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Real Estate Market Snapshot: Housing Trends in Smyrna, Marietta, and Atlanta

Looking for your next home? Before you decide to sell or buy, it’s important to understand local real estate markets. Using data collated by Trulia, we’ve put together a real estate market overview for some of the most popular local areas for real estate.


Smyrna’s Real Estate Market

Median Sales Price: $278,000
From the date of May 24th to August 23rd, the median sales price for Smyrna homes was $278,000.

Price Per Square Foot: $147
The average price per square foot in Smyrna increased 11% when compared to the same period last year, at a value of $147/square foot.

Median Rent Per Month: $1,487
For Smyrna apartments from July 24th to August 24th, the median rent per month was $1,487.

The Smyrna real estate market has had a 7% year-over-year median sales price rise, and has had a drop of 1% in median rent per month. Smyrna has the highest median sales price outside of Atlanta, and the highest increase in said price outside of the city. If you’re looking to buy a house to invest in outside of downtown, Smyrna would be a good place to start your search. If you’re just looking to rent, Smyrna has the lowest rent month to month. Rent prices in Smyrna are also decreasing, making it a good bet when it comes to renting a property. For home sellers in Smyrna, now is the time to get your home on the market and sold before November and December.

3 graphs of Smyrna real estate market, showing median rent per month, market price, and price per square foot


Marietta’s Real Estate Market

Median Sales Price: $275,000
From the date of May 24th to August 23rd, the median sales price for Marietta homes was $275,000.

Price Per Square Foot: $135
The average price per square foot in Marietta increased 6% when compared to the same period last year, at a value of $135/square feet.

Median Rent Per Month: $1,632
For Marietta apartments from July 24th to August 24th, the median rent per month was $1,632.

The Marietta real estate market has had an increase in median sales price year-over-year of 4%, and a median rent per month rise of 1%. Marietta has the highest median rent per month, so if you’re interested in investing in property to rent out, this is the place to do it. It’s close enough to Atlanta for many people to commute in and nearby to both of Kennesaw State University’s campuses, leading to a large variety of potential renters to chose from.

3 graphs of Marietta real estate market, showing median rent per month, market price, and price per square foot


Atlanta’s Real Estate Market

Median Sales Price: $300,000
From the date of May 24th to August 23rd, the median sales price for Atlanta homes was $300,000.

Price Per Square Foot: $207
The average price per square foot in Atlanta increased 10% when compared to the same period last year, at a value of $207/square feet.

Median Rent Per Month: $1,500
For Atlanta apartments from July 24th to August 24th, the median rent per month was $1,500.

The Atlanta real estate market has had a 12% rise in median sales price year-over-year, and median rent per month has remained at 0% rise or fall. Atlanta has the highest median sales price, although this is to be expected as the city density leads to detached residential homes having a higher value. Atlanta also has the highest price per square foot, again explained by city density leading to space being more valuable in the city than it is outside of it.

3 graphs of Atlanta real estate market, showing median rent per month, market price, and price per square foot


Overall, each of these areas has very clear benefits as far as the real estate market goes. For additional information on both the cities listed above and surrounding areas, as well as neighborhoods there-in, visit our Neighborhoods page. If you’re selling your home and are interested in getting a more detailed market overview for your home, submit a home valuation request, and we will put together a complete listing assessment, including a comparable market analysis, for your property.