Marietta, located in West Cobb, is Cobb County's largest city and the county seat. The National Civic League judged Marietta one of the 10 best communities in the nation as a 2006 All-America City, the oldest and most-respected community recognition award in the country. CNNMoney.com named Marietta one of the top 25 places in the United States to retire in 2011.
The Marietta SquareThe Marietta Square is the central gathering place at the heart of Marietta with Glover Park as the center of it all. More than 60 vendors set up shop at the Marietta Square Farmers Market most Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year, with an Artists Market in conjunction with it from April to November. Big on history, the Ghost of Marietta Walking Tours also attract people from all over the metro area, as do the square's tree lighting ceremony each winter, Taste of Marietta and various annual festivals throughout the year.
Economic drivers for Marietta include the historic Marietta Square for shopping, entertainment and dining, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park for history buffs, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area provides outdoor recreation, students drawn to multiple university campuses and area job centers like WellStar Kennestone Hospital and Dobbins Air Reserve Base.
Marietta City Schools (MCS)Marietta City Schools (MCS) became one of Georgia's first Charter Systems in June 2008. The MCS charter system includes eleven schools: seven K-5 elementary schools, one sixth grade academy, one middle school, one high school, and one grades 3-5 elementary magnet school (Marietta Center for Advanced Academics). Marietta is located in West Cobb which is that area of Cobb County located West of I-75. Other West Cobb communities include Smyrna, Vinings, Kennesaw (home of Kennesaw University. GA's third largest university), Mableton, Powder Springs and Acworth.
Zip Codes for West Cobb are 30101, 30144, 30152, 30064, 30127, 30080, 30126, 30168, 30106.
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