Are you ready to do a driving tour of Marietta GA?
The small town of Marietta, GA is a great place to live.
It’s located just outside of Atlanta, making it close to the city but without all of the hustle and bustle.
There are plenty of things to do in Marietta, including shopping, dining, and outdoor activities.
The schools are good, the people are friendly, and the cost of living is reasonable.
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What is famous about Marietta?
Marietta still has affordable real estate, it also has vast historic and cultural sites to see.
Metro Atlanta is well known for NOT knocking down any of its trees and Marietta GA is no different.
You will share the road, your land, and your neighborhood with lush greenery.
You will hear a lot about the BIG CHICKEN, Windy Hill Road, Cobb Parkway, and South Cobb drive when asking for Directions.
The big chicken is in reference to a very old KFC on Cobb Parkway and Roswell Road.
Is Marietta a good place to live in Georgia
Marietta GA is Georgia’s 3rd largest County.
It houses more than 750 thousand citizens.
It has tranquil vibes, and great schools and is about 20 mins from Downtown Atlanta.
I’ve hardly ever seen anyone complain about living in Marieta being that the cost of living is great when compared to other parts of Metro Atlanta and the schools are good.
Marietta, like the rest of Metro Atlanta, is going up on its cost of living so if you are thinking of moving here, you better do it soon or you will be paying double.
Schools in Marietta Georgia
The Marietta GA City School District and Cobb County School District are above average with a student-to-teacher ratio of 15-1.
State test score in reading and math is right around 50%
12 plus schools have been recognized by World Report as some of the best in the country
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Is Marietta GA Wealthy?
Marietta’s housing expenses are 12% lower than the national average.
Utility prices are 8% lower than the national average.
Transportation expenses like bus fares and gas prices are 7% lower than the national average.
Marietta GA has grocery prices that are 8% lower than the national average.
I’ve come to notice that shopping on Fridays always seems to make my grocery bill higher.
Demographics of Marietta
- The 5 largest ethnic groups in Marietta, GA are
- White (Non-Hispanic) (48.1%),
- Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (29.8%),
- White (Hispanic) (7.07%), Other (Hispanic) (6.3%), and
- Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.6%)
Is Marietta Safe?
Yes, you have a low chance of being a victim of a crime in Marietta.
The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Marietta is 1 in 29.
Based on FBI crime data, Marietta GA is not one of the safest communities in America but it is far from the worst.
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Marietta is a city in the Atlanta metro area that has both a suburban area and an urban core.
Marietta has a broad range of parks and museums that serve as wonderful locations for family life.
Being so close to downtown Atlanta allows you to visit some of the most iconic attractions in the city of Atlanta in only a few minutes.
My favorite place to eat when I did a Where to eat in Atlanta countdown was Marietta Diner.
You just can’t go wrong with that place!
Move to Marietta GA and you will work, eat and play (While your kids are in school) like a King…