best places in Middle Tennessee (Nashville)
Murfreesboro is large enough that you will have the option to get what you need there or drive into Nashville, 30-45 minutes NW on I-24. Murfreesboro boasts affordable housing, reasonable employment, excellent health care, good schools, shopping, restaurants and most of what you would want without the headaches.
People move here from Nashville or Franklin/Brentwood because they discovered they can have similar housing for about 20% less cost. You can check it out via the Chamber of Commerce, or Murfreesboro.gov or Rutherofrdcounty.gov websites.
Population is the largest outside Nashville in the 7 county area which gets us all amenities we enjoy without Nashville headaches or lack of those things in Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, or the cost associated with Franklin/Brentwood. You should find most all you need here.
I do real estate (investment and commercial nowadays primarily) but am happy to assist you in your move here, be it Nashville Murfreesboro or anywhere else in the Nashville-Murfreesboro MSA. Let me know if interested.