Livability Score

79
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities B-

There are some amenities close to this location.
Coffee (3) F
Lazy Labrador Coffee House
Coffee Shop
Kennesaw Coffee Co.
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Tinto's Coffee House
Coffee Shop
Hybrid Fitness Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Cuppy's Coffee
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Sweet Hut Bakery & Cafe
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (4) F
Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History
Museum
The Art Station
Theatre Arts
Mazzy's
Nightclub
Emory Sewell Stadium
Stadium
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
The Museum of History and Holocaust Education
Museum
AMC Barrett Commons 24
Cinema
Fifth Third Bank Stadium
Stadium
Regal Town Center 16
Cinema
NCG Acworth Cinema
Cinema
Food and Drink (29) C+
BurgerFi
Fast Food
Frozen Cow Creamery
Sweets
Burnt Hickory Brewery
Bar
Papa John's
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Bruster's Ice Cream
Sweets
Sonic
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Dairy Queen
Fast Food
Culver's
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Dry County Brewing Co
Beverages
Pita Pit
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Unknown Name
Alcohol
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Hardee's
Fast Food
Wendy's
Fast Food
Jimmy John's
Fast Food
Bojangles'
Fast Food
Wingstop
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Martin's
Fast Food
Wendy's
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Fitness (2) F
Ben Robertson Community Center
Community Centre
Life University Wellness Station
Gym
LA Fitness
Gym
LA Fitness
Gym
Stone Summit
Gym
Stone Summit
Gym
Serenade Clubhouse
Community Centre
Planet Fitness
Gym
Unknown Name
Gym
Groceries (4) F
Honeysuckle Biscuits & Bakery
Bakery
Publix
Grocery Store
Kroger
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Insomnia Cookies
Bakery
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Publix
Grocery Store
Whole Foods Market
Grocery Store
Publix
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Kroger
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Bakery
Publix
Grocery Store
Publix
Grocery Store
Parks (22) A+
Commemorative Park
Park
Adams Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Kennesaw TrainStop Park
Park
Depot Park
Park
Camp McDonald Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Winchester Forest Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Swift-Cantrell Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Big Shanty Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Shops (15) C+
Wildman's Civil War Surplus
Gift Shop
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Dollar General
Discount Store
Georgia House Rabbit Society
Pets
QT
Convenience Store
Squares
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
brother
Electronics
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
Cato
Clothing
Avalon Salon
Hairdresser
Beauty Supply
Beauty
Hop-In
Convenience Store
Entourage Clothing & Gifts
Clothing
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Citgo
Convenience Store
The Home Depot
Home Improvement
Kennesaw State University Bookstore
Books
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Beauty
Unknown Name
Beauty
Fantastic Sams
Hairdresser
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commute F

Of all people who commute, 2.0% take public transportation in Kennesaw.
Public Transit Stops (0)
Stops & Stations
F
The Commons
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Cobb Pkwy & White Circle
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
2.0%
F
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cost of living A+

The cost of living in Kennesaw is 104/100 - which is 12% higher than Georgia.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
B
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
C+
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crime A-

Kennesaw crime rates are 1,192 per 100k, which is 42% lower than Georgia
Property Crime
998 crimes per 100k
A-
Violent Crime
194 crimes per 100k
A-
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employment A-

The median income in Kennesaw is $72,972 - which is 43% higher than Georgia.
Med. Household Income
$72,972
B-
Unemployment Rate
3.8%
C-
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health B+

There are some hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (11)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Kennesaw Police Station
Police
Publix
Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Pine Mountain Dental Care
Dentist
Cobb County Police Precinct 1
Police
Cobb County Fire Station 8
Fire Station
Unknown Name
Dentist
Kennesaw Pediatrics
Doctor
Kennesaw Medical Center
Clinic
Cobb County Fire Station 26
Fire Station
Corner Dental
Dentist
Aspen Dental
Dentist
Publix
Pharmacy
Stockwell Family Dentistry
Dentist
WellStar Pediatric Center
Clinic
Kaiser Permanente TownPark Comprehensive Medical Center
Clinic
Hobson Eye Associates
Doctor
Tasman Eye Consultants
Doctor
Unknown Name
Clinic
Cobb County Fire Station 24
Fire Station
Aspen Dental
Dentist
Kroger Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Fresenius Kidney Care
Clinic
Barrett Parkway Dentistry
Dentist
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing A+

