Aptly named after the Revolutionary War hero Colonel Hardy Murfree, the town of Murfreesboro sits only a few miles southeast of Nashville and boasts the title of “the first capital of the State of Tennessee.”
Rich with Civil War history, Murfreesboro is known for the Battle of Stones River, also called the Battle of Murfreesboro and throughout the town you can see the reminders of their rich history.
This Rutherford County Seat and geographic center of the state of Tennessee is home to over 150,000 people and is also home to the Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders. As a result of the history and the long time presence of university students, Murfreesboro has become a place for arts, culture and tourism. Jazz lovers enjoy the Main Street Jazz Festival each May and for the lovers of old time music, July is filled with sounds of singing and dancing as the tradition of Uncle Dave Mason Days hosts national competitions and fun for all ages!
There is much to do in the great outdoors in Murfreesboro including a visit to the Cannonsburugh Village, a reproduction of an 1830s working pioneer village, and Barfield Crescent Park, a 430 acre facility with baseball fields, miles of biking/running trails, picnic shelters and an amazing 18-hole championship golf course! And for those who prefer the great indoors, the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring is a wonderful interactive museum for kids of all ages! Oh, and don’t forget to stop in a visit with our local T-rex at the Middle Tennessee Museum of Natural History! Stones River Mall and The Avenue Murfreesboro both feature some of the area’s best shopping and dining as well as the Historic Downtown Murfreesboro district. Both provide wonderful experiences and make a way of life in Murfreesboro a pleasure!
Murfreesboro also offers a lot of attainable housing options and is a booming real estate market. With well established neighborhood and plenty of new construction, there are options for most anyone desiring to live in this history rich and ever growing Tennessee town!
Commuting from Murfreesboro to:
• Franklin: 31.5 miles
• Thompson’s Station: 33.6 miles
• Spring Hill: 37.3 miles
• Nashville: 33.6 miles