About the East Cobb Community

East Cobb is an unincorporated community of approximately 175,000 people near Atlanta, Georgia. With several parks, shopping areas, and more, East Cobb was named the ‘Best Place to Live in Georgia’ and one of the best in the entire country by Money Magazine in 2016.

What to Do in East Cobb

Located about 23 miles north of Atlanta, East Cobb is close to all the big city has to offer. However, it is also a thriving community in its own right with a wide variety of family-friendly activities.

For outdoors enthusiasts, East Cobb Park is the perfect place to start. Founded in 2002, East Cobb Park offers everything from open fields and walking trails to playgrounds and picnic areas.

East Cobb also offers Johnson Ferry Trail, located along the Chattahoochee River, where hikers can get in touch with nature and even bring their dog along because the trail is dog friendly.

For those looking for a more consumer-based experience, The Avenue East Cobb is a mall with more than 40 stores and restaurants. With so much variety, a convenient location and plenty of parking, The Avenue is a fantastic place to spend an afternoon.

East Cobb is also home to several fine restaurants, exciting concert venues and active lifestyle venues, including waterparks and ice rinks. There’s no question why this is one of the most popular places to live in Georgia.

Interesting Facts About East Cobb

  • East Cobb is part of Cobb County, which was named after Thomas Willis Cobb, a U.S. Representative of the area from 1823 until 1824, when he was elected to the U.S. Senate, where he served until he resigned in 1828. According to historical rumors, Cobb named nearby Marietta after his wife, Mary.
  • For much of the 20th century, East Cobb was a quiet religious community. But by the 1970s, developers began transforming it into a vibrant Atlanta suburb and the population has dramatically increased since.
  • Several famous people hail from the East Cobb area. But the most famous might be Academy Award-winning actress Julia Roberts. Parker-Chase Preschool in East Cobb.

Parker-Chase Preschool is new to the East Cobb community, but we have been operating preschools since 1981. Our original locations are Carrollton and Plano, Texas and we have been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children since 1985. We are proud to now be a member of the East Cobb community and our staff are experienced early childhood educators from the Atlanta area. In addition, Parker-Chase is part of Endeavor Schools, one of the leading private school operators in the country.

Skyline of downtown Atlanta, Georgia from Piedmont Park

Nearby Atlanta, Georgia

East Cobb is a convenient commute to and from Atlanta. There are three routes available and the most direct is a straight trip on the I-85. During rush hour, commutes are normally between 25 and 45 minutes. Public transportation is also available via bus on the Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA). Typical commutes to and from downtown Atlanta take about one hour. Downtown Atlanta has many attractions for the entire family, including the Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coca-Cola Museum, the Atlanta Magic Theater and the Children’s Museum of Atlanta.

Parker-Chase Preschool in East Cobb

Parker-Chase Preschool in Carrollton serves children aged six weeks to twelve years old. Parker-Chase offers a healthy and safe learning environment accompanied by a curriculum that is both appropriately challenging and developmentally sound. An accredited preschool by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), over 80 percent of Parker-Chase’s teachers have a degree in Early Childhood/Child Development or are in the process of obtaining one. Additionally, every staff member at Parker-Chase Preschool is Pediatric CPR and First Aid Certified.

Directions to and from Parker-Chase Preschool of East Cobb-Johnson Ferry                                                                

Directions to Parker-Chase Preschool of East Cobb-Johnson Ferry from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport:

Head northwest on South Terminal Parkway toward North Terminal Parkway. Continue on and then bear left, and then bear right onto South Terminal Parkway. Keep right on South Terminal Parkway toward Airport Boulevard. After bearing right onto Airport Boulevard, take the ramp right toward I-85 North toward Atlanta. Remain in the right lane to stay on I-75 N/GA-401 N. At exit 259A, take the ramp right for I-285 East toward Augusta/Greenville. At exit 24, take the ramp right and follow signs for Riverside Drive. Then, Turn left to stay on Riverside Drive NW and make a left turn onto Johnson Ferry Road NW. Arrive at Parker-Chase Preschool – East Cobb on the right.

Directions to Downtown Atlanta from Parker-Chase Preschool of East Cobb-Johnson Ferry:

Downtown Atlanta is less than a 30-minute drive from Parker-Chase Preschool in East Cobb. To get to Downtown Atlanta from Parker-Chase Preschool in East Cobb, depart north, turning left and immediately right onto Johnson Ferry Road. Turn right onto Riverside Drive NW and take the ramp on the right for I-285 W/GA-407 W. At exit 20, take the ramp to the right for I-75 South toward Atlanta. Then, at exit 248A, take the ramp right for Martin Luther King Jr Drive toward State Capitol/Turner Field. Turn left onto Washington Street SW followed by a right turn onto GA-154/Trinity Ave SW. A right turn onto Commerce Street will take you into the heart of Downtown Dallas.

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