Smyrna is known as the “Jonquil City”, because of the thousands of jonquil flowers that bloom during the Spring. With its location being Northwest of Atlanta, it was voted by Atlanta Magazine as one of the top 10 places to live in the Atlanta area. Smyrna has developed a reputation for smart growth and was awarded the Urban Land Institute’s Award for Excellence. Smyrna continues to serve its citizens well and with integrity.
Smyrna–the Homebuyers’ Market
Smyrna has a record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years. The average home value in Smyrna is $310,102 according to Zillow. Smyrna home values have gone up 3.4% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.5% within the next year making it a great city to live in and invest.
Smyrna’s estimated population is 55,467 according to the most recent United States census estimates, while being an extremely ethnically- diverse city. Smyrna ranks as the 15th largest city in Georgia.
The largest industries in Smyrna are professional, scientific & technical services, retail trade, and health care & social assistance. Smyrna has seen the job market increase by 2.9% over the last year, future job growth in the next ten years is predicted to be 46.1%. Households have a median annual income of $70,547, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire nation.
Cobb County School System operates the public schools serving Smyrna. Some public schools include Smyrna Elementary, King Springs Elementary, Norton Park Elementary, Campbell Middle School, Campbell High School and much more. Cobb County’s International Baccalaureate magnet program is centered at Campbell High School. Smyrna also offers plenty of private schools. Some private schools include, Whitefield Academy, Covenant Christian School, St Benedicts Episcopal School, and many more.
Smyrna is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 52.63% of its adults having a college degree compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
There’s lots of different things to do in Smyrna. Smyrna is a family-friendly community, filled with great meeting places, parks and concerts and festivals throughout the year. Its downtown area called “The Village Green”, includes a library, community center, retail development and mixed-use development, and city hall. A popular attraction in Smyrna is the Silver Comet Trail, which starts in Smyrna, Georgia and now runs all the way to the Alabama state line, which is a great trail to run, walk, bike or blade. Smyrna neighborhoods come with a vast array of amenities for residents and businesses such as parks, jogging trails, pools, lighted tennis courts, public golf courses and much more!