A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$152,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,121
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%

Kennesaw Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    126
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    18
    41
  • Robbery
    47
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    301
    500
  • Theft
    1,400
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    73
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$63,756
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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Kennesaw Reviews

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Kennesaw is an excellent location for several reasons. It is just 30 minutes away from Atlanta, a major city with all kinds of events, stores, restaurants, and the busiest airport in the world. It's also very low crime, making it a safe alternative to living in the downtown area. Kennesaw is also home to a state University (Kennesaw State University) which is rapidly becoming a go-to choice for middle class students, with well-respected Nursing and Business programs. The natural scenery is also a plus. Located just north enough to be a short road trip to the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains where you can escape the hustle and bustle of suburban/metro Atlanta life and indulge in the rolling hills, wildlife, and small town communities. Growing up in Kennesaw has been a blessing, as everything you could need is within 1 hour driving distance. The only downfall: the cost of living has been increasing over the years, and traffic is a nightmare!
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Great place to live. I would not reccomend living here if you work in Atlanta. The commute would not be fun. The schools are mediocre so it is almost a given that your child needs to attend private school for a quality education. The area is nice all in all. The people are hospitable, the home prices are reasonable, and the traffic is fine. There are lots of homes to choose from. Although traffic to Atlanta is not good, it is not, in the grand scheme of things horribly far away. The area has a lot of nature with Kennesaw Mountain and the Battlefeild being close by. Living in this area also allows you to be close to Florida and fun cities like Chatenooga!
A very nice area with kind people. I wish there are more restaurants and better public schools, but the area itself is nice. The weather is mostly warm throughout the year with very hot summers. If you move into the area, I would recommend putting your children in private schools or moving to East Cobb. The housing prices are good for buyers at the moment, but that will change soon as the local market is booming!