The city was named for Revolutionary War hero Hardy Murfree. In the early 19th century, it was the capital of Tennessee before ceding the honor to Nashville. Murfreesboro is also the site of an important Civil War battle. One of the fastest growing places in America, the city's population nearly doubled between 2000 and 2014. Over 120,954 people currently call Murfreesboro home. The city has lots going for it and Money magazine ranked it as one of the 100 Best Places to Live in the United States in 2006. Popular neighborhoods include Dillton, Leanna, Mankinville, Mount Olive, Salem Pike/Barfield Road, and South Church St/Samsonite Boulevard. Some of the most expensive areas in Murfreesboro are North Thompson Lane/Sulphur Springs Road, East Northfield Blvd/Memorial Blvd., and Patterson/Salem.

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Murfreesboro is the geographic center of Tennessee and approximately 35 miles southeast of Nashville. The city is 39 square miles, and oozes southern charm and history. It also boasts a cost of living that is below the national average. The West Fork Stones River winds through Murfreesboro and is a picturesque addition to the landscape. There are many affordable housing options including traditional single family homes, row houses, condos and townhomes. Properties are available in newly constructed developments as well as established neighborhoods.

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