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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 left). The price of a home has steadily risen since the last few years and the National Association of Realtors reports the median price of a home in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs Marietta area was $371,200 during the 3rd quarter of 2022.

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.

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 renovated 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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