Murfreesboro is one of Tennessee’s fasting growing cities. As many of you know I recently became a Murfreesboro resident with my family! I added Murfreesboro to our home search and very glad I did. It has so much to offer. We have quickly discovered when it comes to dining, shopping, entertaining, kid activities, and finding things to do, Murfreesboro has it all with a lot of value.
I moved to Nashville about 20 years ago and I remember hearing people talk about “The Boro” later realizing that was what most people called Murfreesboro. In 1817 when Murfreesboro was established it was originally named Cannonsburgh but quickly changed the name to Murfreesboro. I would imagine it didn’t take too long for “The Boro” to become its nickname.
Murfreesboro has a population of around 120,000 which is more than nearby cities of Franklin and Smyrna but much less than Nashville which is closer 625,000. Big city with small hometown values with a great motto of “Creating a Better Quality of Life”!
In 2006 “Money” ranked Murfreesboro as the 84th best place to live in the U.S. and since then it has grown more and added more attractions, jobs, housing and increased home values.
The average home in Murfreesboro is priced around $195,000 and home values have gone up 7.5% in the last 12 months with predictions that home values will rise another 4.2% in the following year! Impressive. With the commute to Nashville being about 30 miles, it is a close distance that literally sits in the middle of Tennessee.
A few things to check out in Murfreesboro:
Stones River Mall is an inside mall that has been recently renovated with great stores including Dillards, JC Penny, Victoria’s Secret, and Bath and Body Works, to name a few. As well as, many restaurants and a Chuckie Cheese for these HOT summer days.
The Avenue Murfreesboro is a great addition to Murfreesboro. It sits on 811,000 square feet making it one of the largest outdoor shopping malls in the US, housing close to 100 different stores and restaurants. A family destination for sure, with shops to make everyone happy including, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Bed Bath and Beyond, Belk, World Market, Old Navy, Carters, Buckle, and so many more. It is surrounded by great places to eat including Bar Louie, Peter D’s, Newks, and Chili’s.
Downtown Murfreesboro on Main Street is where you can find the perfect gift, or home décor, with great boutiques and unique gift shops.
Not only are there more than 300 restaurants in and around Murfreesboro, but I was impressed by so much local support for local farmers with The Farmers Market and a wide selection to find the freshest fruits and vegetables. Batey Farms strawberry patch, Lucky Ladd Farms (where you can go pick your veggies), and Main Street Saturday Market of Murfreesboro are just a few options to get these selections and is an example of how Murfreesboro believes in supporting their local economy, saving natural resources, and increasing knowledge about a certain way of life! I believe that follows their motto of creating a better quality of life!
Indian Hills Golf Course, Cedar Crest Golf Course and Old Fort Golf Course
The Discovery Center
Boro Beach @ the Sports Com
Murfreesboro Bark Park
Go USA Fun Park
Greenway System with 12 miles of paved paths with 11 trailheads and future plans to expand into 173 miles of greenways, bikeways, and blueways.
Murfreesboro has so much to offer and you can get a lot of home for the money in this growing city. It’s a great place to raise a family with great school districts, holiday events, and plenty of activities to keep your family happy!
Let me know if I can help you find your next home in Murfreesboro TN.
The Doug Austin Team
Benchmark Realty, LLC