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59 Apartments for rent in Kennesaw, GA

Last updated December 11 at 6:52am UTC
1900 Westover Ln
Kennesaw, GA
Updated December 11 at 2:12am UTC
4 Bedrooms
2702 Highland Ridge NW
Kennesaw, GA
Updated November 18 at 1:30am UTC
3 Bedrooms
3536 Butler Springs Trace
Kennesaw, GA
Updated December 10 at 12:06pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
305 Ethridge Dr
Kennesaw, GA
Updated December 11 at 2:14am UTC
4 Bedrooms
Nesbin Ct NE
Kennesaw, GA
Updated December 10 at 8:24am UTC
5 Bedrooms
Nowlin Rd NW
Kennesaw, GA
Updated December 10 at 8:25am UTC
4 Bedrooms
2100 del lago circle
Kennesaw, GA
Updated November 27 at 12:27pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
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City Guide
Kennesaw, Georgia

Welcome to Kennesaw, Georgia, a suburb that’s part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. Let’s take a look at some of these apartments for rent and find you your dream home!

Kennesaw is located about 25 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta (approximately a 99-hour drive during rush hour). Originally established as Big Shanty, which, true to its name, was basically a derelict camps for railroad workers, the city has now become one of the most desirable suburbs in the Atlanta area

Why? Well, there are a couple reasons. Kennesaw is chock full of shopping, dining and entertainment options, even when you don’t take into account all of the similar shops and restaurants in adjacent cities and in Atlanta itself.

You’ll find a number of great apartments located in the city center. Newer developments along Barrett Lakes Road provide some of the best amenity options in town, including gyms, pools and clubhouses. Rents here generally range from $700-$1000.

Homeowners dominate the neighborhoods to the south of the city center. Here there are still a number of apartments and rental homes available in more suburban-feeling developments in quiet, established neighborhoods. Two bedrooms here go for $650-$850.

You’ll find the highest concentration of young people to the east of the city center around the Kennesaw State University’s campus. While this area does have more bars, parties and noise issues than other neighborhoods, it’s still a great destination for young singles. There are many inexpensive apartments available, as well as studio apartments for rent. Since this is a student-centric area, short-term leases are much more available here than anywhere else.

Finding a pet-friendly apartment can be a bit of a challenge in Kennesaw, though. While there are many landlords and management companies that welcome responsible pet owners, some newer buildings, as well as complexes on campus, do not allow dogs or cats. Keep your chin up and keep looking, champ! Finding a home for your four-legged friends is not totally impossible; it just requires much more leg work.

So welcome to Kennesaw! Enjoy all this Atlanta suburb has to offer!

Rent Report

December 2017 Kennesaw Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2017 Kennesaw Rent Report. Kennesaw rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Kennesaw rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Kennesaw rents declined significantly over the past month

Kennesaw rents have declined 0.4% over the past month, but have increased moderately by 3.3% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Kennesaw stand at $1,170 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,360 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in September. Kennesaw's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 3.4%, but exceeds the national average of 2.7%.

Rents rising across the Atlanta Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Kennesaw, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Atlanta metro, all of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Alpharetta has seen rents fall by 1.7% over the past month, the biggest drop in the metro. It's also the most expensive city in the Atlanta metro with a two-bedroom median of $1,410.
  • Douglasville has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 8.9%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,170, while one-bedrooms go for $1,020.
  • Atlanta proper has the least expensive rents in the Atlanta metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,170; rents went down 0.4% over the past month but rose 2.3% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Kennesaw

As rents have increased moderately in Kennesaw, large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, Kennesaw is less affordable for renters.

  • Rents increased moderately in other cities across the state, with Georgia as a whole logging rent growth of 3.4% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.2% in Augusta and 0.3% in Columbus.
  • Kennesaw's median two-bedroom rent of $1,360 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.7% over the past year compared to the 3.3% increase in Kennesaw.
  • While Kennesaw's rents rose moderately over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including DC (-0.4%) and New York (-0.1%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Kennesaw than most large cities. For example, Columbus has a median 2BR rent of $760, where Kennesaw is more than one-and-a-half times that price.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Atlanta $1,010 $1,170 -0.4% 2.3%
Roswell $1,200 $1,390 0.7% 5.5%
Alpharetta $1,220 $1,410 -1.7% 2.4%
Marietta $1,110 $1,280 -0.2% 6.9%
Smyrna $1,080 $1,250 0.7% 4.2%
Newnan $1,020 $1,180 0.4% 1.2%
Douglasville $1,020 $1,170 -0.8% 8.9%
Kennesaw $1,170 $1,360 -0.4% 3.3%
Lawrenceville $1,120 $1,290 -0.0% 1.2%
Duluth $1,210 $1,400 0.2% 4.9%
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Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.


Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

Kennesaw Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter confidence in the economy, homeownership, and cities
Here's how Kennesaw ranks on:
A+ Overall satisfaction
A+ Safety and crime rate
A Jobs and career opportunities
A- Recreational activities
B Affordability
A Quality of schools
A+ Weather
A- Commute time
A+ State and local taxes
D Public transit
A- Pet-friendliness
Best Worst
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Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released results for Kennesaw from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

“Kennesaw renters expressed great satisfaction with their city,” says Andrew Woo, Director of Data Science at Apartment List. “They gave stellar scores to almost every category.”

Key findings in Kennesaw include the following:

  • Kennesaw renters give their city an A+ overall for satisfaction.
  • The highest-rated categories for Kennesaw were its safety, weather, and state and local taxes, which all received an A+ score.
  • Renters were also very satisfied with local job and career opportunities (A), the quality of local schools (A), commute times (A-), and access to parks and community events (A-).
  • Kennesaw renters gave average scores to affordability/cost of living (B).
  • One area of concern here was access to public transit, which received a score of D from renters.
  • Overall, renter satisfaction in Kennesaw is slightly higher than in Duluth (A), and much higher than other nearby cities like Lawrenceville (C-) and Decatur (F).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction included Arlington, VA; Lincoln, NE; Pasadena, CA; Boston, MA; and Madison, WI. The lowest rated cities included Newark, NJ; Bronx, NY; Bridgeport, CT; Baltimore, MD; and Salinas, CA.