Nestled among the mountainous and hilly terrain of Cobb County, just northwest of Atlanta, this laidback unincorporated community draws you in with its small-town charm and Southern hospitality. Money Magazine named it the best place to live in Georgia in 2016 based on median property values, the strength of the local economy, and other factors.
The idyllic streets are lined with mom-and-pop eateries, small parks, and independently owned stores. Those who live here also have access to esteemed cultural venues and exquisitely maintained golf courses.
The U.S. Census update from 2015 estimates the population to be 200,000. One of the town’s quirks is that many residents have a Marietta address, but do not reside within Marietta city limits.
The town is governed by Cobb County, but if it were to incorporate and become a city, it would be the seventh in the country, and the second largest in the metro area behind Atlanta.
The lands that make up present-day East Cobb were home to the Cherokee before they were forced out of the area during the Gold Rush. Georgia awarded several thousand parcels called Land Lots, each measuring roughly 40 acres, to eligible settlers during the Gold Lottery between 1832 and 1833. To date, the Land Lot system is still used to describe parcels of land in Cobb County.
Two settlers, Samuel and Isaac Sewell, purchased Tritt property – two Land Lots totaling 80 acres from two winners of the Gold Lottery. The brothers were related to the Tritts by marriage. They also established the Sewell Mill, the ruins of which still stand on Sewell Mill Road. Many of the streets and schools on the antebellum map of the time were named for these landowners.
At one time, East Cobb included the city of Chattahoochee Plantation, which spanned 30 miles in length and 10 feet in width along Cobb County’s border with Atlanta. Today, former city limit signs stand on its borders. Developers had plans to turn it into an affluent suburb before residents gave up their charter.
East Cobb GA Real Estate and Property Types
The residential real estate market is mostly made up of single-family homes and townhomes. Buyers can choose from an excellent selection of older homes and new constructions homes with hardwood floors, custom cabinetry, soft close drawers, and quartz and granite counters.
Prevalent architectural styles include Contemporary, Traditional, and Ranch.
Most homes are situated on wooded lots with mature landscaping.
As one of Cobb County’s established and affluent communities, this enclave has some of the finest luxury homes for sale in Atlanta, GA. These homes can have as many as 6 bedrooms, along with hand-carved fireplaces, hand-painted ceilings, gorgeous chandeliers, and other features with remarkable craftsmanship.
Looking Atlanta real estate for sale? SET Real Estate Group would be happy to assist you. Call us at (404) 348-2373 or send an email to Info(at)SETRealEstateGroup(dotted)com.
Living in East Cobb
- Indian Hills Country Club
This family-friendly country club brings you 27 holes of golf and well-maintained practice facilities. Other amenities include three swimming pools, eight tennis courts, and an elegant clubhouse that offers on-site dining.
- East Cobb Park
Here you’ll find an amphitheater, playground, and picnic pavilion set among gorgeously landscaped grounds. The park also features scenic trails and stream overlooks.
- Marietta Ice Center
The oldest ice skating rink in Metro Atlanta, Marietta Ice Center is located in the heart of East Cobb and features two rinks. One rink is used for ice hockey, while the other one is designated for open skating.
- Merchant’s Walk
This strip mall features retailers, restaurants, and a movie theatre where residents do their shopping and pass the time.
- Historic Hyde Farm
Go on a tour of the property, which spans 135 acres of protected land. The property was home to the Hyde family, who lived in a log cabin on the grounds in the 1830s.
If East Cobb, GA is your kind of community, call us, SET Real Estate Group, at (404) 348-2373 or send an email to Info(at)SETRealEstateGroup(dotted)com.
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