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Old 11-09-2011, 03:59 PM
 
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would be this considered a upper class white area?
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:27 PM
 
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would be this considered a upper class white area?
There are areas of east Cobb that have a Marietta address that could be considered to be an upper class white area. Namely areas around Johnson Ferry Road and Paper Mill Road, as well as areas around Shallowford Road.

The actual city limits, however, is a mix of lower class, middle class, and a few wealthy areas. Very diverse mix in the actual city of Marietta. However, east Cobb is mostly white.
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:37 PM
 
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Yes- Marietta has sections that are good and bad- but as a whole it is considered upper class- the most upper class area would be the East Cobb area of Marietta.
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:25 PM
 
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upper white class would be Smyrna(near ATL) and some parts of kennesaw. East cobb isn't really considered upper class to me...
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:32 PM
 
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What exactly would East Cobb be considered then- wealthy? East Cobb is lumped in with Alpharetta, Roswell, Johns Creek, etc. Smyrna and Kennessaw are hardly considered upper class.
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:02 PM
 
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Agree with ecuresident.

I'm not going to comment on whether any area is "white" or not, because there's really no such thing to my knowledge as a "white" area in metro Atlanta.

However, I will say that I would regard East Cobb as quite upper class, putting it in the same category as Sandy Springs, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, etc.

Marietta, not nearly as much. In fact, I'm not aware of any part of Marietta within the city limits that I would necessarily call upscale, though I will admit I am not THAT familiar with the area. However, when most people talk about the upscale parts of Marietta, they are referring to East Cobb which is not part of Marietta at all, they just have a Marietta mailing address.

I wouldn't put Smyrna or Kennesaw in the same category as the above mentioned areas. I know a lot of people who bought into the revitalization of Smyrna would like to THINK they are in the same category, but the fact of the matter is there are way too many areas of plight in Smyrna and the community just doesn't have the same economic base as the upscale neighborhoods. It's also missing a core element of being considered upscale: good schools. Not to say Smyrna hasn't come a long way because it certainly has. I'm not trying to knock it down, but what I've said is the truth.
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:08 PM
 
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What exactly would East Cobb be considered then- wealthy? East Cobb is lumped in with Alpharetta, Roswell, Johns Creek, etc. Smyrna and Kennessaw are hardly considered upper class.
The vinings aren't upper class?

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Agree with ecuresident.

I'm not going to comment on whether any area is "white" or not, because there's really no such thing to my knowledge as a "white" area in metro Atlanta.

However, I will say that I would regard East Cobb as quite upper class, putting it in the same category as Sandy Springs, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, etc.

Marietta, not nearly as much. In fact, I'm not aware of any part of Marietta within the city limits that I would necessarily call upscale, though I will admit I am not THAT familiar with the area. However, when most people talk about the upscale parts of Marietta, they are referring to East Cobb which is not part of Marietta at all, they just have a Marietta mailing address.

I wouldn't put Smyrna or Kennesaw in the same category as the above mentioned areas. I know a lot of people who bought into the revitalization of Smyrna would like to THINK they are in the same category, but the fact of the matter is there are way too many areas of plight in Smyrna and the community just doesn't have the same economic base as the upscale neighborhoods. It's also missing a core element of being considered upscale: good schools. Not to say Smyrna hasn't come a long way because it certainly has. I'm not trying to knock it down, but what I've said is the truth.
I'm not gonna argue with that b/c that's true...but there are parts in Smyrna where the wealthy live though.
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:19 PM
 
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The vinings aren't upper class?
Most people would not consider Vinings part of Smyrna.

In fact, when I want to poke fun at my friends who live in Vinings, I ask them how things are going in Smyrna. They are always extremely quick to point out that they absolutely do not live in Smyrna. But who's to say absolutely? There are no clear boundaries that define Vinings, but I always thought that you had to be in Fulton county to really be considered Vinings, while Smyrna is in Cobb. If you can get away with writing Atlanta on your correspondence, you live in Vinings. If the mailman scratches it out and writes Smyrna, you don't. That's what I always thought.
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:42 PM
 
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In fact, I'm not aware of any part of Marietta within the city limits that I would necessarily call upscale, though I will admit I am not THAT familiar with the area...

Western Marietta and Northwestern Marietta is definitely upscale. Next to and around Kennesaw Mountain and out Kennesaw Avenue. Also, all along Whitlock Avenue (north+south). And--out along Polk Street, near and around Marietta Middle School.

The historic districts/neighborhoods immediately west and north of Marietta Square as well.


Northeast Marietta--near, around, and on Blackjack Mountain--could also be considered upscale, but I would actually just say it is middle/upper-middle class. Nice, new-ish well-planned neighborhoods there.


All of these areas are within the city limits.
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:48 PM
 
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Most people would not consider Vinings part of Smyrna.

In fact, when I want to poke fun at my friends who live in Vinings, I ask them how things are going in Smyrna. They are always extremely quick to point out that they absolutely do not live in Smyrna. But who's to say absolutely? There are no clear boundaries that define Vinings, but I always thought that you had to be in Fulton county to really be considered Vinings, while Smyrna is in Cobb. If you can get away with writing Atlanta on your correspondence, you live in Vinings. If the mailman scratches it out and writes Smyrna, you don't. That's what I always thought.

More misinformation from you ATLJL...

Vinings is completely in Cobb County. The core of Vinings just has an Atlanta zip code and address. An Atlanta zip code/address goes over the line and into Cobb County to include Vinings and parts of (gasp!) East Cobb (the extreme southern part).


Home | Vinings Historic Preservation Society

Vinings, Georgia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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