Kennesaw home prices are $215,800 - which is 42% higher than Georgia
Home Price
$215,800
B+
Home Appreciation Rate
29%
A+
Home Affordability
3x (home price to income ratio)
A-
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schools C+

The Kennesaw graduation rate is 89% - which is 10% higher than Georgia
School Test Scores
55%
D
High School Grad. Rates
89%
B
Elementary Schools (18) F
Kennesaw Elementary School
Big Shanty Elementary School
Kennesaw Charter School
Awtrey Middle School
Baker Elementary School
Cornerstone Preparatory Academy
Foundations For The Future School
Hayes Elementary School
Devereux Ackerman Academy
North Cobb Christian School
Mcclure Middle School
Mount Paran Christian School
Pine Mountain Middle School
Barber Middle School
Acworth Intermediate School
Pitner Elementary School
Bullard Elementary School
Gracepoint School
Palmer Middle School
Lewis Elementary School
Chalker Elementary School
High Schools (7) F
Kennesaw Mountain High School
North Cobb High School
Cornerstone Preparatory Academy
Devereux Ackerman Academy
North Cobb Christian School
Mount Paran Christian School
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ratings A+

Kennesaw has an overall rating of 87% from 23 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
A+
User Surveys (22)
From AreaVibes
A
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Kennesaw: Metro Atlanta's Hidden Gem 4.5 rating By Anonymous ( May 14, 2018) I've lived in many great cities in Metro Atlanta, but Kennesaw is definitely my favorite for several reasons. One is the location. You can be in Atlanta or the North Georgia Mountains in half an hour, which means plenty of fun in the city or peace and quiet in the country, depend ...Read More ing on your mood. Traffic can get a little crazy, but it does flow smoothly most days, especially if you can avoid rush hour.

But you don't have to leave Kennesaw to have a good time. I love visiting the parks here, especially Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield. Not only is it a great place to walk my dog, but it's filled with historic sites and monuments from the Civil War, so it's a fun place for a history buff like myself. Town Center is, hands down, one of the best malls in the Atlanta area, and it just happens to be here in Kennesaw. I never shop anywhere else. There are also hundreds of restaurants throughout the town, so you'll always find the cuisine to suit your cravings.

Beyond that, I think Kennesaw is a great place to raise a family. The schools are good, the people in the community are decent, and the home prices are fairly low compared to other nearby cities. Kids' sports are big here, and there are plenty of green spaces to hang out and have a good time. One of the biggest colleges in Georgia, as well as one of the biggest hospitals in the state are located here, which means plenty of jobs, wonderful educational opportunities, and great healthcare. Read Less
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B- Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Kennesaw? Yes, there are some amenities close to this location.

Parks

Commemorative Park
Adams Park
Unknown Name
Kennesaw TrainStop Park
Depot Park
Camp McDonald Park
Unknown Name
Unknown Name

Entertainment

Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History
The Art Station
Mazzy's
Emory Sewell Stadium
Unknown Name
The Museum of History and Holocaust Education
AMC Barrett Commons 24
Fifth Third Bank Stadium

Food & Drink

BurgerFi
Frozen Cow Creamery
Burnt Hickory Brewery
Papa John's
Subway
Bruster's Ice Cream
Sonic
Burger King

F Commute

Is public transit available in Kennesaw? Of all people who commute, 2.0% take public transportation in Kennesaw.
Drive to Work
77%

1% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
2%

3% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
1%

2% lower than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Kennesaw a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Pharmacies

Publix
Publix
CVS Pharmacy
Walgreens

Doctors

Kennesaw Pediatrics

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