Livability Score

82
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities A+

There are lots of amenities close to this location.
Coffee (13) A+
Australian Bakery Cafe
Coffee Shop
Tiny Bubbles Tea Bar
Coffee Shop
Cool Beans
Coffee Shop
Tiny Bubbles Tea Bar
Coffee Shop
Bread & Butter Bakery
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Tip Top Donuts
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Hoboken Cafe
Coffee Shop
Marietta Coffee Company
Coffee Shop
Derek's Breakfast & Lunch
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (23) A+
Marietta Fire Department Museum
Museum
Avery Gallery
Art Gallery
Old Zion Baptist Church Heritage Museum
Museum
Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre
Theatre Arts
the loft
Art Gallery
Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art
Art Gallery
North Park Gallery
Art Gallery
Young Voices United Performing Arts School
Theatre Arts
Marietta's Theatre in the Square
Theatre Arts
Marietta Museum of History
Museum
The Root House Museum and Garden
Museum
Marietta Gone with the Wind Museum
Museum
Northcutt Stadium
Stadium
Six Flags White Water
Water Park
The Aviation History and Technology Center
Museum
Music on Wheels Academy of Performing Arts
Theatre Arts
Studio Movie Grill Marietta
Cinema
Ampitheater
Theatre Arts
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Out of Box Theatre
Theatre Arts
Unknown Name
Stadium
Tiger Tiger
Nightclub
Rio Club & Lounge
Nightclub
NCG Marietta Cinemas
Cinema
Sweet Eloise
Attraction
Food and Drink (77) A+
Miss Mamie's
Sweets
Johnnie MacCracken's Celtic Pub
Bar
Sarah Jean's Ice Cream
Sweets
Blue Mist Cafe
Bar
Rocket Fizz
Sweets
Glover Park Brewery
Bar
Red Hare Brewing - The Still on the Square
Bar
Snow on the Square
Sweets
Two Birds Taphouse
Bar
Four Fat Cows Ice Cream
Sweets
Firehouse Subs
Fast Food
Wendy's
Fast Food
Church's Chicken
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Mulligan's Food and Spirits
Bar
Paleteria Michoacana Ice Cream
Sweets
Don Pedro's
Fast Food
Gem City Wine & Spirits
Alcohol
Zaxby's
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Little Caesars
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Bojangles'
Fast Food
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
Fast Food
Fitness (8) A+
The Salvation Army Marietta Corps Community Center
Community Centre
be yoga Atlanta
Gym
Peak 365 Fitness
Gym
The Brickyard
Community Centre
Cobb County Civic Center
Community Centre
Fair Oaks
Community Centre
Body by Phoenix
Gym
Building K
Gym
Burn Boot Camp
Gym
9Round Kickboxing
Gym
Workout Anytime
Gym
Curves
Gym
LA Fitness
Gym
Groceries (20) A+
Sugar Cakes Patiserrie
Bakery
Sugarplum Visions
Bakery
Pie Bar
Bakery
Douceur de France
Bakery
Food Depot
Grocery Store
Canvas Cafe & Bakery
Bakery
Doughnut Dollies
Bakery
La Suprema Bakery
Bakery
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Krispy Kreme
Bakery
Nature's Pick
Health Food
Burger's Market
Grocery Store
Kroger
Grocery Store
Tripoli Halal Meat
Butcher
Nazareth Grocery
Grocery Store
Bernhard's Bread Bakery
Bakery
The Corn House
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Heywood's Provision Company
Butcher
Cajun Specialty Meats
Butcher
Carniceria Iguala
Grocery Store
Supermercado Jalisco
Grocery Store
Publix
Grocery Store
Brito Supermarket & Taqueria
Grocery Store
Parks (59) A+
Woods Park
Park
Joe Mack Wilson Park
Park
Flournoy Park
Park
Lawrence Street Recreation Center
Park
Hill Park
Park
Joanne Woodward Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Glover Park
Park
Elizabeth Porter Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Birney Street Park
Park
Monarch Park
Park
Brown Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Marietta First United Methodist Church Park
Park
Custer Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Gantt Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Henry Memorial Park
Park
Victory Park
Park
Shops (104) A+
Cobb Hardware Co., Inc.
Home Improvement
The Brumby Chair Company
Furniture
Monique's Hair Studio
Hairdresser
Antiques on the Square
Furniture
Bark Street Petopia
Pets
The Local Exchange
Gift Shop
Shop 'til You Drop
Fashion
Satoria on the Square
Clothing
K. Mike Whittle
Florist
Wilson Brothers Jewelers
Fashion
Square Threads
Clothing
Hair Art
Hairdresser
Sarah Liz Boutique
Clothing
Market with a B
Clothing
Church Street Market
Houseware
Rhinos and Rhinestonez
Clothing
Lizards & Lollipopz
Toys
Lenny's Hair Salon
Hairdresser
Doodlebugz
Interior Decoration
Hamilton Jewelers
Fashion
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Nobles Metales
Fashion
Nail Culture & Salon
Beauty
Square Cutz
Hairdresser
Park West Vintage
Furniture
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 1.8% take public transportation in Marietta.
Public Transit Stops (18)
Stops & Stations
A+
N Marietta Pkwy + Roosevelt Cir
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Marietta Station
Transit Station
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
N Marietta Pkwy & Fairground St
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
N Marietta Pkwy & Amy Dr
Bus Stop
N Marietta Pkwy & Amy Dr
Bus Stop
Marietta Transfer Center
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Marietta Greyhound Station
Bus Station
Cobb Pkwy & Elizabeth Church Rd
Bus Stop
Cobb Pkwy & Bells Ferry Rd
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Cobb Pkwy & White Circle
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
1.8%
F
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cost of living C+

