Long regarded as one of
the best places to reside in metro Atlanta, Cobb County captures the best of
both worlds with its blossoming businesses, neighborhoods and eateries just
beyond the Interstate 285 Perimeter. Providing easy access to recreation and
entertainment opportunities, as well as a stellar education system, Cobb is
more than a thriving commercial and residential area—it’s a great
place to visit.
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Some of the Southeast’s largest amusement parks, including Six Flags Over
Georgia, Six Flags White Water and Mountasia Marietta Family Fun Center add
to Cobb’s exciting allure year-round. The county also offers multiple
options in terms of public parks, golf courses, museums, galleries, theaters
and shops. Major employers in the area include the Cobb County School System,
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company and WellStar Health System, as well as hundreds
of other businesses, including 200 international firms. The “Platinum
Triangle” features 20 million square feet of urban office space at the
intersection of Interstate 75 and I-285, and several businesses have established
a strong base in burgeoning Vinings and Smyrna.
Education prospers under the leadership of two distinct school systems—Cobb
County and Marietta City school districts. As the second-largest school district
in the state and the 24th largest in the country, the Cobb County School District
consists of 108 elementary, middle and high schools and has been honored with
a variety of awards, including Georgia School of Excellence and Blue Ribbon
School designations. Cobb also houses numerous private, specialized and alternative
schools, as well as higher education opportunities at Chattahoochee Technical
College, Kennesaw State University, Life University and Southern Polytechnic
State University. Marietta City’s smaller base of 11 schools is equally
as impressive. The school system is among the small list of schools to offer
the full International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum and is home to five Georgia
Schools of Excellence and one National School of Excellence.