Smyrna is a charming city located within Georgia's Cobb County. Smyrna homes are occupied by an estimated population of more than 47,000 residents, and the city is known as the birthplace of Hollywood actress Julia Roberts.
In 1832, pioneers first settled the area of Smyrna. Ten years later, the area began to grow with the completion of the Western and Atlantic railroad. Finally, in 1872, the town of Smyrna was incorporated.
Fast forward to 1991, when Smyrna began a very successful community redevelopment project called "The Village Green." This project redefined the downtown area by including a large community center as well as a 28,000 square foot public library. Also added was a mixed retail and residential district, including a square with a lovely fountain. This expansion, along with others, helped revitalize the downtown area of Smyrna, driving Smyrna real estate and Cobb County real estate to become the thriving market it is today. Smyrna relocation and Cobb County relocation are on the rise, and the area includes thousands of upscale single-family homes, new town homes, new condominiums, and more. New homes in the Smyrna area are priced between $300,000 and $1 million.
The official symbol of the city of Smyrna is the jonquil, which is a fragrant, short stemmed, yellow flower displaying long narrow leaves. The jonquil blooms in considerable quantities in Smyrna during the spring.
Located just 10 miles northwest of Atlanta, Smyrna is one of the closest suburbs to the capital city. The general landscape of the area resembles the characteristics of Georgia's Piedmont region, featuring well-defined hills with broad ridges, sloping uplands, and narrow valleys. Smyrna is served by Cobb County Public Schools, and boasts the only city-operated library system in Georgia, the Smyrna Public Library.
Smyrna is only a 15-minute drive away from the city, providing residents with access to major Atlanta attractions such as Six Flags and the Georgia Aquarium. The town also features an array of parks, jogging trails, pools, tennis courts, public golf courses, day camps, and more. With everything this town has to offer, Smyrna real estate is sure to continue to grow at a rapid rate.
Contact Smyrna real estate agent Noel Arnold of the Arnold Realty Company at (404) 849-4032 for more information about Smyrna real estate.