Murfreesboro, TN


Highest Appreciating Murfreesboro Neighborhoods Since 2000

Murfreesboro, TN Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Murfreesboro Housing Market Information

With a population of 126,118, 44,518 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $218,911, Murfreesboro real estate is some of the most expensive in Tennessee, although Murfreesboro home values aren't among America's most expensive.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Murfreesboro, accounting for 55.93% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Murfreesboro include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 28.48%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.66%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 6.49%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Murfreesboro are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 49.80% owning and 50.20% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Murfreesboro built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Murfreesboro built between 2000 and later ( 37.69%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 13.33%). There's also some housing in Murfreesboro built before 1939 ( 2.57%).

Murfreesboro Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Murfreesboro has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Murfreesboro real estate appreciated 20.46% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 1.88%, putting Murfreesboro in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Murfreesboro definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Murfreesboro that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Murfreesboro real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Murfreesboro appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 10.09%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 94.08% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Murfreesboro. Murfreesboro appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.76%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 11.51%.

Importantly, this makes Murfreesboro one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the city's near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to Tennessee, our data show that Murfreesboro's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 90% of the other cities and towns in Tennessee.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Murfreesboro differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Murfreesboro - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Murfreesboro real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Murfreesboro, TN HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,258,000 1.0
$943,001 - $1,258,000 0.3
$629,001 - $943,000 0.9
$503,001 - $629,000 2.5
$377,001 - $503,000 7.5
$252,001 - $377,000 22.6
$126,001 - $252,000 53.4
$63,001 - $126,000 8.2
$0 - $63,000 3.5

Very High for TN
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
27.9151529356615 8.16326530612245

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Murfreesboro Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
55.19% 2.58% 9 7
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,268 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 49.80
Renters 50.20
Vacant 6.33

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Murfreesboro HOMES
2000 or Newer 37.7
1970 - 1999 46.4
1940 - 1969 13.3
1939 or Older 2.6

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Murfreesboro HOMES
Single-Family 55.9
Townhomes 6.5
Small Apt. Buildings 7.7
Apt. Complexes 28.5
Mobile Homes 1.4
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF Murfreesboro HOMES
No Bedroom 1.67
1 Bedroom 12.18
2 Bedrooms 26.05
3 Bedrooms 41.16
4 Bedrooms 16.49
5 or more bedrooms 2.46