Marietta is the largest city and the county seat of Cobb County, situated to the northwest of downtown Atlanta. Marietta is a vibrant community with a distinct personality, home to Dobbins Air Reserve Base and the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield. With a population of about 60,000, there is a lot to love about Marietta, including its history and natural beauty. Considered a convenient, moderately-priced suburb, Marietta also boasts a charter school system with an exemplary reputation.
Interstate 75 runs through the eastern section of Marietta, leading south to Atlanta and Macon and north to Chattanooga. But within Cobb Country there are 32 designated trails for walking and bicycling, many of them accessible to Marietta homeowners. Trails wind though natural terrain and link this city to neighboring communities, perfect for a short outing or day-long adventure.
Community life centers around Marietta Square, a popular gathering spot complete with a central park, a Victorian gazebo, tiered fountain and concert stage. Marietta has lively restaurants, shops, museums, local service firms, and theaters. Visit the square for a taste of down-home spirit and friendliness. There's also a year-round farmers' market with more than 60 vendors; it's a popular attraction, and a great source of locally-grown produce.