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Chris Long
NY native. GA resident since 2003. Smyrna resident since 2005.
My wife & I have found that Smyrna is a great place to live. We owned a condo in Ward 2 until October 2012, & Smyrna's location, neighbors, amenities, low taxes & constantly improving schools made our decision to stay very easy. We now live in a house in Ward 7. Is Smyrna perfect? No, but it's NOWHERE near as bad as the "Statlers and Waldorfs" (or the "Smyrna Sucks" muckrakers) would have people believe. This SMALL, but OBNOXIOUSLY VOCAL group of Smyrna detractors on this site (and others) does nothing but snipe from the balcony w/o contributing anything positive or constructive. To listen to them, you'd think Smyrna was the worst place to live, but apparently they haven't logged off the computer & travelled or participated in the community. Smyrna is not without its issues, but if we work together to fix them the right way, Smyrna is uniquely positioned to accomplish great things. I've been fortunate to travel around the country for work in the past few years, and after visiting 120+ communities in 33 states, and I can say wholeheartedly and unequivocally that, despite its problems, Smyrna compares VERY favorably. If you want to know more, feel free to ask...
Recent Activity

Chris Long commented on article "Georgia's Safest Cities: Where Does Smyrna Rank?" in Around Town February 21, 2014 at 11:02 am

Chris Long commented on article "Smyrna City Council Denies Jonquil Village Plan Amendments" in Government December 3, 2013 at 10:18 am

Chris Long commented on article "Progress in Belmont Possible by End of Year" in Government November 11, 2013 at 12:30 pm

Chris Long commented on article "UPDATE: Schuerholz Speaks On Braves Relocation" in Sports November 11, 2013 at 11:23 am

Chris Long commented on article "Progress in Belmont Possible by End of Year" in Government September 28, 2013 at 02:47 pm

Chris Long commented on article "UPDATE: Resident - 'What is going to become of Smyrna Heights?'" in Government September 28, 2013 at 02:33 pm

Chris Long commented on article "Protest Against Pro-Gun Policies Held in Smyrna-Vinings" in Breaking News August 21, 2013 at 10:58 pm

Chris Long commented on article "Protest Against Pro-Gun Policies Held in Smyrna-Vinings" in Breaking News August 20, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Chris Long commented on article "Protest Against Pro-Gun Policies Held in Smyrna-Vinings" in Breaking News August 19, 2013 at 09:19 am

Chris Long commented on article "Protest Against Pro-Gun Policies Held in Smyrna-Vinings" in Breaking News August 13, 2013 at 11:26 pm