Kennesaw : Georgia

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What it's Like to Retire in Kennesaw

Kennesaw is one of the fastest growing towns in Georgia - it increased 43% between 2000 and 2007.It is now considered a suburb of Atlanta. Kennesaw is of course famous for the Civil War Battle of Kennesaw Mountain.  Kennesaw was named a Preserve America Community by former First Lady Laura Bush. It was also named a "Top 10 Town for Families" by Family Circle Magazine in 2007. Kennesaw State University in located here.  Photo of City Hall courtesy of Davepies at en.wikipedia

Where to Retire in Kennesaw and Home Prices

Kennesaw has at least one active adult community in the area (see link at top right).
According to Zillow, the median home value was $210,300, in mid-2017.


What is special about Kennesaw

Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. The town's awards as Best Town for Families. The Southern Museum of the Civil War and Locomotive History.

What is not special about Kennesaw

Kennesaw does not have public transportation and is not considered to be a walkable community.


Who will like retirement in Kennesaw

Retirees who are interested in a college town with a low crime rate, green spaces and parks, and not far from Atlanta would enjoy living here, along with history buffs.  


Local economy is driven by

Kennesaw State University and tourism are the 2 biggest forces in the economy.

Climate and Physical Environment

January's average temperature is 45 degrees, and July's average is 80 degrees.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The Museum of the Civil War and Locomotive History attracts history buffs to the area. Kennesaw University offers some cultural attractions to the town.


Crime in Kennesaw is about half the national average.

Medical facilities

Wellstar Kennestar Hospital is in Marrietta, GA just 6 miles away.



The closest international airport is in Atlanta, about 40 miles away.


Valuable Links

Georgia Retirement Guide
Wikipedia Guide to Kennesaw
City of Kennesaw

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Facts about KENNESAW
  • State: GA
  • Environment: Suburban,College Town,
  • City Population: 25,001-50,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $200,001-$300,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer

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