Murfreesboro, TN, is just south of the state's capital of Nashville. It's home to Middle Tennessee State University and several Civil War historic battle memorials. The community has a small-town feel, but it is close enough to Nashville for retired seniors to access big-city amenities and is convenient for family and friends to visit.
Murfreesboro has a temperate climate, with long, warm summers and winters with little snow. For seniors who have health conditions alleviated by warmer weather, Murfreesboro may be an attractive place to retire. It's not just the pleasant weather that makes this city enticing for seniors. Tennessee has no state income tax, which may help those on a tight budget afford assisted living fees. A cost of living close to the national average may also be a financial benefit for seniors.
The costs for assisted living in Murfreesboro are a little higher than the Tennessee monthly average, at $4,150 compared to $3,900. Other larger metro areas in the state have above-average fees, such as Memphis, at $4,113 and Johnson City, at $3,985. These figures come from the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2019.
Note: Cost information for Murfreesboro was not available, so data from the nearest city, Nashville, was used.
If you or a loved one are considering an assisted living facility in Murfreesboro, see our list of the top 10 facilities in the area.
Creekside at Three Rivers
2744 Ashers Fork Dr.
Murfreesboro, TN, 37128
Creekside offers a variety of assisted living options for seniors, from 3-bedroom apartments to studio suites compliant with ADA accessibility regulations. A feeling of community and a social atmosphere is fostered through group events, including festive holiday and birthday celebrations for residents. A full schedule of planned activities helps seniors stay occupied during the day, including guest speaking engagements, crafts and games and book clubs. Group outings to Murfreesboro and Nashville are also part of the residents' social calendar. Three hot, nutritious meals are served daily in the common dining room, created to meet the nutritional needs of the elderly. Visitors are welcome for meals.
Elmcroft of Murfreesboro
3211 Memorial Blvd.
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Safe, comfortable accommodations and day and night staff at Elmcroft help senior residents enjoy life to the fullest. The assisted living community serves three hot, nutritious meals in the dining room, with snacks and coffee available throughout the day. Some of the private accommodations have kitchenettes, allowing residents to cook and dine in their own space. Coordinated medical care is offered, including assistance making medical and dental appointments, transportation to these appointments and local physician visits to the facility. Daily activities, like games, fitness classes and hobby clubs allow residents to meet new friends and pursue favorite interests.
Harmony at Victory Station
211 Fortress Boulevard
Murfreesboro, TN, 37128
Seniors living at Harmony at Victory Station may enjoy strolling through nearby Barfield Crescent Park with friends or visiting family. The assisted living facility offers plenty to fill the residents' days, including fitness classes and crafting or book clubs. Accommodations here include spacious apartments with kitchenettes and emergency monitoring. Compassionate staff is available 24/7 to help residents with daily needs. Meals are prepared on-site, focusing on the nutritional needs of the elderly and served in the community dining room. Socialization is encouraged, with the thrice-per-week happy hours and music-in-the-square performances.
1927 Memorial Boulevard
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
We've included Adams Place in our list partly because of the High Performing recognition from US News and World Report. The assisted living community offers daily and nightly care for residents, including on-site licensed medical care. Each individualized care plan is created in conjunction with primary care doctors and specialty physicians. Physical, occupational and speech therapies are offered in the on-site therapy gym. A professional chef prepares three nutritious meals which are served in the community dining room. Plenty of planned activities are scheduled to entertain residents and provide opportunities for socialization, including group outings.
Stones River Manor
205 Haynes Dr.
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Stones River Manor assisted living offers comprehensive care for seniors, including professional staff who are always available to help with daily needs and monthly health assessments from the staff nurse. Delicious meals are freshly made on the premises and served three times daily in the dining room, allowing residents to eat communally. Weekly cooking classes are offered for residents in the demo kitchen. Other activities include games and outings, as well as fitness classes. Stones River is a Christian-centered community, with on-site worship services and Bible studies. An outdoor patio and garden invite residents to enjoy nice weather and a book or pleasant conversation.
The Rutherford Assisted Living
1658 Lascassas Pike
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
The safety of residents comes first at The Rutherford Assisted Living. The community is staffed all day and night with professional caregivers, handicapped-accessible bathrooms and suites and 24-hour emergency response systems. The care for residents' health extends to the nutritious, homemade meals made on-site and served in the community dining room three times a day; snacks and coffee are available throughout the day. Seniors at The Rutherford are encouraged to make new friends and pursue favorite activities through structured games, hobby groups or fitness classes. Group outings are also arranged by the activities director.
Park View Meadows
240 East MTCS Rd.
Murfreesboro, TN, 37129
The management philosophy at Park View Meadows is to help seniors enjoy their golden years to the fullest. This begins with building a sense of community through competitive games, book and crafting clubs and organized group outings. Relationships can further develop over a quiet conversation in the garden patio or bonding over the love of a shared book in the library. Meals are prepared on-site and served three times daily in the dining room. Residents may also opt to cook in their own kitchenettes. Professionally trained staff is available around the clock for help with daily living needs, and a nurse available during business hours.
Traditional of Smyrna
800 Great Circle
Smyrna, TN, 37167
Residents of the Tradition of Smyrna have a range of living options, from studio to two-bedroom apartments and companion suites. While many residents enjoy cooking in the privacy of their apartments, they may also choose to eat communally. The facility prepares fresh, hot meals three times a day to serve in the dining room. Housekeeping and maintenance services, as well as around-the-clock staff care, help ease some of the burdens of the elderly and allow each resident to fully enjoy their golden years. Planned activities such as book clubs and games help residents keep their wits sharp while the fitness center helps keep their bodies fit.
The Waterford in Smyrna
10540 Cedar Grove Rd
Smyrna, TN 37167
The Waterford offers amenities and services, including 24/7 care by compassionate staff, to help residents in assisted living maintain as much independence as they are able. Freshly prepared meals are served three times a day in the dining room, with dietary and diabetic needs accommodated. Wheelchair access is a feature of the community, as well as 24-hour security and emergency alerts to protect residents. Residents are able to socialize, meet new friends and pursue new hobbies through scheduled social, spiritual and educational activities seven days a week. Transportation off-site for appointments and shopping trips is provided.
207 Commerce Drive
Smyrna, TN, 37167
Azalea Court assisted living community features around-the-clock professional attention to help residents with daily living tasks. The community embraces safety for its residents, including CPR-trained staff and 24-hour emergency response alerts in each of the suites. Meals are prepared on-site to fit specific dietary needs and served three times a day in the community dining room. Planned activities are offered throughout the day, including crafting classes, hobby groups and book clubs, or physical exercise classes like chair yoga. For residents who desire less structured entertainment, there are common areas indoors and a patio outside for quiet conversation. Small pets are welcome.