East Cobb is a beloved affluent suburban community that sits about 20 minutes northwest of Atlanta and includes unincorporated parts of east Cobb County. There’s so much to do and see there and so many places to work that residents are finding they rarely have to travel into Atlanta. However, on those days when you just want to get away to the big city, the East Cobb area is convenient to Interstates 285 and 75 and Johnson Ferry Road, all of which will take you where you want to go.
Things to Do
East Cobb is a very family-oriented area, and many of attractions here reflect that. Dozens of shopping centers are scattered throughout the area, but The Avenue, East Cobb outdoor mall is one of the most popular. It is home to suburbanite favorites like Bed, Bath & Beyond, Gap, Pottery Barn, and Coldwater Creek. Merchant’s Walk is another popular shopping spot. For a day of family fun, Six Flags Whitewater is located nearby in the city of Marietta. The Marietta Ice Center is another way to spend a day of healthy fun with the kids. After a day of ice skating or playing at the water park, East Cobb has its own 14-screen movie theater. Of course, you’ll want to stop for dinner first at one of the community’s top restaurants like Seed Kitchen and Bar, Marlow’s Tavern, and Williamson Brothers Bar-B-Q.
East Cobb is made up of established neighborhoods with cozy brick ranch-style homes, new swim and tennis communities, and country club-style homes in gated communities. Home prices typically start around $200,000 and can range up into the multi-millions. Each neighborhood offers its own unique characteristics. For example, East Park has 362 homes and is modeled after Colonial Williamsburg. Princeton Mill is a very social community with regular events for adults and children. Tally Green is a popular swim and tennis community located in an excellent school district. Somerset is beautiful neighborhood with its own lake and wooded lots.
East Cobb’s public schools are not just recognized by the state of Georgia. Many of them have received year after year of national recognition. Some of the schools kids in this district will attend include Mount Bethel Elementary, Sope Creek Elementary, Tritt Elementary, East Cobb Middle, Simpson Middle, McCleckey Middle, Walton High, Sprayberry High, Pope High, and Lassiter High Schools. East Cobb Christian School, The Wood Acres School, and Mt. Bethel Christian Academy are a few of the prestigious private schools located here.
Life in East Cobb
When you picture suburban living, East Cobb is the picturesque place that comes to mind. Weekends at the ball fields, nights at a school play or PTSA meeting, a summer by the neighborhood pool, a fun Saturday afternoon of ice skating, ice cream, and a movie – these dreams become realities in East Cobb. It’s the perfect place for families with young children.