• Overview
  • History
  • Schools
  • At-a-Glance
  • Smyrna Lifestyle
    Smyrna boasts an award-winning mixed-use development known as the Market Village.[1] The Market Village, adjacent to the Village Green, the only city-owned library in Georgia, serves as the social center of Smyrna. Residents gather at the Village Green for concerts, shows and family events.[2]  Shopping in the area can be found at the  Vinings Jubilee, Smyrna Market Village, and Cumberland Mall. Smyrna is the recipient of the Urban Land Institute’s Award for Excellence for its smart growth and revitalization initiatives. There are several parks and recreational activities for residents of all ages in Smyrna. Two of the newest parks in Smyrna are Taylor-Brawner Park, a 12-acre park which open in April 2009, and Jonquil Park, is a 14-acre park with fields, walkways, playground and pavilion.[3] The city remains dedicated to providing residents (and dog residents) with plenty of green space as they work to constantly develop and revitalize parks for continued enjoyment. Jogging trails, pools, tennis courts and public golf courses are just a few of the available amenities in the area. The Silver Comet Trail starts in Smyrna.  This is a 61.5 mile long trail that provides paths that lead all the way to the Georgia/Alabama state line.  Residents also enjoy the myriad of day camps and sports activities offered.[4] Smyrna home buyers can expect a wide range of prices and have the option of selecting to live in older neighborhoods or newer mixed-use developments.[5] Voted by Atlanta Magazine as one of the top 10 places to live in the Atlanta area, Smyrna continues to play an integral part in the growth and development in Cobb County.[6]

     

     

  • Smyrna History
    Smyrna, located 10 miles northwest of Atlanta, Smyrna, is a city rich in history.[7] Often called “Jonquil City” for the beautiful yellow flowers that bloom in the spring, the vibrant area has seen unprecedented growth. Its origins date back to 1832, when state reached a settlement with the Cherokee Indians; shortly afterwards, a campground was established where members of all religious denominations could worship.[8] The area was referred to as Ruffs Siding and then Vamers Station before campground decided on the name “Smyrna” after its mention in the Book of Revelations in the Bible.[9] The completion of the railroad and boom in mills and factories led to continued growth and prosperity for the residents of Smyrna. In 1872, Smyrna became a municipality.

  • Smyrna Schools
    Public Schools within this area include Teasley Elementary, Russell Elementary, Nickajack Elementary, King Springs Elementary, Brown Elementary, Sunnyside Elementary, Green Acres Elementary, Belmont Hills Elementary, Argyle Elementary, Campbell Middle School, Griffin Middle School, Smyrna Middle School, Smyrna High School, and Campbell High School.  Some of the nearby private schools include Covenant Christian School, Covered Bridge Montessori School, the Stonehaven School, and Center Academy Smyrna.

  • Smyrna, at-a-glance

    Community

    Shopping

    Recreation


    [1] “The City of Smyrna,” http://www.ci.smyrna.ga.us/.
    [2] Sarah Stewart, Newcomer’s Handbook for Moving and Living in Atlanta, (Oregon: First Books, 2009), 71.
    [3] “The City of Smyrna,” http://www.ci.smyrna.ga.us/.
    [4] Ibid.
    [5] Ibid.
    [6] Ibid.
    [7] Stewart, Newcomer’s Handbook, 71.
    [8] Ibid.
    [9] “The City of Smyrna,” http://www.ci.smyrna.ga.us/.