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 - 38 minutes online
$289,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,407
SQFT
4730 Scottish Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Scottish Glen Subdivision
New Listing - 40 minutes online
$300,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,655
SQFT
2956 N Thompson Ln
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
N/A Subdivision
New Listing - 50 minutes online
$549,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,454
SQFT
1932 Fairhaven Ln
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Marymont Springs Sec 1 Ph Subdivision
Open House 12/16 at 1PM
$369,750
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,487
SQFT
1427 Kensington Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Kensington Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 5 hours online
$340,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,642
SQFT
3923 Runyan Cove (Lot 20)
Murfreesboro, TN 37127
The Maples Subdivision
New Listing - 9 hours online
$279,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,011
SQFT
1118 Starhurst Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Pinnacle Hills Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - 9 hours online
$399,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,204
SQFT
535 Rucker Ln
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Scottish Glen Sec 1 Pb30-3 Subdivision
New Listing - 10 hours online
$129,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,939
SQFT
2227 Mayfair Ave
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Rogers Est Iii Subdivision
New Listing - 16 hours online
$215,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,942
SQFT
4212 Aurora Cir
Murfreesboro, TN 37127
Aurora Place Sec 1 Ph 2 Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$366,634
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,884
SQFT
2421 Bull Rush Lane
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Rivers Edge Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$350,693
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,444
SQFT
2417 Bull Rush Lane
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Rivers Edge Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$349,692
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,546
SQFT
2416 Bull Rush Lane
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Rivers Edge Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$375,674
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,158
SQFT
2420 Bull Rush Lane
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Rivers Edge Subdivision
New Listing - 18 hours online
$419,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,010
SQFT
1208 Hensfield Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Berkshire Subdivision
New Listing - 21 hours online
$379,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,727
SQFT
1216 Hensfield Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Berkshire Subdivision
New Listing - 23 hours online
$179,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,134
SQFT
2118 Halligen Ct
Murfreesboro, TN 37127
Willow Drive Estates Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$205,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,500
SQFT
2003 Sulphur Springs Rd
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Riverwood Subdivision
Open House 11/25 at 2PM
$339,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,239
SQFT
1214 Charleston Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Stratford Hall Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$183,500
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,554
SQFT
4709 Chelanie Cir
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
 
New Listing - yesterday
$400,000
Farm For Sale
Active
19.52
ACRES
RUTHERFORD
COUNTY
2453 Thompson Rd
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
W C Adcock Prop Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$69,900
Land For Sale
Active
RUTHERFORD
COUNTY
8 North Side Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
North Side Estates Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$549,000
Farm For Sale
Active
58
ACRES
RUTHERFORD
COUNTY
Whitus Road
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
58 acres Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$110,000
Land For Sale
Active
0.47
ACRES
RUTHERFORD
COUNTY
Savannah Rdg
Murfreesboro, TN 37127
Myers B Parsons Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$40,000
Land For Sale
Active
0.23
ACRES
RUTHERFORD
COUNTY
529 E State St, E
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
 
New Listing - yesterday
$86,000
Land For Sale
Active Under Contract
5
ACRES
RUTHERFORD
COUNTY
6234 Bradyville Pike
Murfreesboro, TN 37127
Charles H Lowe Survey Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$125,000
Land For Sale
Active
1.338
ACRES
RUTHERFORD
COUNTY
1953 Stewart Creek Road
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
N/A Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$219,500
Land For Sale
Active
5.01
ACRES
RUTHERFORD
COUNTY
1955 Twin Oak Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
 
New Listing - yesterday
$310,000
Land For Sale
Active
10
ACRES
RUTHERFORD
COUNTY
7496 Ocala Rd
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
 
New Listing - yesterday
$350,000
Land For Sale
Active
1.72
ACRES
RUTHERFORD
COUNTY
Florence Rd
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
 
New Listing - yesterday
$97,900
Land For Sale
Active
0.64
ACRES
RUTHERFORD
COUNTY
317 Leconte Ct
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Valley View Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$175,000
Land For Sale
Active
0.65
ACRES
RUTHERFORD
COUNTY
YEARWOOD AVE
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
COOK FAMILY Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$395,000
Land For Sale
Active
1.2
ACRES
RUTHERFORD
COUNTY
651 Middle Tennessee Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Lenahan Leasing Company Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$125,000
Land For Sale
Active
1.5
ACRES
RUTHERFORD
COUNTY
1839 Stewart Creek road
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
N/A Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$81,900
Land For Sale
Active
3.09
ACRES
RUTHERFORD
COUNTY
Gum Puckett Rd
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Lee Property Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$199,900
Farm For Sale
Active
18.1
ACRES
RUTHERFORD
COUNTY
4815 Central Valley Rd
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Unrestricted Lot Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$88,900
Land For Sale
Active
4.13
ACRES
RUTHERFORD
COUNTY
Gum Puckett Rd
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Lee Property Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$69,900
Land For Sale
Active
1.88
ACRES
RUTHERFORD
COUNTY
3 Manchester Pike
Murfreesboro, TN 37127
n/a Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$199,900
Land For Sale
Active
0.81
ACRES
RUTHERFORD
COUNTY
6 Siegel Rd
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Siegel Cove Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$68,900
Land For Sale
Active
1.95
ACRES
RUTHERFORD
COUNTY
Gum Puckett Rd
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Lee Property Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$365,000
Land For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,500
SQFT
4113 Florence Rd
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
N/A Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$323,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,083
SQFT
2323 Bull Rush Lane
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Rivers Edge Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$350,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,884
SQFT
2319 Bull Rush Lane
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Rivers Edge Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$360,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,158
SQFT
2314 Bull Rush Lane
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Rivers Edge Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$342,200
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,546
SQFT
2318 Bull Rush Lane
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Rivers Edge Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$187,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,319
SQFT
5113 E Calgary
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Calgary Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$339,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,465
SQFT
2715 Desoto Ct
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Belle Rive Sec 5 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$408,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,292
SQFT
2074 Trout Trl
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Anglers Retreat Sec 1 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$185,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,165
SQFT
7009 Corner Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Cooks Corner Sec 4 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$359,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,765
SQFT
2639 Pebblecreek Ln
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Pebblecreek Sec 1 Ph 1 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$249,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,666
SQFT
5023 Betsy Ann Ave
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Adams Run Sec Iii Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$399,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,706
SQFT
348 Rockcastle Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Hampton Park At Hillwood S Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$485,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,987
SQFT
3214 Folcroft Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
The Reserve Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$329,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,257
SQFT
338 William Dylan Dr- Lot 47
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Griffith Park Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$355,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,600
SQFT
342 William Dylan Dr- Lot 46
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Griffith Park Subdivision
Open House 11/28 at 8AM
$180,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,496
SQFT
2333 New Holland Cir
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
 
New Listing - yesterday
$444,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,226
SQFT
2825 Earline Way
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Salem Creek Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$300,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,260
SQFT
1011 Manson Crossing Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Stonecrest Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$183,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,085
SQFT
1409 Amal Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Evergreen Farms Subdivision
Open House 11/25 at 2PM
$259,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,313
SQFT
1625 Antebellum Dr
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Plantation South Sec 6 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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