Marietta, GA


Highest Appreciating Marietta Neighborhoods Since 2000

Marietta, GA Real Estate Data

Marietta Housing Market Information

With a population of 59,067, 22,261 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $217,548, Marietta real estate is some of the most expensive in Georgia, although Marietta home values aren't among America's most expensive.

Large apartment complexes or high rise apartments are the single most common housing type in Marietta, accounting for 40.64% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Marietta include single-family detached homes ( 40.53%), row houses and other attached homes ( 9.81%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 8.12%). This particular housing mix is relatively uncommon and characteristic of cities that are compact and walkable, and which often have a lively downtown.

People in Marietta primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) units, chiefly found in large apartment complexes or high rise apartments. Marietta has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

There is a lot of housing in Marietta built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Marietta built between 1940-1969 ( 19.40%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 13.94%). There's also some housing in Marietta built before 1939 ( 4.95%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Marietta. Fully 13.14% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Marietta homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Marietta real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Marietta Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Marietta's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging 0.06% during the period.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Marietta that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Marietta real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Marietta appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 7.33%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 87.30% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Marietta. Marietta appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.99%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 12.51%.

Importantly, this makes Marietta one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the city's near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to Georgia, our data show that Marietta's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 70% of the other cities and towns in Georgia.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Marietta differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Marietta - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Marietta real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,283,000 0.8
$962,001 - $1,283,000 0.5
$642,001 - $962,000 2.7
$513,001 - $642,000 2.5
$385,001 - $513,000 6.6
$256,001 - $385,000 23.0
$128,001 - $256,000 33.1
$64,001 - $128,000 20.2
$0 - $64,000 10.6

Very High for GA
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
29.0859050184459 12.0507399577167

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,172 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 39.66
Renters 60.34
Vacant 13.14

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 13.9
1970 - 1999 61.7
1940 - 1969 19.4
1939 or Older 4.9

Types of Homes

Single-Family 40.5
Townhomes 9.8
Small Apt. Buildings 8.1
Apt. Complexes 40.6
Mobile Homes 0.9
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.66
1 Bedroom 16.02
2 Bedrooms 38.55
3 Bedrooms 26.36
4 Bedrooms 12.61
5 or more bedrooms 3.80

Marietta Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q2 - 2016 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2015 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2014 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2011 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2006 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2016 Q3
24.43% 1.29% 6 2
* 10 is highest