Living in Marietta, Georgia:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Marietta, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked nine people living in Marietta what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Marietta is a suburb of Atlanta, and can get quite busy. It is picturesque in it’s own way, though, with many delightful locations for any occasion. Where I live, specifically, is very near to a wonderful cluster of local businesses and shops that cater to any–and every–one. It is more or less a peaceful place, full of good people, and well within reach of bigger and better things, if that’s what you are wanting.

Jessica, says: 2020

There is a lot of traffic in Atlanta. People should consider the time it takes to get to their job and finding a suitable place during their commute. The weather here is much hotter during spring/summer. During my move it’s important to find places that are in a good driving distance for grocery shopping.

Marietta, GA is only about a ten minute drive from the heart of downtown Atlanta. This town also houses the new Atlanta Braves stadium. The stadium is in its own little village, so if you’re looking to eat or drink before enjoying a game, then this town is the right place for you.

Patrick, says: 2020

Marietta is a beautiful city that is rich in history. Many sites that were significant during the civil war can be found here. With quick access to the city of Atlanta and other surrounding towns, there is no shortage of cultural and recreational activities. Marietta is a great place with a friendly atmosphere.

Jessica, says: 2020

If anyone moves to Maretta, Georgia, they should consider the crowded nature of the suburbs. The area can become quite crowded, especially during the business type hours of daily life. They should also be advised of the areas history. Marietta can provide a great environment for anyone who is trying to start a family in a nice, quiet and safe community.

Brandon, says: 2020

If moving to Marietta, know the taxes in Cobb county have raised. This is based on that the Atlanta braves moved their stadium here. The Atlanta united soccer team also has a practice facility here. Gentrification is prevalent in the area, so there’s a lot of construction and opportunities for growth.

Ashlyn, says: 2020

If you would like to move to Marietta, keep in mind that the weather is quite sporadic. One day, it will be pouring rain, windy, and freezing; the next, it will be sunny and warm without a cloud in the sky. Know the activities are geared more towards the elderly population. If you want to do something besides eat at a restaurant, you will probably need to drive at least 30 minutes. You will not be able to drive around without a car!

Living in Marietta, Georgia, has been one of the best residential experiences of my life. In the suburbs of Atlanta, Marietta has everything you could want in a suburban experience: diversity of population, a multitude of aesthetic and natural pursuits (from beautiful parks to local theater to museums and cultural locales), and the convenience of nearby shopping and daily routine activities. Its proximity to Atlanta itself also provides all the benefits of a large metropolitan center; we have professional sports (basketball, baseball, soccer, and things like the WNBA and the semi-professional lacrosse team), and the long and varied cultural and historical activities that permeate cities of this size — like New York. In fact, when a friend asked me about the best part of living down here, I said, “It’s like living in New York — but there aren’t any New Yorkers here!” which drew a laugh, even if it isn’t entirely true.

Katherine, says: 2020

The weather in Atlanta is a good reason to move since winters are not cold. Landmarks in and near Atlanta include the Westin, Stone Mountain, and Lake Lanier. A new resident of Atlanta should know many roads are named Peachtree, and finding your way around the city can be difficult if you are not organized.

Brittan, says: 2020

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