Smyrna, Tennessee Real Estate & Homes for Sale
The delightful and historic town of Smyrna is located in Rutherford County, a mere 15 miles southeast of Nashville. Primarily a bedroom community, the town is home to many people who commute to work in the country music capital of the world. Far from being a typical suburb, Smyrna is fascinating and unique in its own right. From railroad town to military base to home of the largest automobile manufacturing plant under one roof, this resilient city has weathered both burgeoning growth and adversity to make its story a successful one.
Nearly 30,000 residents enjoy Smyrna's diverse way of life, outstanding quality of living, strong economy and affordable modern housing. The Rutherford County School District serves more than 27,000 students within the cities of Murfreesboro, Smyrna, LaVergne and Eagleville. The student-teacher ratio is approximately 25:1.
The closure of Stewart Air Force Base - a major local employer until the late 1960s - could have had severe, permanent economic repercussions for Smyrna and its inhabitants. Instead, the 2,400-acre property was converted to private industrial use and attracted such corporate giants as Better Built Aluminum, Cumberland Swan and Square D. In the 1980s, Nissan built a plant on 800 acres in Smyrna, thereby becoming the first Japanese automobile manufacturer to set up shop in the U.S. The plant now employs more than 6,000 workers. Needless to say, the foresight of community leaders and the arrival of the automotive industry have positioned Smyrna for continued economic growth into the new millennium.
Smyrna, TN City Guide