Murfreesboro Ranks Among Top 100 Best Places to Live

Murfreesboro is recognized as one of the top 100 best places to live in the U.S.

Murfreesboro has been ranked in the Top 100 Best Places to Live in the U.S. by The city achieved a quality of life score of 698 in the Livability ranking, with housing cost being one of its top categories. The median home value in Murfreesboro is $319,892. You can view all 100 rankings on the Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2024 – Livability page.

With a population of 161,397, Murfreesboro joins other notable cities such as Cary, NC (874), Charleston, SC (733), Knoxville, TN (695), and Fort Lauderdale, FL (692) that have populations between 150,000-199,000. In the Southeast, Murfreesboro is listed alongside Franklin, TN (799), Raleigh, NC (786), Asheville, NC (773), Charleston, SC (733), Tampa, FL, and Gainesville, FL.

Livability highlights Murfreesboro for its job creation, high-quality schools, and affordable living options. The city is situated about 45 minutes south of Nashville in Rutherford County and is part of one of the nation’s fastest-growing population centers. Murfreesboro offers numerous parks, trails, shopping centers, and a flourishing arts scene for relaxation and leisure activities.

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Murfreesboro offers proximity to Nashville while maintaining a lower cost of living and ample open spaces. The city is known for its big-city amenities, small-town charm, top-notch schools, booming economy, and excellent access to outdoor activities. It features an efficient transit system with seven routes and a well-connected greenway system for walking, biking, and skating.

Shopping locally is convenient in Murfreesboro, with a historic downtown that hosts over 400 locally owned businesses and a walkable Public Square anchored by the Rutherford County Courthouse, dating back to 1859. The local economy is thriving with jobs in advanced manufacturing, aviation and aerospace, tech, and life sciences. Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro is recognized for producing top tech talent.

For recreation, Murfreesboro offers municipal golf courses, disc golf courses, parks, trails, and historic sites, making it a well-rounded place to live.

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