12 Things You Need To Know About Murfreesboro Before You Move There

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1. WELCOME TO MURFREESBORO

Murfrees what?, Yes it’s a mouthful but the locals just refer to it as “THE BORO”. Founded in 1817, it was originally named “Cannonsburgh” in honor of Newton Cannon who was at the time a member of the state legislature. The city was shortly thereafter renamed to Murfreesboro honoring Revolutionary War Hero and close friend to Cannon Colonel Hardy Murfree.

2.  TRUE BLUE RAIDERS

12 Things You Need To Know About Murfreesboro Before You Move There

Get used to seeing BLUE. Murfreesboro is home to Middle Tennessee State University the second largest producer of graduates in the state. The University currently has 140 undergraduate degree programs and 100 graduate degree programs which have earned them regional, national, and international acclaim.

3. ALL ABOUT THE SCHOOLS

Murfreesboro City Schools along with Rutherford County Schools have been ranked 23rd best in the country according to the research website Niche.com.

4. THEY DON’T CALL IT MIDDLE TENNESSEE FOR NOTHING

Murfreesboro is in the geographic center of Tennessee with the marker being located at the intersection of Greenland Drive and Lascassas Avenue.

5 . THE CITY’S GROWTH

Murfreesboro had an estimated population of 130,000 in 2017 and is estimated to double the size within the next 20 years. Murfreesboro is ranked in the top 10 in the country for fastest growing cities and the #1 fastest growing city in Tennessee.

6. HOME TO HISTORIC BATTLEGROUNDS

In 1862 Union and Confederate forces fought in what was called the Battle of Stones River during the American Civil War. The 570 acre Stones River National Battlefield is open to the public and currently operated by U.S. National Park Service.

7. ENJOY A DAY OF GOLF

Murfreesboro is home to 6 golf courses which include Old Fort Golf Course, Indian Hills, Stones River, Cedar Crest, VA golf course and Champions Run in nearby Rockvale. Old Fort was formerly used as a PGA qualifying school and some PGA events.

New Listing - 21 minutes online
$185,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,692
SQFT
4836 Chelanie Cir
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Florence Village 2 Pud Ph Subdivision
New Listing - 21 minutes online
$369,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,871
SQFT
1410 Balson Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Berkshire Sec 6 Subdivision
New Listing - 21 minutes online
$290,300
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,950
SQFT
2236 Stonecenter Lane
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
StoneBridge Townhomes Subdivision
New Listing - 21 minutes online
$314,055
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,280
SQFT
2240 StoneCenter Lane
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
StoneBridge Townhomes Subdivision
New Listing - 21 minutes online
$314,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,573
SQFT
3134 Kemp Way LOT 66
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Valleybrook Subdivision
New Listing - 4 hours online
$334,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,772
SQFT
4117 Stark St Lot 33
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Liberty Enclave Subdivision
New Listing - 4 hours online
$329,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,868
SQFT
2716 Anthem Way
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Belle Rive Sec 3 Subdivision
New Listing - 4 hours online
$249,777
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,626
SQFT
2061 Barretts Ridge Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Barretts Ridge Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 4 hours online
$268,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,877
SQFT
1714 Lone Jack Ln
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Braxton Parke Townhomes Ph Subdivision
New Listing - 4 hours online
$236,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,719
SQFT
2522 Lightbend Dr - Lot 11
Murfreesboro, TN 37127
The Villas at Del Sol Subdivision
New Listing - 4 hours online
$232,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,719
SQFT
2508 Lightbend Dr - Lot 4
Murfreesboro, TN 37127
The Villas at Del Sol Subdivision
New Listing - 4 hours online
$359,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,678
SQFT
232 Rockcastle Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Hampton Park At Hillwood S Subdivision
New Listing - 4 hours online
$310,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,602
SQFT
9750 Jefferson Valley Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Jefferson Valley Est Subdivision
New Listing - 4 hours online
$179,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,120
SQFT
1912 Ozark Ct
Murfreesboro, TN 37127
Crestview Sec 8 Subdivision
New Listing - 4 hours online
$318,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,551
SQFT
2510 Dorset St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Huntington Place Subdivision
New Listing - 4 hours online
$379,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,665
SQFT
2 Mockingbird Ln
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
North Side Estates Subdivision
New Listing - 4 hours online
$439,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,247
SQFT
124 Steelson Ct
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Royal Glen Sec 5 Subdivision
New Listing - 4 hours online
$425,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,455
SQFT
2106 Higgins Ln
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Garrison Cove Pud Sec 5 Ph Subdivision
New Listing - 4 hours online
$299,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,437
SQFT
7416 Catherine St
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Chapel Hills Sec 6 Resub Subdivision
New Listing - 4 hours online
$369,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,077
SQFT
122 White Cloud Trl
Murfreesboro, TN 37127
Indian Hills Unit 3 Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 4 hours online
$309,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,085
SQFT
3529 Kybald Court
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Sheffield Park Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 4 hours online
$268,706
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,824
SQFT
2043 Shafer Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
St Andrews Subdivision
New Listing - 4 hours online
$260,658
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,624
SQFT
2047 Shafer Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
St Andrews Subdivision
New Listing - 4 hours online
$282,638
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,073
SQFT
2051 Shafer Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
St Andrews Subdivision
New Listing - 4 hours online
$344,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,508
SQFT
1526 North Side Dr.
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
North Side Estates Subdivision
New Listing - 4 hours online
$149,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
896
SQFT
460 E State St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
 
