The city of Murrieta has a population of just over 105,000 people. Murrieta is located in southwestern Riverside County and has had population increase of 233.7% increase between 2000 and 2010, making Murrieta one of the fastest growing cities in the state. With Murrieta being so centrally located to San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles it makes this a highly sought out community to live in. The city offers many fun events in the community throughout the year such as the Murrieta Birthday Bash in July and even Santa’s sleigh in December that comes to all the neighborhoods in the city.
Located just above Murrieta on the west side of the city is the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Preserve. Here you can enjoy over 9000 acres of hiking trails and a visitor’s center when you can learn about the Preserve. For the golf enthusiast, there is a course located in Bear Creek which was designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus. This city is truly a gem of the valley, perfect for starting a family or retiring. With one of the lowest crime rates in Riverside and San Diego County, this city is recognized as one of the nation’s top 10 safest cities of over 100,000 people.