Tucked comfortably within central Tennessee, the town of Smyrna sits within Rutherford County and is home to about 40,000 residents. Boasting plenty of both old and new-construction housing options for singles as well as families of all sizes, the Smyrna area offers recreation, affordable housing and entertainment and employment opportunities in abundance. From bold new designs to old-fashioned brick facades, it’s all available in Smyrna, and it’s all ripe for the picking.
Only a short, roughly half-hour drive from Nashville, the Tennessee capital and the undeniable center of the nation’s country music scene, the Smyrna area offers the conveniences of city living without any of the associated drawbacks – including sky-high home prices. Close enough to Nashville for a quick night out on the town but far enough away to be free from the crime and grime that all too often coincides with city living, Smyrna is an ideal place to settle for those looking to work, although, not necessarily reside, within Nashville city limits. In addition to music-related tourism and opportunity, the Nashville area offers an array of options for sports-viewing, drinking and dining in style. Take in a Tennessee Titans game at nearby Nissan Stadium, or enjoy the college sports experience at schools like Vanderbilt or Fisk University. When the night’s over, retreat to nearby Smyrna safely and comfortably, and wake up close enough to have the option of doing it all again the following day.
When it comes to employment, Smyrna offers an array of opportunities. Nissan recently chose Smyrna as its production site for its new, environmentally friendly Nissan Leaf automobile, and the numerous colleges, community colleges and universities nearby offer plenty of options for those looking to teach at the collegiate level. Numerous other manufacturing and building plants now call the Smyrna area home as well, so it offers a strong job market regardless of one’s level of education. In addition to strong employment opportunities, recreational options also abound in Smyrna. The town offers seven miles of interconnected paved trails, an Olympic-sized swimming pool in its Town Centre, a public golf course and 10 parks designed for walking, biking, playing and exploring. With a powerful economy, close proximity to some of the state’s most notable landmarks and an array of recreational opportunities for folks of all abilities and skill levels, it’s no wonder Smyrna was recently listed among the "Best Places to Retire" by U.S. News and World Reports. It’s equally impressive as a residential destination for families and singles, however, so explore Smyrna today and find a perfect place to call home.