New Listing - 4 hours online
$399,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,002
SQFT
1517 North Side Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
North Side Estates At Lasc Subdivision
New Listing - 4 hours online
$419,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,124
SQFT
3912 Merryman Lane (Lot 75)
Murfreesboro, TN 37127
The Maples Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 4 hours online
$333,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,272
SQFT
3028 Saint Andrews Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Belle Haven Sec 1 Pb30-130 Subdivision
New Listing - 4 hours online
$182,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,156
SQFT
1005 Halverson Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Waldron Farms Sec 5 Ph 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 4 hours online
$499,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,061
SQFT
1615 Greenway Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Breckenridge Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 4 hours online
$330,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,738
SQFT
1322 Royal Oak Ave
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Cascade Falls Sec 3 Ph 1C Subdivision
New Listing - 4 hours online
$349,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,420
SQFT
2842 Sulphur Springs Rd
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Sulphur Springs Meadows Subdivision
New Listing - 4 hours online
$200,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,524
SQFT
3442 Florence Rd
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Rachels Subdivision
New Listing - 4 hours online
$496,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,507
SQFT
2826 Bertram Ct
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Wynthrope Hall Subdivision
New Listing - 4 hours online
$149,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,188
SQFT
1308 Tweedle Ct
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Cottages Of Willowbrook Subdivision
New Listing - 4 hours online
$187,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,200
SQFT
7209 Corner Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Cooks Corner Sec 3 Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$257,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,140
SQFT
2103 Foxdale Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Toddington Hts Iv B Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$285,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,897
SQFT
1308 Richland Pl
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Kerr And Woodfin Subdivision
Open House 03/01 at 2PM
$247,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,844
SQFT
1721 Lone Jack Lane
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Braxton Parke Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$270,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,868
SQFT
2426 Salem Glen Xing
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Salem Glen Crossing Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$267,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,161
SQFT
1647 Antebellum Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Plantation South Sec 6 Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$282,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,135
SQFT
3802 Oakleaf Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Brandywood Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$399,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,733
SQFT
1143 Lila Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Forest Ridge Sec 3 Ph 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$237,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,641
SQFT
1336 Mac Duff Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Evergreen Farms Sec 17 Ph2 Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$181,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,302
SQFT
517 Upperglade Ct
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Bairds Corner Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$320,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,226
SQFT
467 Cotillion Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
South Haven Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$349,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,400
SQFT
Shelton Square Boulevard
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Shelton Square Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$306,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,945
SQFT
529 Cotillian Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
South Haven Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$310,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,047
SQFT
537 Cotillion Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
South Haven Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$328,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,593
SQFT
532 Cotillion Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
South Haven Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$293,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,694
SQFT
530 Cotillion Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
South Haven Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$244,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,555
SQFT
546 Campfire Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Deerfield Sec 3 Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$615,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,450
SQFT
7920 Powells Chapel Rd
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Chapel Farms Survey Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$309,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,476
SQFT
2719 Maylon Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Westhaven Est Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$519,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,498
SQFT
1653 Constellation Ct
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Stewart Springs Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$425,263
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,528
SQFT
50 Burrows Avenue 50 ALP
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Blackman Meadows Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$199,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,215
SQFT
2631 Birdsong Ave
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
River Oaks Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$189,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,278
SQFT
617 Morris Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Compton Meadows Sec 4 Subdivision

8. A CITY SQUARE WITH A SMALL TOWN FEEL

Although you’re in a big city you wouldn’t know it when you enter the charming city square. During the summer months you can enjoy the Farmer’s Market on Saturdays and the Friday Night Live music from June to September. Main Street Murfreesboro kicks off spring with Jazzfest the first weekend in May.

9. LIKE TO EAT? SO DO THE RESIDENTS OF MURFREESBORO

Within the 39 square miles of Murfreesboro there are 100’s of restaurants to choose from. Looking for a great steak? Try Peter D’s or The Alley on Main. A great burger can be had from Burger Republic, Jack Brown’s and long time Murfreesboro favorite Buster’s. Breakfast more your thing, try Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant or City Café both located on the square.

10. GOTTA HAVE COFFEE

There is an abundance of local coffee shops to visit within Murfreesboro that will offer you a quality cup of coffee and a friendly atmosphere. Some of the local favorites are Just Love Coffee, simply pure sweets, coffee fusion and Starbucks of course.

11. IS CRAFT BEER WHAT YOU’RE CRAVING

Murfreesboro is home to its first craft brewery called Mayday Brewery.  The brewery was opened in 2012 by Ozzy Nelson a wacky owner with a passion for great beer. They feature a rotation of great food trucks, live music and brewery tours throughout the week. You can check out Deep South Growlers, Green Dragon Public House and Dog Haus Beirgarten.

12. HITTING THE TRAILS

If you love nature you can explore some of the most popular trails in the city. Some of the local favorites are the Barfield Wilderness Loop, Stones River Battlefield Loop, Murfreesboro Greenway System, Flat Rock Cedar Glades, Barrens Nature Preserve and Marshall Knobs River Loop at Barfield.

Whatever it is that makes you happy,  you are sure to find it in Murfreesboro.

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