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Welcome to Marietta
A historic small town with a lively urban feel.
Home of the “Old Marietta folks,” Marietta is a historic town with rustic downtown streets and many familial generations. Civil War and Reconstruction Era architecture and landmarks stand tall amongst Antebellum homes, luxurious colonial-style mansions, and undeveloped green areas. Just 20 minutes from Atlanta, Marietta offers a small-town feel with a vibrant atmosphere. Welcoming history buffs and culture lovers alike, Marietta is home to celebrated theaters, remarkable museums, quaint shops, and beautiful parks.
Marietta beautifully celebrates all four seasons. A vibrant spring allows for daffodils in February and dogwoods in April. In the fall, cheer on college football with southern barbecues or enjoy baseball playoff season! Head to Marietta Square for shops, restaurants, and festivals. Enjoy convenient grocery shopping and the Avenues of East and West Cobb. The traditional and lively nature of the residents maintains the southern hospitality they are known for. Marietta will keep you learning and exploring.
What to Love
- Historic homes and colonial-style mansions
- Quaint shops and celebrated theaters
- Undeveloped green spaces and old downtown streets
- Unforgettable museums
In Marietta, there's a friend wherever you go! With sweet southern hospitality, you are always welcomed. A suburban life with easy access to the city and travel is hard not to love. It is easy to call Marietta home with all of the convenience they have to offer and history to explore. A friendly community enjoys celebrations for sports and holidays in a warm, southern atmosphere. Parks invite an active lifestyle and fresh air in a scenic environment. Stop by a museum to immerse into the history Marietta has grown from.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Indulge in a mouth-watering steak at Mac’s Chophouse, an old-school steakhouse with delicious cocktails and unforgettable bourbon. Be sure to see the famous Big Chicken at the intersection of Cobb Parkway and Rosewell Road. Standing 56 feet tall, the structure was designed by a Georgia Tech student named Hubert Puckett and constructed by Stanley Davis in 1963. Since 1974, Kentucky Fried Chicken has been serving customers under Big Chicken.
The Avenues of East Cobb and West Cobb provide a location for the community to come together for conversation, shopping, and sipping with familiar faces. When you’re in the mood for upscale seafood served in a chic environment, enjoy Drift Oyster Bar for an unforgettable fresh meal. Be sure to experience the shopping opportunities right at your fingertips. A store is never too far away from Marietta folk!
Things to Do
Marietta Square Market is a carefully selected group of 18 restaurants located downtown. The long history of Marietta is thriving through its architecture, interior, and unique trolley near the market. Any appetite is sure to be satisfied with the number of food options available within close proximity. Just a few short paces away from the square sits Glover Park Brewery, the place to kick back with your best folks and explore a generous selection of locally crafted beers while watching the game. Don’t leave your dog at home, as the beer garden welcomes furry friends!
Mark your calendars for Taste of Marietta, an annual event in the square that allows over 70 restaurants and caterers to showcase their best food for you to try with live music and games for the kids. Marvel at unique chalk art created by hundreds of artists at Chalktoberfest and sip on a large selection of beer and wine with friends this October.