Once the site of major fighting during the Civil War, Kennesaw has emerged as a premiere destination for families and businesses looking to relocate in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

Small town charm with big city amenities

The City's approximately 32,000 residents enjoy Kennesaw as a great place to live, learn, work and play. They appreciate the City’s combination of small town charm and big city amenities, with access to excellent educational resources, first-rate parks, greenspaces, public buildings and athletic facilities, high quality and affordable recreation programs, and safe, well-maintained neighborhoods and central business district.

History and culture thrive

Kennesaw takes great pride in being a community that protects and manages its historical and cultural resources for future generations. Attractions include the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, the Smith-Gilbert Gardens, and improved public areas and renovated buildings with delightfully eclectic shops and restaurants.

Kennesaw delivers on quality of life

Kennesaw’s Parks & Recreation programs, special events and facilities, efficient street and sanitation services, environmental initiatives, and a strong, caring Police Department play a central role in supporting and sustaining the livability and economic vitality of the City.

 

 

 

 

Did You Know?

The Southern Museum is a member of the Smithsonian Affiliations Program.
  • Classes at Smith-Gilbert Gardens offer gardening pointers to adults & kids.

  • Kennesaws proud heritage is honored and remembered on the grounds of the City Cemetery.

  • Kennesaw Parks & Recreation will get you moving toward improved fitness and health.

  • Morning dog walking is invigorating and enjoyable at Swift-Cantrell Park.

  • City officials and business owners cut the ribbon to showcase a new opening.

  • Police officers start the recruiting process early.

  • Shop at our Farmers Market for fresh produce, baked goods & other items from May-October.

  • Mayor Mathews invites future community leaders to participate in City Council meetings.

  • The Police Honor Guard is specially trained to represent the department at formal functions.

  • The Civil War era comes to life at the Southern Museum and in annual battle re-enactments.

  • The annual Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival features a Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned contest.

  • Gather your paints brushes or camera and get inspired at Smith-Gilbert Gardens.

  • Enthusiastic and dedicated staff provide first-rate support of the citys trails, parks and facilities.

  • Hundreds of volunteers maintain the beautiful flora at the 16 acre Smith-Gilbert Gardens.

  • The Citys two community parks offer families hours of recreation and relaxation.

  • Children celebrate Arbor Day by planting a tree in the Garden at Swift-Cantrell Park.

  • Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park offers a bird-eye view of the city and surrounding area.

  • A new pedestrian underpass provides safe passage between Main St. and the Depot.

  • The City offers free wireless internet in parks & city facilities.

  • The Annual Big Shanty Festival features crafts, food, & shows attracting over 50,000 visitors.

City Events for Residents

Fri Aug 22, 2014 @ 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival
Sat Aug 23, 2014 @ 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Hummingbird Banding Event
Sat Aug 23, 2014 @10:00AM - 10:00PM
Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival
Wed Aug 27, 2014 @ 6:00PM -
City Council Work Session
Mon Sep 01, 2014 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Labor Day City Services Schedule
Tue Sep 02, 2014 @ 6:30PM -
City Council Meeting
Sat Sep 06, 2014 @ 7:30AM -
Great Locomotive Chase 5K
Sat Sep 06, 2014 @10:00AM - 08:00PM
Taste of Kennesaw
Wed Sep 10, 2014 @ 6:00PM -
City Council Work Session
Sat Sep 13, 2014 @ 2:00PM - 06:00PM
Street League Skateboarding Atlanta Pro-Demo