Welcome to Mableton
Diversity, low taxes, affordable homes, proximity to Atlanta, and a wonderful school district — there really isn’t a reason not to move to Mableton, Georgia. Locals can take advantage of the perks of suburban living all while living minutes from Interstates 285 and 20. Homes cost less here than they do in other parts of the metro area, and the property taxes are much lower than they are in nearby Fulton County. This makes it a great place for those who work in Atlanta to build a future, raise a family, and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
History of Mableton
Mableton’s history dates back to 1843 when a man named Robert Mable purchased 300 acres of land just west of Atlanta and built two homes and a sawmill. His home, which was once used as a hospital for Civil War soldiers, still stands today. By 1881, the city was a railroad town, as the Southern Railway opened a station there. For four years between 1912 and 1916, Mapleton was actually an incorporated town, but today, it is simply a census-designated community in Cobb County. Many of the community’s historic homes and sites are still standing, including the famed Mable House that belonged to Robert Mable.
- Population: 37,000
- As of 2012, Mableton is the largest unincorporated community in Metro Atlanta.
- Some of Mableton’s most notable residents and natives include former Georgia Governor Roy Barnes, R&B singer Ne-Yo, and CNN anchor T.J. Holmes.
- The Cobb County School District is home to some of the most coveted schools in the United States. Test scores are well above the national average.
- Speaking of education, Mableton is home to the prestigious Whitefield Academy. 100 percent of its students go to college, and each high school graduate, on average, earns $130,000 worth of scholarships.
- Because it is not officially a city, Mableton does not have its own government, but it uses Cobb County government agencies.
Mableton has a reputation for being racially and ethnically diverse. A quarter of the population fall between the ages of 35 and 49, and about 500 new people move to the area each year. Nearly 40 percent of the homes in the area have children under the age of 18. The median household income is around $55,000.
Great restaurants, beautiful parks and green spaces, and unique historic sites are just a few of the attractions in the Mableton area. Residents also venture into other parts of Cobb County for family fun, sports, shopping, and a night out on the town. Farmer’s markets, holiday events, festivals, and other community festivities are also popular in the family-friendly area.
- Pizza Bar – At Pizza Bar, you will find a trendy atmosphere, delicious cocktails, and, of course, amazing pizza. Don’t forget a side of wings and New York-style cheesecake for dessert. The restaurant is a great place for date night or to hang out with friends after work. Enjoy watching a Braves or Falcons game on the HD projectors located throughout the building.
- Scott’s Eats & Sweets – Many people believe you have to go into Atlanta to get good Asian food, but Scott’s Eats and Sweets in Mableton is a local favorite. The authentic Vietnamese cuisine is to die for, and the prices can’t be beat.
- El Solecito Mexican Grille – Mableton has a few local favorite Mexican restaurants scattered throughout its boundaries, but El Solecito Mexican Grille is definitely one of the best of the best. Some even call it one of the best Mexican restaurants in the Atlanta suburbs. Everything is fresh, ranging from the tortillas to the guacamole, and don’t forget to grab a $3 margarita on weekend nights.
- Bay Breeze – People come from all around Metro Atlanta to taste the delicious seafood at Bay Breeze. The restaurant has been around Mableton for years, and the locals come as much for the friendly service as they do the fish, shrimp, and other menu items.
- R’Jabs Wings – Wings are a staple in Georgia, and when Mableton residents crave them they head straight to R’Jabs. The restaurant uses its own homemade spicy sweet sauce and focuses on serving all of its food with excellent customer service.
- Cobb County Transit – Residents of Mableton can take advantage of the Cobb County Transit bus system. Some routes from Mableton even allow you to transfer to MARTA (Atlanta’s public transportation system) and travel into the city.
- Interstates – Parts of Mableton border Interstate 20, which runs east to west across Georgia and cuts right through downtown Atlanta. Mableton is also just minutes away from Interstate 285, also knowns as Atlanta’s Perimeter. These are two of the state’s busiest roads and make commuting into Atlanta much easier for residents.
- Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport – Mableton is only 18 miles northwest of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Handling around 2,500 flights a day, the airport is the busiest in the world.
- Grocery Stores – When it comes to every day needs, you will find plenty of places to shop. The Floyd Road area is home to multiple grocery stores like Kroger, Aldi, and Publix.
- East West Cobb Shopping Center – Head a few miles over into neighboring Austell to shop at the East West Cobb Shopping Center. Located just across from Wellstar Cobb Hospital, you will find stores there like Kohl’s, Target, Ross, Lowe’s, Petsmart, and Gamestop. Home Depot, Walmart Supercenter, and Hobby Lobby are also in the area.
- Cumberland Mall – Mableton residents have easy access to Atlanta’s top malls, but the closest is Cumberland. Located less than 10 miles away, Cumberland is home to stores like Sears, Macy’s, Costco, H&M, Michael Kors, Sephora, and Victoria’s Secrets, as well as several restaurants.
Real Estate Information
In Mableton, you will find a wide variety of homes, ranging from established ranch homes built during the early to mid-20th century to new construction in family-oriented subdivisions with swimming pools and playgrounds. Many of the homes in town have 2 stories, 4 bedrooms, and 2 1/2 bathrooms and are partial or all brick. Residents love that many of them sit on larger lots and tree-lined streets. You can also find a number of townhomes in the area.
Average Price of Homes
Homes in Mableton tend to run from the low $100,000s to the low $400,000s, though you can find a few in the $600,000 to $1,000,000 range. The average home price is $266,201.
Entertainment, Nightlife & Things To Do
- Mable House – Mableton’s most popular attraction is, without a doubt, the Mable House. The 19th century plantation home belonged to the community’s founder, Robert Mable, and it served as a hospital during the Civil War. Today, it has its own art center and amphitheater which hosts summer camps, concerts, summer movies, and other family-oriented activities.
- Silver Comet Trail – Walkers, joggers, bikers, and dog-owners love the Silver Comet Trail, part of which passes through Mableton. The paved trail is over 61 miles long and runs from Smyrna to the Georgia-Alabama state line along the old railroad line.
- Parks – Mableton is home to multiple parks with features like picnic areas, ball fields, batting cages, playgrounds, and tennis courts. Thompson Park has a lake and wooded area, while Heritage Park is home to a historic cemetery and education building. Other parks in the community include Nickajack Park, Lions Park, and Wallace Park.
- Six Flags – Mableton sits just across Interstate 20 from Six Flags, a popular amusement park that features dozens of rides, ranging from thrilling roller coasters to casual rides for all ages like bumper cars and a carousel. The park also offers live shows, water rides, dining, games, and shopping
- Dogwood Golf Club – Golf lovers can get in a few rounds at the nearby Dogwood Golf Club in Austell. It is open to the public during the week and available to members only on weekends. The 18-hole, par 72 course was built in 1968 and covers 6,501 yards.
- Ashton Park
- Cooper Hills
- Legacy at the Rive Line
- Grayson Pointe
- Cobblestone Creek
- Hartford Woods
- Inverness Ridge
- Kingsbridge Point
- Brookwood Park
- Brookmere West
- Huntington Ridge
Students who live in Mableton will attend schools in the Cobb County School District, including: