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 56,000 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, Life University, and Southern Polytechnic State University.
Marietta's real estate is affordable and offers a diverse mix of two-story traditional homes, one-level ranch houses, and European style homes. The county's residential areas are beautiful and secluded, with most properties situated throughout the area's wooded natural landscape. Single-family detached homes in Marietta, GA are available in many styles. Homes are priced from $60,000 for 3-bedroom investment opportunities to $850,000 and more for larger, newer homes offering many amenities. Prices can exceed $9 million for large estate properties on sizeable lots with mature landscaping, some with golf course or lake frontage. Other homes in Marietta offer substantial acreage with room for horses and are adjacent to creeks and rivers. The city also offers a wide range of condominiums and townhouses, priced from under $75,000 to $550,000 for larger models offering recreational amenities such as swimming pools, spas and clubhouses. Land and lots are available for custom building.
Marietta Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of October 5th, 2015: homes priced around $143,542 compared to $141,094 the previous week, showing a increase of more than +2%. For Monday, October 5th, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 3.88%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 2.84%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.37%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 3.75%. You can calculate your mortgage rate with our mortgage calculators. Get local info and homes for sale in Marietta GA. View active real estate listings for different types of properties including new homes, houses for sale, foreclosures, short sales, and price reduced listings. Find information and property resources including prices of recently sold homes, neighborhood information, crime stats, home values, and schools in Marietta to help you find the best home!