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 - 12 hours online
$315,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,418
SQFT
4527 Scottish Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Scottish Glen Sec 1 Pb30-3 Subdivision
New Listing - 13 hours online
$253,225
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,612
SQFT
1626 Calcutta Drive Lot 40 #40
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Wilkerson Downs Townhomes Subdivision
New Listing - 13 hours online
$139,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
815
SQFT
424 S King Hwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Robert Huddleston Subdivision
New Listing - 15 hours online
$379,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,799
SQFT
1228 Black Oak Drive #245
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Westlawn Subdivision
New Listing - 15 hours online
$389,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,482
SQFT
7906 Dan Cherry Ct
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
NATURE WALK Subdivision
New Listing - 15 hours online
$399,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,227
SQFT
409 Davenport Dr Lot 15
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Davenport Station Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 15 hours online
$399,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,821
SQFT
3331 Hampton Turner Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Hampton Park At Hillwood S Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$229,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,900
SQFT
3907 Cannonsgate Ln
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Stonecrest Townhouse Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$374,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,707
SQFT
3622 Swanvale Lane (Lot 131)
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Spring Creek Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$349,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,496
SQFT
3624 Waterlilly Way
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Spring Creek Subdivision
New Listing - 19 hours online
$380,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,770
SQFT
1215 Stockwell Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
The Villages Of Berkshire Subdivision
New Listing - 19 hours online
$320,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,758
SQFT
1327 Sycamore Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Cason Grove Est Sec 4 Subdivision
New Listing - 21 hours online
$359,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,707
SQFT
Pomoa Place (To Be Built)
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Osborne Estates Subdivision
New Listing - 21 hours online
$339,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,154
SQFT
2919 Pomoa Place ( To Be Built)
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Osborne Estates Subdivision
New Listing - 21 hours online
$364,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,154
SQFT
2912 Pomoa Place
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Osborne Estates Subdivision
New Listing - 21 hours online
$464,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,307
SQFT
2911 Pomoa Place
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Osborne Estates Subdivision
New Listing - 21 hours online
$400,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,707
SQFT
2916 Pomoa Place
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Osborne Estates Subdivision
New Listing - 22 hours online
$319,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,954
SQFT
1502 Dewsbury Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Winslow Park At Berkshire Subdivision
New Listing - 24 hours online
$474,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,160
SQFT
7758 Santos Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Madison Cove Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$234,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,288
SQFT
2320 Cason Trl
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Evergreen Farms Sec 27 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$299,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,680
SQFT
8417 Stewarts Bend Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Stewarts Bend Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$449,777
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,859
SQFT
2040 Trout Trl
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Anglers Retreat Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$399,777
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,416
SQFT
58 Bluegill Ct
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Angler's Retreat Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$525,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,857
SQFT
2118 Higgins Ln
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Garrison Cove Pud Sec 5 Ph Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$434,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,528
SQFT
1620 Gingerwood Drive 80 Alp
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Blackman Meadows Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$230,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,235
SQFT
1310 Atlas St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Morgan Hts Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$185,000
Townhouse For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,912
SQFT
1002 E Northfield Blvd #U102
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Forest Oaks Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$239,990
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,487
SQFT
3411 Brookberry Lane (Lot 61) #61
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Spring Creek Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$239,990
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,487
SQFT
3337 Brookberry Lane (Lot 41) #41
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Spring Creek Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$242,990
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,387
SQFT
3338 Brookberry Lane (Lot 46) #46
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Spring Creek Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$239,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,417
SQFT
3190 Barretts Ridge Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Barretts Ridge Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$237,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,405
SQFT
4212 Birch Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Cherrywood Est Sec 5 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$479,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,792
SQFT
3585 Old South Rd
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Old South Est Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$614,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,284
SQFT
2034 Fairhaven Ln
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Marymont Springs Sec 1 Ph Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$679,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,622
SQFT
5709 Bridgemore Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Shelton Square Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$239,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,272
SQFT
2621 Reynolds Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Reynolds Sec 3 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$206,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,612
SQFT
2065 Stonebrook Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Brook Hill Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$250,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,846
SQFT
4227 Aragorn Way #46
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Blackman Station Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$250,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,846
SQFT
4229 Aragorn Way #47
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Blackman Station Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$289,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,012
SQFT
105 Bravo St
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Creeksbend Sec 1 Ph 1 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$249,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,729
SQFT
4215 Aragorn Way #41
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Blackman Station Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$579,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,039
SQFT
5611 Bridgemore Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Shelton Square Sec 1 Ph 3 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$235,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,466
SQFT
2433 Snyder Ct
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Northpointe Hall Sec 4 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$275,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,266
SQFT
2737 Waywood Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Cason Crossing Ph 1 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$259,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,836
SQFT
1518 Amberwood Cir
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Windemere Sec 2 Pahse 3 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$700,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
3,759
SQFT
2926 Frank Robinson Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Ridgeport Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$356,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,070
SQFT
2828 Kellner Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Three Rivers Sec 5 Ph 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$226,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,809
SQFT
902 Jones Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Clark Annex Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$210,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,688
SQFT
216 Rowlette Cir
Murfreesboro, TN 37127
The Villas Of Baskinwood S Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$559,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,700
SQFT
3229 Christview Ct
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
The Reserve Sec #8 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$125,000
Land For Sale
Pending
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,424
SQFT
2641 Thurston Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
 
New Listing - 2 days online
$423,955
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,039
SQFT
3010 Stow Xing
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Belle Rive Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$209,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,124
SQFT
2229 Bradyville Pike
Murfreesboro, TN 37127
Crestview Sec 11 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$399,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,558
SQFT
1619 Kensington Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Kensington Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$499,980
Land For Sale
Active
0.95
ACRES
RUTHERFORD, TN
COUNTY
2 Saint Andrews Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
 
New Listing - 2 days online
$519,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,537
SQFT
7775 Brenda Ln
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Madison Cove Sec 2 & Resub Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$376,176
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,711
SQFT
1633 Gingerwood Drive Lyr 120
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Blackman Meadows Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$458,311
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,528
SQFT
4416 Genesis Lane 69 Alp
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Blackman Meadows Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$398,671
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,114
SQFT
4420 Genesis Lane Pra 68
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Blackman Meadows 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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