Bustling with activity, the city of Kennesaw was named by Family Circle magazine as one of the best places for families to live. Originally named Big Shanty, this city had its beginnings as a train town, where the Great Locomotive Chase was staged in 1862.
Tucked around Kennesaw Mountain, an abundance of walking trails, parks, and preserves make Kennesaw a lush and vibrant place to live. With the combination of low crime rates, good schools, and the third largest university in Georgia, the city does not rest on its laurels as it continually improves and expands.
Visitors can expect to find neighborhoods of well-preserved homes in the historic downtown area, with more modern, suburban housing spread out through its eight square miles. With a wide range of businesses, shopping choices, and an array of restaurants, Kennesaw proves itself to be a perfect place to call home for both individuals and families.