The cities of Murrieta and Temecula form the southwestern anchor of the Inland Empire region. Largely residential in character Murrieta experienced a population boom, therefore a real estate boom, between 2000 and 2010. The current population of 103,000+ recently surpassed the population of the more commercial adjacent city of Temecula.
When Murrieta became a city in 1991 it was already home to about 24,000 residents who found it to be a wonderful place to raise a family. With a highly rated educational system, newer schools and an abundance of parks and recreational facilities, Murrieta is an active real estate market. Its central location is convenient for residents to commute to San Diego, Orange and Riverside counties.
The natural scenic beauty of the area and what is still, by California standards, reasonably priced housing continues to attract significant numbers of residents and businesses who are finding Murrieta a great place to grow. The city offers excellent medical facilities, expanding employment opportunities and one of the lowest crime rates in California.