If you work in Atlanta or simply want to live nearby, but you prefer a more suburban lifestyle, then look no further than Marietta. Just northwest of the city, Marietta features everything Atlanta’s affluent neighborhoods have to offer and then some. The schools regularly receive national and state recognition, and there is a home or neighborhood for every style, taste, and budget. The taxes are lower here, but the attractions and amenities are plentiful.

Shopping, Dining, and Entertainment

Marietta is home to almost every one of your favorite retailers, such as Target, Old Navy, Kohl’s, Pottery Barn, and Bed Bath & Beyond. Most of them can be found near the intersection of Roswell and Johnson Ferry Roads or in The Avenue, East Cobb. You will also find your favorite restaurants in the area, including California Pizza Kitchen, Panera Bread, Chili’s, and Applebee’s. If you prefer something a little more unique, try the historic Marietta Square.It has shops, theaters, restaurants, galleries, and museums, and it offers a weekly farmer’s market that many consider to be one of the best in Metro Atlanta. Kids also enjoy their own fair share of attractions, like Six Flags White Water, Dave & Buster’s Restaurant and Arcade, and ice skating at the Marietta Ice Center.

Homes

Some of Marietta’s most sought-after neighborhoods include Atlanta Country Club Estates, Indian Hills, East Park, Easthampton, Princeton Mill, Sibley Forest, and Somerset. An average home sells for between $200,000 and $250,000. Of course, depending on where you choose to live, you might pay more or less. Amenities are also a major part of Marietta’s neighborhoods. Gated communities, swim and tennis communities, and neighborhoods with their own parks and playgrounds are all located in the city.

Family-Friendly

The Cobb County School System is one of the largest in the state, and students will either attend its schools or Marietta City Schools, depending on their address. Several private schools serve the area, including Blessed Trinity Catholic High School, Mt. Bethel Christian Academy, The Wood Acres School, and East Cobb Christian School. There are 18 parks located within Marietta, ranging from the Monarch Park Butterfly Garden to the Aviation Baseball/Softball Complex. Each of the parks offers numerous family-friendly amenities, such as ball fields, youth sports, playgrounds, and picnic tables.

Why Marietta?

Marietta residents enjoy having the best of both worlds. They can get to Atlanta in 20 minutes for work, but spend the weekends cheering on their child’s Little League team at a suburban park or visiting a museum on the Square. Marietta tends to be more budget-friendly than most of Atlanta’s neighborhoods, yet it offers many of the same opportunities for living.

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