Smyrna is located about 10 miles northwest of Atlanta, Georgia and is considered an integral part of theMetro Atlanta area. Known as the "Jonquil City",
it derives this name from the thousands of jonquils that flourish in gardens and along the streets in early spring. Just a 15-minute drive from downtown Atlanta,
yet free of the congestion.
The revitalized and active new downtown area "The Village Green", the winner of the prestigious Urban Land Institute’s Award of Excellence,
includes a new library, community center, retail and mixed-use development, city hall and charming homes. Throughout Smyrna you will find:
Population in 2014: 54,958
Estimated per capita income in 2013: $36,545
median house or condo value in 2013: $192,174
The City of Smyrna has developed a reputation for smart growth and revitalization and was recently awarded the Urban Land Institute’s Award for Excellence. The City of Smyrna, for more than a decade, has been in the business of reinventing itself and setting the standard for community. As a recipient of the Government Finance Officers Association’s "Distinguished Budget Presentation Award," the City of Smyrna continues to serve its citizens well, with integrity and minded, earned progress.
Smyrna is pro-business and service-oriented – committed to business as well as the business of community and its residents. Smyrna has long been an integral part of the growth and development of Cobb County and is recognized as one of the most desirable places to live in the entire Metropolitan Atlanta area, the place to be…the place to call home.
In geographical terms, the City of Smyrna exhibits some excellent physical characteristics. With an average temperature of 61.4 degrees, the climate is very favorable consisting of warm summers and moderate winters. Between these seasons, the Smyrna area is decorated with thousands of jonquils blooming in the spring and a colorful change of leaves in the fall. The general terrain of the area is characteristic of the piedmont region of Georgia. One will find hills with broad ridges, sloping uplands, and relatively narrow valleys. Our city sits at an altitude of 1,150 feet above sea level.
With visionary leadership and strong community spirit, Smyrna has become one of the most popular places to reside in the metro-Atlanta area. Voted by Atlanta Magazine as one of the top 10 places to live in the Atlanta area, it is no wonder that more people are choosing Smyrna to raise their children. The "small town" atmosphere offered here is the type of lifestyle many seek when deciding where to raise their families.
attribute of Smyrna is its location in relationship to major transportation
modes. Being a citizen of Smyrna means having ready access to several different
methods of conveyance. The City is strategically located near three interstates
and intrastate highway systems: I-75, I-20, and I-285. Downtown Atlanta is a
15-minute drive via the interstate and Atlanta’s Hartsfield International
Airport is only a 30-minute drive away. In addition, several principal arterial
roadways, such as Cobb Parkway (U.S. Highway 41), Atlanta Road (State Highway 3)
and South Cobb Drive (State Highway 280), pass through the municipality. Smyrna
will also benefit from the route (and recently completed section) of the
East-West Connector road extension through Cobb County. The Cobb Community
Transit (CCT) bus system provides public transportation for our residents with
links to the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) rapid-rail
network. There are also two major railways that service Smyrna and four airports
can be found within an 18-mile radius of the City.
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