Marietta : Georgia

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What it's Like to Retire in Marietta

Marietta is a suburb northwest of Atlanta with a population of about 66,000. The town square is the site of several cultural productions and public events, including a weekly farmers' market.  Photo of downtown fountain courtesy of Wikipedia and HowardSF, photo of Cobb County Courthouse courtesy of Wikipedia and HowardSF, picture of Marietta Museum of History courtesy of Wikipedia.


Where to Retire in Marietta and Home Prices

There are active adult communities in the Marietta and Atlanta area (see Active Communities link at top right). The price of a home has steadily risen since the last few years and Zillow reports the median home value in Marietta was $255,100 in early 2017.


What is special about Marietta

Marietta is located northwest of Atlanta and offers health care, transportation, and community events in its popular town square.


What is not special about Marietta

The crime rate here is above the national average.


Who will like retirement in Marietta

Those who want to live in an Atlanta suburb may enjoy living here.


Local economy is driven by

Construction and retail drive the economy


Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is in the low 40's.  July'average is 79 degrees.  Marietta is northwest of Atlanta.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Theatre in the Square is a year-round professional theater with a regular subscription season plus summer and holiday shows. The renvoated Strand Theatre offers classic films. A Taste of Marietta is an annual event at which restaurants and food vendors compete in the town square with all sorts of dishes.



The crime rate is slightly higher than the national average.

Medical facilities

Wellstar Kennestone Hospital is located here.



The nearest airport is in Atlanta about 30 miles away; Cobb County buses service Marietta; Rail service to Atlanta is provided by MARTA.


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Facts about MARIETTA
  • State: GA
  • Environment: Suburban,
  • City Population: 50,001-100,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 20,001-40,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $200,001-$300,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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