The best thing about living in Marietta is the beautiful rivers: Ohio and Muskingham. We have a local college so it is nice to be in a more liberal environment. Marietta College is beautiful and adds to the diversity of the town. The public schools are okay here and can use more extracurricular activities.
In the summer we have several festivals and have a lot of activities for tourist. We have a full day art event called Brick Street Arts Bash which is fun for everyone. It's a free event that has a free concert and food for purchase.
The town overall is very safe and there is an active police presence. The homes are reasonable and I get more backyard space even with the historic homes. The neighbors are really nice. This is also a perfect place for retirement as it offers beauty, a quiet and safe place for the elderly. We have easy access to other cities and a lot of things to keep everyone busy.