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 - 10 hours online
$210,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,576
SQFT
7004 Alexandria Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Florence Fields Subdivision
New Listing - 15 hours online
$179,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,013
SQFT
754 Cranor Rd
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
 
New Listing - 17 hours online
$339,886
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,501
SQFT
3239 Amaranth Ave
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Hillwood Subdivision
New Listing - 19 hours online
$249,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,226
SQFT
111 Ridgepark Ct
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Sunny Acres Subdivision
New Listing - 20 hours online
$197,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,240
SQFT
2712 Nugget Ct
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
East Woods Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 22 hours online
$249,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,757
SQFT
804 Laramie Ct
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Crescent Cove Subdivision
New Listing - 23 hours online
$425,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
4,700
SQFT
2817 Wright Haven Ct
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Taylor Place Pb30-105 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$289,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,302
SQFT
515 Agate Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Kingdom Ridge Pud Sec 3 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$304,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,448
SQFT
3019 Allerton Way
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
The Meadows At Kimbro Wood Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$297,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,423
SQFT
2870 Leatherwood Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Three Rivers Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$425,416
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,014
SQFT
5312 Starnes Drive Lot #287
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Berkshire Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$406,966
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,037
SQFT
5308 Starnes Drive Lot #286
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Berkshire Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$299,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,380
SQFT
2870 Leatherwood Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Three Rivers Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$469,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,384
SQFT
2817 Battleground Drive -Lot 95
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Wynthrope Hall Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$174,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,326
SQFT
2121 Stoney Meadow Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Sawyer Green Sec 2 Resub Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$474,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,551
SQFT
2833 Battleground Drive -Lot 91
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Wynthrope Hall Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$401,812
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,005
SQFT
5304 Starnes Drive Lot #285
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Berkshire Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$349,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,580
SQFT
2648 West Jefferson Pike
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Chapel Hills Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$259,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,567
SQFT
2870 Leatherwood Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Three Rivers 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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