The City of Smyrna was incorporated in 1872 and is located about 10 miles northwest of Atlanta, Georgia. Smyrna is considered an integral part of the Metro 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. Over the years, the City of Smyrna - covering approximately 15 sq. miles - has developed into a vital and active member of the regional landscape.
- Just a 15-minute drive from downtown Atlanta, yet free of the congestion
- Revitalized and active downtown area includes a library, community center, retail development and mixed-use development, city hall and charming homes
- Charming neighborhoods with a vast array of amenities for residents and businesses
- Parks, jogging trails, pools, lighted tennis courts, public golf courses and much more
- Day camps, sports and recreational activities for children to seniors
- Summer concerts and exciting events downtown
- Winner of the prestigious Urban Land Institute’s Award of Excellence
More than 50,000 residents call Smyrna home, and this area of Cobb County continues to be attractive for residential development.
The City of Smyrna’s Village Green and Market Village are surrounded by and include 33 acres of parks and green space within one mile of downtown. Within its 15 square miles one may find 304 acres of park and green space. In the downtown area you will find a well-equipped Community Center with two gyms and exercise equipment. You will also find a very healthy pond with even healthier wildlife - giant koi - and lots of trees. Recreation facilities exist throughout the City and park space is available for special events.
The City of Smyrna has developed a reputation for smart growth and revitalization and was awarded the Urban Land Institute’s Award for Excellence. With visionary leadership and strong community spirit, Smyrna has become one of the most popular places to reside in the metro-Atlanta area. The "small town" atmosphere aligned with a progressive approach in city government, offers the type of modern lifestyle many seek when deciding where to live.
Another important 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 interstate 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 and South Cobb Drive (State Highway 280), pass through the municipality. The East-West Connector road extension through Cobb County also runs through Smyrna with entrance to the Silver Comet Trail within Smyrna. 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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