10 Murfreesboro Stereotypes That Are Completely AccurateCome on Murfreesboro, you know it’s true.
1. Everyone In Murfreesboro Bleeds Blue
Source: Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) via FacebookWhile the rest of the state is busy worrying about the Volunteers and the Commodores, Murfreesboro is cheering for their hometown hero, Middle Tennessee State University Raiders. They might not be playing against college football giants, but that doesn’t stop the town from using game days as an excuse to throw a great party.
2. Murfreesboroians Can’t Be Contained By Walls
Source: Murfreesboro Greenway via FacebookMurfreesboroians love to get outside, whether they’re on a bike, paddling a boat, or on their own two feet. You can’t keep a Murfreesboroian pent up for long.
3. Murfreesboroians Are Born Romantics
Source: Flickr User Wineblat Eugene – PortraitsThis is a city that believes in true love. According to Amazon, Murfreesboro ranks eighth in the purchasing of “romantic” items, including lots of love songs, rom-coms, and sexual wellness products that are frequently shipped their direction. Pretty hot, right?
4. Everyone In Murfreesboro Is Über Friendly…
Source: Flickr User Aleksander LazovskiEven though it’s close to Nashville, Murfreesboro is small enough to still have that “small town” feel, everyone smiles to one another on the streets and there are frequent run-ins with acquaintances. Blame it on the Southern hospitality, but any Murfreesboroian is more than happy to help a friend or stranger in need.
5. Except For When They Are Behind The Wheel Of A Car
Source: Flickr User jsmjrThey might be friendly if you bump into them on the streets, but a Murfreesboroian behind the wheel is a different story. In the past couple decades, the town has doubled in size, so fast that the roads haven’t been able to accommodate the sudden population surge. As a result, there is some horrible traffic, and some very, ahem, grumpy drivers.
6. When Folks In Murfreesboro Want A Sprite They Order A Coke
Source: Flickr User Imgflip.comDon’t be surprised if your friend from Murfreesboro tells you they want a coke and is disappointed when you bring them the famous red and white can. Anyone in the local restaurant business will tell you, it’s usually best to ask a follow up question, like “what type of coke?” after someone places their order.
7. Murfreesboroians Just Love Coffee
Source: Just Love Coffee Roasters via FacebookHome to “Just Love Coffee,” Murfreesboroians are pretty serious about getting their daily caffeine jolt. A quick drive around the city will show how passionate they are, as coffee shops seem to have popped up everywhere. Sure, there are the mass-produced places like Starbucks, but the towns selection of smaller, local places, is on par with anywhere in the country.
8. Murfreesboroians Stay Strapped
Source: Flickr User theogeoGuns have a long history of being a huge part of Murfreesboro, dating back to civil war battles and more recently the founding of the local company Barrett Firearms Manufacturing in 1982. The local laws are relatively gun-friendly and enthusiasts have no problem finding a shooting range. To top it off, the town is home to one of the larger annual gun shows in the state. Don’t be shocked if small talk with a Murfreesboroian quickly leads to a full blown conversation about their gun collection.
9. When It Comes To Storm Preparedness Murfreesboroians Do Not Play Around
Source: Flickr User The National GuardWhen the storm sirens sound, everyone in town heads for the hills, and rightfully so, as Murfreesboro has a history of encountering some dangerous storms. With over $40 million in damages resulting from a 2009 storm alone, the town of Murfreesboro has taken several steps to make sure its citizens are prepared for similar storms in the future.
10. Murfreesboroians Have The Best Drawl In All Of The South
Source: Flickr User AskMe@TheLibraryYou can always spy a Murfreesboro native by their accent. While its not quite as broad as farther south there’s still a hint of the ever-present drawl, and words like “y’all” are frequently worked into conversation. It’s just another way that Murfreesboro charms visitors into staying for good.
Source: Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) via FacebookDid we miss anything? Tell us what you think of Murfreesboro in the comments below!