Drenched in history from the Civil War, Kennesaw is located just northwest of Atlanta in Cobb County. In 2010, Kennesaw State College transitioned into Kennesaw State University (known for well-respected Nursing and Business programs) and the city has since seen a steady pattern of growth in population, restaurants, shopping, and residential real estate. Located just north enough to be a short road trip to the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains, yet close enough to the city if you need to commute for work, Kennesaw is a popular choice for homeowners, and a place where home prices and taxes are more affordable compared to in-town locations/neighborhoods. If you love shopping, you’ll never run out of places to go in Kennesaw. And if you’re an outdoor enthusiast, Kennesaw Mountain is a popular hiking spot, with views all the way to Stone Mountain once you reach the top.