city limits, and a population of Metro Marietta (outside city limits but with a Marietta address) includes over 300,000 residents.  Marietta is the county seat of Cobb County, Georgia’s third largest county of 760,141 citizens (2019 Census estimate). Cobb County was named after Thomas Willis Cobb, a United States Representative, United States Senator, and Georgia Supreme Court Judge. The city of Marietta was named for Cobb’s Wife – Mary Cobb. Other cities in Cobb County include Acworth, Austell, Kennesaw, Powder Springs, Smyrna and Vinings.

Characterized by numerous natural resources, as well as historic and cultural assets, Marietta provides visitors and residents an exciting selection of local attractions, annual events, festivals, outdoor concerts, recreational activities, sport venues, and a growing environment of industry and commerce. At the center of it all is the antebellum Glover Park and fun-filled Marietta Square. Over the past twenty years, this charming “old town” center has evolved into the picturesque heart of Marietta’s historic redevelopment. Visitors to the “Square” will discover an eclectic mix of busy restaurants—with both familiar and foreign fare—lively nightspots, an intimate Broadway-style theater, several museums, and a treasure-trove of specialty shops, trendy boutiques and unique galleries, offering antiques, fine china, jewelry, clothing, novelty items and more.  Just minutes away from the square is Marietta Square Market – a 18,500 sf food hall featuring 16 restaurants and 2 retail shops.


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.


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