West Cobb

West Cobb is a colloquial area that generally refers to land west of I-75 and north of Smyrna and Mableton, all of which is northwest of Atlanta. A mostly rural area until the late 1980s, it grew more populous when land was inexpensive and Atlanta was expanding and continues to grow today.

Key Features

New and Bustling: West Cobb has recently seen an explosion in development, with new shopping centers, movie theaters, and restaurants arriving on the scene. Along with the rest of Cobb County, it enjoys access to top-notch public schools and beautiful houses with large lots.

Get Outdoors: If nature and recreation are what you're after, West Cobb is the place to be. The nearby Lake Allatoona is the second-largest lake in Metro Atlanta with more than 12,000 acres of water, while living in Acworth or Kennesaw puts you within 15 minutes of a boat ramp. West Cobb is also home to the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, a pristine natural gem that is enjoyed by many.

Nest Picks

Marietta Square

Marietta Square is home to many shops and restaurants, as well as cultural events for the area. Some highlights include Glover Park, the Marietta Museum of History, the Ghosts of Marietta tours, the Strand Theater, and numerous festivals and celebrations. No matter the time of year, there's always something to do in the Square.

Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park

This 2,965-acre national battlefield is not only historic, but is also full of activities for visitors. Those who wish to learn more about the history of the battle can stop by the visitor center, go on a driving tour, watch the orientation video, or explore the museum. The less historically inclined can enjoy the 22 miles of hiking trails, go bird watching, or enjoy a picnic in the open space.

Smith Gilbert Gardens

An established collectors garden, Smith Gilbert Gardens has more than 3,000 species of plants spread over 16 acres. The separate gardens are connected by paths and include the bonsai exhibit, the Palladino camellia garden, the tea house and waterfall area, the rose garden, and the conifer display. It's recommended to give yourself at least an hour and a half to explore all these gardens have to offer.

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