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 - 4 hours online
$296,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,223
SQFT
2469 Cason Ln
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Three Rivers Amended Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 4 hours online
$139,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,997
SQFT
115 Rushwood Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
W A Rushing Subdivision
New Listing - 6 hours online
$315,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,483
SQFT
2483 Sapphire Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Brighton Park at Kingdom Subdivision
New Listing - 6 hours online
$303,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,365
SQFT
436 Nightcap Lane (Lot 158)
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Hillwood Subdivision
New Listing - 6 hours online
$323,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,866
SQFT
440 Nightcap Lane (Lot 157)
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Hillwood Subdivision
New Listing - 7 hours online
$269,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,838
SQFT
2325 Bridgeway St
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Stonebridge Townhouses Subdivision
New Listing - 7 hours online
$374,736
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,681
SQFT
3632 Willow Bay Lane - Lot 137
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Sheffield Park Subdivision
New Listing - 10 hours online
$229,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,606
SQFT
5158 Morgan Taylor Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Florence Green Amendment Subdivision
New Listing - 14 hours online
$384,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,125
SQFT
1140 Timber Creek Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Berkshire Subdivision
New Listing - 24 hours online
$334,520
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,399
SQFT
4009 Jacobsrest Lane
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Davenport Station Subdivision
New Listing - 24 hours online
$459,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,350
SQFT
227 Camilla Ln
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Jamison Downs Subdivision
New Listing - 24 hours online
$150,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,798
SQFT
4806 Arnold Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Walter Hill Est Ii Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$249,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,827
SQFT
1306 Minerva Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Toddington Hts Sec Iv Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$214,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,276
SQFT
1127 Havering Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Evergreen Farms Sec 3 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$254,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,566
SQFT
3331 Drysdale Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Westwind Sec 3 Ph 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$329,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,704
SQFT
3516 Geneva Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Southern Meadows Sec 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$225,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,452
SQFT
1206 Elliott Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Pleasant Acres Ii Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$209,898
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,675
SQFT
2407 Mimosa Ct
Murfreesboro, TN 37127
Reidhurst Sec I Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$308,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,385
SQFT
2828 Bluestem Ln Lot 226
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Three Rivers Sec 4 Ph 2 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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