Find out why over 38,000+ people call Mableton home
Mableton Georgia is the last best kept secret when looking for a new home with a great location and affordable pricing. And before you skeptics check this area off your list, know that Mableton has quite a few gems in its schools. But I will cover that a bit later on. It it will surprise you to know just how remarkable the schools really are.
What is Mableton?
Mableton is the largest unincorporated town within the Atlanta metro area. It is classified as a town as it does not have a mayor and council but local government is run through the county with several county under a county commissioner. You will only only pay county taxes in about 95% of the 30126 zip code. Mableton was discovered by Robert Mable, long, long ago and was actually Cobb County first city. Not long after, Mableton was given back to the county where it has stayed since then, thank goodness. (Who wants to pay those crazy city taxes?)
What Mableton is today!
Mableton was prior history is known as a blue collar worker to middle class area of Cobb County – a red headed step child of sorts because of it former life as a major truck route dotted with art frame shops, used car lots, and mom-n-pop stores with only a Kmart as its major retail store. Mableton has sprung up with a string of healthy great shoots that the affluent have seem to notice early on and bought in early to watch their investments grow over the past 15 years. Although it still have a rural, small town feel, Mableton today is filled with entry-med level executive homes and dotted with million dollar estates, tree lined streets and popular retail stores like Target, Wal-Mart, Lowes, Home Depot, Publix, Kroger and tons of restaurants like Red Lobsters, Chili’s, Bay Breeze and many others around its edges.
Where is Mableton?
Mableton is saddled by Marietta, Austell, Atlanta, Smyrna and Vinings hitched by the Chattahoochee River, connected to I-285, I-20 by major arteries, and well traveled by local residents going to and fro to the many amenities that Mableton offers. Mableton is 9.5 miles from downtown Atlanta and you can get to the Delta ticket counter at Hartsfield within 20 minutes or Buckhead in 30 minutes.
But what about the schools?
Now as promised, a bit about the schools; Mableton has some of the finest schools in Cobb County. Pebblebrook high school is an Arts Magnet School and is where the Cobb County Center of Excellence for the Performing Arts is located. Many students have graduated and gone onto Julliard. After recent reconstruction, Mableton Elementary is the crown jewel for elementary schools in South Cobb County. It is School of Excellence in Georgia. The SAE school is Mableton's latest offering for top notch education for private schooling. Whitefield Academy is Mableton's top rated private school. It offers top notch education programs and is nationally ranked among the top private schools.
Who lives in Mableton?
Mableton has its share of famous people who have invested in or call Mableton home. From former Governor Roy Barnes to athletes Mario West, Greg Tolar, Alexander Courtney, Hines Ward to super producer Jazzy Pha, and entertainers like Ne-Yo, Q from the R&B group 112, and many local celebrities from newscasters to high powered attorneys, political activists, famous authors and Senior VP’s of Fortune 500 companies, Mableton has charmed them, it will charm you as well.
What kind of homes do average people buy in Mableton?
The average home that sells in Mableton is a 2 story 4 bedroom 2.5 bath brick front home built after 1995 for $217,000. Over 700 people move to Mableton each year and select homes to live or invest in for as low at $100,000 to over 1 million dollars. As the economy continues to increase, the numbers are set to get even better. Most people move to Mableton because of the location, access to freeways, the low property taxes, proximity of the best schools in South Cobb.
What about the commute from Mableton?
The Mableton area allows for some of the best traffic commute times because the area is not as congested as other parts of the Atlanta area. Mableton is a neighbor of Six Flags that technically is Austell but offers quick access for the kiddies to have fun during the summer. Mableton is within a 10 minute drive to 2 golf courses, 2 hospitals, a major mall, 2 regulation soccer fields, 2 movie theaters, has its own Amphitheater for national acts and nationally recognized historical sites and homes.
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