If you’re looking for all the advantages of living in the city while still enjoying the wide open spaces of the suburbs, Marietta is the perfect place for you. Located 20 miles directly north of Atlanta, Marietta features all of the dining, shopping and cultural attractions of a larger city, along with plentiful greenspace, a historic town square, top-rated schools, and even a 3,000 acre national park!
The city has six historic districts, some on the National Register of Historic Places, including the areas around the Marietta Square, such as Whitlock Avenueand Church-Cherokee Streets. Well preserved homes in these districts are true gems, with the surrounding streets maintaining their early 20thcentury look and charm. Many of the newer neighborhoods in the area have been built to maintain this same historic feel, with older trees preserved and lots built larger with sidewalks and street lights.
The downtown Marietta Square is the place to be all throughout the week. Enjoy a delicious meal at one of the dozens of restaurants located on the square or the nearby side streets, and catch some of the local and regional acts performing on certain Friday evenings throughout the spring and summer. The square’s Farmers Market takes place every Saturday morning throughout the year, with an additional Sunday afternoon market in the summer months. The recently opened Marietta Square Food Market just off the square houses 17 food vendors with indoor and outdoor seating, in a historical converted warehouse. A large Fourth of July Fireworks display and other seasonal festivals like the Taste of Marietta are also favorites of residents and visitors alike.
The proximity of the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is another major selling point for the city of Marietta. Set on nearly 3,000 pristine acres, the park features a museum, monuments, a preserved historic farmhouse and over 22 miles of maintained interpretive trails. Wildlife viewing is also a favorite activity in the park, which was designated a globally Important Bird Area in 2000, the first such designation in the state of Georgia.
Featured Attractions in Marietta
- Hawg & Ale Smokehouse: Casual BBQ joint with unique custom décor
- Kiosco: Cozy Columbian café, loved for its paella and sangria
- The Marietta Local: American comfort foods at breakfast and lunch
- Spring Restaurant: Farm-to-table using seasonal and local ingredients
- Thaicoon & Sushi Bar: Thai favorites and fresh sushi on the Marietta Square
- A.L. Burruss Elementary School: Assigned Elementary School - View Homes
- Dunleith Elementary School: Assigned Elementary School - View Homes
- Hickory Hills Elementary School: Assigned Elementary School - View Homes
- Lockheed Elementary School: Assigned Elementary School - View Homes
- Park Street Elementary School: Assigned Elementary School - View Homes
- Sawyer Road Elementary School: Assigned Elementary School - View Homes
- West Side Elementary School: Assigned Elementary School - View Homes
- Marietta Middle School: Assigned Middle School - View Homes
- Marietta High School: Assigned High School - View Homes
- The Stonehaven School: Private School (K-8th)
- The Walker School: Private School (PK3 – 12th)
- The Goddard School of Marietta: Preschool
- Kennesaw Mountain Nature Preschool: Preschool
Learn more about Atlanta school ratings in Marietta at Great Schools.
“Marietta is considered one of Georgia’s best-managed cities, and has garnered national recognition for offering a high quality of life for its residents. From the original town square, to local museums, to extensive nature trails, Marietta is known as one of the 10 best communities in the nation. As a full service city, Marietta is distinguished by its unique history, sense of community, and modern quality of life.”Nicholas Brown