A rich history, refined charm, and modern attitude.
Tucked away at the foothills of the Kennesaw Mountains, Marietta is a friendly, historical, charming gem. A graceful community with a storied past, Marietta boasts five historic districts, dramatic mountain scenery, and is less than 20 miles northwest of Atlanta. The seat of Cobb County offers trolley tours, historic museums, grand homes, and is situated on the edge of a historically preserved Civil War battle site.
The Oakton House, built in 1838 is the oldest continuously occupied home in town. Oakton boasts historical significance, as it served as the home of Major General William Wayne Loring during the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain in 1864. Today, this history has been meticulously preserved while Marietta’s progressive spirit will carry this charming and vibrant community into the 21st century.
What to Love
Adjacent to the Kennesaw Mountains and historically significant Kennesaw Mountains National Battlefield Park
Charming downtown Marietta Square is home to over 30 restaurants, museums, shopping, and ice cream shops
Less than 20 miles from downtown Atlanta
A quaint, traditional southern town, Marietta is rich in culture and history. This pleasant community boasts top-notch schools, both public and private, a thriving downtown square, and homes situated on quiet winding streets protected beneath a dense canopy of towering, mature trees. A great number of parks and nearby golf clubs provide ample opportunities for outdoor recreation, while historic districts and traditional southern charm transports residents back in time. For the occasional evening spent in the big city, downtown Atlanta is a short drive in from Marietta.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
A newer addition to Marietta Square, Mac’s Chophouse is a modern version of the classic American steakhouse. Locally sourced, seasonal ingredients pair with the finest cuts of steak, responsibly sourced seafood, and an extensive selection of craft cocktails, premier wines, and smooth bourbon. In addition to steaks and seafood, other popular offerings include their Sunday brunch featuring a family-style platter for the table, crab cakes, and French onion soup.
More casual offerings are found at L on North. Also offering a Sunday brunch, their menu is a bit more globally inspired. Bang bang shrimp, traditional Neapolitan pizza, Nashville-style hot chicken sandwiches, and tacos are a few of the creations served up in this intimate, exposed-brick joint.
The Marietta Square Market is the town's local food hall featuring 20 different retailers and restaurants serving a variety of cuisines. Located in the historic downtown Square, the market is located in a revamped warehouse near the town's iconic railroad tracks. Here, you’ll find Cuban coffee, barbecue, New Orleans Cajun cuisine, and so much more.
A modern version of the old-fashioned general store is found at The Local Exchange on Marietta Square. Groceries, beer and wine, toiletries, and sweet treats can all be found here in addition to a wide array of specialty artisan items.
Throughout several months of the year, the Atlanta Braves play at Truist Park. The home of the Braves since 2017, Truist Park’s capacity is just over 40,000. Truist Park is also home to The Battery Atlanta, a spacious entertainment plaza for shopping, dining, and other interactive experiences. Some events held at The Battery Atlanta consist of live music, trivia nights, jazz brunches, and cornhole tournaments.
Things To Do
In downtown’s historic Marietta Square, monthly art walks are looked forward to by all. The Marietta Square Art Walk takes place on the first Friday of the month throughout the year and is a self-guided walking tour featuring all of the arts from drawings to paintings, to landscapes and live music. Also taking place nearby, A Taste of Marietta is the greater Atlanta region‘s largest food festival. Each spring, over 70 restaurants, and other vendors showcase their best creations to over 100,000 attendees. On a more regular basis, the Marietta Square Farmers’ Market is a weekend gathering point for locals to select freshly grown fruits and vegetables, herbs, prepared gourmet foods and handmade soaps.
Marietta boasts some of the state’s best schools. A few of these include:
The Walker School, 3 years-12th grade; Niche has ranked The Walker School at the top of many of their lists at the local, state, and national levels
Mount Paran Christian School, 3 years-12th grade; MPCS boasts small class sizes, the greatest offering of advanced placement and honors programs in the county, and an athletic program that has won countless state championship titles.
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