Located near Interstate 75, just northwest of Atlanta, and winner of the “All America City Award”, Marietta possesses the quintessential town square in the midst of a thriving metropolis. The Antebellum Square that surrounds Marietta’s vintage train depot could be a short walk from your Marietta condominium, lending to the feeling of being on a vacation everyday. The square is host to wonderful events like concerts, Theatre at the Square, and regular weekend farmer’s markets. In warm spring, summer or fall evenings, you may enjoy the lantern-lit ghost tours that bring special charm to this community. Marietta savors its rich history with museums like the Museum of Art, the Fire Museum, the Root House Museum, the Marietta Museum of History, and the Marietta Gone with the Wind/Scarlett on the Square Museum.
The 1935 art deco the “Strand Theatre” is at the heart of the community and receives ongoing restoration and care to pay homage to the city landmark. With over 70 unique shops from hotspots like Alchemy, to the Bronze Monkey or Mountain Mercantile, the area draws shoppers from all over the city for its inventive goods and services, and overabundance of antique dealers. Marietta is the spot where a taste from every continent collides. Sure, you’ll find all of the chains you know and love, but if you are willing to try something from another world, you’ll love living in your Marietta condo for its easy access to Georgia’s best restaurant line up. Marietta’s meal crowd has a whirlwind of choices from hit eateries like the Australian Bakery and Blu Greek Taverna, to Efe’s Mediteranean Grille, Chinese House of Lu, McCracken’s Celtic Firehouse and Irish pub, and the Columbian Kiosco. French La Café Crepe, Italian La Famiglia, Pacific Rim Simpatico and the Thaicoon Sushi Bar also top out the list as local favorites.
Marietta uniquely operates in own school district apart from the county, and has one high school. Marietta is also home to Southern Polytechnic State University, Chattahoochee Technical College, and Life University, all of which draw students from around the country.
Of course, if you want to feel comfortable in your new Marietta locale, you will have to locate the “Big Chicken” (on the corners of Cobb Parkway and Roswell Street), an iconic landmark from which all directions around the city stem.
Visitors marvel at the only two buildings left after General Sherman’s March to the Sea, the train depot and the Kennesaw House. Families and young couples will enjoy the festivals that base themselves in Marietta every year, from the Harvest Square Arts and Crafts Festival to Holiday Open Houses and Candlelight Shopping on the Square.
Marietta is a great place for condo vacation rentals, retirees, new families, and young urbanites to co-mingle in a friendly community with small town activities and big city access. Your Marietta condominium will be the center of much adieu when people realize this is where you have chosen your residence, because everyone will want a small piece of the charmed life you are experiencing.