Marietta: A Growing, Thriving Southern City
Marietta is located in Cobb County, Georgia. It is the county seat and largest city within Cobb County, having a population of nearly 60,000 residents, which makes it Atlanta’s largest suburb. Established in 1834, Marietta is a mere eighteen miles northwest of Downtown Atlanta, located along the dramatic backdrops of the Chattahoochee River and the foothills of Kennesaw Mountain. Marietta provides visitors and residents with an ample selection of attractions, festivals and annual events, outdoor concerts, recreational activities, sports venues, shopping, and a growing business environment. With its six historic districts, some featured on the National Register of Historic Places, Marietta offers traditional Southern charm, hospitality, and history. One of its most enthralling points of interest is Marietta Square, which features an eclectic mix of restaurants, lively nightspots, an intimate Broadway-style theatre, art galleries, and several museums, specialty shops and boutiques. For outdoor enthusiasts, Marietta features year-round outdoor recreational activities with an intricate network of park space, playgrounds, athletic fields, multi-use trails, and tennis courts.