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.
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.
There are a number of neat things about living in this part of Tennessee. Historic Downtown Murfreesboro is a charming shopping and dining district that wraps around a pre-Civil War courthouse. Another interesting spot to visit is the Oaklands Historic House Museum, which is a Civil War era mansion purchased by the city in 1950. The Murfreesboro Center for the Arts is a top attraction and hosts a variety of concerts and other exhibits. Cannonsburgh Village, a 19th century working pioneer village features a school house, blacksmith shop, gristmill, wedding chapel and doctor’s office .The city is also a college town and Home of Middle Tennessee State University with a student body of over 25,000. The annual JazzFest is in its 20th year and draws big crowds each spring. Murfreesboro is also home to the music festival Uncle Dave Macon Days which occurs in July. It is named for Uncle Dave Macon, the first star of the legendary Grand Ole Opry, who was a banjo player, singer and songwriter. Residents can enjoy the outdoors at the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring which is a nature center near the downtown. There is currently a 12 mile paved road Greenway System, but after the 25-year master plan is fully implemented it will grow to 173 miles. Browse our listings in Murfreesboro and find the perfect property.