Marietta owes much of its success story to the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which is the busiest airport in the world and has helped lure big businesses and people to the region. Located 30 minutes northwest of Atlanta, Marietta became popular among families looking for spacious affordable homes, safe neighborhoods, and top ranked schools.
The county is home to Fortune 500 companies such as Coca-Cola, NAPA, and The Home Depot, as well as other major employers such as Lockheed Martin, GE Energy, and Heidelberg USA. Cobb County is also home to nine nationally ranked high schools and several Colleges and Universities including Kennesaw State University’s Coles College of Business, which offers the No. 22 “Best MBA Program” in the entire country. Cobb County ranks as the most educated county in Georgia, with 42% of the population having a bachelor’s degree or higher.
In addition to its favorable location, Marietta is bisected by interstates I-285, I-75, and I-20, has quick access to Georgia’s 4,700 miles of super cargo railway, and is just 4 hours away from the deep-water seaports of Savannah and Brunswick.
With a well-educated talent pool, a low cost of living, low taxes, and top-notch schools, Marietta is an attractive destination for businesses and young professionals alike.