Welcome to Kennesaw!
Kennesaw is a safe, vibrant community conveniently located in the heart of Cobb County 25 miles northwest of Atlanta, where families and businesses grow and flourish. The city is earning accolades for its low crime rate and exceptional quality of life as well as its variety of amenities and high median household income.
Founded in 1887, this rapidly growing community of more than 30,000 residents has a unique, rich heritage balanced by a strong focus on a progressive and successful future. Attractive, modern neighborhoods and a thriving business environment blend seamlessly with cultural and recreational resources and green spaces.
The Smithsonian-affiliated Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History celebrates the history of the railroad and brings the story of the General and the Great Locomotive Chase to life. The 16-acre Smith-Gilbert Gardens is an oasis of art, history, and flora with over 3,000 species of plants in a naturalistic setting. A number of city parks and trails provide opportunities for promoting social, physical, and mental wellness for both residents and visitors. Several annual festivals, concerts, and cultural events and programs offered by an award-winning Parks & Recreation Department offer free entertainment for people of all ages and interests.
The most important elements required for business development come together in Kennesaw: a diversified local economy, multiple transportation options, a list of move-in ready properties, and an available, high quality labor force. Companies that are leaders in manufacturing, technology, healthcare, and retail have chosen Kennesaw as their home. Located along both the Interstate 75 and US 41 corridors, the city enjoys excellent accessibility. McCollum Field, a business-class airport offering corporate and pleasure aircraft operations daily, is only minutes away. A streamlined, developer-friendly project approval and permit process offers incentives for businesses that provide positive economic impact.
Residents at any age can take advantage of the high caliber, comprehensive educational opportunities that are available. The city is benefitted by proximity to Kennesaw State University as well as several other excellent technical colleges, trade schools, and academic institutions.