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Through much of its history, Kennesaw’s main industries were railroad and cotton, but the Great Depression and an outbreak of boll weevils brought tough times. Starting in the 1980s, the economy in Kennesaw began to prosper with the construction of new businesses and malls. Kennesaw is located less than 30 minutes from Atlanta via I-75 and it’s a quiet city with many exceptional education options.
Cost of Living
Kennesaw has been recognized as one of the best small cities to live in Georgia thanks to its affordability, economic health, and natural resources. Kennesaw’s cost of living is on a par with the national average and slightly higher than the state average. The cost of housing in the city is slightly lower than the national average.
CobbLink is the bus transportation service in Kennesaw that also connects to MARTA stations for continuing transportation to Atlanta. I-75 passes just northeast of the city limits and U.S. Route 41 runs through the city for easy navigation.
Kennesaw is part of the Cobb County School District and includes six elementary schools, five middle schools, four high schools as well as private school options. Kennesaw offers excellent higher education options including the third largest university in the state, Kennesaw State University, Chattahoochee Technical College and Life University. The Cobb County School District’s SAT and Iowa Test of Basic Skills test scores are significantly higher than state and national averages.