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Overview of Kennesaw

If you're looking for a suburban lifestyle within close proximity of a major metropolis, Kennesaw apartments for rent may be the perfect solution. Situated just 20 miles northwest of Atlanta, the prosperous town of Kennesaw is ideal for families and young professionals who commute downtown for work. Well-maintained neighborhoods, a centralized business district, top-rated green spaces and high-quality public buildings make apartments for rent in Kennesaw great places to call home. Since 1990, the population of Kennesaw has dramatically increased, according to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. Roughly 9,200 people lived in Kennesaw in 1990, and today more than 30,000 people call the community home.

Living in Kennesaw

When you're living in Kennesaw apartments for rent, you'll find yourself within a highly rated community with an exceptional quality of life. AreaVibes gave the community a score of 86 for its low crime rates, abundance of local amenities, low cost of living and high income per capita. This traditionally Southern community embraces the spirit with annual events such as the Pigs and Peaches BBQ Festival.

Because their city's history dates back to the Civil War, residents of Kennesaw apartments take pride in how far they have come. The Great Depression hit this community very hard, and the city was not rebuilt fully until the 1980s.

Kennesaw Apartments and Cost of Living

Kennesaw apartments for rent will cost 46 percent more than units in other parts of the state, and the overall cost of living is 1 percent more than the state's average. However, the cost of living is 4 percent less than the nationwide average.

People making the move to apartments for rent in Kennesaw will have to consider the high cost of transportation.

According to AreaVibes, the average cost of a gallon of gas is 2 percent more than the state, and the average commute time is 48 percent longer. WalkScore gave Kennesaw a "car-dependent" rating, so residents will not be able to run errands on foot.

Apartments in Kennesaw Work and Study

Students looking at apartments in Kennesaw will be able to attend one of the best-rated universities in the area: Kennesaw State University. Along with having one of the best nursing programs in the country, Kennesaw State University welcomes more than 24,000 students into graduate and undergraduate programs. The school is also one of the top employers of residents in town. Other major job providers in the region include Lockheed Martin, The Home Depot and IBM. Residents are also within a short drive of downtown Atlanta.

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