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 - 9 hours online
$244,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,612
SQFT
4435 Sunday Silence Way
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Puckett Station Sec 5 Subdivision
New Listing - 11 hours online
$329,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,207
SQFT
1250 Cotillion Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
South Haven Sec 5 Subdivision
New Listing - 11 hours online
$519,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,007
SQFT
1015 Licinius Ln
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Puckett Station Sec 10 Subdivision
New Listing - 22 hours online
$419,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,304
SQFT
1351 Dunraven Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Berkshire Sec 6 Subdivision
New Listing - 22 hours online
$326,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,432
SQFT
5342 Pointer Place Lot 22
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Shelton Square Subdivision
New Listing - 22 hours online
$302,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,185
SQFT
5307 Pointer Place Lot 127
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Shelton Square Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$299,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,059
SQFT
3616 Waterlilly Way (Lot 109)
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Spring Creek Subdivision
Open House 10/26 at 10AM
$338,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,895
SQFT
3309 Calendula Way
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Hillwood Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$333,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,567
SQFT
3630 Swanvale Lane (Lot 133)
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Spring Creek Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$325,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,517
SQFT
3612 Waterlilly Way (Lot 108)
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Spring Creek Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$322,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,154
SQFT
3623 Waterlilly Way (Lot 118)
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Spring Creek Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$324,075
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,244
SQFT
3308 Calendula Way (Lot 213)
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Hillwood Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$899,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,713
SQFT
228 Churchill Farms Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37127
Churchill Farms Amend Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$169,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,188
SQFT
6722 Old Nashville Hwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
 
New Listing - yesterday
$169,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,188
SQFT
6724 Old Nashville Hwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
 
New Listing - yesterday
$249,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,900
SQFT
1307 Bond Ct
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Forest Hills Est Sec Vi Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$209,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,100
SQFT
6052 Adams Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Creekmont Sec 6 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$335,156
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,083
SQFT
2527 Parkwood Drive (39)
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Rivers Edge Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$372,432
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,817
SQFT
2307 Bullrush Lane (Lot 77)
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Rivers Edge Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$394,225
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,158
SQFT
2315 Bullrush Lane (Lot 79)
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Rivers Edge Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$372,947
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,817
SQFT
2311 Bullrush Lane (Lot 78)
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Rivers Edge Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$402,680
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,158
SQFT
2323 Bullrush Lane (Lot 81)
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Rivers Edge Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$370,477
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,483
SQFT
2314 Bullrush Lane (Lot 71)
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Rivers Edge Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$382,075
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,817
SQFT
2318 Bullrush Lane (Lot 70)
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Rivers Edge Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$349,430
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,083
SQFT
2523 Kingfisher Drive (Lot 59)
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Rivers Edge Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$378,450
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,817
SQFT
2524 Kingfisher Drive (Lot 48)
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Rivers Edge Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$349,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,444
SQFT
2322 Bullrush Lane (Lot 69)
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Rivers Edge Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$349,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,444
SQFT
2408 Bullrush Lane (Lot 67)
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Rivers Edge Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$349,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,546
SQFT
2409 Bullrush Lane (Lot 83)
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Rivers Edge Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$420,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,158
SQFT
2531 Kingfisher Drive(Lot 61)
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Rivers Edge Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$349,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,444
SQFT
2417 Bullrush Lane (Lot 85)
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Rivers Edge Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$414,532
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,158
SQFT
2527 Kingfisher Lane (Lot 60)
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Rivers Edge Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$575,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,005
SQFT
744 Stone Mill Cir
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
The Reserve Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$329,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,474
SQFT
3719 Idlewood Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Brandywood Sec 5 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$125,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,054
SQFT
736 E Northfield Blvd #10
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Colony Pk Condominiums Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$319,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,986
SQFT
2934 Cason Ln
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Three Rivers Amendment Sec Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$253,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,958
SQFT
2862 Bradyville Pike
Murfreesboro, TN 37127
Cooper-Kyle Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$259,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,569
SQFT
324 Autumn Glen Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Diamond Crest Ph 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$284,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,104
SQFT
3314 Meadowhill Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Hawksridge Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$1
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,974
SQFT
2326 Hillmont Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Forest Hills Est Sec Vi Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$405,420
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,796
SQFT
802 Licinius Ln
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Stovers Glen Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$382,655
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,639
SQFT
815 Licinius Ln
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Stovers Glen Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$379,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,756
SQFT
564 Crosswood Ct
Murfreesboro, TN 37127
Crosswood Meadow Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$398,460
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,748
SQFT
807 Licinius Ln
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Stovers Glen Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$289,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,790
SQFT
5133 Jack Byrnes Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Kingdom Crest Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$342,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,306
SQFT
2923 Leatherwood Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Three Rivers Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$265,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,881
SQFT
1515 Ripken Ct
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Diamond Crest Ph 3 Pb30-38 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$399,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,652
SQFT
2065 Trout Trail
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Angler's Retreat Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$369,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,866
SQFT
3537 Kybald Ct
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Sheffield Park Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$209,800
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,483
SQFT
3717 Proven Dr.
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
The Villas At Indian Creek Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$279,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,823
SQFT
2932 Leatherwood Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Three Rivers Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$279,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,602
SQFT
1107 Houston Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Bellwood Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$372,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,984
SQFT
448 Nightcap Ln
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Hillwood Sec 6 Ph 3 Subdivision
Open House 10/21 at 11AM
$359,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,512
SQFT
3414 Chianti Circle
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Tuscany Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$599,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,300
SQFT
106 Fox Den Way
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
River Birch Farms Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$219,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,237
SQFT
1808 Cason Trl
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Evergreen Farms Sec 19 Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$574,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,956
SQFT
6464 Lebanon Road
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
N/A Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$72,500
Land For Sale
Active
0.35
ACRES
RUTHERFORD
COUNTY
657 Twin View Dr Lot 22
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Ridge View At Crescent Rid Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$345,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,556
SQFT
1627 Neutrino Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Travis Estates 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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