Most people think of East Cobb when they think of unincorporated Cobb County, but West Cobb has just as much to offer. The homes are more affordable here which makes it attractive for young families and singles, and there is so much to do. Crime rates also tend to be lower here. The community consists of cities like Kennesaw, Powder Springs, Acworth, Austell, and parts of Marietta.
Things to Do
The Avenue West Cobb is one of the top shopping spots in West Cobb. It is home to dozens of stores and restaurants like Barnes & Noble, Pier 1, Gap, and Ted’s Montana Grill. Just a little north of The Avenue is Kennesaw’s Barrett Parkway which is considered a shopping mecca. It is also home to Town Center Mall and its over 200 stores and restaurants. If you prefer independent boutiques, art galleries, and trendy bistros, the historic Marietta Square is the place to be. It’s even got its own theater and the weekly Marietta Square Farmers’ Market which is one of the most popular farmers’ markets in the state. Cobb County is also home to dozens of parks, green spaces, ball fields, pools, and tennis courts, many of which are run by the county. Its youth sports leagues are also some of the most popular programs in the state.
Homes in West Cobb range from mid-century brick ranch styles in older neighborhoods to newer construction in golf and swim and tennis communities. Homes typically start around $150,000 and can reach up to about $2 million. Popular neighborhoods in West Cobb include Deer Springs, Brookstone, Camden Pointe, Saddlebrook Farms, Barrett Greene, Halstead Lake, Burnt Hickory Hills, Lost Mountain Estates, Macland Forest, and Lost Mountain Township.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Cobb County is the “most educated county in the state of Georgia” and ranks twelfth in the entire nation. That could have something to do with its excellent school system. West Cobb schools include Kennesaw Mountain, McEachern, Allatoona, Harrison, Marietta, North Cobb, Kell, and Hillgrove High Schools. Middle Schools include Tapp, Lovinggood, and Lost Mountain, while elementary schools in the area include Compton, Due West, Dowell, Kemp, Hendricks, and Powder Springs. West Cobb is also home to numerous private schools.
Life in West Cobb
Over the last decade, West Cobb has managed to strengthen its reputation as a premier place to live in Metro Atlanta. With new homes, new schools, and news businesses popping up all over the area, it is starting to prove that you do not need to be next to Atlanta or Fulton County to enjoy upscale living at its finest.