Murrieta, CA Real Estate

Murrieta CA Real Estate Overview

The City of Murrieta
Community of Murrieta

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. And 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. More and more people are discovering what the Murrieta brothers envisioned more than a century ago: Murrieta is, indeed, The Future of Southern California. For more information on Murrieta click here.

Background Information

It was magnificent land blessed with verdant open spaces dotted with towering oak trees, sycamores, a valley of rich grasses and natural hot springs. It reminded Esequial Murrieta of his native Spain, so he bought 52,000 acres, fully intending to move his sheep ranching operation here from central California. But he never did, going back to the Santurtzi area of Spain to marry and turning his holdings over to younger brother Juan, who brought a flock of some 100,000 sheep to the valley. The year was 1873. And that was the start of something that would grow to be very big.

In 1882, the Southern California Railroad laid tracks linking the valley to its southern transcontinental route. By 1890, Murrieta had experienced its first boom, the population reaching 800, big for those days. The natural springs that proved a cleansing dip for Juan's flock later were instrumental in bringing international renown to the community as the Murrieta Hot Springs Resort flourished during the first half of the 1900s. In 1935, the trains stopped running and the boom Murrieta had been enjoying went bust. The calm lasted for 50 years until a new community sprouted almost overnight and began a period of phenomenal growth. Extending Interstate 15 through the valley was the impetus for building what was at that time extremely affordable housing.

When Murrieta officially became a city on July 1, 1991, it was already home to more than 24,000 residents. Compare that to the 2,200 estimated to have been living here in 1980. By 2005, more than 85,000 people had moved to the community, making it one of the five largest in Riverside County. For a more detailed history click here.

Historic Downtown Murrieta

Located in the heart of Temecula, the Old Town district blends historic buildings with over 640 antique dealers, unique shopping, and restaurants. Old Town Temecula is the site of many special events including car shows, semi-annual Rod Runs, Western Days, and summer weekend entertainment. Take a jaunt in a horse-drawn carriage or stroll along the wooden boardwalks. Every Saturday, visit the popular Farmer's Market which offers a wealth of fresh produce, flowers, and crafts. Tour the Temecula Valley Museum and discover the city's historical treasures, enjoy the wacky inventor Professor Phineas Pennypickle's home-workshop, at the Imagination Workshop Children's Museum or experience an evening out at our Old Town Temecula Community Theater.

Santa Rosa Plateau

The Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve is located at the southern end of the Santa Ana Mountains in southwest Riverside County. The Reserve consists of 9000 acres. The land has been set aside to protect unique ecosystems like Engelmann oak woodlands, riparian wetlands, coastal sage scrub, chaparral, bunchgrass prairie, vernal pools and more than 200 species of native birds and 49 endangered, threatened or rare animal and plant species, including mule deer, mountain lions, badgers, bobcats, western pond turtles, white-tailed kites and fairy shrimp. Two species of fairy shrimp live in the seasonal vernal pools on the Reserve, but only one is found here and nowhere else on Earth.

Visitors to the Reserve can walk to the two oldest standing structures in Riverside County that once served as bunkhouses for cowboys dating back to 1846. The Moreno and Machado Adobes are shaded by a 400-year-old tree and separated by a relaxing, one-of-a-kind, picnic area. These structures are popular hiking destinations for visitors.

Other recreational activities include hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and attending interpretive programs. (Horseback riding and mountain biking are restricted to the Sylvan Meadows Multi-Use Area of the Plateau.)

All information about Murrieta courtesy of City of Murrieta.

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Murrieta CA Real Estate Stats

Average Price in Murrieta: $725,382  County Average: $609,235

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Murrieta: $229  County Average: $250

Average Walkscore in Murrieta: 23  County Average: 22

Average Year Built in Murrieta: 1999  County Average: 1989

Average Days on Website in Murrieta: 86  County Average: 97

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Spectacular home in the exclusive neighborhood of Murrieta heights...

home is positioned with no backyard neighbor and nestled in the master plan community of spencer’s crossing. this beautiful Murrieta masterplan offers abundant amenities, including a community pool, playgrounds, a basketball court, baseball and soccer fields, as well a quick commute to orange county, san diego and the inland empire....

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on the eastern boundary of the property will provide a straight through connection from Murrieta hot springs road to the long awaited french valley i-15 interchange project....

Beautifully maintained copper canyon home in west Murrieta set among the foothills of the santa rosa plateau and close to award winning schools. stepping inside th...

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large master bedroom with his and hers walk-in closets , jetted tub and built in cabinet, 2nd floor laundry room, paid off solar system, maintenance- free front and back yard, seven minutes walking distance to cole canyon elementary school, Murrieta school district......

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Gorgeous upgrade single story home with view. granite counters, beautiful kitchen and plush carpeting...

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this exceptional community is located just southwest of i-15, allowing convenient access to lake elsinore, Murrieta and everything temecula has to offer. home completion is late 2017. >home includes new home energy efficiency and warranty program....

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Coldwell Banker - Team Olsewski
32675 Temecula Parkway Suite A
Temecula, CA