Marietta is one of the largest suburbs in the Atlanta metropolitan area and the seat of Cobb County, and as such, it is one of the top housing markets in Atlanta.
Below, we have detailed the three reasons why Marietta is such a draw:
1. Top Education — According to Degree Query, Marietta is among the 50 most-educated areas in the country, with 43.7 percent of the adult population having a bachelor’s degree or higher. Not only is Marietta filled with educated adults, it also provides top education to the future. In the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings, three Cobb County schools placed in Georgia’s top 20 high schools – Walton High school came in at No. 10, Lassiter High school was ranked at No. 14 and Pope High school at No. 19.
2. Nature’s Escape — The Chattahoochee Nature Center is located just 30 minutes away from Marietta, and features 127 acres of native plants and gardens along the Chattahoochee River. One of the top five family-friendly parks in Atlanta metro area, the center is dedicated to educate youth awareness and understanding of nature, and also offers hiking trails and a wildlife walk.
3. Dynamic Culture — Marietta is located conveniently located near Atlanta (thanks to Interstate 75, traveling in and out of the town is simple and quick), but the town has its own vibrant cultural scene. Top attractions include:
•The Atlanta Lyrics Theatre, Atlanta’s only local professional musical theater company.
•The Strand Theatre, which opened in 1935 as an Art Deco theatre and closed down in 2002. After the successful “Bring Back the Strand” campaign, it reopened in 2009.
•Marietta Square, also known as Glover Park, hosts festivals, concerts, weddings and a farmer’s market.
•The Marietta Museum of History exhibits the city’s and county’s history through thousands of artifacts donated by Marietta residents.
•The Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, the only Atlanta metropolitan fine art museum that focuses on American art.
•Finally, there are many interesting restaurants, including Cool Beans Coffee Roasters, The Butcher the Baker and The Marietta Locals.
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