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.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Marietta, GA

2014, 2015, 2022

Sterling Estates of East Cobb

4220 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta, GA, 30068

Sterling Estates of East Cobb is tucked away in a cozy, quiet area in Marietta, just a short drive from numerous shopping malls, churches and restaurants. Both residents and their loved ones praise th … (read more)
Sterling Estates of East Cobb is tucked away in a cozy, quiet area in Marietta, just a short drive from numerous shopping malls, churches and restaurants. Both residents and their loved ones praise th … (read more)

2012, 2013, 2016

The Heritage of Marietta

1790 Powder Springs Rd, Marietta, GA, 30064

A senior living facility, The Heritage of Marietta offers a beautiful outdoor setting featuring walking paths for daily exercise, gazebos for peaceful reflection and a courtyard for community interact … (read more)
A senior living facility, The Heritage of Marietta offers a beautiful outdoor setting featuring walking paths for daily exercise, gazebos for peaceful reflection and a courtyard for community interact … (read more)

Parc at Piedmont – East Cobb

999 Hood Road, Marietta, GA, 30068

Parc at Piedmont – East Cobb is an assisted living facility west of Marietta, GA, near the neighborhood of Ashebrook. The community offers housing options for those 62 years and up, from studios to tw … (read more)
Parc at Piedmont – East Cobb is an assisted living facility west of Marietta, GA, near the neighborhood of Ashebrook. The community offers housing options for those 62 years and up, from studios to tw … (read more)

Sunrise at East Cobb

1551 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, GA, 30062

Sunrise at East Cobb is an assisted living and memory care facility west of Marietta, Georgia, in the heart of East Cobb. The community was designed to create an inviting environment for residents, wi … (read more)
Sunrise at East Cobb is an assisted living and memory care facility west of Marietta, Georgia, in the heart of East Cobb. The community was designed to create an inviting environment for residents, wi … (read more)

Greenwood Place

1160 Whitlock Ave Nw, Marietta, GA, 30064

I saw assisted living at Greenwood Place. I didn’t go over to the memory care part because the lady told me that the rooms in the memory care part is just the same like the rooms in the assisted livin … (read more)
I saw assisted living at Greenwood Place. I didn’t go over to the memory care part because the lady told me that the rooms in the memory care part is just the same like the rooms in the assisted livin … (read more)

2016

The Phoenix at Johnson Ferry

9 Sherwood Lane Southeast, Marietta, GA, 30067

Johnson Ferry Senior Living is an assisted living and memory care facility in Marietta, Georgia, just north of Chattahoochee Plantation. The community offers both private and semi-private housing opti … (read more)
Johnson Ferry Senior Living is an assisted living and memory care facility in Marietta, Georgia, just north of Chattahoochee Plantation. The community offers both private and semi-private housing opti … (read more)

Golden Rose Personal Care Home

2147 Post Oak Tritt Road, Marietta, GA, 30062

Golden Rose Personal Care Home was sort of small and intimate. It was clean, and the lady that runs the place seemed very caring and compassionate. There’s enough staffing for folks that have memory p … (read more)
Golden Rose Personal Care Home was sort of small and intimate. It was clean, and the lady that runs the place seemed very caring and compassionate. There’s enough staffing for folks that have memory p … (read more)

Azalea Manor

557 Waterman Street SE, Marietta, GA, 30060

Azalea Manor is a family-owned and operated assisted living facility in Marietta, Georgia. The community offers both private and semi-private housing options for those 65 and older, including companio … (read more)
Azalea Manor is a family-owned and operated assisted living facility in Marietta, Georgia. The community offers both private and semi-private housing options for those 65 and older, including companio … (read more)

Oaks at West Cobb

3292 Ernest W. Barrett Pkwy., NW, Marietta, GA, 30064


Cadence Marietta

1345 Milford Church Road, Marietta, GA, 30008

As a premier assisted living and memory care facility in Marietta Georgia, Elmcroft of Milford Chase offers its residents independent living while also providing them with 24-hour personalized assista … (read more)
As a premier assisted living and memory care facility in Marietta Georgia, Elmcroft of Milford Chase offers its residents independent living while also providing them with 24-hour personalized assista … (read more)

2018

Heritage of Sandy Plains

3039 Sandy Plains, Marietta, GA, 30066

Heritage of Sandy Plains is an assisted living and memory care facility north of Marietta, Georgia, near the small neighborhood of Vandiver Heights. This facility offers studio and one-bedroom apartme … (read more)
Heritage of Sandy Plains is an assisted living and memory care facility north of Marietta, Georgia, near the small neighborhood of Vandiver Heights. This facility offers studio and one-bedroom apartme … (read more)

