The City of Smyrna is situated about 10 miles northwest of Atlanta in Cobb County, Georgia and considered an integral part of the Metro Atlanta area. The city was incorporated in 1872. In 1991, Smyrna began an urban renewal project known as “Market Village,” that created a well-defined and revitalized downtown area, including a community center, public library, and community park; this area is also host to two “Jonquil Festivals” during the year which showcase local arts, crafts, and music.
A mixed retail and residential district was modeled after early 1900s city village, including a square with a fountain. Smyrna revitalization has proved to be a fantastic idea, and many of Smyrna’sneighborhoodsare thriving! In addition to the Market Square area, Smyrna is host to Cumberland Mall, miles of hiking and biking trails (Silver Comet Trail) and a vibrant food scene.
The following medical facilities are located within Smyrna: Emory-Adventist Hospital, Urgent Care Express, and Cooper Lake Urgent Care.
As of 2011, the population in Smyrna was 51,396 with a gain of 25.4% since the year 2000. The median resident age is 33.7 years and the estimated median household income is $52,965 which is higher than the estimated median household income of Georgia at $47,950.
Real Estate and Housing
The median home value in Smyrna is $144,300. Home appreciation is –3.87%% over the last year. The median age Smyrna real estate is 26.3 years. Renters make up 42.47%% of the Smyrna population and 10.65%% of houses and apartments are unoccupied.
If you’re in the market to buy Real Estate in Smyrna GA or thinking about relocating to Smyrna GA, you’ll find many residential options to choose from.
Smyrna falls within a temperate climate and historically has had warm to hot summers and mild winters. Detailed up to the minute weather conditions can be found here: Smyrna Weather.
Brief History of Smyrna, GA
Pioneers started settling the area around 1832. Late 1830s, a religious encampment called Smyrna Camp Ground had become a very popular and well known travel destination in Georgia. After the Western and Atlantic Railroad were completed in 1842, the area began growth. Until 1972, Smyrna was known by several names – Varner’s Station, Ruff’s Siding, Neal Dow and Ruff’s Station. In 1972, the city incorporated with the new name Smyrna. In the area of Smyrna, there were two very important Civil war battles, the Battle of Smyrna Camp Ground on July 3, 1864, and the Battle of Ruff’s Mill the next day. During the battle most area businesses, homes and the historic Covered Bridge (was rebuilt and in use today) were burned by Sherman’s Troops.
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