Smyrna Tennessee Homes For Sale
SMYRNA — 37167
It is 23 miles from the Courthouse Square in Nashville to the Smyrna City Hall and eleven miles from Smyrna City Hall to the Public Square in Murfreesboro. Smyrna residents praise the small town feel of their daily lives and the convenience of having all the entertainment and services of the bigger cities nearby. For sure, everything you need for everyday life, groceries, pharmacies and shopping is close at hand in Smyrna. Smyrna sits astride Interstate 24 bordering La Vergne to the north, Murfreesboro to the south, Percy Priest Lake on the east and Williamson County on it’s western edge.
A small town with a lot of history and a bright future
For Smyrna, it wasn’t easy getting to the twenty-first century. It formed slowly in the 1800’s as a scattering of farms and plantations. The Sam Davis Home is a state historical site carefully preserved to show what life was like when “the boy hero of the Confederacy” grew up there in the mid-1800’s (https://www.samdavishome.org/). It took another century for Smyrna to become any more than a farming community. In 1941 an Army/Air Base was built to train crews for the B-24 bomber. Sewart Air Base, in its heyday, brought over 10,000 military personnel and their families to Smyrna. That meant lots of civilian employment, too.
Boom times continued for Smyrna until 1970 when the U.S. government closed several World War II-era military bases, including Sewart. According to the Smyrna city website (https://www.townofsmyrna.org), when the last of the military personnel were shipped out, Smyrna was left with 3,000 residents, a 2,400-acre ghost of a military base, and a ruined economy.
Smyrna community and Rutherford County leaders went to work to rebuild. They had a lot of land and an airfield that would accommodate a Boeing 747. They recruited several manufacturers and businesses to build on the former base. The Smyrna population almost tripled between 1970 and 1980. The airport was turned into a general aviation facility serving private aviation, aircraft hangar and maintenance facilities, and flight training. Flight training programs of the Aerospace Department of Middle Tennessee State University use the airport. Each year the airport hosts the Great Tennessee Air Show featuring the Navy Blue Angels.
Boom times all over again
In the early 1980’s the Japanese automobile manufacturer Nissan Motor Company announced that they would build a new manufacturing plant in Smyrna. And build they did, an automobile manufacturing facility that spans 800 acres, employees over 8,000, and can turn out 640,000 cars per year. They produce the Altima, Maxima, Pathfinder, Rogue, LEAF and the Infiniti QX60. The payroll tops $290 million yearly.
Smyrna’s population is now approaching 60,000. Since 2010 it has grown 18.6%. TriStar Stonecrest Medical Center, a 109-bed hospital provides a 24-hour emergency room and over 500 physicians with 45 specialties. Motlow Community College has a Smyrna campus. The Tennessee College of Applied Technology and the Nissan Training Center have a joint training facility near the Nissan plant.
The median home value in Smyrna is an affordable $229,000 but with a 12% appreciation rate in the past year, that affordability will face increasing challenges. New construction is in a higher range with the median price for new homes in mid-2018 being $300,000. Sixty-nine percent of Smyrna residents own their homes.
The growing population is creating lots of new businesses. It is no longer necessary to go to Murfreesboro or Nashville to dine at restaurants like Cousin’s Maine Lobster, Thida Thai, Cheddar’s and the Curry House Restaurant. Check Yelp. Any list of Smyrna restaurants will be incomplete by the end of the week.
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