Marietta is a small city only a few miles northwest of Atlanta. An estimated 12.9% of its residents are aged 65 and older, drawn to Marietta’s quiet suburban feel while also feasting on the many attractions in the nearby metropolis. It’s home to several theaters, such as the Earl Smith Strand Theatre, and the Gone with the Wind Museum, which houses a rich collection of artifacts from the movie and the book. Seniors who love the outdoors and history can combine both at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.
Aging makes everyday tasks more difficult, which can be frustrating for seniors used to their independence. Assisted living offers a solution, allowing seniors to retain their autonomy while ensuring core needs, such as cooking and cleaning, are taken care of. Many facilities also provide 24/7 security. Typical costs in Marietta, according to the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, are $4,000 per month, which is $500 above the state average but $300 below the national average.
This guide discusses costs of care, in addition to the benefits and drawbacks of living in Marietta. There’s also a list of resources for seniors considering joining an assisted living community.