Our children both do swim team and softball and baseball. Sandy Plains Softball is huge! Great kids and parents. Cobb County has Lake Allatoona and isn't too far from Lake Lanier. There are an abundance of larger (1/2 acre plus) lots with trees if you don't mind buying a home that's 15-20 years old.
Good luck with your search! I'd love to be a resource if you have other questions and need assistance.
Marietta City Schools...Hummmm.
Cobb County Schools- Some of the top ranked in the state. Especialy Northwest, Middle and East Cobb Schools. Stay away from South Cobb. Cobb County has Home Depot and Coke headquarters here. I have sold many homes to transferees who only want "great schools" and resonable home prices. Cobb is always a safe bet. Many times, before my transferring clients call me, they have already spoken with employees/ employer about advice on where to live and 9 out of ten times they call me wanting "just Cobb." It's clean, safe, close to the city...you hardly ever hear about Cobb on the 6 o'clock news!
Marietta City Schools in COBB County 2008:
There is a change in 2008 for the Marietta City Schools (MCS). MCS now offers its Choice Academies program at all seven of its elementary schools. Marietta City residents may now send their child to their zoned elementary school or to ANY of the outstanding elementary schools in our district. Each elementary facility offers a specific learning program so parents can choose the school that best fits their child's skills and interests. This is an excellent option for parents who love a certain house or neighborhood, but prefer the program at a different Marietta elementary school.
Marietta City Schools continues to be a shining star in COBB County educational system:
They been listed among Newsweek's "Top U.S. School Systems" for several years in a row
The 2008 Georgia State Teacher of the Year is from MCS
Marietta High School is consistently named in among top 5% of all US high schools
All of MCS met state progress goals in 2007 (only 29% of all Georgia school districts accomplished this goal)
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