Murrieta, California

Murrieta, not to be confused with Rancho Murieta, is a city located in the southwestern part of Riverside County, California with Temecula to the South and Menifee to the North.

According to CQ Press 2007 City Crime Rankings, Murrieta is the 44th safest city in the nation and the safest city in Riverside County. There are 34 parks within the city which include soccer, baseball, tennis, volleyball, swimming, basketball facilities, plus children’s play areas, picnic and barbecue sites. In addition, Murrieta has two major golf courses and a great choice of art and cultural programs for children and adults.

Murrieta Real Estate

The housing market in Murrieta attracts many homebuyers who wish to settle in Southern California but can't afford to buy a property in more expensive Orange County or San Diego County. The city is primarily made up of single family detached homes.


Murrieta Schools

Murrieta is served by the Murrieta Valley Unified School District which contains eleven elementary schools, three middle schools and two high schools.

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Points of interest in Murrieta, California:

- Cole Canyon Park - 165 acre park.
- Los Alamos Hills Sports Park
- Bear Creek - par 72 tournament course designed by Jack Nicklaus.
Murrieta Facts:
  • Land area: 28.4 square miles
  • Population in July 2007: 58,881
  • Estimated median household income in 2007: $78,883
  • Median resident age: 34 years


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