Smyrna is a town of about 50,000 people located 10 miles northwest of Atlanta. Homes for rent in this area are found in the "Jonquil City," nicknamed for the yellow flowers that bloom prominently throughout the town. Residents celebrate the flower and the nickname twice a year with the Spring and Fall Jonquil Festivals. The city, which was incorporated in 1872, holds the first city library in the state and received the Urban Land Institute's Award for Excellence, which rewards best practices in real estate development. The largest employer in Smyrna is the IBM Corporation.
Smyrna is built around two central "villages": the Village Green and Market Village. The Village Green holds the library, community center, city fountain and City Hall. The Market Village, which is adjacent to the Village Green, is the social counterpart to the Green's business focus. It serves as the downtown area of Smyrna and features shopping, dining and entertainment.
Other Smyrna attractions include the 20th Century Veterans Memorial, the Silver Comet Trail for hiking, biking and walking, the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Cumberland Mall and the Taste of Smyrna -- "Festival of Delectable." In addition to offering close proximity to all of Atlanta's events and activities, Smyrna is also mere miles from entertainment in Kennesaw and Marietta, including the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History and the Gone with the Wind Museum "Scarlett on the Square".
Houses for rent in Smyrna are some of the most sought-after in the Atlanta area. If you're looking for the perfect Smyrna rental home, some neighborhood options include Belmont Chase, Enclave at Oakdale, Riverline Hill, Collier Gate and Woodland Gate. Belmont Chase and Collier Gate offer Smyrna homes for rent close to Smyrna Village Market and other downtown hotspots. Enclave at Oakdale and Woodland Gate are mere minutes from I-285, giving all of the homes for rent in these Symrna neighborhoods easy access to Atlanta.