The cost of living in Marietta is 115/100 - which is 24% higher than Georgia.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
D
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
C+
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crime D

Marietta crime rates are 2,912 per 100k, which is 41% higher than Georgia
Property Crime
2,472 crimes per 100k
D-
Violent Crime
440 crimes per 100k
D
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employment B-

The median income in Marietta is $59,594 - which is 17% higher than Georgia.
Med. Household Income
$59,594
D+
Unemployment Rate
2.9%
B+
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health A-

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (29)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Marietta Police Headquarters
Police
Marietta Fire HQ
Fire Station
Low T Nation
Clinic
Cobb County Medical Examiner Building A
Police
Walgreens
Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Marietta Smiles
Dentist
Cobb County Police Department Permits Unit
Police
Cobb County Police Department Headquarters
Police
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Legacy Brain & Spine
Doctor
Concentra Urgent Care
Hospital
Cobb Health Center
Hospital
Marietta Fire Station 52
Fire Station
Planned Parenthood
Hospital
Wellstar Kennestone Hospital
Hospital
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Golden LivingCenter - Kennestone
Nursing Home
Marietta Fire Station 56
Fire Station
Marietta Fire Station 54
Fire Station
Campus Police
Police
Thrive Medical
Clinic
VA Clinic
Clinic
PeachView Drugs
Pharmacy
Gentle Care Family Dentistry
Dentist
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing A

Marietta home prices are $310,100 - which is 103% higher than Georgia
Home Price
$310,100
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
28%
A+
Home Affordability
5.2x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools B-

The Marietta graduation rate is 82% - which is 2% higher than Georgia
School Test Scores
58%
D+
High School Grad. Rates
82%
C-
Elementary Schools (70) A
Zion Baptist Academy
Marietta First Baptist Chruch Cee
Covenant Christian School
First United Methodist Weekday Ministry
Park Street Elementary School
Marietta Sixth Grade Academy
St Joseph Catholic School
Marietta Center For Advanced Academics
West Side Elementary School
The Walker School
Hickory Hills Elementary School
Lockheed Elementary School
A.L. Burruss Elementary School
Casa Dei Bambini Montessori School
Carman Adventist School
Sawyer Road Elementary School
Fair Oaks Elementary School
Dunleith Elementary School
Powers Ferry Elementary School
Faith Lutheran School
Sedalia Park Elementary School
Marietta Regional Youth Detention Center
Green Acres Elementary School
Eastside Christian School
International Academy Of Smyrna
High Schools (17) F
Covenant Christian School
The Walker School
George W. Hartmann Center
Marietta High School
Cobb Horizon High School
Marietta Regional Youth Detention Center
Wheeler High School
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ratings B+

Marietta has an overall rating of 75% from 26 reviews.
User Reviews (5)
From AreaVibes
B-
User Surveys (21)
From AreaVibes
A+
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My Whole Life In Marietta, GA 3.5 rating By Anonymous ( Dec 19, 2014) I have lived in and around Marietta my entire life. At 36 years old, I have seen just about every part of the city, but the most astonishing part of the city is the square. Marietta Square is the seat of government in the county, and it is one of the best tourist attractions outs ...Read More ide of Atlanta. Marietta is right on Interstate 75, and that road goes all the way from Miami to Canada. Therefore, you can pass right through the city just after you get off the highway.

