Sitting northwest of Atlanta just outside of the I-285 perimeter is Smyrna, Georgia, home of some 53,000 residents. It has been nicknamed the "Jonquil City" for its numerous yellow jonquil flowers that bloom in gardens and along streets in the spring. You'll find historic craftsman and Victorian homes with hospitable front porches along with modest hardwood-floor bungalows with fenced-in, pet-friendly backyards. Development continues with new home construction and the city's crown jewel mixed-use development: the 48-acre Belmont with its 153 single-family homes.
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In the city's oldest neighborhood, Williams Park, join neighbors for monthly happy hours, chili cook-offs and other season-specific events. In Market Village, enjoy townhome living with great walkability to shops and restaurants. Vinings Estates, which is nestled in the rolling hills above the Chattahoochee River, has been called a wooded retreat without the long drive and boasts resort-like amenities such as three swimming pools, tennis courts and playgrounds. Smyrna residents stay healthy with Monday night run and cycle meetups. The city is also home to an annual scenic 5K run/walk. Keep Smyrna Beautiful and the Smyrna Tree Board organize garden tours and volunteer opportunities to help maintain trails and plant trees at local schools. On Church Street, enjoy the fruits of area farmers' labor at the Smyrna Fresh Produce Market.
Its close proximity to Atlanta provides many job opportunities, but the city itself promotes employment in industries such as biotech, health care and manufacturing. IBM, United Distributors, S.P. Richards and UCB are among the area's largest employers. The city's public library is open seven days per week and holds regular BYOD (bring your own device) parties, where you can easily load your e-reader, smartphone or tablet with free e-books, audiobooks and digital magazines. Chattahoochee Technical College's Marietta Campus is located just north of town on the way to Marietta. Area restaurants boast delicious Sunday brunch, juicy fried chicken, creole cuisine, seafood, barbeque and authentic Italian with live accordion music. Literally shop till you drop at three adjacent shopping complexes: The Shops at Cumberland, Cumberland Mall and Akers Mill, where you'll find specialty retailers, big department stores and a multiplex cinema. Antique lovers can travel just 15 minutes north to Marietta to explore 50,000 square feet of collectibles at the Marietta Antique Mall and Dupre's Antique Market. As you can see, there's lots to get excited about when it comes to living, working and playing in Smyrna. Check out our listings to find your next home.