Murfreesboro is the county seat of Rutherford County, located approximately 35 miles southeast of downtown Nashville. Recently ranked in the top 20 places to live in the United States by Money magazine, Murfreesboro continues to experience rapid business and residential growth. Home to Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro is one the most highly desired places to live in Middle Tennessee. Here you can find farms, starter subdivisions to gated communities. You can enjoy great parks, historical sites and outdoor shopping at The Avenue or go to historic downtown Murfreesboro to check out cute shops and tasty restaurants. The down-home feel and sense of community is strong here.