Murfreesboro is conveniently settled along the edges of the Stones River just southeast of Nashville. The city features a city environment with a home-town feel. Murfreesboro is home to Middle Tennessee State University and has plans for an open-air retail mall to open in the fall of 2007.
Perfectly situated as the geographical center of Tennessee, Murfreesboro is filled with Civil War history. The city was originally named after Hardy Murfree, a Revolutionary War Officer and a land speculator.
Murfreesboro is located in Rutherford County which is currently the fastest growing counties in the state. Leisure time is well spent in the city’s system of Greenway Trails – parks and trails for nature hikes, biking, running, and relaxing. You will also find a 9-hole VA Golf Course and the Old Fort Golf Course, and 18-hole flat course that is easy to walk and open year round. Furry friends can capitalize on the amenities of the town Bark Park; children and adults may take advantage of fitness facilities and two city pools that also offer swim lessons.
The city is proud of its new 400-acre business park and mixed-use complex called the Murfreesboro Gateway which is conveniently located off Interstate 24 and only 30 miles from downtown Nashville. The city also recently added “Rover,” the city’s new public transportation service sporting smaller, bight green buses.
Housing in Murfreesboro is pleasantly affordable and the school system has some of the top scores in the state. The city was names the Most Livable Town in Tennessee in the late 1990s and is today the fastest growing city in the state of Tennessee.
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