With its low crime rate, historical location, and welcoming atmosphere, Marietta, Georgia is a great place to live for anyone seeking a steady suburban life whether you're on your own or with your family. Located in the northern part of the Peach State, this city of just over 23 square miles has a relatively modest population of around 59,000. If you're coming from a place of mild weather year-round, be prepared to truly experience the seasons in Marietta, with warm and humid summers as well as cold and snowy winters.
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The employment field in Marietta is a diverse one, with the Dobbins Air Reserve Base and the Lockheed Martin manufacturing plant representing one of the town's major industries. Among the other top local employers are the YKK Japanese zipper manufacturing plant, the Cobb County School District, and the WellStar Kennestone Hospital. With respect to grade school education, the city is somewhat small with only a single high school. However, many families also choose to send their young ones to school at the many other locations in nearby cities. The Southern Polytechnic State University as well as Life University are two institutions of higher education with campuses in Marietta with over 20,000 students studying in their over 90 different academic programs.