Legacy Ridge at Marietta

840 LeCroy Dr., Marietta, GA, 30068

Legacy Ridge at Marietta is a really good location. It’s only 15 minutes away from us. It’s nice and clean. The director and the assistant director are also very nice. The concierge has spent a lot of … (read more)
Legacy Ridge at Marietta is a really good location. It’s only 15 minutes away from us. It’s nice and clean. The director and the assistant director are also very nice. The concierge has spent a lot of … (read more)

Arbor Terrace of East Cobb

886 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, GA, 30068

My mom has received extremely thoughtful attention from her caregivers. Incidents of health concerns were handled quickly and responsibly. Good communication between staff and my family has been consi … (read more)
My mom has received extremely thoughtful attention from her caregivers. Incidents of health concerns were handled quickly and responsibly. Good communication between staff and my family has been consi … (read more)

Sterling Estates of West Cobb

3165 Dallas Highway, Marietta, GA, 30064

Sterling Estates of West Cobb was nice, new, and expensive. We looked at the one-bedroom apartment and a bungalow. The one-bedroom was very austere. The bungalow was nice but didn’t have a warm feel … (read more)
Sterling Estates of West Cobb was nice, new, and expensive. We looked at the one-bedroom apartment and a bungalow. The one-bedroom was very austere. The bungalow was nice but didn’t have a warm feel … (read more)

Bright Rose Personal Care Home

1425 Kincaid Road, Marietta, GA, 30066

It was nice visiting. My grandma love it there. Very peaceful place for the elderly
It was nice visiting. My grandma love it there. Very peaceful place for the elderly

Springhill Personal Care

4228 Meadow Way, Marietta, GA, 30066

My mom is staying at Springhill Personal Care. She went a week ago. It’s a three-bedroom house, and she’s loving it. It’s very nice, well maintained and very warm, and the people that work there are v … (read more)
My mom is staying at Springhill Personal Care. She went a week ago. It’s a three-bedroom house, and she’s loving it. It’s very nice, well maintained and very warm, and the people that work there are v … (read more)

Winnwood Retirement Community

100 Whitlock Ave NW, Marietta, GA, 30064

I needed a place to stay for the first 10 days after surgery when more care is needed, prior to moving to my children’s home. Every aspect of Winnwood was wonderful. The sunny, spacious room, the att … (read more)
I needed a place to stay for the first 10 days after surgery when more care is needed, prior to moving to my children’s home. Every aspect of Winnwood was wonderful. The sunny, spacious room, the att … (read more)

Bright Lily Personal Care Home

1680 Northwoods Drive, Marietta, GA, 30066

Holly House is nestled away in lush Marietta, Georgia, and is known for feeling like home. One of the first impressions visitors have is that the community feels like a family due to its smaller size … (read more)
Holly House is nestled away in lush Marietta, Georgia, and is known for feeling like home. One of the first impressions visitors have is that the community feels like a family due to its smaller size … (read more)

Arbor Terrace of Burnt Hickory

920 Burnt Hickory Rd., Marietta, GA, 30064

The tour at Arbor Terrace of Burnt Hickory was fantastic. It was a clean facility that also had individual servers at mealtimes. It was a smaller facility than the one we picked. We were able to see t … (read more)
The tour at Arbor Terrace of Burnt Hickory was fantastic. It was a clean facility that also had individual servers at mealtimes. It was a smaller facility than the one we picked. We were able to see t … (read more)

Amelia Gardens Pch

4561 Canton Road, Marietta, GA, 30066

The rooms are sufficient; however, maintenance is sub standard. The general staff has a communication barrier with speaking or understanding English. The staff is untrained in life saving measures. … (read more)
The rooms are sufficient; however, maintenance is sub standard. The general staff has a communication barrier with speaking or understanding English. The staff is untrained in life saving measures. … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in the Marietta

Since most COVID-19 rules for Assisted Living Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Assisted Living in GA. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Marietta

Overall responsibility for ensuring Georgia’s assisted living facilities conform to the standards set by the state is in the hands of the Georgia Department of Community Health. It defers some monitoring work to the Long-Term Care Ombudsman. This work finds its way into reports, which can influence licensing decisions made by the department.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Marietta

