The Good Life

About Marietta and Cobb County

Marietta is charming city located in heart of Cobb County, Georgia, 15 miles northwest of Atlanta. As one of the larger suburbs of Atlanta, Marietta has around 56,500 residents. Formed in 1833, Marietta is also home to six historic districts. named Marietta one of the top 25 places in the United States to retire in 2011. You can learn more about Marietta on the city’s official website.

Things To Do in Marietta

Living at one of our Longleaf communities means you’re close to the attractions and events that bring residents of Marietta together. Here are a few notable sights to see in Marietta:

The Marietta Square

The central gathering place at the heart of Marietta. Home to festivals, concerts and the Marietta farmer’s market.

The Strand Theater

An Art Deco theater constructed in 1935 and renovated back to its original design in 2009. Features classic films and other events.

Marietta Museum of History

Home to thousands of artifacts including items from Marietta residents and businesses.

Marietta Gone With The Wind Museum

Houses memorabilia related to Gone with the Wind, both the book and the film.

SunTrust Park

Home of the Atlanta Braves

The Big Chicken

A 56-foot tall chicken located at Cobb Pkwy and Roswell Rd. Constructed in 1956 and rebuilt in 1993 after sustaining storm damage. The Big Chicken also underwent a $2 million renovation project in 2017.

About Woodstock

Woodstock is over 100 years old, making it one of the oldest cities in Cherokee County. As you may expect, Woodstock has a lot of character and charm. Located 30 miles from downtown Atlanta, this city of roughly 24,000 has a wonderful downtown lined with locally owned shops, galleries and restaurants. In 2015, Money Magazine named Woodstock one of the “Top 50 Best Places to Live in the United States” To learn more about Woodstock, Georgia, visit the city’s official website.

Things To Do in Woodstock

As a resident at Longleaf Woodstock, you can take full advantage of all that this lovely little town has to offer. Here’s a short list of attractions to look forward to in Woodstock. For more things to do in Woodstock and a calendar of events, visit WhatsUpWoodstock.

Downtown Woodstock

Historic charm accented with a collection of local shops and restaurants will turn you into a downtown regular.

Lake Allatoona

Enjoy picnicking, swimming, camping, fishing, boating and observing wildlife along the beautiful shoreline of this 12,000 acre lake.

Elm St. Cultural Arts Village

Bringing professional-quality live theatre to Cherokee County residents and surrounding communities since 2002.

Greenprints Alliance Trail System

A growing network of walking, hiking and biking trails within Woodstock.

Dixie Speedway

Historic dirt track raceway that has been hosting stock car races and special events since 1968.

The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta

Woodstock based outlet mall is home to Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Michael Kors, Coach, Nike, Columbia, Vineyard Vine and more.