Smyrna Real Estate Information

A mid-sized city in Rutherford County in the central part of the state, Smyrna, Tennessee is a city of around 23 square miles, nearly all of which is land. The city was home to a population of more than 26,000 people at the 2000 census, a base that has grown to nearly 40,000 by 2009 estimates. Annual median household income for residents here is around $45,000.

The city got its beginning in the middle of the 19th century as an agricultural area with several large farms and plantations. Today it has developed to have a more industrial economy, and it is probably best known as being home to a large manufacturing complex owned and operated by Nissan, the car maker, who located it there in 1982. The city first incorporated in 1869 but the state rescinded its charter just a few years afterward. The town officially incorporated again in 1915, whereupon it began to grow.

The location of the Nissan factory in Smyrna has helped the town to attract other manufacturers and related companies, such as Square D and PREMIER System Integrators. Sewart Air Force Base was once located in Smyrna but was closed around 1970 in a major military restructuring effort. This closing took with it many of the jobs and the population of the town and many wondered with Smyrna would be able to recover. But the town was able to attract new industry, including such companies as Better Built Aluminum, Cumberland Swan and Square D. The influx of new companies helped the city recover, and its population nearly tripled between the years of 1970 and 1980.

Smyrna is home to the Sam Davis Home, the city's most well known historic landmark, which is designated as a state historical site. Smyrna Airport is located here and is the site of the annual Great Tennessee Airshow. Attractions to visit in Smyrna include the Smyrna Town Centre Pool, the Town Center Fitness Facility, the Smyrna Golf Course, Gregory Mill Dam Park, Smyrna Recreation Park and Jefferson Springs Recreation Area. Two shopping areas, Country Village Shopping Center and Smyrna Square Shopping Center, provide retail options, and the nearest hospital is about 15 miles away in Murfreesboro. Schools here include more than half a dozen elementary schools, two middle schools and Smyrna High School.