Murfreesboro – A Livable, Lovable Tennessee Town
If you’re looking to move into the fastest growing city in Tennessee, look no further than a livable, lovable Murfreesboro home. The quality of life is outstanding with plenty of housing, great schools, outstanding services, ongoing employment opportunities, regional medical facilities and a host of recreational programs.
Did you know Murfreesboro was once the capital of Tennessee? In 1811, a committee was appointed to by the Tennessee State Legislature to choose a new Rutherford County seat site. Sixty acres belonging to Captain William Lytle were chosen and the town was originally named Cannonsburgh after Williamson county politician Newton Cannon.
Lytle requested the name be changed to Murfreesboro to honor his friend, Colonel Hardy Murfree. The city was officially recognized as Murfreesboro in 1817 and named the capital of Tennessee in 1818. By 1826, Nashville regained its title as the Tennessee state capitol.
In days gone by, Murfreesboro was an agricultural community. By the middle of the 1800s, Murfreesboro housed three colleges and multiple academies, earning it the name “Athens of Tennessee”. Today the Middle Tennessee University educates more than 23,000 students.
After World War II, the economy of Murfreesboro turned from agriculture to industry and manufacturing. In the past decade, Murfreesboro enjoyed a 53.2 percent population increase. More people are realizing Murfreesboro is an affordable, enjoyable place to live. Consider a welcoming, convenient Murfreesboro home of your own.
If your budget is around $1,000,000, a gracious Murfreesboro home awaits you. Check out a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath Spanish-style home with an open beam ceiling, stone fireplace, detached efficiency apartment with 2-car garage, storage shed and horse barn on 13.98 acres. If your budget is closer to $500,000, you will love a secluded 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath Murfreesboro ranch home with a five stall barn and over 17 acres of fenced and cross-fenced property.
For those with a budget closer to $300,000, there are plenty of attractive Murfreesboro homes to choose from. Move right into a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath Mufreesboro home with plantation shutters located on a cul de sac.
To find out more about magnificent Murfreesboro homes, contact Todd Taylor at 615-785-3563.