Comprised of the previously separate communities of the Sun City, Quail Valley and parts of Romoland, Menifee incorporated as Riverside County's 26th city in 2008. The city currently has a population of about 84,000 people. Menifee's 26 public parks, ranging in size from less than a half-acre to more than 26 acres, offer plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Park amenities include playgrounds, barbecue and picnic areas, sports fields and community rooms. The region around Menifee is full of open space great for hiking and camping. Also, several lakes suitable for boating and fishing are in the area, including Lake Elsinore, Perris Lake and Diamond Valley Lake. The Temecula valley wine country - featuring vineyards, wineries and wine tasting - is less than 20 miles from Menifee.

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A recently-incorporated and growing city in California's Inland Empire, Menifee is expected to reach 100,000 residents by 2020. The city offers a vast inventory of single-family homes, most built between the 1950s and today, providing an array of housing styles, sizes and options for prospective residents. For homebuyers seeking smaller spaces, condos and townhouses also are on the market. The average home price in Menifee, located in southwestern Riverside County, is slightly lower than the countywide average.

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