Marietta is famous for the The Big Chicken. The Big Chicken is a KFC restaurant that has a large chicken built on top of it. It has been there for decades, and people even give directions based on The Big Chicken. Six Flags is about 20 miles south of Marietta, and a water park called White Water is just down the road from The Big Chicken.

Marietta has a rising food scene where discerning chefs are making everything from authentic Mexican cuisine to haute cuisine in their kitchens. Also, there are many homestyle restaurants that offer the best of soul food from down south.

Marietta is a suburban city that has many people working down near Atlanta during the day. However, it is far away from the city so that you do not feel like you are in the middle of the city.

Marietta is a great place to stay because it gives you a little bit of everything without putting you in the middle of downtown Atlanta. The town itself is its own capital in Cobb County.

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East Cobb County, East of the the town of Marietta 4 rating By intellmkt ( Apr 26, 2014) Much of the area around Atlanta is unincorporated, though this is changing rapidly, particularly in Fulton County. As such, there are communities that do not get properly reviewed. East Cobb is one of these communities. Although technically speaking, East Cobb is considered every ...Read More thing east of Marietta, most locals only consider the area east of what is known as the Marietta Loop to be "East Cobb". This area has some of the best schools in the state of Georgia, and is particularly friendly to senior homeowners over 62 since they are exempt from paying school taxes, the largest part of Georgia property tax bills (70 to 80%). This area borders on much of the Chattahoochee National Recreational Area which is very scenic and offers pretty good trout fishing. It also has some good restaurants including Chequers Seafood, Common Quarters, Papermill Grill and Seed. The wine bar next to Seed is excellent. Affordable housing exists but is difficult to find. There are no hotels or motels in East Cobb, but the ones along I75 just outside of I285 are close as is the hotel that has changed its name often located at Powers Ferry Crossing along I285 (currently Wyndham Galleria, but not located in the Galleria). The area is home to Atlanta Country Club and Indian Hills Country Club. Read Less
A Great Place to Live 4.5 rating By DaveP ( Mar 04, 2012) Marietta has most everything anybody could want for a home town. The city limits are a bit crowded though. Marietta is a huge area, and don't be fooled by the census data. Greater Marietta has many great areas with parks and shopping nearby. The weather is good, and there's plent ...Read More y of jobs down here. Atlanta is only 20 minutes away from Marietta, but plan on some traffic. Probably the worst thing about Marietta is the traffic, and it's not just on the freeway. Overall I think Marietta is one of the better places to live in all of metro Atlanta, and for that matter all of Georgia. Read Less
Marietta, GA Review 3 rating By Anonymous ( Jul 19, 2011) My boyfriend and I stayed in Marietta, Georgia in June of 2010, because he is attending Chiropractic school there at Life University. Marietta, is actually a very large suburb of Atlanta, and although there is not much to do in the actual city, it is close enough to downtown Atla ...Read More nta, where attractions are nearby. The area of Marietta Square is by far the best section of town, however, some of the areas around the square are quite filled with crime. Marietta Square has a ton of little southern shops and restaurants, our favorite is Hemingways, and surrounds a lush green park. There are also a few theaters and local artists and studios you can find around the square as well.

