Murrieta is an outstanding city to live! The city has achieved national recondition known for it's trifecta (great crime rate, schools and weather)! Temecula is the mother city to Murrieta which is adjacent on Murrieta's south and east sides. The two cities tend to blend together quite well. Both cities are located very close to the half way mark between both major metropolitan cities such as Los Angeles and San Diego as well as the ocean and mountains making it's location very attractive. Murrieta is known for being a great city to raise a family. This could be that right city for you! Contact myself anytime if you have any questions and/or would like any further insight.
The population of Murrieta was 103,466 at the 2010 census. Murrieta experienced a 133.7% population increase between 2000 and 2010, according to the most recent census, making Murrieta one of the fastest-growing cities in the state. This population boom in 2010 surpassed the population of the historically larger and more commercial city of Temecula to the south for the first time since the incorporation of either city. Temecula and Murrieta together form the southwestern anchor of the Inland Empire region. Largely residential in character, Murrieta is typically characterized as a commuter town, with many of its residents commuting to jobs in San Diego County, Orange County, Los Angeles County, Temecula, and Camp Pendleton.
Murrieta's city motto is "Gem of the Valley," and a diamond is prominently featured on its seal as well as various elements throughout the city, such as street signs and freeway interchanges.
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