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 - 33 minutes online
$384,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,706
SQFT
1209 Batbriar Rd #45
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
SOUTH HAVEN Subdivision
New Listing - 33 minutes online
$389,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,706
SQFT
5309 Bridgemore Boulevard #96
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
SHELTON SQUARE Subdivision
New Listing - an hour online
$384,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,711
SQFT
719 Kirk Lane- Lot 184l
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Brighton Park at Kingdom Subdivision
New Listing - an hour online
$229,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,274
SQFT
1305 Ripken Ct
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Diamond Crest Ph 1 Subdivision
New Listing - an hour online
$396,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,284
SQFT
3284 Lapis Lane
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Brighton Park at Kingdom Subdivision
New Listing - an hour online
$414,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,528
SQFT
3528 Lapis Lane
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Brighton Park at Kingdom Subdivision
New Listing - an hour online
$357,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,305
SQFT
4915 Lapis Lane
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Brighton Park at Kingdom Subdivision
New Listing - an hour online
$382,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,952
SQFT
4945 Lapis Lane
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Brighton Park at Kingdom Subdivision
New Listing - 2 hours online
$389,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,075
SQFT
4955 Lapis Lane
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Brighton Park at Kingdom Subdivision
New Listing - 2 hours online
$407,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,348
SQFT
4965 Lapis Lane
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Brighton Park at Kingdom Subdivision
New Listing - 2 hours online
$263,440
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,343
SQFT
308 Tessa Grace Way #23
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Griffith Park Subdivision
New Listing - 3 hours online
$319,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,555
SQFT
1154 Bayard Ave
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
The Hamptons Sec 6 Subdivision
New Listing - 3 hours online
$135,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
2,000
SQFT
2219 E Main St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
 
New Listing - 4 hours online
$239,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,597
SQFT
131 Cataract Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Fall Creek Sec 3 Subdivision
New Listing - 4 hours online
$246,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,920
SQFT
201 Bakerview St
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Creeksbend Sec 1 Ph 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 6 hours online
$310,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,001
SQFT
3339 Shady Forest
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Southern Meadows Subdivision
New Listing - 7 hours online
$249,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,807
SQFT
1733 Sunray Dr - Lot 129
Murfreesboro, TN 37127
Del Sol Commons Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$334,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,483
SQFT
3219 Rift Lane Lot 9
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Valleybrook Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$339,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,573
SQFT
3314 Rift Lane Lot 8
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Valleybrook 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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