The population of Murrieta is just over 103,000. Murrieta experienced a 133.7% population increase between 2000 and 2010, according to the most recent census, making Murrieta one of the fastest growing cities in the state. This population boom in 2010 surpassed the population of the historically larger and more commercial city of Temeculato the south for the first time since the incorporation of either city. Largely residential in character, Murrieta is typically characterized as a commuter town, with many of its residents commuting to jobs in San Diego County, Orange County, Los Angeles County, Temecula, and Camp Pendleton.
Murrieta is home to Bear Creek, an upscale golf course and residential development. Bear Creek Golf Club combines the unique personality of the Temecula/Murrieta Valley with the finest Club traditions from around the world. The sculptured lawns beyond the opulent Clubhouse were especially created by Jack Nicklaus to provide guests a sense of inspiration and quiet beauty. The 26,000 square foot Clubhouse conveys the warmth and elegance of a private estate and is appointed with a notable art collection showcasing exquisite sculpture.
Looking for something to do? Murrieta offers nature walks on the Santa Rosa Plateau and to Tenaja Falls. There are several entertainment spots from Mulligan Family Fun Center to Aces Comedy Club. There are many fine dining spots as well as casual cafes.
Historic Old Town Murrieta is worth a visit to get a glimpse of the old west. Some of the buildings date back to the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Learn about the colorful history of the area.
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. Those living in the community find distinguished schools, abundant recreation, excellent medical facilities, expanding employment opportunities, and one of the lowest crime rates in Southern California. Entrepreneurs find a market growing larger by the day, above average household incomes, a skilled labor force, and a business-friendly city hall. It's a community with a past and vision for its future. One that welcomes challenges, takes risks, embraces opportunity.
Even though Murrieta is an established residential community, there are still several new homes being built now with approximately 116 new communities under construction. From active senior to families Murrieta offers something for everyone.
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Updated: 20th March, 2019 9:50 AM.