Marietta, Georgia is a beautiful city of 61,749 residents located in Cobb County. Marietta is located near the Blue Ridge
Mountains, and has been recognized as Georgia's top ten "Cities of Excellence" and is recognized as one of the states "best
managed and most livable cities". Due to the cities great location, and strong economy, Marietta is a great relocation city.
Ever since Marietta was incorporated in 1834, its been a city with a plan. The close proximity to Atlanta (only 17 miles
away), offers easy access to all parts of the state and the nation. The economy in Marietta has been extremely strong in
recent years. Major construction projects have helped in keeping housing costs reasonable and available in this city. The
average house hold income is $40,645, while the average estimated house value is $180,000. These two numbers combined with a
low unemployment rate means, owning a house in Marietta is a sound investment.
Marietta has a thriving blend of old and new with community activities like Farmers Markets and horse and buggy rides
through town. But don't let this deceive you, as Marietta prides itself with its efficiency and technology.
Citizens are able to sign up for electronic newsletters and even pay utility bills online.
Marietta is just 30 minutes from Atlanta affording easy access to many employment and entertainment options. On the
entertainment front, Marietta offers ample opportunities to enjoy professional sports, and other forms of entertainment in
its larger neighbor city of Atlanta. During the summer months, be sure to enjoy Stone Mountain Parks laser light show. If it
gets a little too warm, be sure to stop by for a Coke and even learn some history at the World of Coke, then cool off while
shopping at the Underground Atlanta located right next door.
There are a lot of great restaurants in Marietta. This robust community has more than 50 restaurants catering to all palates;
Italian, Mexican, Tex-Mex, American, and Continental foods. Plus within the city alone there are several shopping malls and
over 60 retail stores. In the Cobb County area there are a variety of boutiques selling many items and services including
mens/women's apparel, home goods, music, sporting goods, antiques and more. Additionally Marietta hosts some very large
company stores including Wal-Mart, and Sears.
Marietta has always been a city rich in pride. It has slowly become one of the best places in the entire country to raise a
family. The public education system is extremely solid.
The Marietta City School District is comprised of 8 schools, and serves the educational needs of over 7,491 students. There
is a very low student-to-teacher ratio in the classrooms, providing students with an excellent learning environment. Overall,
the schools rate very highly and provide an excellent educational opportunity. Marietta also has 3 community colleges in the
area, plus the Georgia State University is only 18 miles away.
The motto of Marietta is "A city without limits". Marietta provides southern hospitality and charm with Northern utility and
function. Enjoy the beautiful scenery just minutes away plus the great warm climate year round. The housing prices are
affordable, and there is an abundance of access to business opportunities here. The residents have all the benefits offered
by nearby Atlanta, while living in a quiet, charming, affordable area. Marietta is truly and ideal relocation option.
If you are thinking of moving into the area, please feel free to select a "free relocation package."