Willow By The River
St Augustine Place
North Corporate Center
North Corporate Center
Powers Ferry Green
Briarwood Hills$886 - $4,039
- 1-3 Beds
- 1-2 Baths
Northchase Office Park
Renter's Guide to Marietta
Welcome to Marietta.
It's a small, historic city located within the Atlanta metropolitan area. Between the laid back vibe, the affordability, and the great public schools, it's a great city for families to set up shop.
If that sounds like you, find out more below.
Marietta has a humid subtropical climate, with warm, humid summers and mild winters. Average summer temperatures fluctuate between 68 and 89ºF, while winter temps hover between around 30 and 52ºF.
You don't get much snow in Marietta, but it is in an area where hurricanes are common.
Marietta, GA Demographics
- Total Population58,906
Female 28,370Male 30,536
- Median Age32.9
Cost of Living in Marietta, GA
Let's plan out a budget.
A night out with a friend at a mid-level restaurant will set you back about $50. And that cappuccino after your meal? $3.75.
The average Marietta resident pays $180 a month in utilities – that includes electricity, water, garbage, and heat.
Most residents drive, but the Cobb County Transit bus line is a good way to save a little cash. The fare is $2.50 per ride, or you can pick up a monthly pass for $72.
Average Rent in Marietta, GA
- Marietta, GA Average Rental Price, May 2018$1,043/mo
- 1 Bedroom$920
- 2 Bedrooms$1,073
Marietta, GA Apartment Rent Ranges
- > $2,0002%
Marietta, GA Rent Trends
|All rentals||Studio||1 Bed||2 Beds||3 Beds|
|May / 2018||$1,043||$784||$920||$1,073|
|Sept / 2017||$1,081||$795||$911||$1,096|
|May / 2017||$1,060||$823||$894||$1,069|
|Jan / 2017||$1,035||$766||$879||$1,045|
|Sept / 2016||$1,037||$735||$876||$1,057|
|May / 2016||$1,029||$699||$869||$1,050|
|Jan / 2016||$984||$757||$832||$996|
|Sept / 2015||$975||$708||$823||$991|
|May / 2015||$935||$639||$790||$952|
|Jan / 2015||$895||$631||$757||$909|
Average rent is projected to grow by 4% in 2018 compared to 2017.
Please note that projected rent growth is calculated at city level.
Average rent values on this page are aggregated from data from the following zip codes: 30008300603006230064300663006730068
Living in Marietta
What's it like living in Marietta?
It's a small city with a lot of history. But it's just close enough to Atlanta to have the best of both worlds. Marietta has good public schools too, which makes it a great place for families.
On the other hand, the city's layout can make traffic a nightmare.
Things to do in Marietta
Even though Marietta is a smaller city, there's still plenty to do.
If you're with the family, there's the Marietta Ice Center for ice skating, Six Flags White Water for a little fun in the sun, and the annual North Georgia State Fair – the second biggest in Georgia.
Nature lovers will feel right at home at the Sope Creek Trail or Marietta Square, where they can go for a hike or have a picnic. And if you want to explore a little local history, the Marietta Museum of History, the Marietta National Cemetery, and the Marietta Confederate Cemetery have got you covered.
Oh, and don't miss the Earl Smith Strand Theatre, a renovated old cinema that specializes in classic movies and tribute shows.
Of course, with Atlanta so close, you've also got the Georgia Aquarium and tons of sports options right at your fingertips – the city is home to the Atlanta Braves baseball team, Atlanta Falcons football team, Atlanta Hawks basketball team, and Atlanta Thrashers hockey team. All of the teams have big, dedicated fan bases that would be happy to have you!
Employment and Economy in Marietta, GA
Some of the top industries in Marietta include manufacturing and distribution, service, and retail. The city also has a booming tourism scene.
The city plays host to major companies like Lockheed Martin, Home Depot, and Public, who employ a large number of locals
Marietta, GA Households
- Total Number of Households23,371
Family 13,537Non-family 9,834
Children 7,026No Children 16,345
- Average People Per Household2.42
- Median Household Income$44,953
- Median Housing Costs Per Month$971
Top Colleges in Marietta, GA
If you're willing to commute to Atlanta, you've also got Emory University, Georgia Tech, and Georgia State University to choose from. Whether your major is business or nursing, there's something for you here.
And as we mentioned before, Marietta boasts quality public schools for the younger ones. Walton High School, for instance, ranks within the top 10 schools in Georgia.
Marietta, GA Education Statistics
- No High School7%
- Some High School28%
- Some College25%
- Associate Degree8%
- Bachelor Degree23%
- Graduate Degree9%
Tips for Renting in Marietta
Before you go, let's take a look at some of your renters rights for Marietta.
During the application process, landlords can charge an application fee. And there's no limit to what information they can ask for on your application.
If your application is approved, your landlord will probably ask you to pay a security deposit. This deposit is refundable and should be returned within 30 days of moving out, as long as there aren't any damages or other issues.
Under Georgia law, landlords are responsible for keeping the property in good repair, which includes electricity, heating, and plumbing systems, as well as appliances. When submitting a repair request, it's a good idea to do it in writing and include the date.
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