Murfreesboro is a trendy, growing community in Rutherford County.

Welcome to Murfreesboro

A friendly, quaint community with a unique Civil War history
Home to the acclaimed Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro is a trendy, growing community in Rutherford County, about 34 miles southeast of downtown Nashville. It is a well-known college town and the largest suburb of Nashville, boasting an abundance of activities and excitement in and around the city. Most residents are young professionals, retirees, and families who love living in a vibrant area packed with numerous small businesses, from boutiques to coffee shops and restaurants.
Murfreesboro offers a multitude of incredible freestanding, single-family homes, from two-bedroom houses to expansive estates tucked away on spacious, tree-lined lots. Plenty of open land, well-ranked schools, and endless outdoor adventures await in Murfreesboro, making it one of the best places to live in Tennessee. 

What to Love

  • The laid-back charm and close-knit community feel
  • Diverse and beautiful home options that offer a big bang for your buck
  • Plenty of shopping and dining destinations
  • A historic downtown square

Local Lifestyle

Murfreesboro offers residents a suburban and small-town feel. Numerous beautiful, welcoming neighborhoods boast a sense of peace and quiet perfect for families looking to raise children, professionals who want an easy commute to Nashville, and retirees searching for a respite from the hustle and bustle of city life. Murfreesboro’s open spaces and parks provide ample opportunities for exciting adventures in nature, and residents are often found running along trails, taking their children to playgrounds, and enjoying laid-back picnics. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Residents of Murfreesboro have several dining, shopping, and entertainment destinations to explore. Puckett's Restaurant in Murfreesboro’s vibrant downtown attracts patrons with its authentic comfort food, from home-cooked sides to slow-smoked barbeque over cherry wood, and its welcoming Southern hospitality. Visit The Alley on Main for American favorites like steaks, pasta, sandwiches, and seafood served in a relaxed space with a full bar and homemade desserts.
The historic downtown area is filled with charming, eclectic eateries and boutique shops lined along well-kept streets. Shoppers will find anything from antiques to fashionable apparel to unique treasures inside Murfreesboro’s buzzing center. Shopping enthusiasts will also love The Avenue Murfreesboro, an open-air lifestyle shopping center with over one-hundred stores, multiple fine dining restaurants, beautifully landscaped walkways, and ample parking space.

Things to Do

Murfreesboro’s myriad of parks and green spaces provide excellent recreational opportunities to its residents. Nature and history lovers can visit Stones River National Battlefield on Old Nashville Highway to explore a 570-acre park and cemetery. Situated along the Stones River, this community landmark features a visitor center and marked trails along Civil War battlefields. Another fantastic park is Barfield Crescent Park, a leafy 430-acre community park with hiking trails, sports fields, camping sites, and a golf course.
Golfers look no further than Old Fort Golf Course for an incredible golfing experience on a well-maintained course along the banks of the Stones River and adjacent to the Fortress Rosecrans. Those looking to tee off here will find a challenging 7,086-yard course with six sets of tees. The course has hosted several championship events, including collegiate and Tennessee PGA Section tournaments. After a day of golfing, head to Hop Springs, or Hop Springs Beer Park, to visit a world-class brewery sitting on 83 acres. Enjoy sampling crafted beers inside the taproom and afterward explore the grounds, which feature a disc golf course, walking trails, a dog park, and a creek that winds along the property. 


Murfreesboro’s excellent schools are served by the Rutherford County School District. Top-performing schools and universities nearby include:
  • Hobgood Elementary School, Grades PK, K-6
  • Northfield Elementary School, Grades PK, K-6
  • Blackman Middle School, Grades 6-12
  • Riverdale High School, Grades 9-12
  • Middle Tennessee State University
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