Murrieta, California is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. Located in Riverside County, the area claims to be "the future of Southern California." There are currently over 100,000 residents in Murrieta, many who are attracted to the decent home prices. Compared to other areas of California, Murrieta's home prices tend to be more affordable. In addition, there are several quality homes that make this city an appealing choice for today's homebuyers.
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Most of the residents of Murrieta work in other parts of Southern California. It is common for individuals to commute to Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Diego County, Temecula, and Camp Pendleton. Although commute times can be longer, most people appreciate the affordability of this popular city in the Inland Empire. For several years, the area was small in popular. During the 1980s, the Interstate 15 was built through the area. When this happened, the population began to increase, because Murrieta was more accessible to other areas of Southern California. By the end of the 1980s, the population was just under 25,000. Today, people continue to relocate to this beautiful area with newer homes.
One of the reasons Murrieta is so appealing to homebuyers is because it is safe. During 2009, it was ranked as the second safest city in the country. The area is home to popular shops including Target, Wal-Mart, and Lowe's. In addition, Murrieta offers a variety of recreational activities for its residents and visitors. The town has three golf courses. The Bear Creek Golf and Country Club was actually designed by Jack Nicklaus. It is located in one of the beautiful gated communities in Murrieta. Along with the golf courses, there are recreational activities for children and families of the area. There are multiple parks, a family fun center, a comedy club, and sporting facilities. Several of the kids participate in organized sports or extra-curricular activities. Murrieta also has multiple schools, including 11 elementary schools. More schools are likely to be developed in an effort to meet the population growth of the area. While Murrieta is a popular destination for families, many senior citizens also call this area home. In fact, there is a senior community for interested retirees. Retired or not, town residents love the well-planned community of Murrieta. It is filled with nice buildings, recreational activities, and friendly neighbors. With its affordable home prices, it is not surprising that so many people are relocating to this area.