MSN recently voted Murfreesboro, Tennessee no. 12 among the nation’s top 15 growing cities. Why? Access is one reason. “Interstate 24 runs directly through the city, and interstates 65 and 40 are just a few minutes away,” states Murfreesboro’s official city website. Other attractions include shopping, industrial and commercial development, an expanding job market, Middle Tennessee State University – between 22,000 and 24,000 students attend – good schools, a family – friendly focus and the plethora of things to see and do throughout the burgeoning city.
For the outdoor type, Murfreesboro offers a bounty of parks. Barfield Crescent Park boasts 430 acres with jogging trails, a disc golf course and volleyball. Play baseball at Old Fort Park; swim at McKnight Park; take the kids to play at Patterson Park Community Center; picnic at Rogers Park; play soccer at Siegel Park; or unleash the dogs for some romping at the Bark Park. Murfreesboro also has a system of greenways, accessible from 11 trailheads and consisting of Stones River, Lytle Creek and Gateway trails.
Murfreesboro is ripe with shopping opportunities. From the grand Stone Rivers Mall to smaller, more intimate boutiques such as Anastasia’s Attic and Krissos, shopping destinations are endless. There are galleries, garden centers and bridal stores; discount shoe shops, tobacco stores and jewelers; print shops, flower boutiques and bookstores.
The array of dining establishments in Murfreesboro guarantees that regardless of your preference, you can find something to please your palate. You can find everything from a hot dog shop to upscale grills, Italian bistros, cafes, tapas restaurants, ice cream shops and so much more.
Check out Murfreesboro’s WorldWeb page for a complete list of dining establishments, broken down and organized by categories.
Tourists looking for history in Murfreesboro won’t be disappointed. There are several landmarks in the city worth visiting. Check out the Stone River National Battlefield, the site of an important three-day Civil War battle. Visit the Oaklands antebellum mansion, or take a tour to the numerous war markers around town.
The Rutherford County Center for the Arts, the Discovery Center at Murphy Spring, Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village and the Center for Historic Preservation are some of the main museums in the Murfreesboro area.
Chances are, you’ll never run out of things to see and do in Murfreesboro. There are several notable golf courses and high-rated spas; you can see a production at the Little Theatre or take in the Murfreesboro Philharmonic; there’s a skate park, annual street festivals and an active nightlife.
Murfreesboro real estate is diverse, as well. Apartments, condo complexes, single family homes, renovated historic homes and mansions can all be found throughout the area.