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 - yesterday
$210,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,357
SQFT
4369 Matthews Rd
Cedar Hill, TN 37032
Mays Estates Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$265,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,126
SQFT
2837 Evergreen Ridge Pt
Nashville, TN 37217
Ransom Park Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$249,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,230
SQFT
2038 Santa Fe Ct
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
Ridgetop Station Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$749,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,750
SQFT
3624 Bowlingate Ln
Nashville, TN 37215
Bowlingate Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$189,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,410
SQFT
2701 Hidden Ridge Ct
Clarksville, TN 37043
Parkvue Village Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$379,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,554
SQFT
1154 Kingston Ln
Greenbrier, TN 37073
Westbrook Place Sec 4 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$614,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,605
SQFT
1005 Trails End
Gallatin, TN 37066
Lake Rise Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$664,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,274
SQFT
255 Burberry Glen Blvd
Nolensville, TN 37135
The Woods Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$298,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,884
SQFT
104 Trail Ridge Dr
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Mansker Farms Ph 9 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$389,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,450
SQFT
5035 Leeds Ct
Greenbrier, TN 37073
Westbrook Place Sec 5 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$435,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
1,862
SQFT
603 Centerpoint Ln
Nashville, TN 37209
Richland Station Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$416,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,223
SQFT
1003 Pittman Dr
Gallatin, TN 37066
Stone Creek Ph 2 Rev Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$529,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,358
SQFT
1225 BUCKHEAD DR
Brentwood, TN 37027
COURTSIDE @ SOUTHERN WOODS Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$420,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,003
SQFT
309 Spring Place
Nashville, TN 37221
Still Spring Hollow Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$419,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
4,148
SQFT
3160 Midland Rd
Shelbyville, TN 37160
Lewis Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$264,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,272
SQFT
912 Drummond Dr
Nashville, TN 37211
Battlewood Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$245,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,650
SQFT
5020 Preserve Blvd
Antioch, TN 37013
The Preserve At Old Hickor Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$309,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,568
SQFT
4533 Raccoon Trl
Hermitage, TN 37076
New Hope Meadows Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$285,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,600
SQFT
102 Sundown Dr
Smyrna, TN 37167
Shadowbrook Sec 5 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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