When I was little, we often visited my grandmother in Marietta. I remember as a young child dreaming about living there one day. I loved the gorgeous tall trees, the community atmosphere, and the proximity to my church and the Square. About 10 years ago, my sister and her husband purchased a house in Marietta, and I settled into Mableton. Over the years, I slowly forgot my dream.
One afternoon while visiting my sister, we passed a house that I thought was cute. Pregnant and in flip flops, she jumped out of the car and grabbed the flyer. I wasn't in the market for a house and was living rent free 10 minutes from my job. However, my dream reemerged quickly...and the rest I consider history. I've now been in Marietta for almost six years, and I definitely consider it my home. I LOVE Marietta, and all it has to offer.
Photo by Joseph T. Richardson
I LOVE going to the Taste of Marietta on a hot, sweaty, summer afternoon (when you can hardly push your way through the crowd).
I LOVE lunch and dinner on the historic Marietta Square and hearing trains pass by on one of the busiest railroads in Georgia.
I LOVE the boutiques and shops on the Square (and their VIP shopping events).
I LOVE participating in the Gobble Jog every Thanksgiving morning.
I LOVE the opportunity to take my nieces and nephew through the thousands of Christmas lights at the Lights of Life.
I LOVE that my church is around the corner.
I LOVE the history and tradition of my little town.
Photo by Kevin Trotman Photo by Shawn Latta
I LOVE living in my dream community...with my entire family (even when they're a little too close for comfort).
What a day to be thankful and truly cherish the place you live and the people you call neighbors!