New West Cobb Shopping Centers Coming?

It’s easy to see from all of the new homes being built around our neighborhoods, that new businesses, especially West Cobb shopping centers and restaurants can’t be far behind. We already know about the new mixed-use development planned at the corner of Barrett Parkway and U.S. 41/Cobb Parkway that will bring Whole Foods to our neighborhood.

Shopping Center Planned for Marietta

Another new shopping center is planned for the corner of Dallas Highway & Casteel Road in Marietta near the Avenues of West Cobb. Named Parkside, the center plans to offer high-end retail and restaurants. This new West Cobb Shopping Center will bring new businesses will offer jobs, tax revenue for the community, and of course, convenience for us!

Could Sprouts Pop Up In Our Neighborhood?

And it looks like we might also be getting a Sprouts Farmers Market too!

Residents challenged by allergies and health issues, will be excited about the possibility of these stores coming to our neighborhood. Their offerings include great selections of gluten free, organic and natural food items.

Interested in helping make this happen?

Come to the Planning Commission meeting currently scheduled for 9AM May 5, 2015 to show your support:   100 Cherokee Street – Marietta, GA 30090  


August 20, 2016 – This project was approved and is well underway. Planned tenants include Sprouts, Stein Mart, Ulta, Zoe’s Kitchen, Mellow Mushroom, and Marshalls.

In addition, the Kennesaw Marketplace is coming along at the corner of Barrett and Cobb Parkways. In addition to Whole Foods, some of the other shops/restaurants include Hobby Lobby, Academy Sports, and much more.

Things To Do Around West Cobb – Summer Camp

While it may still seem like winter, now is the time to make plans for your kids this summer. Registration is open for summer camp programs in our area and slots are filling quickly. There are a variety of programs available as you can see from the following lists. Some of the summer camp programs in our area include:

Camp Acworth

  • Ages: 6-14
  • Hours: 9:00am – 4:00-pm

Information & Registration


Cobb County Summer Camp Program

Cobb County Summer Camp programs have not announced their dates yet.



Paulding County Summer Camp Program

  • Ages: 5-12
  • Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Information & Registration


Paulding County also offers Specialty Camps for a few days or week(s) that focus on specific activities. These slots will fill quickly, so review the list and register soon.

Other programs around the area include:

Kennesaw State University will be offering a Summer University for kids from 1st grade to 12th with courses that are “designed to give students an opportunity to explore their creativity, challenge their minds, and build new friendships”. For more information on the camp and to register, please visit their website.

Summer Camp 2015

Interested in a copy of our searchable table (you can search by community, dates and age) of over 50 summer camp programs around West Cobb? Complete the information to the right to download a FREE copy.

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Things To Do Around West Cobb – Easter Egg Hunts and Activities

Remember our article on holiday lights? Well, here is the spring version – Easter Egg Hunts and Activities Around West Cobb this year. If we missed any, please let us know so we can update our list (and map).

April 5, 2015

There are several neighborhoods around West Cobb that offer private events for residents only, such as Brookstone Golf & Country Club, Burnt Hickory Lakes and others (just one of the great benefits of living in these neighborhoods!).  So make sure to check your neighborhood communication.


Please note that some of the events require registration and/or fees. Please be sure to check the links for each event.

Easter Egg Hunts



Easter Egg Hunt


18-Mar6:30pmMarietta Egg ScrambleMarietta
18-Mar6:30pmAcworth Easter Egg HuntAcworth
18-Mar6:30pmGlow In The Dark Easter Egg HuntMarietta
19-Mar8am & 10aBunny BreakfastKennesaw
19-Mar1pmEaster EggstravaganzaCanton
19-Mar7pFlashlight Easter Egg Hunt & Movie by MoonlightSmyrna
20-Mar1:30p-4pEast Cobb YMCA Easter Egg HuntMarietta
26-Mar9aEaster Egg HuntMarietta
26-Mar2pEasterifficPowder Springs
26-Mar9aEaster at SGGKennesaw
26-Mar11aTaylor Farms Easter Egg HuntPowder Springs
26-Mar11:30a6th Annual Northeast Cobb Community Egg Drop Marietta
26-Mar2pAmerican Legion Post 111 Easter Egg Hunt 2016Dallas
26-Mar4pEgg Hunt at LakePointEmerson

Easter Supplies

Hosting your own Easter Egg Hunt? There are some great ideas on the internet to help you with decorating your Easter eggs, even with children, using crayons, rice, old ties and more! Check out this article offering step by step instructions for decorating eggs in unique ways. When you are done, share your pictures on our Facebook page, we can’t wait to see them! And just like a Christmas Cookie Exchange party, you might consider hosting an Easter Egg decorating party with some of your friends and neighbors.

Here are some local places for Easter Egg baskets and decorating supplies:

Easter Brunch

And if you are looking for restaurants offering Easter Brunch and/or dinner around our neighborhood, here are some options:

  • Aspens
    Easter: Adults $24.95, Children 12 & under $9.95 Children 5 & under $5.95
  • Chequers Seafood & Steak
    Easter Brunch Buffet from 10am to 3pm on April 5th | $29 adults, $15 children
  • The Melting Pot – Kennesaw
    Opening at Noon on Easter Sunday. Visit with the Easter Bunny and enjoy a three-course fondue experience including cheese fondue, savory entrée & decadent chocolate fondue.
  • Open Table offers a list of restaurants around Atlanta offering Easter Brunch and/or Dinner Specials

Get your FREE Map of the Local Easter Egg Hunts in West Cobb for 2015!


Please note that you should contact the event hosts directly to ensure that you are aware of registration policies/procedures, rain date plans, and any other information you might need.

Here We Grow Again – Seven Hills Too!

In 2003, Cousins Properties slowly began to develop in Paulding County. After successfully developing Bentwater, they purchased 1,830 acres with plans to develop over 2000 homes, making Seven Hills the largest subdivision in the Southeast. At the time there was no traffic light at the Cedarcrest Road/Dallas Acworth Highway intersection, limited grocery stores and Cobb Parkway was basically land! But there were several subdivisions being built in addition to Seven Hills, and there were new home signs everywhere. And here we grow again! Just take a ride around the Seven Hills/Cedarcrest Road/Dallas Acworth Highway area.

Subdivisions once empty are now being developed. Cobb County and Paulding County are HOT! Over 12 new home developments, including those being built in Seven Hills and NatureWalk at Seven Hills, are under construction just in the Cedarcrest to Cartersville Highway and Acworth/Dallas Highway area with prices starting in the high 100’s. New stores, restaurants, and businesses will join the new homes as our area grows again.  Take a look at the new home subdivisions in our area:

In addition to these new home subdivisions, there are several other new home communities being built in Dallas including:

Dallas GA 30132 real estate market trends: