East Cobb

East Cobb

Money Magazine named it the best place to live in Georgia in 2016.

Welcome to East Cobb

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. Explore your real estate options with us by calling us today at (404) 348-2373 or email [email protected].

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, explore your real estate options with us by calling us today at (404) 348-2373 or email [email protected].

Overview for East Cobb, GA

1,359 people live in East Cobb, where the median age is 44 and the average individual income is $66,545. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

44 years

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


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Brookhaven Housing Market Trends

What is the housing market like in Brookhaven today?

The Brookhaven housing market remains very competitive, with homes receiving an average of two offers and selling within approximately 24 days. Despite a slight dip in home prices, the market shows resilience and robust activity.

In April 2024, the median sale price of homes in Brookhaven was $670K, reflecting a 1.1% decrease from the previous year. However, the median sale price per square foot has increased by 1.4%, reaching $283. This indicates that while overall prices have slightly decreased, the value per square foot has appreciated, suggesting a continued demand for quality properties.

The market's brisk pace is evident as homes in Brookhaven typically sell after 24 days on the market, a slight increase from 22 days last year. This minor uptick in days on the market indicates a steady but highly active market where properties are still moving quickly.

Key Market Indicators

  • Median Sale Price: $669,950 (-1.1% year-over-year)
  • Number of Homes Sold: 76 (+40.7% year-over-year)
  • Median Days on Market: 24 (+2 days year-over-year)

Around East Cobb, GA

There's plenty to do around East Cobb, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Carne 250 Tex-Mex BBQ, Fitness Firm Studio, and FIT4MOM Marietta.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.86 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.97 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.06 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.95 miles 26 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.45 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.02 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for East Cobb, GA

East Cobb has 430 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in East Cobb do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 1,359 people call East Cobb home. The population density is 4,819.957 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Median Age

51.14 / 48.79%

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