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Frequently Asked Questions

When were prices and availability in Murfreesboro City, TN last updated?

Prices and availability in Murfreesboro City, TN were last updated on 8 Mar 2021.

What are the best apartments in Murfreesboro City, TN?

The best apartments in Murfreesboro City, TN are: Everwood at the Avenue, Alder Terrace Apartments, Chelsea Place Apartments, Richland Falls Apartments and Century Autumn Wood.

What is the average rent in Murfreesboro City, TN?

The average rent in Murfreesboro City, TN is $1,188. Start your search for apartments in Murfreesboro City, TN now.

What is the price range for a studio apartment in Murfreesboro City, TN?

The price range for a studio apartment in Murfreesboro City, TN is between $795 and $1,229. View all studio apartments in Murfreesboro City, TN.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Murfreesboro City, TN?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Murfreesboro City, TN is between $795 and $2,463. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Murfreesboro City, TN now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Murfreesboro City, TN?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Murfreesboro City, TN is between $848 and $2,620. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Murfreesboro City, TN.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Murfreesboro City, TN?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Murfreesboro City, TN is between $805 and $2,823. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Murfreesboro City, TN.

Renter's Guide to Murfreesboro

One of the fastest growing cities in the country and the seat of Rutherford County, Murfreesboro, Tennessee is located only 35 miles from Nashville, occupying only 39 square miles. Being in central Tennessee, flights to Chicago take an hour and both Memphis and Atlanta are only 3 ½ hours away by car. Weather in Murfreesboro, typical of the Nashville area, averages around 50°F during the winter and around 90°F during the peak of summer. While snow is a rarity—only 1-2 inches fall in any year—the city does get its share of rainfall, over 50 inches annually. Finally, Money magazine has rated Murfreesboro in its top 100 best places to live out of 725 cities in the U.S. with a population over 50,000 residents.

Murfreesboro City, TN Demographics

  • Total Population136,366
  • Female 67,034
    Male 69,332
  • Median Age30.4

Cost of Living in Murfreesboro, TN

Cost of living in Murfreesboro stacks up quite well against cities like Chicago, with rent prices 56% lower than the Windy City and food prices nearly 20% lower. The city is well-served by its Rover public transportation system and fares, which are only $1.00, are quite affordable. Also, commuter rail between Murfreesboro and Nashville are now being discussed. Taxis in Murfreesboro are plentiful and fares start at $3.00 with $2.00 for each additional mile. Meals average $10 at inexpensive restaurants in Murfreesboro, and only $40 in a mid-range eatery. Utility costs are a bit higher in that a 900-square-foot apartment averages $175 per month and average monthly Internet bills are $55.

Average Rent in Murfreesboro City, TN

  • Murfreesboro City, TN Average Rental Price, February 2021 $1,188 /mo

Murfreesboro City, TN Apartment Rent Ranges

  • < $5001%
  • $501-$7002%
  • $701-$1,00023%
  • $1,001-$1,50060%
  • $1,501-$2,00013%
  • > $2,0001%

Murfreesboro City, TN Rent Trends

Average Rent Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Feb / 2021
Murfreesboro City, TN $1,066 $1,066 $1,102 $1,114 $1,141 $1,159 $1,154 $1,167 $1,188
National $1,381 $1,418 $1,428 $1,432 $1,468 $1,475 $1,477 $1,464 $1,462

Living in Murfreesboro, TN

Possibly one of the best things that Murfreesboro offers is living in close proximity to one of the most exciting and fun-filled cities in the country—Nashville. Residents can enjoy the ambiance of a small city while having convenient access to all the culture and nightlife offered by its nearby neighbor. Being a smaller town doesn’t mean Murfreesboro is without its diversity, in that its population has sizable African-American and Hispanic communities. Of course, there is a price to pay when it comes to Murfreesboro weather, which can be a bit unpleasant in the heat and humidity of summer, though the mild winter climate does mitigate that. Once commuter rail is established between Murfreesboro and Nashville, the city will be an even more attractive place to live, but for now, a car is certainly a necessity.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Although a mid-sized city, there are plenty of things to do in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, not the least of which is shopping at The Avenue Murfreesboro, an open-air shopping center with over 100 stores. Nightlife rocks as well with lots of great bars in Murfreesboro like the Green Dragon—a family-oriented pub serving a fine selection of craft beers and delicious soups and sandwiches. Film buffs needn’t go far, given all the movie theaters in Murfreesboro—the largest of which is the Carmike Cinemas with 16 screens showing the best movies in Murfreesboro. Families can enjoy the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, a children's museum, nature center and wetlands boardwalk near downtown. For outdoors buffs, the city is awash in great parks, such as Barfield Crescent Park—the largest at 430 acres. It has 8 baseball fields, a hiking and running trail, 10 picnic shelters, and a Disc Golf Course among other activities. The city also has a 12-mile greenway system offering residents opportunity to enjoy nature wherever they live. Finally, there’s no shortage of great eateries either. The best restaurants in Murfreesboro offer food fare ranging from traditional American, like the wonderful Chop House Steak House, to some terrific Thai and Sushi at The Bangkok—and everything in between.

Employment and Economy

The economic conditions and availability of jobs in Murfreesboro couldn’t be better with a the unemployment rate hovering around 4%, well under the national average. In addition, the unemployment rate in Rutherford County, in which the city is located, was a mere 3% in May 2016—the lowest in the state and one of the lowest in the nation. Being a city of just over 100,000 people, one would expect that many of the employers are small businesses, however, the county and city’s business climate has attracted the corporate headquarters of major employers such as Nissan, State Farm, Ingram, and Asurion.

Murfreesboro City, TN Households

  • Total Number of Households50,195
  • Family 31,230
    Non-family 18,965
  • Children 16,741
    No Children 33,454
  • Average People Per Household2.63
  • Median Household Income$62,003
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,117

Education in Murfreesboro

Schools in Murfreesboro have received an outstanding rating of 8 out 10 from the Great Schools Foundation and some schools such as the Mcfadden School of Excellence (K-5) and The Discovery School @ Bellwood (K-8) received perfect scores of 10! High schools ranked right up there as well with Riverdale High School Murfreesboro scoring an 8 rating and Oakland High School Murfreesboro scoring an impressive 7 rating. Murfreesboro is also home to Middle Tennessee State University, the largest undergraduate university in the state and ranked by Forbes Magazine in 2009 as one of the top 100 universities in the country.

Murfreesboro City, TN Education Statistics

  • No High School2%
  • Some High School29%
  • Some College26%
  • Associate Degree8%
  • Bachelor Degree24%
  • Graduate Degree11%

Tips for Renting in Murfreesboro

Those looking for apartments or homes for rent in Murfreesboro can take comfort in knowing that the city’s housing is covered under The Tennessee Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, which establishes rights and obligations of landlords and tenants involving the rental of Murfreesboro apartments. Among other things, landlords must comply with building codes that affect health and safety, make all repairs and do whatever is necessary to keep their premises in a fit and habitable condition.

The “Boro,” as the city is affectionately known, has a college town atmosphere, given the presence of Middle Tennessee State University and its 25,000 students. Anyone looking to relocate here should consider that, especially if moving from a large metropolitan area. It also means the city doesn’t have a large downtown area but rather a vibrant Main Street, where residents gather at the town square for events like the annual Christmas tree lighting and numerous festivals.

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