A hot spot for historic homes with a modern flair, Marietta was a former resort destination and railroad town that now stands as a charming location filled with activities catered to virtually any interest. Fusing its historical past with its current role as a bustling metro city, the town’s wide range of activities aids residents in achieving the ultimate living experience.
Whenever visitors stroll through the downtown’s picturesque square, it comes as no surprise that in 2007, Marietta was honored as one of 10 cities by the National Civic League to receive the All-American City title. The downtown square is a common spot for visitors and residents to peruse the wide variety of art, shopping and dining opportunities. A packed roster of over 30 restaurants offers a delicious array of international and local cuisines, boosting the local economy and encouraging small business operations.
Executive Director of the Marietta Welcome Center and Visitors Bureau Amanda Blowers-Sutter said, “Marietta has long been a tourism destination. People come here to see what the South is like, but they also visit because of the many amenities and attractions both in Marietta and nearby.”
The focal point of the downtown area, Glover Park hosts year-round events, including festivals, concerts and more. A bandstand, glistening fountain and gazebo offer the perfect backdrop for capturing memories while exploring the vibrant culture of the South. Historical buildings with their original facades line the streets of the square thanks to the preservation efforts of city officials. Grand brick buildings outside the main square house the courts and other government entities that allow Marietta to serve as the Cobb County seat.
A Historical Hotspot
For fans of history and cinema, Marietta is home to the Gone with the Wind Museum, and the restored Strand Theater and hosts regular ghost tours! For fans of sustainable living, the Saturday morning Farmer’s Market is also a fantastic opportunity to explore the city and pick up fresh produce to plan delicious weekly meals. Regardless of what you choose to do, the city has endless entertaining options year-round.
Less than 30 minutes from the heart of Atlanta, Marietta serves as a stable educational and business environment. Home to award-winning Cobb County public schools and the Kennesaw State University Marietta campus, forging an enriched life is easier than ever! Marietta’s economic opportunities and activity have attracted world-class development, paving the way for many Fortune 500 and 1000 companies to relocate to the metro area.
Franklin Gateway Corridor in southeast Marietta offers residents easy access to Truist Park, home to the Atlanta Braves, and a mix of corporate offices, warehouses, industrial space, retail and residential opportunities. Notable Marietta employers include C.W. Matthews Contracting, the Home Depot Marietta Technology Center, WellStar Kennestone Hospital and the Marietta and Cobb County school systems.
Large-scale, community-wide events boost the local economy and welcome newcomers with the city’s vibrant history and culture. The annual Gobble Jog hosted by MUST Ministries attracts over 9,000 runners and supports the Christian-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Other annual and recurring events include Chalktoberfest, the Marietta Square Artisan Market and the Marietta Farmers Market.
A center for growth, Marietta is a hot spot to find gorgeous single-family residences, townhomes, apartments and more!
Coming soon, Ellis from David Weekley Homes boasts gorgeous single-family homes situated on 85-foot homesites featuring three to six bedrooms, four to six-and-a-half bathrooms and spacious garage options.
Starting at the $900,000s, Toll Brothers offers luxurious, spacious homes with stylish appointments, four to five bedrooms and four to five-and-a-half bathrooms in its Edgewood East community.