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Kennesaw is a small city in Cobb County, Georgia, with an estimated population of 31,613. It is located just northwest of Marietta and 20 miles further northwest of Atlanta. It is considered part of the Atlanta metro area. Kennesaw is rich in Southern culture and history, with many residents having lived there for generations. The city was officially incorporated in 1887. Although the city is small in population and size, at 8.5 square miles, it has an active home market. Recently people from both the north and Florida have been attracted to Kennesaw, GA homes after being ranked as one of the “10 best towns for families” by Family Circle Magazine. The magazine cited affordable homes, quality schools, and less stress as big reasons to buy a home in Kennesaw, GA.

Kennesaw is one of the most scenic cities in Georgia. It offers the highest elevations in the Atlanta region and offers a lot of open space around the city. Several beautiful parks are located within the city on both level ground and gentle hills.

The major transportation routes to and from Kennesaw, GA homes is via I-75 and I-575. Other routes include Hwy 41, George Busbee Parkway, and two local routes: Chastain Road and Barrett Parkway.

During the past 20 years, Kennesaw has seen significant expansion. Although residents like the quaintness of the city, they also enjoy not having to travel so far for all their needs. Growth has been maintained rather steadily at about 40%. Homes here are extremely diverse. The average home price is $235,000 but the range extends from $56,000 on the low-end up to $4.5 million on the high-end. The average price per square foot is a low $84 and the average homes have 3 or 4 bedrooms and 2 to 3 bathrooms. Homes tend to sell within 60 days of listing. 8,099 households occupy 8,670 total housing units. Of those, the market lists around 1,400 for sale at any given time.

The public school system is considered one of the nation’s best. The Cobb District in Kennesaw supports 7 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, and 3 high schools, which is an extraordinarily large number given the population. Kennesaw is also home to a major university – Kennesaw State University to serve the needs of higher education. ITT Technical Institute is also located in the city, and several more institutions for higher learning are nearby in Marietta.

For entertainment and leisure in Kennesaw, residents like to visit the Kennesaw National Battlefield Park, a 2,884 expanse with 17.3 miles of trails leading up the mountain. The 700-foot peak of the mountain is only a one-mile drive and offers a stunning view of the Atlanta area on clear days. Inside the city are 37 parks for a bit of nature right outside home and for sports venues including softball, tennis, swimming, and soccer. The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History is a popular attraction, pulling in visitors from all over the country.

Most Kennesaw, GA homes are within one of the many subdivisions. At last count, there were over 50 subdivisions with houses in various price ranges. Affordable subdivisions include Carrie Farms, Oakhill, Deerfield, and Kennesaw Acres. High-dollar homes are located in such subdivisions as Queens Gate, Enclave at Hadaway, Heather Valley Estates, and Frey’s Farm.

Like many cities in the U.S., Kennesaw has seen its share of troubles from the housing glut. Investors looking for a deal will find hundreds of homes in foreclosure. Bank-owned properties and short sales are more common than the city would like, but they do provide families with a deal on housing.

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