Located about 25 miles northwest from the heart of the metropolitan city of Atlanta, 12 miles from Lake Allatoona, and 41 miles from the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Marietta is a prime location to live and offers a rich variety of entertainment, recreational and cultural options, and five National Register Historic District sites. Many neighborhoods within Marietta include access to recreation centers, golf courses, swimming pools and tennis courts. Properties on generous wooded lots are abundant. Located in Cobb County, Marietta is home to approximately 61,000 residents.
Cobb County is home to many Fortune 500 companies. Among the top 25 area employers are Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems, The Home Depot, Inc., Sprint PCS, IBM, Six Flags Over Georgia and Kennestone Hospital. With more than 100 acres of parks and recreation areas, Marietta provides a wide variety of activities for all ages, including golf, fishing, tennis, swimming, mountain climbing and biking, as well as boating, water and jet skiing. Marietta is also home to the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield, North Georgia State Fair, the Shriners Circus and Six Flags White Water Park.
Schools throughout Cobb County are widely acclaimed for their excellence and the county's public school district is recognized as one of the best in the state. The school system's small size allows for greater flexibility in working with the needs of individual students. In addition, the five colleges and universities in the immediate area serve a variety of continuing education interests. Among them are Kennesaw State University and Life University.
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