The city of Marietta, Ga., is a full-service municipality distinguished by its unique history, sense of community and modern quality of life. The city's economic development, police, fire, parks and recreation, public works, environmental services, power and water departments serve citizens and businesses. Marietta is 15 miles northwest of Atlanta and the Cobb County seat. At 23 square miles, Marietta is one of Georgia's most populous cities, with 56,579 residents calling the city home. The National Civic League judged Marietta one of the 10 best communities in the nation as a 2006 All-America City, the oldest and most-respected community recognition award in the country. CNNMoney.com named Marietta one of the top 25 places in the United States to retire in 2011.
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