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2021 Top 100 Best Places to Live In America Sponsored by: See homes for sale on Movoto by OJO

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Demographics 71
Economy 60
Education 70
Health 39
Housing 51
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#86. Marietta, GA

This north Atlanta suburb is full of history and opportunity. With a little more than 61,000 residents, Marietta, GA is an excellent place for families looking for great school systems, a diverse population, varied job opportunities and plenty of recreation. While any city can boast an impressive dining or tourism scene, Marietta sets the bar high with its multitude of highly-rated restaurants, historical attractions and beautifully kept common and recreation areas, such as Marietta Square.

Top Colleges/Universities: Kennesaw State University & Gwinnett Technical College

Top Industries & Employers: Aerospace, manufacturing, bioscience, health care, IT, retail, tourism

Weekend Plans: Get your splash on at Six Flags White Water, visit the Gone With the Wind Museum, learn some spooky history on the Ghosts of Marietta tour, or simply take in the sights, sounds and window-shopping of Marietta Square.

Favorite Place to Feast: The Marietta Diner, Stockyard Burgers and Bones or the Marietta Square Market.

Beloved Beverage: Ain’t That a Peach Sour Beer from Red Hare Brewing Company.

Outdoorsy Activity: Hike to your heart’s content and learn a thing or two about Marietta’s history on one of the many trails at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.

Rooftop Bar: Enjoy a starry evening with your favorite brew and crew at Creatwood Tavern & Rooftop.

Why Your Pet Will Love It, Too: Marietta is, by all accounts, a great spot for you and your dog to hang out. Grab a casual bite at Moxie Burger, Gabriel’s Restaurant and Bakery or Wing Cafe and Tap House, or elevate your dining experience with your dog at the French bistro La Madeleine.

Remote Work Perk: Find peace, quiet and focus at FireWorks coworking space or enjoy state-of-the-art computers and Wi-Fi service at the Switzer Library.

One More Thing … Cobb County, which includes Marietta, is named after Thomas Willis Cobb, U.S. representative, senator and Supreme Court judge. In 1837, it was reported that the city of Marietta was named after Cobb’s wife.

– Brittany Anas

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