Known as a jonquil city with beautiful parks, thriving business and a great location, Smyrna has a bright plan for the future. The Georgia Municipal Association and Georgia Trend Magazine have named the City of Smyrna one of 10 “Cities of Excellence” in the state. Smyrna received this award for excellence in fiscal management, public safety, infrastructure, citizen participation, cultural activities, community partnerships, and downtown viability. Smyrna has become widely known as a model for redevelopment and serves as an example to other communities. Located 10 miles northwest of Atlanta, Smyrna has become one of the most popular places to reside in the metro-Atlanta area.