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: $788,781  County Average: $708,636

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Murrieta: $239  County Average: $276

Average Walkscore in Murrieta: 23  County Average: 21

Average Year Built in Murrieta: 1999  County Average: 1990

Average Days on Website in Murrieta: 72  County Average: 92

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Gorgeous turn-key northstar ranch home in Murrieta located on a cul-de-sac...

Am!! incredibly rare opportunity to own this west Murrieta ranch on nearly 3 acres of fully fenced/cross-fenced flat, usable land. offering a mai...

Ous ocean view property in tenaja. located in the Murrieta hills just above la cresta with the santa rosa plateau reserve as your backdrop and only 8 miles from the 15 freeway. thi...

Beautiful single story with outstanding views of the golf course...

come discover an exquisite gate-guarded community perched high atop the hills of Murrieta! here you’ll find a clubhouse with pool & spa, spectacular parks, tot-lots...

Lovely pulte-built home situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in the highly desirable central park community...

Welcome to the colony, an active adult senior community...

this lovely west Murrieta home with spectacular, picturesque views, is located in on a private street and backs up to Murrieta creek and the cleveland national forest. the home boasts high ceilings throug...

Come home to beautiful murietta. as you enter this large spacious home, you have a nice formal dining room...

Move in ready, shows great. a very nice private single story home with three bedrooms and two bathrooms...

Welcome to the beautiful community of vineyard knolls...

excellent location close proximity to i-15/215 freeways via winchester rd & Murrieta hot springs rd, off jefferson ave & elm st....

Two story, 4 bedrooms, 2 & 1/2 bathrooms, two car garage with swimming pool...

Great Murrieta location and turn key!! this home has brand new professionally installed carpet thru out the entire home and new wood vinyl flooring in all the bathrooms...

low taxes and no hoa!!! quiet and great neighborhood in the Murrieta school district; close to shopping, hospitals, and the 215 and 15 fwys. it has a separa...

This is a great opportunity for a developer,possibly up to 100 single family homes, check with the city of Murrieta. all flat and useable land...rare opportunity. check out the project across street (me...

Nestled in the elegant hills of greer ranch, this immaculate view home will make you feel like royalty...

close to freeways, shopping and great schools. this is a fantastic area of Murrieta!...

Wow, what an amazing property here. this lovely home is perched up with awesome views at the end of the cul de sac...

Executive suites available! 7 private offices and 3 cubicles...

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