Murfreesboro is a large city located in and the county seat of Rutherford County. It has around 28 neighborhoods and is the 6th largest community in the state of Tennessee. It is wealthy compared to state economic standards and upper-middle income compared to national economic standards. It is part of the Nashville Metro area, the states fastest growing metropolitan area. The city is nicknamed “the boro” and its motto is “Creating a better quality of life.” It has a mayor/council form of government with a six-member council. The city has a mixed workforce and job market of both white and blue collar workers and positions. Over 37% of all the adults in Murfreesboro have four-year degrees or higher, which is well over the national average of about 22%. It is very ethnically and racially diverse, though the majority of residents are of European descent. Common ancestries include English, German, Irish, Italian and more. English is the primary language, but several residents also speak Spanish. Murfreesboro is a town for all ages and perfect for singles, couples, families and more.
The town was settled in 1811 and quickly established as the county seat of Rutherford County. The town was incorporated in 1817. From 1818 until 1826, it served as the state capital as well. The town is named Murfreesboro in memory of Revolutionary War hero Colonel Hardy Murfree. During the Civil War, the Battle of Murfreesboro was fought nearby. The battle lasted three days and one of the wars bloodiest battles. In its early years, it was an agricultural community whose main crops were cotton, tobacco, and corn. By 1853, the community was home to a number of colleges and academies which helped make it an educational mecca. After WWI and WWII, the city continued to diversify its economic base to include industry and manufacturing helping build the city’s solid and stable financial base.
Murfreesboro spans 39.2 square miles. In 2010, it had a population of 108,755, a population density of 2,800 people per square mile and a per capita income of $25,789. In 2013, the estimated median household income was $52,498 and the estimated per capita income was $25,365. In the same year, the estimated median house or condo value was $168,600, the mean price on all housing units was $213,664 and the median gross rent was $866. It is a vibrant and warm place to live and in 2006, according to Money Magazine Murfreesboro was ranked the 84th best place to live in the United States.
Public education is provided primarily by the schools of two districts, Murfreesboro and Rutherford County school districts. Local schools include Black Fox Elementary, Cason Lane Academy, Discovery School, Blackman High School and others. The city features 12 miles of greenways as well as several parks, like Old Fort Park and Battlefield Crescent Park. There are two main shopping malls, Stones River Mall and The Avenue at Murfreesboro. The city hosts annual events like Mainstreet Jazzfest, the Murfreesboro Folk Fest, a student film festival and more. Homes for sale in Murfreesboro range from first-time buyer homes through luxury homes. Other real estate options include apartments, condominiums, townhomes and more. To find the home of your dreams just contact local real estate agent Pauline Charlton today at 615 482 2257.