Government

Smyrna Vinings is located in the state of Georgia, one of the 13 original colonies. A great resource to learn more about the state of Georgia is through the Georgia Department of Economic Development. Georgia is comprised of 159 counties, second only to the state of Texas.

Cobb County is located in northwest Georgia. Cobb County was created from Cherokee County, originally part of the Cherokee Indian Nation. It was the 81st county in Georgia. Cobb County was originally incorporated on December 2, 1832 and encompasses 340.2 square miles.

Cobb County includes the following cities and towns: Acworth, Austell, Kennesaw, Marietta (county seat), Powder Springs and Smyrna. Smyrna Vinings is not an actual town or city, but rather a descriptive term for the community consisting of the city of Smyrna, the unincorporated area known as Vinings, the Cumberland/Galleria area, the Wildwood area and all other unincorporated areas in the southeast corner of Cobb County most adjacent to the City of Atlanta.

Much of the Smyrna Vinings area is bordered by the Chattahoochee River to the south and the east.The Smyrna Vinings area is growing quickly and has seen an amazing amount of new development in the last few years.

City of Smyrna

The City of Smyrna, known as the “Jonquil City” for the thousands of jonquil flowers that bloom in the Spring. The City of Smyrna has developed a reputation for smart growth and revitalization and was recently awarded the Urban Land Institute’s Award for Excellence.

The City of Smyrna, for more than a decade, has been in the business of reinventing itself and setting the standard for community. As a recipient of the Government Finance Officers Association’s “Distinguished Budget Presentation Award,” the City of Smyrna continues to serve its citizens well, with integrity and minded, earned progress.

The major corridor of the City of Smyrna is Atlanta Road. Starting with the revitalized and active downtown area, known as The Village Green, includes the Smyrna Public Library, Smyrna Community Center, The Market Village (retail and mixed-use development), Smyrna City Hall and charming homes. Other developments are cementing Atlanta Road as the core to the City of Smyrna.

West Village at Atlanta Road and I-285, One Ivy Walk at Atlanta Road and Cumberland Parkway, the upcoming Jonquil Village at Atlanta Road and Spring Road and the planned redevelopment of Belmont Hills at Atlanta Road and Windy Hill Road.

The City of Smyrna offers charming neighborhoods with a vast array of amenities for residents and businesses; Parks, jogging trails, pools, lighted tennis courts, public golf courses and much more; day camps, sports and recreational activities for children to seniors; Welcome Center and Museum; and best of all the Summer concerts and family events on the Village Green.

Be sure to check out the Events Calendar in the upper left corner for all the upcoming activities. Voted by Atlanta Magazine as one of the top 10 places to live in the Atlanta area, it is no wonder that more people are choosing Smyrna to raise their children. The “small town” atmosphere offered here is the type of lifestyle many seek when deciding where to raise their families.

Vinings

Vinings is actually an unincorporated area, which is governed by Cobb County and somewhat self-governed through the Vinings Homeowners Association. In fact, the Vinings Homeowners Association defines the area of Vinings as follows. The northern-most part of Vinings is that area along and south of Stillhouse Road and Ranch Road, west of Cobb Parkway, and east of the railroad tracks.

Vinings then includes all of the residential areas in Cobb County down to the Chattahoochee River, and then to the west up to the railroad tracks and then across to include all of the homeowners along Log Cabin Drive between Plant Atkinson Road and Cameron Place.
With the change in legislation and the subsequent incorporations as cities of Sandy Springs, Johns Creek and Milton, it was only a matter of time before Vinings would also consider become a self-governing city. While substantially smaller than these other areas, Vinings is an extremely affluent area that wants more control over development and tax dollars in the area.

Vinings is home to some great shopping and restaurants located in the Vinings Village / Vinings Jubilee. You won’t find another shopping/dining district in metro Atlanta with more charm.

Enjoy some long-time favorites such as The Vinings Inn and Canoe to the more hip and eclectic menu offered at SoHo. Vinings is also home to the Overlook office buildings, the Vinings Club, which is a private club situated on “Vinings Mountain” and the newer developments such as One Vinings Mountain and The Aberdeen.

Cumberland/Galleria

The Cumberland Galleria area, also simply known as the Cumberland area or Cobb Galleria area, is the largely retail and business district located at the intersection of Cobb Parkway, I-75 and I-285.

The Cumberland Galleria area is also unincorporated, but is home to numerous high-rise office buildings, hotels, the newly renovated Cumberland Mall, the Cobb Galleria Centre with convention center facilities, the upcoming Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, numerous shopping complexes, restaurants and high rise condos at Park Vinings.

Wildwood

Wildwood is located to the east of Powers Ferry Road and is adjoined by 1,200 acres of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Originally, the Wildwood area was built as a multi-phase office complex, which began construction in 1981 by Cousins Properties Incorporated. In recent years, further development of this largely wooded area has included residential homes and some newer townhome projects.

Some recent higher end residential projects include Rivers Call at Wildwood, Longview at Rivers Call, and Riverbrooke at Wildwood. All those that work or live in the Wildwood area enjoy the natural surroundings and the access to nature trails, jogging and hiking paths.

The Smyrna Vinings area is pro-business and service-oriented – committed to business as well and the business of community and its residents. The Smyrna Vinings area has long been an integral part of the growth and development of Cobb County and is recognized as one of the most desirable places to live in the entire Metropolitan Atlanta area. With continued visionary leadership and strong community spirit, Smyrna Vinings has become one of the most popular places to reside in the metro Atlanta area.