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Old 07-27-2007, 07:36 PM
 
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Smile Where is the best place to live in Marietta?

30008, 30060, 30062, 30064, 30066, 30067, 30068.

What zip would be the best place to buy. I'm not sure of the area, and don't want to end up in the qhetto. THANKS!
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Old 07-27-2007, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Buford, GA
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It all depends on your price range.

I grew up in 30067 and my parents and one of my grandmothers still live there and love it.
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Old 07-27-2007, 11:36 PM
 
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30067 or 30068....only if you can afford a $300k+ home. I was a cop in that area for several years and the only downfall are snotting kids and the amount of hard drugs in the area. Over in East Cobb, you'll encounter some kids that smoke weed, but you'll also encounter a large group that abuse prescription meds, cocaine, meth, and ecstasy...more so than any other part of the county.
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Old 07-28-2007, 07:55 PM
 
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billdemartini, what about a area for people who would've just moved to Marietta and are renting. What areas are good and afforable? Houses or apartment?
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Old 07-29-2007, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Buford, GA
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billdemartini, what about a area for people who would've just moved to Marietta and are renting. What areas are good and afforable? Houses or apartment?
It all depends on what you are looking for and what your price range is.

Affordable and Marietta usually don't go in the same sentence unfortunately. Just like TheFuzz said 300k+ for a nice home.

That's one of the reasons I believe people move further up north to Cherokee County (that's what we are doing anyway, having looked at some houses in Marietta originally when we decided to move closer to family. We are in Buford right now).
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:30 PM
 
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30066 is very nice to me, we had to move out of state but would love to go back someday.
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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30066 and 30062 both extended from Marietta into East Cobb as well as 30067 and 30068. 30064 goes into nice areas west of Marietta. 30060 is primarily the city of Marietta proper, it can be total hit or miss. 30008 is primarily to the south and is probably the least desirable of the zip code areas you list.

Here is a big brush painting of all of the zips you list:

30068 is probably overall the toniest zip, would center around Walton HS which is regarded as probably the best public HS in the state.

30067 has some of the nicest areas but also includes a lot of dicey apartment neighborhoods along Franklin Road and other not so desirable neighborhoods along 75 and Cobb Parkway.

30062 is an odd pie shape that angles from Marietta city to the northeast corner of Cobb, roughly up Sandy Plains Road. This is probably a step down from 30068 but still has nice schools and nice neighborhoods in the mix and probably the second most desirable overall after 30068.

30064 goes out Dallas Highway to the west. Very nice, but not East Cobb.

30066 goes from the center of Marietta straight north, would center around the Bells Ferry and Canton Road areas. I lived in this area when in Marietta, has some older neighborhoods and generally considered good but definitely a step downward from areas further east and west.

30060 is Marietta city proper and points south. 30008 split off of 30060 as the newest zip code for Marietta about 10 years ago. While Marietta proper has some tony historic areas, this will also have some areas that tend more toward "ghetto" if such a term can be used in Cobb. Areas due south of Marietta city proper are considered much less desirable than anything north, east or west.

Would also recommend you looking at Kennesaw, zips 30127 and 30144. These would lie to the northwest of Marietta between 30066 and 30064.

Please take into account I have been in Texas for five years now, still have family and friends in the area, spend a lot of time keeping up with things "back home" (like on this site) as I hopefully will be back in the area some day. However, I would like it if some of the regulars on here (aries, rcsteiner, rainyday, et al) would chime in and confirm if my assessment still stands today.
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Old 07-10-2009, 06:59 AM
 
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30066 and 30062 both extended from Marietta into East Cobb as well as 30067 and 30068. 30064 goes into nice areas west of Marietta. 30060 is primarily the city of Marietta proper, it can be total hit or miss. 30008 is primarily to the south and is probably the least desirable of the zip code areas you list.

Here is a big brush painting of all of the zips you list:

30068 is probably overall the toniest zip, would center around Walton HS which is regarded as probably the best public HS in the state.

30067 has some of the nicest areas but also includes a lot of dicey apartment neighborhoods along Franklin Road and other not so desirable neighborhoods along 75 and Cobb Parkway.

30062 is an odd pie shape that angles from Marietta city to the northeast corner of Cobb, roughly up Sandy Plains Road. This is probably a step down from 30068 but still has nice schools and nice neighborhoods in the mix and probably the second most desirable overall after 30068.

30064 goes out Dallas Highway to the west. Very nice, but not East Cobb.

30066 goes from the center of Marietta straight north, would center around the Bells Ferry and Canton Road areas. I lived in this area when in Marietta, has some older neighborhoods and generally considered good but definitely a step downward from areas further east and west.

30060 is Marietta city proper and points south. 30008 split off of 30060 as the newest zip code for Marietta about 10 years ago. While Marietta proper has some tony historic areas, this will also have some areas that tend more toward "ghetto" if such a term can be used in Cobb. Areas due south of Marietta city proper are considered much less desirable than anything north, east or west.

Would also recommend you looking at Kennesaw, zips 30127 and 30144. These would lie to the northwest of Marietta between 30066 and 30064.

Please take into account I have been in Texas for five years now, still have family and friends in the area, spend a lot of time keeping up with things "back home" (like on this site) as I hopefully will be back in the area some day. However, I would like it if some of the regulars on here (aries, rcsteiner, rainyday, et al) would chime in and confirm if my assessment still stands today.
Pretty good, Brother Marks...I'd like to add/modify:

1. Sandy Plains Road is actually the dividing line between 30062 and 30066. 30062 stretches roughly between Sandy Plains Road and Roswell Road (Hwy 120). Walton HS (the high school itself) is actually in zip code 30062. Walton's zone is include the southern of 30062 and a lot (more than half) of 30068. Wheeler HS (the high school itself) is located in zip code 30068--a significant chunk of 30068 attends Wheeler HS.

2. 30066 stretches roughly between Sandy Plains Road and Canton Hwy/southern Bells Ferry Road (the Kennesaw zip codes start just west of Canton Hwy). 30066 is more similar to 30062 than a lot of people realize--30066 includes the tony Sweat Mountain area of Lassiter HS (as well as Lassiter HS itself) and other very nice areas around Lassiter HS. About half of the Lassiter district is 30066.

3. About 1/4 to 1/3 of the Sprayberry district is located in zip code 30062. The super-nice Sprayberry neighborhoods off of East Piedmont, Allgood Road, Post Oak Tritt Road, etc. are all in zip code 30062.


4. The rest of the Wheeler district includes zip code 30067.


So, for East Cobb Zip Codes...

30068: Walton, Wheeler

30062: Pope, Walton, Sprayberry, Lassiter, Wheeler

30066: Sprayberry, Lassiter, Kell

30067: Wheeler

30075: Lassiter, Pope

30144: Kell, Sprayberry


(For the record, "Marietta" addresses...30062, 30066, 30068, 30067; "Roswell" address...30075; "Kennesaw" address...30144)
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:57 AM
 
Location: North Atlanta
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Man. You guys could save yourself some time typing all of this if you read the date of the original post...2007.
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Old 07-10-2009, 08:33 AM
 
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Man. You guys could save yourself some time typing all of this if you read the date of the original post...2007.
Um, a lot of information here is for general knowledge/help...not just for the OP.

Especially when dealing with addresses/zip codes in Metro Atlanta...and especially when dealing with East Cobb/West Cobb/Marietta/Kennesaw, etc.


We must remember to think before we type...
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