Moving to a new city is never easy on kids.
"Will I make new friends?" "Are the kids nice?" "Is the school going to be like my school?" "Why do we have to move?" These are just some of the questions your kids might ask you when planning a move to Marietta.
When kids have problems, parents have even bigger problems. Along with helping your kids cope with a move, you also have worries of your own: You want to keep the benefits of your old home while making the most of the opportunities in the new place.
But sometimes a move is almost pain-free, like when you move to a city that is equal to (or a notch higher than) the one you are coming from. This is often the case with moving to Marietta, GA. It is one of those places where families can feel at home right away.
There are lots of things to be said about this city of 67,000 people. It is the county seat of Cobb County and just 20 miles from Atlanta. Residents have access to all the benefits that Atlanta offers, without needing to live in the bustle of the city.
Marietta is one of America's higher-scoring cities in terms of local amenities. With a downtown populated by a variety of shopping centers and restaurants, it is also a favorite destination for yearly concerts and events.
There are many great things to do in Marietta including visiting Six Flags White Water, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield & Park, Glover Park, and the Gone with the Wind Museum. The city has the Marietta Ice Center for skating, and the government-run Sewell Park Pool where residents can take a dip.
Marietta is called a 'bedroom community' because of its family-centered neighborhoods, which are small enough for residents to feel like they know everyone. This is a thriving, exurban job center that draws families since it's only minutes away from any major center.
But where should you live in the city? Well, Marietta has so many great places that it is hard to answer that question. We here at Avalon Property Management have narrowed it down to eight neighborhoods you should consider as you plan your move.
This is one of Georgia's most well-managed cities, with median household income of $53,546, median home value of around $300,000 and average rents at the $1,200 mark. Almost any neighborhood here is going to be great.
Additionally, if you're planning to purchase an investment property in Marietta, consider looking at our Cobb County property management services.
Great Neighborhoods to Live in Marietta
Chestnut Creek is a lovely neighborhood in the heart of East Cobb County. It lies off Davis Road and has about 190 traditional homes set on large wooded lots. It is advertised as a "kid-friendly" thanks to the tennis courts, swimming pool, and playground & picnic areas.
It is in the celebrated East Cobb County School District, and its schools include Mountain View Elementary, Hightower Trail Middle School, and Pope High School.
Chestnut Creek even has its own swim team: The 'Chestnut Creek Crocodiles'.
Residents of Chimney Springs have a surplus of amenities to choose from. These include bike paths, swimming pools, jogging trails, and tennis/basketball courts. It is a community of single-family homes with well-landscaped grounds and friendly neighbors.
It also has some great schools and offers efficient commute, as well as access to important shopping locations. The area's biggest attractions are probably the beautiful lake area, three mini-parks, its cul-de-sac islands, and greenbelt areas.
Windsor Oaks homes are mostly large, due to it being an upscale family-oriented community. This hillside community of northeast Cobb County is minutes from Harrison Park, Mabry Park and Sweat Mountain Park.
There's a range of nearby shopping and dining options. Within the community, residents have access to 4 tennis courts, a playground, a sand volleyball court, and an Olympic-sized swimming pool.
Under its award-winning school system are Davis Elementary, Mabry Middle, and Lassiter High.
This subdivision of East Cobb County has around 500 homes and under 3,000 residents.
Amenities in the area include a kiddie pool, an Olympic-size swimming pool, 4 state-of-the-art tennis courts and a tennis pavilion. This is in addition to two scenic lakes, hiking trails and well-maintained community areas.
Highland Pointe lies within the East Cobb school district, with schools including Davis Elementary School, Mabry Middle School, and Lassiter High School.
Indian Hills, which surrounds Indian Hills Country Club, is a community of more than 1300 homes, including recent building projects and original homes from the 1960s.
The area is close to Chattahoochee Nature Center, East Cobb Park on Roswell Road, and the retail district of East Cobb-Marietta. Residents of Indian Hills have access to facilities for golf, swimming, and tennis.
Although zoned for East Cobb School district, families will have a choice of different schools, depending on where they live in the community.
Northampton is a community with around 3,000 people. Set in a forested area of East Cobb, it is a pretty place with beautiful winding, tree-lined sidewalks that are reminiscent of early 20th-century towns.
Its charming village center features green open spaces, swimming, and tennis facilities. Overseen by the Northampton Community Association, it is one of the most tight-knit communities of Marietta. Home prices in the area vary widely.
Somerset is a highly-sociable community with fewer than 400 families. Homes are in a range of architectural styles and sizes. Residents have access to a lake, tennis & swimming facilities, as well as regular events by the book club and garden club.
Somerset is a short drive from downtown Marietta and major malls in Cumberland, Perimeter and North Point. It is within walking distance of Sope Creek Elementary. Other schools in the area are East Cobb Middle School and Wheeler High School.
Located 20 miles of Metro Atlanta, this community of 3,000 features homes on half to one-acre plots built in the 1970 and '80s. It's a short distance from the interstate, minutes from central shopping areas and a couple of hours from the North Georgia Mountains.
In North Landing, residents can enjoy a saltwater pool, 14-acre lake, two illuminated tennis courts, green spaces, and children's play areas. Keheley Elementary school is located inside the neighborhood, with Kell high school just a couple of miles away.
That is all for our very brief sample of Marietta neighborhoods. Hopefully, going through this list has given you a firm idea of what life in this city is like. If you're coming from out-of-state, make sure to read up on Georgia laws on our website, such as the specifics of security deposits for rentals.
You really can't go wrong when choosing a neighborhood in Marietta, so you should not sweat the decision too much. Welcome to Marietta!