The largest unincorporated community in Metro Atlanta, Mableton is located on the south side of Cobb County. Named for Robert Mable, who bought 300 acres of land in the area in the 1840s, and birthplace of Governor Roy Barnes, the community continues to gain popularity because of its convenience to I-285, Vinings, Buckhead and Downtown Atlanta.
While city close and within the sought after Cobb County school district, Mableton offers home buyers affordable living, a lower tax rate and more space than its Atlanta neighbors.
According to Trulia, the median sales price for homes in Mableton is $188,250. Currently, the site lists 440 homes for sale. These homes range in price from $30,000 to $1,000,000. Renters interested in living in the area will find properties listed from $465 to $4,500 a month.
Schools include Mableton Christian Academy, Bryant Elementary, Mableton Elementary, Lindley Middle, Floyd Middle, Lindley Sixth Grade Academy, Whitefield Academy and Pebblebrook High. With its high test scores, Pebblebrook is ranked 66th of 356 schools in Georgia.
Getting around Mableton and traveling to Atlanta is now easier than ever with the East-West Connector. However, with all of the opportunities below, you may never want to leave Mableton!
Shopping and Dining
• Jolly Joes Café. Located at 1153 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Jolly Joes Café has some of the best food in Mableton. Menu items include buffalo wings, fried mushrooms, stuffed jalapeno peppers, oysters, lasagna, grilled shrimp salad, pizza, gyros and cheese cake.
• Silver Comet Depot. Directly on the Silver Comet Trail in Mableton, Silver Comet Depot has a friendly staff and all major brands of bike for sale and to rent. Additionally, the it offers scheduled rides and other fun events.
• Reid’s Deli. Serving Mableton since 1982, Reid’s Deli is family-friendly and treats all customers like neighbors. Events include Friday night karaoke, live bands with no cover charge and even Keno. Favorites at the Deli include oysters, shrimp, southwestern egg rolls, nachos, beef chili, delicious sandwiches, BBQ salad, pizza and hot dogs.
• Cutie Pies and Cakes. “Treat the sweet in you” at Cutie Pies and Cakes. The best family-owned and operated treat spot in Mableton, the shop offers cupcakes in a jar, single layer cakes and cupcakes. Flavors include red velvet, banana pudding, key lime, peanut butter cup, strawberry daiquiri, white chocolate and many more.
Entertainment and Recreation
• Heritage Park. Featuring hiking trails, a boardwalk, picnic pavilions, an outdoor education building and a historic cemetery and mill building, Heritage Park is the perfect site for families to gather and have fun. The park is located at 620 Lions Club Drive.
• Moovies at Mable. A free movie series offered to Mableton families during the summer, Moovies at Mable takes place at the Mable House. The next showing, Disney’s Brave, is playing on Saturday, July 20. Families may arrive as early as 7 p.m., and the movie will start around dusk at 8:30. For more details, call 770-819-7765.
• Silver Comet Trail. Passing through Mableton, the Silver Comet Trail is built on an old railroad route. The trail begins in Smyrna and connects to the Chief Ladiga Trail in Alabama at the Georgia-Alabama state line.
• Mableton Farmers Market. Located at 5239 Floyd Road, residents of Mableton can enjoy the Farmers Market every Thursday through September 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Here, customers can find and purchase delicious fresh fruit and local vegetables.
• Mable House. Offering an historic house, amphitheatre and arts center, Mable House is a must-do in Mableton. The amphitheatre offers exciting musical and theatrical shows and is metro Atlanta’s only mid-size outdoor concert venue with covered, reserved seats. The arts center fosters the arts in South Cobb and has tons of events all year round. These include visual art classes, gallery exhibits, music classes and so much more. The site is also home to Robert Mable’s log cabin. The cabin housed the first private school in Mableton and was used by Federal troops during the Civil War as a hospital. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and hosts the Storytelling Festival each fall. The house is available for public tours every Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
With affordable housing and amazing recreation, Mableton is the place to be in Cobb County. Who knows, it may be incorporated soon! For more details on Cobb County homes, click here.