Marietta, Georgia Real Estate
Marietta, Georgia is located in Cobb County and is one of Atlanta's largest suburbs. The city is situated just northwest of Atlanta, straight up Interstate 75 but outside of the Interstate 285 perimeter. It is home to excellent schools, a rich history and culture and some of the finest homes the metro area has to offer.
When it comes to culture, entertainment and attractions, Marietta is rich with it all. It is home to six historical districts that include homes and commercial buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is also home to several museums, including the Gone with the Wind Museum, the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art and the Marietta Museum of History. If you are looking for a place to take the whole family for a day of fun, try Six Flags White Water park, Mountasia Family Fun Center or Dave and Busters.The city is situated around a beautiful downtown area usually referred to as Marietta Square. It is home to the infamous Strand Theater, museums, restaurants, shops and several Civil War-era historic places. In the center of the Square is Glover Park, an ideal place for a wedding, a picnic or just an afternoon stroll. Several festivals, concerts and activities take place in the Square each month, including a year-round weekly farmer's market.
Real Estate Information
From quaint established neighborhoods to affluent modern subdivisions, Marietta offers a wide array of places to call home. In February, 2014, the average home listed for just over $350,000, and the median sales price was just over $200,000.
Residents who live within the Marietta city limits attend Marietta City School District schools, while those outside of the city limits attend schools in the Cobb County School District. Several of the area schools have been rated as some of the best in the state of Georgia. U.S. News and World Report ranks Lassiter and Wheeler High Schools as two of the top 20 within the state. Marietta is also home to three colleges: Chattahoochee Technical College, Southern Polytechnic State University and Life University, and it is a quick commute from Kennesaw State University.
When it comes to suburban living, Marietta offers some of the best opportunities in the state of Georgia. It is the perfect place to live, work, play or raise a family. Because it is less than half an hour from Atlanta, as well as Lake Allatoona, an outdoorsman's heaven, there are no shortage of opportunities for every lifestyle.