Located in Cobb County, just outside of the Interstate 285 perimeter, Smyrna is quickly becoming one of Atlanta’s most beloved suburbs. It takes about 10 minutes to get to Atlanta from the city that is a favorite with young singles and affluent professionals in search of a quick commute for both work and play. Of course, you don’t have to go into Atlanta to have fun. Cobb County is home to world-class shopping, fine dining, and many entertaining attractions.
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Vinings Jubilee, Cumberland Mall, and Smyrna Market Village all provide Vinings residents with excellent shopping opportunities right in their own backyard. Each one offers dozens of big box retail stores, independent boutiques, and restaurants. For golf enthusiasts, the Fox Creek Golf Club is an area favorite. Smyrna residents tend to be younger, energetic, and active, so attending community festivities like the annual Taste of Smyrna is a must. The 61.5-mile Silver Comet Trail starts in Smyrna and provides a unique path for walkers, bikers, hikers, skaters, and horseback riders that leads all the way to the Georgia/Alabama state line. The city also has its own state of the art community center which features two gyms, racquetball courts, a walking track, fitness equipment, game room, dance and fitness classes, and youth and adult basketball leagues.
When it comes to homes and neighborhoods in Smyrna, residents really like their amenities. Many of the subdivisions feature swimming pools, tennis courts, walking trails, playgrounds, and much more. Some popular subdivisions in the area include 2000 Paces Ferry, Collier Place, Cooper Lake, Oak Hills, Paces Ferry Park, The Grove at Cooper’s Pointe, and Old Cabin Trace. You will also find a number of condos, apartments, and townhomes here. The average listing price is between $200,000 and $300,000, though you will find some home as inexpensive as $100,000 and as high as $1 million, depending on the style and neighborhood. No matter what you pay, many people move to Smyrna because Cobb County’s property taxes are much lower than Atlanta and Fulton County’s.
Families with children love the Smyrna area because it is in the Campbell High School district. Campbell is often considered one of the top schools in the entire nation. All public school students will attend Cobb County Public Schools. Private schools in the Smyrna area include Covenant Christian School, Covered Bridge Montessori School, and The Lovett School.
Life in Smyrna
Life in Smyrna tends to be a mix of the suburbs and the big city. Commuters love it because they can still live outside of Atlanta and not have to sit in hours of traffic each day. On the other hand, singles and young professionals love it because they can get to a popular Buckhead sports bar or nightclub in mere minutes. Families love the nationally-ranked schools and array of fun outdoor activities.