Known as the “Jonquil City,” due to the riot of jonquil flowers that bloom in the early spring.

    Welcome to Smyrna

    Smyrna is a charming city in Cobb County, GA, just 10 miles outside the city of Atlanta. It is known as the “Jonquil City,” due to the riot of jonquil flowers that bloom in the early spring. Ranked by Time Magazine’s as one of the best places to live in the United States, Smyrna is home to around 56,000 people.

    Smyrna offers a number of opportunities to live, work, and play. This fast-growing city has plenty of diverse neighborhoods, a surplus of recreational facilities, and many avenues to start and grow your own business. Smyrna is accessible via the I-285, the U.S. Route 41, and the State Route 280.

    History of Smyrna, GA

    Smyrna was originally a campground used by settlers in 1832 as a place of worship. It was named Ruffs Siding and Varners Station between the years 1842 to 1872 before it eventually became Smyrna, named after one of the seven churches of Paul the Apostle in the Book of Revelation.

    When a railroad was constructed in 1836, Smyrna began to grow as a town. Jobs were created, gristmills and factories were established, and buildings were constructed. In 1872, Smyrna was officially incorporated by the State of Georgia as a municipality.

    Smyrna, GA real estate and property types

    Those looking to move to Smyrna have a wide variety of real estate options to choose from. Prevalent are single-family homescondominiums, and apartments. The single-family homes for sale in Atlanta, GA come in various architectural styles such as Traditional, Craftsman, and Ranch.

    Smyrna’s Market Village, in particular, features 16 luxury townhomes in the heart of the city’s downtown area. These townhomes offer comfort, convenience, and walkability.

    Notable neighborhoods in Smyrna include:​​​​​​​

    • The Cove
    • Highlands at Vinings Estates
    • Highlands Park
    • Highlands View
    • Lake Ridge Technical Park
    • Oaks of Cumberland
    • The Ridge
    • Smyrna Heights
    • The Terraces
    • The Villages at Lake Park
    • Village Green
    • Vinings Estates
    • Wetherbrooke
    • Whitfield Parc
    • Williams Parc
    • Woodland Broke​​​​​​​

    Living in Smyrna, GA

    • Smyrna residents enjoy the multi-use Community Center in the Village Green, which houses a basketball court, game room, gymnasium, fitness area, and racquetball courts. The Smyrna Community Center also hosts a basketball league and offers classes in dance, ballet, martial arts, and gymnastics.
    • The outdoor Tolleson Pool features a swimming pool with an average depth of five feet, diving boards measuring one to three meters, and a spray park. There are also swimming lessons for infants, children, and adults. The pool is open during the summer months.
    • Smyrna is home to around 22 city parks featuring playgrounds, walking trails, picnic areas, and many more. The 14-acre Jonquil Park has a multi-purpose field, a sand volleyball field, ball fields, soccer fields, and a playground.
    • Smyrna also offers a wide variety of brick-and-mortar shopping options, like the Cumberland Mall, the Cobb Center, and the Heritage Pavilion. The Cumberland Mal has over 150 stores, from restaurants to services to choices in entertainment.

    Searching for your next home in Smyrna and its surrounding areas? The SET Real Estate Group is the team to call when it comes to Atlanta real estate for sale. Get in touch with us today at (404) 348-2372 or [email protected].

    Overview for Smyrna, GA

    55,460 people live in Smyrna, where the median age is 35.8 and the average individual income is $55,671. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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    Brookhaven Housing Market Trends

    What is the housing market like in Brookhaven today?

    The Brookhaven housing market remains very competitive, with homes receiving an average of two offers and selling within approximately 24 days. Despite a slight dip in home prices, the market shows resilience and robust activity.

    In April 2024, the median sale price of homes in Brookhaven was $670K, reflecting a 1.1% decrease from the previous year. However, the median sale price per square foot has increased by 1.4%, reaching $283. This indicates that while overall prices have slightly decreased, the value per square foot has appreciated, suggesting a continued demand for quality properties.

    The market's brisk pace is evident as homes in Brookhaven typically sell after 24 days on the market, a slight increase from 22 days last year. This minor uptick in days on the market indicates a steady but highly active market where properties are still moving quickly.

    Key Market Indicators

    • Median Sale Price: $669,950 (-1.1% year-over-year)
    • Number of Homes Sold: 76 (+40.7% year-over-year)
    • Median Days on Market: 24 (+2 days year-over-year)

    Around Smyrna, GA

    There's plenty to do around Smyrna, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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    Explore popular things to do in the area, including Amy & Tammy's Boxed Lunch Company, La Michoacana Helados, and Frazie's Meat & Market.

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    Dining 4.12 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
    Dining · $ 3.1 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
    Dining · $$ 4.51 miles 24 reviews 5/5 stars
    Active 4.01 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
    Active 4.16 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
    Active 4.16 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

    Demographics and Employment Data for Smyrna, GA

    Smyrna has 24,696 households, with an average household size of 2.24. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Smyrna do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 55,460 people call Smyrna home. The population density is 3,563.56 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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    48.08 / 51.92%

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    Schools in Smyrna, GA

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    The following schools are within or nearby Smyrna. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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    6th - 8th
    King Springs Elementary School
    PreK - 5th
    PreK - 12th
    No rating available
    Argyle Elementary School
    PreK - 5th
    Center Academy Smyrna
    5th - 12th
    No rating available
    Smyrna Montessori School
    PreK - K
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    International Academy of Smyrna
    K - 5th
    Belmont Hills Elementary School
    PreK - 5th
    Campbell Middle School
    6th - 8th
    Smyrna Elementary School
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    Covenant Christian School
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    Campbell High School
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    Atlanta Trilingual Academy
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