Cobb County
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Area Description

Located northwest of Atlanta, Cobb County has a population of 717,190, making it the fourth largest county in Georgia.

Cobb is made up of several distinct communities, each with its own cultural favorites and family-friendly neighborhoods. The county also boasts high-achieving schools. The district SAT average score of 1515 is 63 points higher than the state average and 17 points higher than the national average.

Named one of the nation’s best communities for music education 12 times, more than 40,000 students are currently enrolled in Cobb’s music programs.

Cobb has a self-contained public transportation system, and is trisected by three major intersections. The business and shopping districts feature the Galleria Centre with Cumberland Mall to the south and Town Center Mall to the north. Cobb is home to hundreds of businesses, including Fortune 500 companies Lockheed Martin and The Home Depot.

Marietta, which was established in 1834, is the hub of Cobb County. This vibrant city features a bustling downtown square, historic neighborhoods and an extensive parks and recreation system.

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Of the approximately 248,303 households, the majority are composed of married couples and about 35% have children. Household incomes are generally north of $65,000 per year. The county includes a mix of savvy suburbanites, young professionals and up-and-coming families. Residents are also well-educated: 42.2% of Cobb locals 25 and older have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher.


From charming bungalows to multi-million mansions, Cobb County offers a unique blend of housing possibilities for every need. The median home value is about $194,000 and the average rent is $1,325, which is higher than the Atlanta metro median of $1,200. Construction of the new SunTrust stadium has been influencing development in the Cumberland area. Several multifamily luxury townhome and mixed-use projects are in the works.


The relative peace of Cobb’s affluent, family-oriented neighborhoods provide welcome relief from hectic jobs and busy lives with growing children. Various communities have managed to maintain relatively low taxes, while enjoying the benefits of swim, golf and tennis communities, educational resources, shopping centers and family-friendly activities.

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With venues such as the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, two Six Flags theme parks, and Fifth Third Bank Stadium at KSU, a variety of cultural, recreational and sporting events take place in Cobb year-

round. The Atlanta Braves will join the community in 2017, when the team moves into its new stadium in south Cobb County.

Perfect for

Successful professionals, growing families, metro renters and retirees. Homes in this community are ideal for those who want to be near top-notch schools, as well as those who have already raised their kids into adulthood.

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Around the Area

That, of course, brings us to some of Cobb’s local attractions and amenities, which include:

Marietta Square

Locals and visitors can find a vibrant spot for shopping, specialty dining, museums, theatre and more in Marietta Square. At the center of the square is Glover Park, which is a great place for picnics and playtime. History buffs also enjoy exploring the area — The Great Locomotive Chase of the American Civil War started here.

Silver Comet Trail

Take a walk, run, hike or bike ride on this scenic, paved nature trail that begins in Smyrna. One of the highlights is the crossing at Pumpkinvine Creek Trestle, a 750-foot long bridge. But don’t go too far, you could end up in Alabama.

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Ranked as the 14th top theatre venue in the world by Pollstar, the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is a great place to catch a Broadway show, concert and more. Interestingly, this building also appeared in the first season of the television show “The Walking Dead” to represent the Center for Disease Control.

Gone with the Wind Museum

A block away from Marietta Square, you can find an extensive collection of memorabilia related to the Margaret Mitchell novel and Academy Award-winning film. The museum also features the original Bengaline honeymoon gown worn in the movie.

Six Flags over Georgia

Looking for thrills? You can see some of the fastest and tallest rides in the nation at Six Flags Over Georgia in Austell. Coasters like the Acrophobia mercilessly drops you from 200 feet. For a more relaxing day, the South’s largest water park, Six Flags White Water, is nearby.

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

Kennesaw Mountain rises from the Marietta landscape, just north of Atlanta. This nearly 3,000-acre National Battlefield Park offers 20 miles of trails through forest and over mountaintops. It’s one of the most visited Civil War sites in the U.S. because of its rich history.

Marietta-Cobb Museum of Art

One of the many art venues in Cobb County, this museum features exceptional works of American art with a permanent collection and special exhibitions throughout the year.

Kennesaw Skate Park

This 40,000-square-foot skate park nirvana was designed by professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek. Here you can find an authentic Street League Pro-Style facility with the same ramps, obstacles and rails that the pros ride in major competitions.

Lake Acworth

Lake Acworth is a popular site for walking, biking, picnics, live music, canoeing and much more. Unwind from a busy day of sightseeing at Acworth Beach.



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