MARIETTA – This beautifully preserved and lovingly maintained city is rich in history and proud of its heritage. The city, centered by a popular old-fashioned town square is the county seat of Cobb County. The Square in Marietta has been charmingly landscaped and is now the setting for an old-fashioned gazebo, fountain, and children’s play area complete with a miniature General, the famous train engine used in the Civil War. Around the square are located judicial and government offices, as well as quaint antique and specialty shops, a live theater, and restaurants. From spring through fall the Square is a major draw as it is host to many festivals and both day and evening concerts.
Marietta has one of the finest public golf courses in the metro area at the Marietta City Club. Today fine columned antebellum mansions stand alongside large Victorian gingerbread homes creating picturesque streets that are a window to the past. Home styles are mostly traditional and range from historic homes to new subdivisions with swim-tennis amenities. Marietta Homes for sale include historic antebellum homes in the city limits to both old and new homes in the surrounding areas priced from $200,000 to over $2 million dollars.
EAST COBB – Beginning in the 1970’s this area east of Marietta’s city limits outward to the Fulton County line experienced an explosion of growth as people moved out to the suburbs. A vibrant and very desirable family oriented area of lovely homes, convenient shopping, and some of the finest schools in metro Atlanta, many of which have won state and national awards of excellence. East Cobb Neighborhoods are usually defined by well-planned subdivisions with active community associations. Many communities have their own pool and tennis facilities.
Though there is not much more room to grow, small enclaves of new homes continue to be built, and there is usually a good selection of new and resale East Cobb Homes for sale available in all styles and prices above $200K. East Cobb has some of the most lavish homes in Cobb County and prices vary from the 200’s to over $8,000,000, with many highly sought after new and existing homes available in the $450,000 to $650,000 range. East Cobb, along with the cities of Roswell and Alpharetta in North Fulton County is consistently rated among of the very best places to live in all of metro Atlanta. Cobb County like North Fulton has some of the best public schools in metro Atlanta but has the benefit of lower property taxes and is closer to the business and financial districts in downtown Atlanta, and the Atlanta Airport.