Cobb Chamber of Commerce

Cobb's Communities

Moving to a new area gives you an open invitation to explore all the nuances and charms of your new community. Cobb County offers several distinct communities each with its own local cultural favorites, family friendly neighborhoods, top-performing schools, quality recreational parks and facilities and a thriving business community. Here is our guide to Cobb’s best neighborhoods and all the quality of life assets they have to offer your family. Let us be the first to say, “Welcome home!”

Acworth (Pop. 21,215)

Nestled on Lake Allatoona and Lake Acworth just 35 miles northwest of Atlanta, Acworth offers residents a quality of life about which most Americans only dream. The small-town atmosphere promises plenty of local fun and a leisurely pace of life, along with a range of dining options, superb shopping and recreational opportunities. And while you’ll have little reason to leave town, Acworth’s close proximity to Atlanta affords residents easy access to professional sports and world-class cultural offerings.

Austell (Pop. 6,782)

Home to the exhilarating Six Flags Over Georgia amusement park, Austell’s small town sensibility and charisma are equally captivating to residents and visitors alike. “I’ve lived in Cobb all my life and it’s a great place to be,” says Steve Puckett, president of Puckett EMS. “That’s why I decided to place Puckett EMS in my hometown, Austell.”

Charming Austell supports a wide variety of family activities, which testify to the city’s commitment to quality of life for all who call it home.

Kennesaw (Pop. 30,990)

With its array of outstanding cultural offerings, educational institutions, and its lovely parks, golf courses and neighborhoods, it’s easy to understand why Family Circle magazine selected Kennesaw as one of the nation’s “Best Towns for Families.”

Kennesaw is quickly becoming a tourism destination. Discover Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park featuring more than 18 miles of historic trails. Explore downtown Kennesaw’s diverse shops, boutiques and restaurants. Spend a day at spectacular Smith-Gilbert Gardens, which features walking trails, sculpture gardens, botanical specimens from around the globe and the historic Hiram Butler House. The city is known for its recreational amenities and Swift-Cantrell Park with its dog park and skate park top the list. 

Mableton (Pop. 37,115)

Music and art lovers are drawn to the south side of the county, to Mableton’s cultural district. Home to the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, a uniquely intimate performance venue that attracts thousands to musical and theatrical shows each year, and the Mable House Cultural Center, home of the South Cobb Arts Alliance, Mableton is a community committed to artistic expression and cultural offerings.

Marietta (Pop. 58,359)

As Cobb’s largest city, Marietta offers an array of enchanting shops, galleries, museums and parks, including community gem Glover Park on the historic square.

History buffs flock to Marietta to explore its five unique historic districts and stroll the grounds of the Marietta Confederate Cemetery and the Marietta National Cemetery. Those interested in historical preservation and Civil War storytelling will also want to visit the house occupied by General William T. Sherman during his preparation for the infamous “March to the Sea.”

Recognized as an All-American City in 2006 and named one of the nation’s 10 best communities by the National Civic League, Marietta’s commitment to quality of life is unsurpassed.

Powder Springs (Pop. 14,253)

Cobb County’s oldest city, originally incorporated as Springville in 1838, eventually earned its name from the gunpowder-like sediment that resulted from the mineral content of the water from seven springs. Today, residents and visitors enjoy a mix of business and industry, and the closest downtown to the Silver Comet Trail, a 61.5-mile paved trail that runs through Cobb, Paulding and Polk counties and will one day connect to the Atlanta Beltline.

Smyrna (Pop. 52,650)

Just south of Marietta lies the vibrant city of Smyrna. With verdant parks, welcoming neighborhoods featuring a wide range of housing options, cultural amenities and the nearby excitement of Atlanta, Smyrna is a great place to live, work and play. New to the city is Smyrna Elementary, a beautiful two-story school—the first LEED certified school in Cobb County.

Smyrna’s commitment to maintaining economic vitality while preserving an unparalleled quality of life is evident in a number of ongoing revitalization projects. The Village Green, recipient of the Urban Land Institute’s Award for Excellence in mixed-use gathering spaces, testifies to the visionary planning of Smyrna’s civic leaders. Residents and visitors continue to be drawn to the many shops and recreational facilities the city has to offer.

Vinings (Pop. 9,734)

Located in southeast Cobb County along the Chattahoochee River, just minutes from interstates 285 and 75, Vinings is a historic community with a welcoming civic spirit. Outstanding restaurants and shopping destinations, as well as a slate of seasonal community events, contribute to an ideal quality of life.

East Cobb and West Cobb

The unincorporated communities encompassed in this flourishing area have managed to maintain relatively low tax rates, while enjoying the benefits of swim, golf and tennis communities, educational resources, shopping centers and family-friendly activities. The combined economic and lifestyle advantages afforded residents of Cobb, along with the county’s proximity to Atlanta, leave little question as to why so many families choose to call Cobb County home. “East Cobb is a great place to live because it offers so many of the things that people want…low taxes, great schools, stable property values and easy access to Marietta, Roswell and Atlanta,” says resident Mitch Rhoden, president and CEO of Futren Corporation.