Marietta is a suburb located about 20 miles northwest of Atlanta, offering prime access to the city. It is the seat of Cobb County. Located just off I-75, Marietta is also less than two hours from Chattanooga, TN. Marietta offers homes for rent amidst a growing and diversifying population. It also has several famous natives, including Food Network personality Alton Brown, TV host Ty Pennington and country singer Travis Tritt. Two of Marietta's largest employers are Dobbins Air Force Base and a Lockheed-Martin manufacturing plant. The town also holds Southern Polytechnic State University.
Marietta is close to several sites commemorating prominent Georgia history and culture, including Scarlett on the Square, a Gone with the Wind museum celebrating the beloved book and movie. The Kennesaw House, one of the four buildings in Marietta not burnt by General Sherman on his march to Atlanta during the Civil War, is also a popular attraction. The town further acknowledges the war through the 2,800-acre Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, the Marietta National Cemetery, the Marietta Confederate Cemetery and the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History.
If you're looking for a Marietta rental, the city has numerous locations to choose from. The city and surrounding areas in Cobb County hold some of the most renowned high schools in the state and even the country, and Marietta homes for rent are available in the districts for Walton, Lassiter and Wheeler, among other schools.
Rentals in Marietta are also available around Southern Poly and Dobbins Air Reserve Base. If you decide on a Marietta townhome for rent south of the downtown area, be sure to check out the French pastry shop Douceur de France, which is located mere miles from both the college and the base. If you want more green space, homes for rent in Marietta can also be found around or near to the numerous parks, including Larry Bell Park, Victory Park and Lake Park.