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.
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.
Menifee is largely a bedroom community and for work many residents commute to Riverside and San Bernardino, which are both about 30 miles from the city, or even Orange County, which is 50 miles away. San Diego lies about 70 miles south of Menifee. In addition to Menifee’s many public schools, which receive moderate rankings, several private and religious schools are in the city. For higher education, there more than 70 colleges located within 50 miles of the city, including California Baptist University, University of California Riverside and Riverside City College. Major shopping centers in Menifee include the Countryside Marketplace and Menifee Town Center, both of which have a selection of big box and chain retail stores and restaurants. Each year, Menifee hosts a full calendar of events, such as Spring Fest, an Independence Day celebration and a music and arts festival, to bring the community together. Billing itself as a business-friendly city, Menifee has committed to investing more than $100 million for infrastructure and traffic improvements to satisfy residents and attract new enterprises to serve its expanding population. As a young and growing city, this is an exciting time in Menifee. If you want to be part of it, check out our Menifee listings and find the property that is right for you.