Quality of Life

Welcome to Rutherford

Rutherford County is home to Murfreesboro, Smyrna, La Vergne and Eagleville, TN.

We are a thriving suburb that provides easy and affordable access to world-class educational institutions, sports, museums, entertainment, shopping and dining without the associated costs of big-city living.

Our ample career opportunities, excellent schools and high quality of life attract an average of 20 people a day to Rutherford County. Stay awhile and find out why so many love to call our county home.


Best Real Estate Market in the U.S.

(WalletHub 2021)


Fastest-growing City in the U.S.

(Business Insider 2019)


State Income Tax


Ranked Boomtown in the U.S. by SmartAsset

I love living in Rutherford County because of the rolling hills and proximity to so many beautiful places to hike, kayak, and bike!

-Leisa Justus, Principal, Blackmon High School

Our families who relocated from New Jersey enjoy Murfreesboro's unique combination of big city amenities within a hometown atmosphere. MTSU is also a strong drawing card; a world class college education right in your backyard.

-Holli Montgomery, Managing Director, Schwan Cosmetics

I came to Rutherford County to go to school and loved it and stayed! Murfreesboro is a great place to raise a family and I love all that is offered here - great schools, lots of outdoor activities and great people.

-Abbigail Stanley, Nurse Residency Lead Recruiter, HCA TriStar

We love taking advantage of the greenway system, especially Barfield Park. It's great to be able to experience nature without having to travel too far. We also love the many restaurants and grocery options (vegan, vegetarian, and Asian are our favorites).

-Kristen Swann, Vice President of Collective Impact and Strategic Initiatives, United Way of Rutherford & Cannon Counties