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 - 5 hours online
$297,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,887
SQFT
111 Lexi Lane Lot 111
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Valleybrook Subdivision
New Listing - 6 hours online
$325,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,789
SQFT
3329 Milkweed Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Hillwood Sec 3 Subdivision
New Listing - 6 hours online
$353,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,287
SQFT
1017 Spring Creek Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Cascade Falls Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 6 hours online
$367,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,825
SQFT
1823 Potters Ct
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Saint Andrews Place Sec 4 Subdivision
New Listing - 6 hours online
$297,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,887
SQFT
99 Lexi Lane Lot 99
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Valleybrook Subdivision
New Listing - 9 hours online
$210,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,384
SQFT
1123 Binford Ct
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Meadowood Subdivision
New Listing - 9 hours online
$240,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,016
SQFT
4126 Olivet Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Victory Pointe Sec 3 Subdivision
New Listing - 10 hours online
$350,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,820
SQFT
721 Indian Park Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Glenview Farms Sec Ii Subdivision
New Listing - 19 hours online
$599,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,866
SQFT
6629 Burnt Knob Rd
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Burnt Knob area Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$339,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,805
SQFT
4310 Roxburghe Ct
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Scottish Glen Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$499,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,185
SQFT
7208 Pembrooke Farms Dr.
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Pembrooke Farms Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$274,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,498
SQFT
907 Westside Ct
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Toddington Hts Sec Ii Rev Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$382,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,711
SQFT
4935 Lapis Lane
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Brighton Park at Kingdom Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$232,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,232
SQFT
1105 Precept Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Foxfire Meadows Sec 7 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$345,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,430
SQFT
2851 Cason Ln
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Three Rivers Amendment Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$300,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,868
SQFT
264 Joe B Jackson Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37127
Joe B Jackson Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$194,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,321
SQFT
1741 Keeneland Ct
Murfreesboro, TN 37127
Keeneland Crossing Resub Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$629,900
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 - 2 days online
$199,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,168
SQFT
5023 Nina Marie Ave
Murfreesboro, TN 37127
Florence Point Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$311,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,154
SQFT
2154 Calendula Way
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Hillwood Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$430,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,910
SQFT
2918 Beaulah Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Salem Creek Sec 7 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$280,550
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,824
SQFT
5343 Pointer Place Lot 118
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Shelton Square Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$246,140
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,489
SQFT
630 Crooked Creek #341
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Creeksbend Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$295,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,247
SQFT
4634 Hammock Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Wilkerson Trace Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$290,628
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,989
SQFT
5424 Pointer Place Lot 32
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Shelton Square Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$253,592
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,567
SQFT
626 Crooked Creek #342
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Creeksbend Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$303,241
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,207
SQFT
5245 Pointer Place Lot 131
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Shelton Square Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$209,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,881
SQFT
8614 Burleson Ln
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
N/A Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$395,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,180
SQFT
1208 Stockwell Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
The Villages Of Berkshire Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$439,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,592
SQFT
3204 Vestry Ave
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Chapel Hills Sec 2 Resub Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$252,792
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,567
SQFT
614 Crooked Creek #345
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Creeksbend Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$313,497
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,540
SQFT
5408 Pointer Place Lot 28
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Shelton Square Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$500,000
Land For Sale
Pending
1.06
ACRES
RUTHERFORD
COUNTY
4451 Veterans Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Beasley Road Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$262,687
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,726
SQFT
601 Crooked Creek #261
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Creeksbend Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$145,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,152
SQFT
2961 S Rutherford Blvd #D-8
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
The Villas At Rutherford P Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$247,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,613
SQFT
1668 Antebellum Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Plantation South Sec 6 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$369,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,700
SQFT
4408 Puckett Creek Xing
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Puckett Station Sec 6 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$245,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,811
SQFT
2937 Lascassas Pike
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
 
New Listing - 2 days online
$334,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,751
SQFT
217 N Maney Ave
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Downtown Subdivision
Open House 08/24 at 11AM
$399,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,010
SQFT
1208 Hensfield Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Villages@Berkshire Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$150,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,164
SQFT
616 Cranor Rd
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
N/A Subdivision
Open House 08/24 at 1PM
$224,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,490
SQFT
1307 Edgewood Court
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Wood Chase, Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$257,950
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,627
SQFT
2920 Bluestem Lane Lot 365
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Three Rivers Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$379,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,364
SQFT
6634 Floral Court #149
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Westlawn Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$315,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,464
SQFT
290 Kevin Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Haynes Haven Estates Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$170,590
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,128
SQFT
1049 Tradition Trail (Lot 92) #92
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Heritage Place Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$308,636
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,540
SQFT
2019 Sainfoin Way
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
St Andrews Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$304,957
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,540
SQFT
3211 Donnacona Court
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
St Andrews Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$438,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,435
SQFT
5330 Cavendish Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Berkshire Sec 8 Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$299,800
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,414
SQFT
1718 Benjamin Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Amber Glen Sec 3 Ph 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$281,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,042
SQFT
210 Disley Way- Lot 131
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Davenport Station Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$299,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,179
SQFT
221 Disley Way Lot 92 Athens
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Davenport Station Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$349,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,715
SQFT
538 Ruby Oaks Ln
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Nature Walk Sec 1 Ph 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$361,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,232
SQFT
3243 Calendula Way
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Hillwood Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$341,990
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 - 4 days online
$353,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,573
SQFT
3220 Rift Lane Lot 13
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Valleybrook Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$387,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,598
SQFT
450 Paul Norman Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Savannah Ridge Sec 13 Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$282,667
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,073
SQFT
2018 Sainfoin Way
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
St Andrews Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$257,536
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,624
SQFT
2043 Sainfoin Way
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
St Andrews 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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