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Smyrna is part of the Atlanta metro area. Due to its proximity to the city, it has been listed as #12 on Niche.com’s “2017 Best Suburbs to Live in Atlanta Metro” list. It was also deemed safer than Atlanta, with Safewise naming it 34th on its 2017 list of “The 50 Safest Cities in Georgia.”
Smyrna is approximately one-eighth the size of Atlanta.
The suburb lies 15 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta, which is a short, 20-minute drive.
The fine weather attracts dozens of residents. January average temperatures hover around 52°F and winters generally pass without any snow falling. The warm summer months between June and August average 89°F. Smyrna experiences around 221 sunny days per year.
The city’s close proximity to Atlanta is definitely an advantage. Smyrna is a growing city, and its population increased 28% between 2000 and 2010. This contributed to CreditDonkey.com calling it the #4 “Best City for Young Adults in Georgia.”
The drive from Smyrna to Atlanta is not always easy, despite the suburb having better commuting options than other small cities in the area.
The cost of living is about 6% higher here than it is in the rest of the country and 13% higher than the average in the state. The suburb was ranked fourth on Livability.com’s list of the “6 Most Affordable Cities in Georgia.”
An average three-course meal for two at a mid-range restaurant costs around $50, while a regular cappuccino is priced at around $3.75.
Basic utilities for a 915-square-foot apartment hover at around $143 per month, which is slightly lower than the national average.
CubbLinc bus line ensures local public transportation, with one-way tickets costing $2.50, 10-ride local tickets costing $18 and 31-day passes costing $72. MARTA — the Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority — offers the best way to get in and around Atlanta. Single tickets cost $2.50 and include four transfers within three hours. Discounted rates for various day-long and monthly passes are available to children shorter than 46 inches, seniors, disabled individuals and Medicare recipients.
The average rent for an apartment in Smyrna is $1,449 per month.
The average apartment size in Smyrna is 1012 sq. ft.
Rent for a studio apartment in Smyrna ranges between $1,235 and $3,608 per month.
Rent for a 1-bedroom apartment in Smyrna ranges between $800 and $4,443 per month.
Rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in Smyrna ranges between $1,085 and $6,181 per month.
Rent for a 3-bedroom apartment in Smyrna ranges between $1,519 and $7,175 per month.
With a healthy job growth rate that’s projected to keep improving, the top employers in Smyrna include IBM, Atlanta Bread Co. and Eaton Corporation. Due to its proximity to Atlanta, residents also have access to large international and national companies, such as UPS, Home Depot, Delta Airlines and Coca-Cola.
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Local schools are part of the Cobb County School District. The suburb is home to Brown Elementary School, which was ranked 11th on Niche.com’s list of “The 2017 Best Public Elementary Schools,” based on test score results, as well as parent and student reviews.
While Smyrna isn’t actually home to any colleges, nearby Atlanta is home to quite a few top educational facilities, such as the Georgia Institute of Technology, Emory University, Georgia State University, Morehouse College and Spelman College.
Downtown Smyrna is home to the Village Green commons area, which features a community center and an arboretum. The local public library, which is also situated here, is the oldest city-operated library in Georgia. Village Green is also home to retail, housing and offices. The Market Village retail and residential complex is home to a wide array of restaurants that contribute to the town being known as a culinary destination.
The Taste of Smyrna Festival takes place every fall and features more than 30 local restaurants offering samples of their food. Local favorites Mezza Luna Pasta & Seafood, Scalini’s Italian Restaurant, Porch Light Latin Kitchen and Blue Moon Pizza all join in on the fun. The Spring and Fall Jonquil festivals that celebrate the flowers covering the city is another prime event held in Smyrna. It usually features arts and crafts; food booths; entertainment; and plenty of children’s activities.
A trip to Sparkles Family Fun Center of Smyrna — featuring a skating rink and an arcade — will surely delight the entire family.
Smyrna is home to more than 304 acres of lush parks, serving as the ideal destination for those in search of outdoor fun. Tolleson Pool boasts a spray park for kids younger than eight, while Jonquil Park is home to football fields and sand volleyball courts. The 61.5-mile, paved Silver Comet Trail extends to the Alabama state line, while the 20th Century Veterans Memorial boasts a playground and a memorial site. The former is a fantastic place for walking, hiking, biking, horseback riding and wheelchairs.
Nearby Atlanta is a great place for sports fans, as it’s home to the Falcons, Hawks and Braves professional sports teams.
Landlords in Georgia are required to make necessary repairs in a timely manner. Smyrna renters can also make repairs if the landlord doesn’t handle the problem in time. In that case, the landlord would need to reimburse the resident or deduct the cost of repairs from the rent, as long as the renter can provide the receipts.