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“Why Should I Purchase Real Estate in Smyrna, Georgia?”

About the Jonquil City: Smyrna, Georgia

You may find yourself wondering, “why should I purchase real estate in Smyrna, Georgia?”

Well, have I got a list of answers for you!

The Goliath at Six Flags over Georgia
The Goliath at Six Flags over Georgia. Image by Atlanta Magazine.

First and foremost, Smyrna, otherwise known as the Jonquil City, is convenient to numerous attractions. For example, the new Braves Stadium, SunTrust Park, is practically adjacent to Smyrna (a short drive from I-285). In the opposite direction, you have Six Flags over Georgia, not to mention that there are numerous parks within Smyrna, itself, and just about every restaurant you could ever want to dine in.

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Secondly, property values are rising steadily. If you were to move to this lovely city and then change your mind sometime in the future, you’d stand to gain some money from it! This can partially be attributed to the recent construction of the aforementioned SunTrust Park. However, Smyrna’s been growing rapidly for a long time and it’s actually one of the most densely populated cities in the metro Atlanta area!

Market Village in Smyrna, GA
The Market Village in Smyrna, GA. Image courtesy of The Sizemore Group.

Third, but not least, it’s one of the fastest growing cities in the state of Georgia! Fact: Smyrna grew by 28% from the years 2000 to 2012. If you aren’t fond of big cities, it might not be your cup of tea, but for those seeking an “uptown” feel, it’s a perfect location. With the dense, fast-growing population, it shouldn’t be too difficult to make friends if you’re new here – and there’s always something to do.


I hope this article describing why you should purchase real estate in Smyrna was helpful to you. If you have any questions about real estate or Smyrna, feel free to contact me here.

And don’t forget: The Ratchford Realty Group are the #1 Keller Williams Cityside team to work with!

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8 Reasons to Buy New: The Hidden Value in New Construction Homes

new construction home - just the wood frame of the house with particle board shaping it and the roof
Article originally published in the November 2017 issue of Our Town Magazine; reformatted for the online medium. 

So you’ve decided it’s time to buy a home, but what kind of home are you looking for? Style, stories, location, and price all factor in, but many people don’t consider another important element: age. The older a home is, the more likely it is to have deep-rooted problems that could cost you thousands after closing to fix. On the other side of the coin are newer homes. While new construction homes may not have some of the character and story attached to older buildings, they have much, much more.

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