Murrieta is located in southwestern Riverside County. Due to the extraordinary population growth between 2000 and 2010 (nearly 134%), it is one of the fastest-growing cities in the state of California. In fact, the city’s official motto is “The Future of Southern California.” Together, Murrieta and Temecula comprise what is known as the Inland Empire.
Due to Basque landowner Ezequiel Murrieta, the land that would become our city became inundated with sheep. His family was deeply involved in the sheep-raising business, with Ezequiel importing 100,000 sheep in the early 1870s. For decades, this area was a small country town devoid of tourists and big commerce. That all changed, however, with the construction of Interstate 5 in the 1980s.
Murrieta Schools & Economic Drivers
The Murrieta Valley Unified School District is comprised of eleven elementary schools, three middle schools, three high schools and one independent study school. Top employers include Lowe’s, the Murrieta Valley Unified School District, Sam’s Club, Southwest Healthcare System, the County of Riverside, Target, Oak Grove Center, the City of Murrieta, The Home Depot and Wal-Mart.
Things to Do & People to Meet
Our city offers a wide variety of entertainment options, including the Bear Creek Golf & Country Club, the SCGA Golf Course and the California Oaks Golf Course. The city is also home to the Mulligan Family Fun Center, the Santa Rose Plateau, Lake Skinner and the Temecula Valley Wine Country. Notable residents include Ambyr Childers, Lindsay Davenport, Rickie Fowler, Barry Bonds, Tyree Washington, Inbee Park, Tom Pernice, Jr., Ben Jackson, Floyd Landis and Samuel Larsen.
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