  • According to Sperling’s Best Places, the average cost of living in Marietta is 111.5, compared to a national average of 100 and a state average of 93.4. A major factor is housing costs. However, seniors in assisted living communities may be grateful to know that Marietta’s health costs average at 91.8, which is below the state and national averages of 95.5 and 100, respectively. 
  • Cobb County homeowners aged 62 and over are eligible for the Cobb County School Tax, an exemption from all taxes in the school bond and school general categories. There’s also a $4,000 exemption for adults aged 65+ in the state, county bond and fire district categories.
  • Marietta’s statistics on violent and property crime do not reflect well on the city, although they should be seen in context as crime tends to focus on specific areas and age groups, with seniors being the least likely to be involved. According to Neighborhood Scout, violent crime statistics in Marietta are 1 in 232, compared to 1 in 294 in Georgia. For property crime, the rates are 1 in 31 compared to Georgia’s average of 1 in 42. Every city has its more concerning areas, in Marietta, these tend to be in the south, while the surrounding neighborhoods experience less crime.
  • There are 11 hospitals within close range of Marietta, such as the Kennestone and Windy Hill hospitals. With downtown Atlanta only 25 minutes away, seniors also have easy access to multiple hospitals nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report for treatments ranging from cancer care to cardiology.
  • Sperling’s Best Places rates Marietta’s climate as one of the best in the state. After measuring annual precipitation, the number of sunny days, and snowfall, the site gives Marietta a score of 7.6 out of 10. Although the summer heat has average highs of 88 degrees, which may be uncomfortable for some people, the mild winters ensure seniors don’t face extreme cold.

Paying for Assisted Living in Marietta

Marietta’s average assisted living costs of $4,000 are above the state average of $3,500. However, as the figures gleaned from the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey reveal, they’re not the highest in this part of Georgia.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Although at the upper end of the scale, Marietta’s costs are still $300 per month below the national average of $4,300. They’re also more affordable than the costs in Gainesville, where seniors typically pay $4,263. However, there are more affordable cities in the region. Approximately 100 minutes east in Athens, seniors pay in the region of $3,366, while an hour northwest in Rome sees costs drop to $3,088. The most affordable city within easy reach of Marietta is Macon, where costs average $2,730.

$4000

Marietta

$3500

Georgia

$4300

The United States

$4263

Gainesville

$2730

Macon

$3366

Athens

$3088

Rome

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Adult day care centers offer the most affordable type of care for able-bodied seniors at $1,300. Homebound seniors will typically see costs of $4,147 for home care, while those who need additional health care services can expect to pay around $48 more per month. Assisted living is the most affordable form of care with accommodation at $4,000. Semiprivate rooms in nursing homes tend to be around $6,950, while private rooms average $7,559.

$4147

Home care

$4195

Home health care

$1300

Adult day health care

$4000

Assisted living

$6950

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$7559

Nursing home (private room)

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Marietta

Eligible seniors can apply for financial assistance with assisted living in Marietta through two state-operated programs: Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment (SOURCE) and the Community Care Service Program (CCSP). Both of these are Medicaid waiver programs and subject to availability.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Georgia page.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Marietta

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Georgia page.

Free Assisted Living Resources in Marietta

The resources below can make assisted living more affordable for seniors and provide them with support if their care falls short of Georgia’s standards.

ResourceContactService
VA Aid and Attendance Benefits(800) 827-1000The purpose of the VA Aid and Attendance benefit is to provide some financial help for U.S. military veterans and their spouses who reside in senior living facilities. Various factors affect the amount that can be paid, with the largest amounts being $1,881 for an individual vet, $1,209 for a surviving spouse and $2,230 for a couple. There’s a free tool on the VeteranAid.org website that vets can use if they’re unsure if they qualify for the benefits.
GeorgiaCares(877) 220-0127GeorgiaCares is a confidential counseling service for seniors who are Medicare beneficiaries and those who need assistance with enrollment. The service is free of charge and administered by the Division of Aging Services. Counselors conduct face-to-face sessions with seniors to understand their current coverage and discuss plans that can plug any gaps in their insurance. This may involve the counselor suggesting private health care plans, but they won’t try to sell insurance as their services are unbiased.
Georgia Medicaid – Long-Term Services and Supports(404) 657-5468Medicaid in Georgia won’t cover standard assisted living costs, such as the senior’s room and board. However, it can help with some costs for seniors residing in assisted living facilities, such as their medications and transportation to medical appointments. The waiver is called the Community Care Services Program (CCSP). To be eligible, the senior needs to provide evidence that their care needs are covered by the waiver, that their home is in Georgia and that they are U.S. citizens or legal residents.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman(404) 627-1057The Long-Term Care Ombudsman helps seniors in residential care communities who have issues with their standard of care. The ombudsman will investigate and seek a resolution between the facility and the senior. If the complaint alleges criminality, such as elder abuse, it will be referred to the relevant authorities. The ombudsman also holds information about licensed assisted living facilities in Marietta, which families can request to help them make more informed choices about the best facility for their loved ones.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Marietta

Marietta-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Georgia are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Georgia page for more information about these laws.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Marietta