Marietta has an outdoor mall which is fairly nice, and has department stores and higher end shops such as J.Crew and Pottery Barn, which is nice. The Six Flags water park is also located in Marietta, which is a great option for visitors with families. Marietta is comprised primarily of chain restaurants, although if you have a sweet tooth, I do recommend visiting Marietta Diner, where they have literally every type of homemade cake and pie available. While there isn't much going on in Marietta, there is not much to complain about, although there are very few areas I would visit alone at night. Read Less
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A Great Place to Live 4.5 rating By DaveP ( Mar 04, 2012) Marietta has most everything anybody could want for a home town. The city limits are a bit crowded though. Marietta is a huge area, and don't be fooled by the census data. Greater Marietta has many great areas with parks and shopping nearby. The weather is good, and there's plent ...Read More y of jobs down here. Atlanta is only 20 minutes away from Marietta, but plan on some traffic. Probably the worst thing about Marietta is the traffic, and it's not just on the freeway. Overall I think Marietta is one of the better places to live in all of metro Atlanta, and for that matter all of Georgia. Read Less
Marietta, GA Review 3 rating By Anonymous ( Jul 19, 2011) My boyfriend and I stayed in Marietta, Georgia in June of 2010, because he is attending Chiropractic school there at Life University. Marietta, is actually a very large suburb of Atlanta, and although there is not much to do in the actual city, it is close enough to downtown Atla ...Read More nta, where attractions are nearby. The area of Marietta Square is by far the best section of town, however, some of the areas around the square are quite filled with crime. Marietta Square has a ton of little southern shops and restaurants, our favorite is Hemingways, and surrounds a lush green park. There are also a few theaters and local artists and studios you can find around the square as well.

Marietta has an outdoor mall which is fairly nice, and has department stores and higher end shops such as J.Crew and Pottery Barn, which is nice. The Six Flags water park is also located in Marietta, which is a great option for visitors with families. Marietta is comprised primarily of chain restaurants, although if you have a sweet tooth, I do recommend visiting Marietta Diner, where they have literally every type of homemade cake and pie available. While there isn't much going on in Marietta, there is not much to complain about, although there are very few areas I would visit alone at night. Read Less
Low Cost of Living, But Feels Like A Train Yard 2.5 rating By jackclouseau ( Mar 04, 2011) Marietta offers a low cost of living and access to Atlanta. It is pretty average in terms of most things that matter to us on a daily basis - traffic, shopping, things to do etc. Taxes are fairly low but you get what you pay for right?

For people who are thinking about moving to
...Read More Marietta, I would give a strong piece of advice - make sure you understand where you are planning to live and study the surrounding area closely. I say this because Marietta is infested with train crossings. With train crossings come train honking which is constant and relentless and really have no standardization - translation - although train operators have guidelines, they are required to meet the minimum guidelines. Beyond that they are not bound by how much they honk. Even the minimum guidelines are enough to make somebody sensitive to sound feel frustrated. There are several trains that pass through Marietta everyday (in my neighborhood around 40) and they HONK. Besides, the rumbling sound is also pretty frustrating depending on where you live.

There are guidelines on how you can make certain train crossings qualify as quiet zones. Your Realtor may tell you that however, please don't take that lightly. The process of getting quiet zone qualification is tedious, unclear and costs a lot. The local government will not help or assist in that matter.

So please ensure, especially people with sensitive hearing, that you check the location and re-check, spend time in the neighborhood (there is bound to be at least 1 train every 30 min) and understand the sound levels before you move. You don't want to feel like you are living in a train yard. This is my most sincere review and feedback.

Other than that, this is a pretty standard, average city. Read Less

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A+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Marietta? Yes, there are lots of amenities close to this location.

Parks

Woods Park
Joe Mack Wilson Park
Flournoy Park
Lawrence Street Recreation Center
Hill Park
Joanne Woodward Park
Unknown Name
Unknown Name

Entertainment

Marietta Fire Department Museum
Avery Gallery
Old Zion Baptist Church Heritage Museum
Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre
the loft
Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art
North Park Gallery
Young Voices United Performing Arts School

Food & Drink

Miss Mamie's
Johnnie MacCracken's Celtic Pub
Sarah Jean's Ice Cream
Blue Mist Cafe
Rocket Fizz
Glover Park Brewery
Red Hare Brewing - The Still on the Square
Snow on the Square

B Commute

Is public transit available in Marietta? Of all people who commute, 1.8% take public transportation in Marietta.
Drive to Work
73%

3% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
2%

3% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
3%

1% higher than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Marietta a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Concentra Urgent Care
Planned Parenthood
Wellstar Kennestone Hospital
Cobb Health Center
WellStar Windy Hill Hospital

Pharmacies

Walgreens
Walgreens
CVS Pharmacy
PeachView Drugs
CVS Pharmacy

Doctors

Legacy Brain & Spine

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