Kennesaw, GA was selected as one of Family Circle magazine’s “10 best towns for families.” This family friendly town is filled with great schools (both primary and secondary), affordable housing, and small town charm that can not be beat. The land that Kennesaw now sits on was once an Cherokee Indian settlement that was named Big Shanty. In honor of these roots, downtown Kennesaw hosts the Big Shanty festival each year. This festival is held in late April and attracts over 70,000 people each year. This free event starts off with a parade, featuring local marching bands, floats, and youth sports teams. Once the parade is over, attendees can enjoy live entertainment on two different stages. In another area, partons can browse booths that sell specialty foods as well as arts and crafts.

Living in Kennesaw

Like most major cities, the traffic in Atlanta gets backed up during rush hour – particularly on the roads leading into and out of the city. Many people choose to live in the suburbs and commute into the city each day, but if you are working in a suburb, why not live nearby? One of the biggest employers in the area is Kennesaw State University. This university offers degrees in business, education, nursing, criminal justice, and sports management. The university attracts a diverse cohort of students, ranging from kids just out of high school to nontraditional students who are going back for a  degree or secondary certification. The campus also hosts a number of continuing education programs for teachers and other employees of the school systems. The real estate in this area is a short commute to Kennessaw State University as well as the other shops, restaurants, and businesses in the area.

Kennesaw Real Estate

If you are thinking about buying real estate in Kennesaw, GA, now is a good time to buy. Home appreciation is up almost 18% since last year. The booming housing market in the area is likely due to the good schools and readily available employment opportunities found in Kennesaw.  With a median home price of around $160,000, the homes here are still afordable on almost any budget. Families like this area because if has a small town feel, which is great for raising kids, but it is still close enough to the city that you can easily access the shops, restaraunts, airport, and concerts that can be found in metro Atlanta.

While the average home price here is low, there are definitely some upscale properties available if a life of luxury is what you seek. One such neighborhood is Ford Creek Estates. These estate style home feature hardwood floors, granite countertop, tile backsplashes, and brick exteriors.  These two story homes are priced in the $500,000s and have plenty of space for the whole family. To find out more about this and other great neighborhoods, continue to browse my website. Once you have chosen a community – in Kennesaw, or in one of the many other great suburbs – contact me to set up an appointment.

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