East Cobb is an unincorporated community in Cobb County, Georgia, United States. It is an affluent northern suburb of Atlanta. Merchant’s Walk is a 367,600-square-foot open-air shopping center with retailers, restaurants, and a movie theater originally built in 1976 and since expanded and twice renovated, once in the early 1990s and again in 2008-2011. The East Cobber newspaper called the center the “heart” of the East Cobb community. East Cobb Library was once located in Merchant’s Walk, but it has since been moved to Parkaire, a nearby strip of stores.
A popular community event is the Taste of East Cobb, held annually. The YMCA operates the McKlesky Family-East Cobb YMCA at 1055 East Piedmont Road. East Cobb park is a popular recreational area for the community. The community is also home to a civic association, a Kiwanis Club, and a Rotary Club. The paper-only weekly East Cobb Neighbor has a circulation of around 44,000.
East Cobb is home to some of metro Atlanta’s largest churches. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, located between Johnson Ferry Road and Woodlawn Drive, has roughly 7,500 members. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, located off of Lower Roswell Road by the Cobb County Government Center, has over 9,000 members. The Catholic Church of St. Ann is located at the corner of Bishop Lake Road and Roswell Road as well.