In 2011, CNNMoney.com named Marietta as one of the top 25 US destinations in which to retire. And the National Civic League considered it as one of the 10 best communities in the nation.
Marietta is 15 miles northwest of Atlanta and as the county seat for Cobb County, one of metro Atlanta’s largest counties. With 23 square miles and over 56,000 residents, Marietta offers every convenience of a cosmopolitan city with the opportunity of suburban life. With a rich history, there are lots of opportunities for learning about the past and the key role this city played in the development of the region.
A picturesque downtown offers lots of shopping, with a park in the square. Downtown events and activities on the square are frequent and fill the calendar for guests and residents alike. Marietta now serves as the home for the Atlanta Braves in the SunTrust Park. Some significant employers located in Marietta include Lockheed Martin, WellStar Health System, Genuine Parts, Cobb County Government, Cobb County Schools, The Home Depot and Kennesaw State University.
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