Murfreesboro ranks 20th in nation in “most affordable homes” category of Money’s 2010 Best Places to Live list for the nation’s small cities
-Money Magazine 2010
Tennessee named “Co-State of the Year” in economic development – Southern Business & Development Magazine, Jul 2010
Tennessee wins “Silver Shovel Award” for its successful economic development efforts – Area Development Magazine, Jul 2010
Rutherford County is the second fastest growing county in Tennessee - The U.S. Census Bureau, Jun 2010
Rutherford County is the 30th fastest growing county in the U.S. - The U.S. Census Bureau, Jun 2010
Tennessee ranks 3rd in nation for “Best States for Business” – Chief Executive Magazine, May 2010
Tennessee ranks 5th in nation for economic development performance in 2009 – Site Selection, Mar 2010
Tennessee named “2009 State of the Year” for the number of new jobs created and amount of capital investments made
- Business Facilities Magazine, Jan 2010
Rutherford County ranks 14th in the U.S. for Fastest Job Growth, increasing 37% between 2000 and 2010 - CNN Money, Aug 2011
La Vergne ranks 13th in the U.S. for “Most Affordable Homes” - CNN Money, Aug 2011
Smyrna ranks as one of the “Top 25 Suburbs in the U.S. for Retirement” - Forbes Magazine, Aug 2011
Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) in Murfreesboro ranks 5th in the U.S. among schools who are health-minded and “inclined to healthier pursuits” - Newsweek Magazine, Aug 2011
Rutherford County, Tennessee, located just southeast of Nashville on the I-24 corridor, successfully blends its Civil War history in this new century community.
Stones River National Battlefield, located in Murfreesboro, was one of the the Civil War’s fiercest battles. The antebellum mansions found at the Sam Davis home and the Oaklands Historic House Museum are linked to this pivotal period in this nation’s history.
If you’re coming to visit Murfreesboro, Tennessee, you’ll want to visit our Heritage Center and the county courthouse.
Murfreesboro’s Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), with over 23,000 students, is the largest undergraduate university in the state.
A city committed to “creating a better quality of life,” Murfreesboro is a dynamic, fast-growing city that plays hosts to over 70,000 full-time residents. Once the state’s capitol, Murfreesboro remains Rutherford’s county seat.