Living in West Cobb
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As you search West Cobb real estate, you will be surprised at all it offers its residences. An eclectic county just outside of the “perimeter”, Cobb County offers residents cultural arts venues, historical places to visit, lakeside activities and more. From the quaint downtown of Acworth to Marietta Square and Vinings, Cobb County residents are offered a variety of recreation and entertainment selections, in addition to the many shopping and dining options.
Created in 1832 by the Georgia General Assembly, Cobb County was formed from the Cherokee “county” territory which consisted of land northwest of the Chattahoochee River. The county was named for Thomas Willis Cobb, a United States representative and senator from Georgia. Situated immediately outside the northwest city limits of Atlanta, and connected to the metropolitan area by interstate highways I-285, I-75, I-20 and I-575, Cobb County is considered part of the Atlanta metropolitan area.
The U.S. Census Bureau ranks Cobb County as the most-educated in the state of Georgia and 12th among all counties in the United States. It has ranked among the top 100 wealthiest counties in the United States. West Cobb consists of six cities including Acworth, Austell, Kennesaw, Marietta, Powder Springs and Smyrna, as well as the unincorporated places including Mableton, Vinings, Fair Oaks and Cumberland.
Steeped in history, West Cobb is home to Kennesaw Battleground. Several of the local communities offer downtown Main Streets offering shops, restaurants and entertainment including Marietta Square, Acworth, Smyrna and Powder Springs. It is also home to several museum including the Gone With The Wind Museum, Root House, and Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History.