Marietta

Marietta

The National Civic League named it one of the 10 best communities in the United States.

Welcome to Marietta

Marietta, GA is known for excellent governance and quality of life. Residents enjoy a wide range of services, and are served by dedicated police and fire departments. The National Civic League named it one of the 10 best communities in the United States during the 2006 All-America City competition. It is one of only five Georgia cities to earn the prestigious title.

Located roughly 15 miles northwest of Atlanta, Marietta is the seat of Cobb County. Its natural beauty is unparalleled, nestling among the stunning foothills of Kennesaw Mountain and the icy waters of the Chattahoochee River.

The US Census Bureau estimates the 2017 population at 61,048 within city limits, while the number of residents within Metro Marietta is projected at around 300,000. It is the 13th largest city in Georgia.

Many of Marietta’s cultural and historical attractions appear in the National Register of Historic Places.

History

Marietta was recognized as a town in 1834, but a vibrant community was already in place 10 years earlier. James Anderson laid out the first plat for the city in 1833.

The city endured a series of raging fires in the 1850s, which destroyed parts of the city on three separate occasions. Thankfully, many of the city’s now historic structures survived.

The Civil War broke out in 1861 and in the summer of 1864, forces under William Tecumseh Sherman occupied and pillaged the town for five months. In November that same year, forces under Union General Hugh Kilpatrick set the fire to the town.

Recovery was slow after the war, but by 1870s, a new courthouse and jail had been built, and summer tourists began arriving. Schools were constructed, and an independent school system set up in 1892.

Modern highways were built between 1917 and 1921, while the construction of Interstate 75 boosted tourism and attracted outside investments in business and real estate.

Today, Marietta boasts of a wealth of cultural and historical attractions, many of which are on the National Register of Historic Places.

Marietta GA real estate and property types

The housing market consists primarily of single-family homes. Prevalent architectural styles include Contemporary, Traditional, Ranch, and Craftsman. Buyers can choose from a good mix of older homes and new construction Many of the older homes in the city were built in the 1970s and 80s.

Most of the properties sit on wooded lots, and have hardwood flooring, solid surface counters, and fireplaces.

Some of the most coveted properties in the city can be found along Chattahoochee Plantation.

Neighborhoods include:

  • Charlton Forge
  • Dunleith
  • East Park Community
  • Emerson Overlook
  • Frasier Park
  • Hamilton Grove
  • McLaren Gates
  • North Marietta Neighborhood
  • Queensborough Square
  • South Square
  • Vintage Court
  • Westside Subdivision
  • Woodmere

Most neighborhoods have an active homeowners association (HOA).

Marietta City Schools (MCS) serves over 8,900 students. Schools that fall under MCS include Marietta Middle School and Marietta High School.

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Living in Marietta

Marietta is home to five National Register Historic Districts:

  1. Atlanta-Frasier Street
  2. Church-Cherokee Street
  3. Northwest Marietta Street
  4. Washington Avenue
  5. Whitlock Avenue

Locally registered landmarks include:

  • Brumby Hall at 472 Powder Springs Street
  • Clarke Library at 156 Church Street
  • Marietta Waterworks at 426 Sessions Street
  • Smith-Manning House at 360 Manning Road

Other attractions include:

  • Marietta Square

    As the city’s most vibrant commercial area, Marietta Square is filled with shops and restaurants. Here’s a list of restaurants in the area.

  • Glover Park

    This 1.35-acre green space is the site of festivals and concerts throughout the year. Here you’ll find a sparkling fountain, children’s playground, and several benches.

  • Gone with the Wind Museum

    Located in Brumby Hall, the museum offers a glimpse of life in Georgia during the Civil War as experienced by fictional characters Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler.

Find the perfect home in Marietta with the help of SET Real Estate Group! Explore your real estate options with us by calling us today at (404) 348-2373 or email [email protected].


Overview for Marietta, GA

60,962 people live in Marietta, where the median age is 34.6 and the average individual income is $37,965. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

60,962

Total Population

34.6 years

Median Age

High

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

$37,965

Average individual Income

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 Marietta, GA

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

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Very Walkable
Walking Score
37
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
37
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Bottega, One Energy Wellness Spa, and Sapphire Nails.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 0.42 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 2.13 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.07 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.77 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.65 miles 17 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 2.01 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Marietta, GA

Marietta has 24,400 households, with an average household size of 2.37. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Marietta do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 60,962 people call Marietta home. The population density is 2,599.4 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

60,962

Total Population

High

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

34.6

Median Age

49.47 / 50.53%

Men vs Women

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  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
24,400

Total Households

2.37

Average Household Size

$37,965

Average individual Income

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Schools in Marietta, GA

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The following schools are within or nearby Marietta. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
A.L. Burruss Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Carman Adventist School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
West Side Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Hickory Hills Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Lockheed Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Marietta Sixth Grade Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 6th
No rating available
Marietta Center for Advanced Academics
PUBLIC
3rd - 5th
5/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
First United Methodist Weekday Ministry
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Zion Baptist Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
Dunleith Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Park Street Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Sawyer Road Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
The Stonehaven School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Marietta First Baptist Chruch Cee
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
George W. Hartmann Center
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Casa Dei Bambini Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Marietta Middle School
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
3/5
St Joseph Catholic School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available

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