We'll just come right out and say it! 

Our brokerage headquarters sits right along downtown's Summers Street, so to say 'we know this city well' is an understatement. We abide here, we serve here. This town is close to our hearts and that's why we're starting our #cityspotlight series in the wonderful place that 22one calls home: Kennesaw, Georgia. 

A little background information on Kennesaw: The city's real "beginning" came by way of railroad tracks! In the early 1800's, the Western and Atlantic Railroad laid a stretch of tracks that ran from Atlanta to Cartersville, which put several smaller cities "on the map" and essentially gave Kennesaw its original name of "BIG SHANTY". What really made Big Shanty/Kennesaw reputable was the camp for soldiers during the Civil War and all that entailed. In 1887, the name officially changed to "KENNESAW"... and from there, K-town has seen tremendous growth and progress towards a city that now boasts the best of both the "historic" and "modern" worlds! 

What makes Kennesaw stand out?  From mountains to airports, this city has a wide range of both natural and man-made landmarks. Another stand-out characteristic is its location! Only 27 miles northwest of Atlanta- there is access to several major highways, which makes it a perfect place for investment properties, professional endeavors, and those who have an every-day commute! The 'industrial' side of Kennesaw offers an abundance of essential vendors' home locations and showrooms... while the geography of Kennesaw offers visitors and residents an escape from the #busylife! All these things are reasons that Kennesaw makes a perfect place for business and residential living! Let's dive in deeper! 


Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. The highest point in the metro Atlanta area is at the summit of Kennesaw Mountain! If you've never experienced the absolute beauty (and history!) of Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, PLEASE plan a visit! To find out moreBasic Information - Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park (U.S. National Park Service) (

Smith Gilbert Gardens. One-time Field Trips. Lifetime Memberships. However much 'garden' you need in your life- they've got you covered. To find out moreHome - Smith-Gilbert Gardens (

Swift Cantrell Park. Okay, this one you just have to see for yourself. There's something for EVERYONE. Plus, check out their community events (like campouts!!) for even more fun! Did we mention there's a skatepark and a dog park there?! To find out more: Swift-Cantrell Park - City of Kennesaw (

McCollum Airport. The Cobb County International Airport is a public airport that is also designated as a weather station. If you need to catch a flight or if your little ones enjoy planes- check out McCollum! There's even a runway-side restaurant where you can watch the aircraft take off and land! To find out more: Cobb County International Airport (

The Downtown District. What has always held a tremendous amount of history and charm all on its own, has blossomed into an urban-meets-historic area FULL OF CHARACTER AND ALL THINGS AWESOME. Boutique shops? Check. Upscale (plus casual!) dining? Check. Brewery. Check! Ampitheater? Check! *Coming soon!! And wait til you see all the 'shindigs' the city puts on! Talk about closing down the streets for a good time!! There is so much that the downtown district has going on for residents and visitors of all ages! You've just gotta come check it out! **And when you do, stop by and see us! To find out more: Home - Downtown Kennesaw (

The Southern Museum. With all the history that abounds in Kennesaw, it is no surprise that our beloved Southern Museum is a Smithsonian affiliate! Home of the famous "General" locomotive- there is plenty to appreciate when it comes to this gem. If you're downtown with the family, try to stop by! To find out more: Home - Southern Museum

Kennesaw State University. One of our hometown, local colleges has made it big time! From sports to academics and everything in between, KSU has grown to become a very popular university that us locals are PROUD to cheer for and support! Go Owls! To find out more: Kennesaw State University in Georgia


Burger Fi (Downtown): Kennesaw : Kennesaw, GA 30144 | BurgerFi

Miller's Ale House (Chastain Rd): Miller's Ale House - Kennesaw, GA | Restaurant in Kennesaw (

First Watch (Cherokee St): Best Breakfast in Kennesaw, Georgia | First Watch Locations

Stilesboro Biscuits: 3590 Stilesboro Rd NW, Kennesaw, GA 30152

Copeland's (Barrett Pkwy): Kennesaw, GA - Copeland's of New Orleans (

Capers: Capers Restaurant & Bar - Capers on Main - New American restaurant in Kennesaw, GA

Elevation Chophouse (in McCollum Airport): Elevation Chophouse - Kennesaw Restaurant and Bar with Airport View (

The Nest: Home | The Nest Kennesaw

Cracker Barrel (Chastain Road): Family Restaurant & Breakfast in Kennesaw, 30144 | Cracker Barrel

Bernie's (downtown): Bernie's Social Bar (

La Bamba (Jiles Rd): La Bamba Mexican Restaurant

So, what do you think about Kennesaw?? Have you been here before? Would you like to visit? Do you have a favorite restaurant we should add to the list? 

Let us know in the comments! 

And stay tuned for the next CITY SPOTLIGHT! 

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