Smyrna, also referred to as the “Jonquil City,” has a lot to offer the people who live in Cobb County. From parks and trails to summer concerts and events, this city has something for everyone. Not to mention, Smyrna, Georgia, is rich in history.
Located just 10 miles Northwest of Atlanta, Smyrna, Georgia, is an integral part of the Metro Atlanta area. Its population was last recorded to be more than 56,000 residents, which continues to grow each year.
As a senior living community in Cobb County, Georgia, Provident Village at Creekside is proud to call Smyrna home. Extending beyond what we have to offer in our community, this city provides residents with a wide variety of attractions and activities. We want to welcome you home to senior living in Smyrna, Georgia, by sharing some of the reasons we love the area.
A City with History
Civil War Battles
During the Civil War, not one but two battles took place in the city on the same day. On July 4, 1864, the Battle of Smyrna Camp Ground and the Battle of Ruff’s Mill took place in what is now considered Smyrna, Georgia.
To honor and remember the individuals who fought and sacrificed their lives during these battles, a plaque stands near the Smyrna History Museum.
Smyrna History Museum
The Smyrna History Museum is a great way for visitors and residents to get to know the city’s history. Located in a reconstruction of Smyrna’s train depot from 1910, the museum has recently undergone renovations to its exhibits and collections. It provides a fresh look at all the history the area offers from when Smyrna was home to northern Georgia’s American peoples through the Civil War and up to the present day.
Jonquil City Historical Trail
As previously mentioned, Smyrna, Georgia, is often called the “Jonquil City” due to the large amounts of these flowers that bloom here every year in the spring. The nickname is so well-recognized that one of the trails has been named after it.
The Jonquil City Historical Trail showcases some of Smyrna’s most important historical sights. Centered around Atlanta Road, a native American trail adopted by the first European settlers, this trail follows the city’s earliest settlement, the location of the Smyrna religious campground, the city’s first Baptist Church, and Aunt Fanny’s Cabin.
Modern City Amenities
Serving as a focal point where the people of Smyrna come together, the village green is a multi-use area that offers retail and office space, is home to both city hall and a public safety facility, and hosts the community center, library, and arboretum.
This part of the city creates an inviting atmosphere that residents can relax in and enjoy together.
Fox Creek Golf Course and Driving Range
Whether you are just starting your golfing career or you are an experienced pro, this 62-par executive-style course is for you. Also featuring a partly lit 100-tee driving range, you can practice your swing any time of the day.
“With holes designed by Larry Nelson and John LaFoy, this is one of the best places to tee-off in the Atlanta region (The Crazy Tourist).”
Parks and Trails
Smyrna, Georgia, is located in a beautiful area surrounded by nature just waiting to be explored. For the more outdoorsy residents of the city, there are 304 acres of parks and trails waiting to be discovered by you.
A few of the top parks and trails in the area include:
Bob Callan Trail
Why Choose Senior Living in Cobb County, Georgia
Provident Village at Creekside offers exceptional senior living services and supportive care that help individuals live life to the fullest. Our community is bursting with beauty and provides unlimited opportunities for companionship, enhanced wellness, and quality care and support.
Offering assisted living and multiple levels of memory care, we treat our residents like family and enable them to thrive in an environment full of love and laughs.