Murfreesboro Real Estate Information

The county seat of Rutherford County, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, is a large city in the central region of the state. Though it sometimes is considered a suburb of Nashville, it also is far enough from the capital (about 35 miles southeast) and large enough to stand on its own as a city. The population here was estimated in 2008 to be over 100,000, and the city has seen its population boom in recent years. Between the censuses of 1990 and 2000, its population grew by 66 percent.

The city makes up an area of about 40 square miles and its residents have a median household annual income of almost $40,000. The community was named after the Revolutionary War hero Colonel Hardy Murfree, and was the site of the Battle of Stones River, also called the Battle of Murfreesboro, in the Civil War on December 31, 1862. Today, the Stones River National Battlefield is a historical site. The largest employers here include the Rutherford County government, Middle Tennessee State University, State Farm Operations Center, Alvin C. York Veterans Administration Medical Center, Middle Tennessee Medical Center, and the Verizon Wireless Call Center, all of which employ more than 1,000.

The city is home to Middle Tennessee State University, the largest public undergraduate university in the state, with more than 20,000 students. Murfreesboro City Schools operates K-6 schools in a system with 10 elementary schools. Higher level schools operate under the Rutherford County School District, which includes three middle schools, several K-8 schools, and four major high schools. There are several private schools in the community as well. For getting around Murfreesboro, take one of nine buses that run, servicing six major corridors.

Attractions in the city include Cannonsburgh Village, a park that operates with actors and settings reflecting what the community looked like in days gone by, from the 1830s to the 1930s; Oaklands Historic House Museum; Old Fort Park, a 50-acre area with baseball fields, tennis courts, a playground and an 18-hole championship golf course; Barfield-Crescent Park, a 430-acre park with an 18-hole championship disc golf course and seven miles of bike/running trails; and the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring; and the Bradley Academy Museum. The Center for the Arts offers an array of exhibits, theater performances, concerts, dance and magic shows throughout the year. Annual events include the the Main Street Jazzfest and Uncle Dave Macon Days.