Smyrna, Georgia is located just northwest of Atlanta. This mid-size town is coveted for its small town feel and beautiful downtown. The downtown district underwent major reconstruction in the late 80s, making way for a charming center designed to bring residents together. At the focal point of the core is the Village Green, where residents enjoy the library, town hall, and community center. Homes for sale in Smyrna ring true of Georgian traditional homes: Craftsman, Georgian Revival, and other styles line almost every street in the city. Wide porches and gabled roofs are a Smyrna staple. In the outer areas of Smyrna, master-planned communities provide stately homes on large wooded lots.
What started out as a small town began to grow significantly after the completion of the railroad. Shortly thereafter, in 1872, Smyrna was incorporated. Ever since it has continued to grow, a testament to the community’s draws. Its nickname, the Jonquil City, was coined after jonquil bulbs were planted in the area, sparking a tradition of planting the flowers annually. These yellow flowers can be spotted around town in late spring. Smyrna’s city center has become a place for residents to gather, enjoy outdoor concerts, and join in on yearly festivities.
The community center provides year-long activities and events for Smyrna residents, including sports leagues, fitness rooms, meeting rooms, and a full kitchen. On any given day, you can find children playing in the games room, or Smyrna dancers practicing ballet. There are a number of exceptional schools in Smyrna, with students ranking very well on state level examinations. The class sizes are small, and the schools offer programs such as International Baccalaureate.
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