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Rutherford County

Get Paid to Live in Rutherford County, Tennessee

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Rutherford County is anchored by Murfreesforo, TN and located just 20 minutes southeast of Downtown Nashville and Nashville International Airport. Home to Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro is a lively college town and one of the state's fastest growing communities. Remote workers will find Rutherford County has a lot on offer in terms of housing choices (new builds, old homes, urban to rural), affordability, dining and entertainment. Festival-goers will love that you're just 40 minutes from Bonnaroo. A move to Rutherford County means you are eligible for the state's various and generous tuition reimbursement programs, a meaningful offer for remote workers who value continued education or who have college-bound kiddos. Here's more from the fine folks at the Rutherford Chamber of Commerce: We have an amazing value proposition because of the high quality of life amenities with a cost of living lower than the national average. Our public school district is consistently ranked as one of the top districts in the state and a major reason we are the fastest growing county in Tennessee. We have an award-winning parks and rec system, including over 20 miles of car-free greenway trails, multiple water parks and two all-inclusive parks for residents with varying levels of abilities. A K-PhD educational ecosystem with the largest regional university in Middle Tennessee State University, a top-rated K-12 district, 2 technical colleges, community college, and several private K-12 schools. Everything you need on a daily basis, from a charming historic downtown, Costco, tasting rooms at numerous breweries and distilleries, and all the restaurants and retail stores you would need. A short drive to cultural and entertainment institutions in Nashville, such as 3 major league sports teams, globally renowned music destinations, theaters, symphony halls, etc.


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Eligibility Requirements
  • TN Reconnect: Must be at least 24 years old and have residency for 1 year

  • TN Promise: Available to all outgoing high school graduates

  • TN Hope: For TN residents graduating from TN high schools and attending TN public university

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2. Get Pre-Qualified

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3. Confirm Eligibility

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4. Accept and Make Your Move

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