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When were prices and availability in Kennesaw, GA last updated?
Prices and availability in Kennesaw, GA were last updated on 27 May 2022.
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What is the average rent in Kennesaw, GA?
The average rent in Kennesaw, GA is $1,912. Start your search for apartments in Kennesaw, GA now.
What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Kennesaw, GA?
The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Kennesaw, GA is between $1,014 and $3,888. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Kennesaw, GA now.
What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Kennesaw, GA?
The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Kennesaw, GA is between $1,014 and $4,956. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Kennesaw, GA.
What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Kennesaw, GA?
The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Kennesaw, GA is between $1,014 and $5,348. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Kennesaw, GA.
Renter's guide to Kennesaw, GA
students, singles, and families alike. Family Circle ranked it one of the best towns in the US for families, while Niche.com ranked it the 8th best Atlanta suburb for millennials.
Located in Cobb County, Kennesaw is 15 times smaller than Atlanta, and half the size of Marietta and Alpharetta. At just 25 miles from Atlanta, it's close enough to take advantage of the big city amenities – but far enough to avoid the hustle and bustle. Kennesaw is also 8 miles from Marietta and 83 miles from Athens.
The city boasts a crime rate that's consistently lower than state and national averages. CreditDonkey even rated it among the top 20 safest cities in the US.
The weather here is warm and humid, particularly in the summer, with average highs in the upper 80s. Winter temps rarely drop below freezing, so you won't ever have to worry about being snowed in.
Kennesaw, GA Demographics
- Total Population33,960
Female 15,987Male 17,973
- Median Age33.3
Kennesaw, GA has a population of 33,960 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 17,973 of Kennesaw’s residents are women and 15,987 are men. The median age of those who live in Kennesaw, GA is 33.3.
Cost of Living in Kennesaw, GA
Public transportation in Kennesaw is provided by the Cobb County Transit (CCT) bus system. CCT also connects to Atlanta’s larger MARTA bus and train service, and you can even pay your fare on either system with a single pass card. That's $9 for a full day and $95 for the whole month.
Kennesaw also has several taxi companies for you to choose from, including Acworth Taxi Service, Owl Cab, and A+ Taxi Service.
A three-course meal for two at a mid-priced restaurant in Kennesaw runs between $24 and $60, which a pick-me up cappuccino after dinner will cost you an around $3.85.
For utilities, including electricity, heating, water, and garbage, you can expect to pay about $180 per month for a 915 square-foot apartment. That's a bit higher than the national average of $147.
Average Rent in Kennesaw, GA
- Kennesaw, GA Average Rental Price, April 2022 $1,912 /mo
The average monthly rent of apartments in Kennesaw, GA is $1,912.
Kennesaw, GA Apartment Rent Ranges
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Compared to the national average rent of $1,628, the average rent in Kennesaw, GA is $1,912.
Living in Kennesaw, GA
Residents love Kennesaw's many parks and warm weather. You can even take advantage of free wireless internet at the city parks and community center. Another positive is the city's extremely low crime rate, particularly when it comes to violent crimes.
On the negative side, traffic in Kennesaw is a little higher than average – but it's nowhere near as bad as Atlanta.
Things to do in Kennesaw, GA
Join the locals in rooting for the home team at an action-packed Kennesaw State football game. The Kennesaw State Owls also have a basketball team, if that's more your style.
Or hop next door to Atlanta, where you can enjoy watching the city's pro sports teams, including the Atlanta Falcons, Braves, and Hawks.
Most shopping in Kennesaw takes place at the Town Center Mall, which has over 160 shops and restaurants to serve you. There’s also a thriving downtown business district with new stores being added all the time. But don’t forget about the farmer’s market that runs from May through October in Depot Park. Here you can get all your fresh fruits, vegetables, jams, and baked goods in one place.
For a day of family fun, the Six Flags Over Georgia amusement park is only about a half hour away. Not only does it have award-winning roller coasters, there's a water park too.
Or if you'd rather save some money, Kennesaw has a huge public trail system where you can hike, bike, or walk your dog.
The city has tons of great parks. One of the best is Swift-Cantrell Park, which features both a skate park and dog park, along with picnic pavilions, free wi-fi, and plenty of trails. Then there's Winchester Forest Park and Deerfield Park, which are both located in residential subdivisions. And Adams Park has paved trails where you can take your skates, your dog, or both.
Couples love exploring the Smith-Gilbert Gardens, a botanical garden where you'll find two koi ponds and over 70 bonsai trees. Another fun option for couples is Dinner at the Depot, a weekly event held downtown that features outdoor seating and tons of food trucks to choose from.
Kennesaw has several annual festivals, including the Depot Park Craft Beer Festival, where you can try all kinds of local brews. Or there’s the massive Big Shanty Festival, one of the largest in the state, where you'll find music, arts and crafts, and plenty of good food.
Kennesaw has several private galleries showcasing Native American and African-American art, and the city also has a rich Civil War and railways history. Check out the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park and the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History to learn more about it.
Kennesaw, GA employment & economy
Kennesaw offers numerous jobs in the education sector, both in higher education, at Kennesaw State, as well as elementary and secondary education, with Cobb County schools. If you’re an aerospace engineer or in research and development, Lockheed Martin is a potential employer in the area.
Government and civil service jobs are also plentiful within Cobb County. And Wellstar, a major local hospital and healthcare system, is another of the city's major employers.
Kennesaw, GA Households
- Total Number of Households12,803
Family 8,250Non-family 4,553
Children 4,457No Children 8,346
- Average People Per Household2.65
- Median Household Income$70,930
- Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,251
According to U.S. Census data, there are 12,803 households in Kennesaw, GA. 8,250 are family households and 4,553 are non-family households. There are 4,457 households with children in Kennesaw and 8,346 households without children. On average, about 2.65 people live in a household in Kennesaw, GA. The median income of a Kennesaw household living in Kennesaw is $70,930 per year. The median housing costs per month are $1,251.
Education in Kennesaw, GA
Public schools in Kennesaw are part of the Cobb County School District, which was designated as the first asthma-friendly school district in the state. The city’s two high schools are Kennesaw Mountain High and North Cobb High.
Higher education is led by Kennesaw State University, a public institution. In addition to its outstanding football program, Kennesaw State has been recognized by the Department of Homeland Security for excellence in its information security courses.
Kennesaw, GA Education Statistics
The level of education of the population of Kennesaw, GA is as follows: 3% have no high school education, 28% completed some high school, 26% partially completed college, 7% have an Associate Degree, 24% have a Bachelor Degree, and 12% have a Graduate Degree.
Tips for renting in Kennesaw, GA
Living in Kennesaw can be a dream. But it's important to inform yourself before you make the move.
That includes your renter’s rights. For example, there's no limit to the amount your landlord can charge as a security deposit, but they must return the amount within 30 days of your moving out.
Meanwhile, Georgia state law allows a landlord to initiate eviction proceedings after a single missed payment in a 12-month period.
Finally, although Georgia has no specific laws regarding mold damage to apartments, your landlord is legally required to maintain a habitable dwelling.
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