Welcome to Murrieta, California, known as a “great place to grow.” Situated in a fertile valley in Riverside County, just north of San Diego, this community enjoys the same mild weather as the rest of Southern California, with an average temperature of 73 degrees F and an average rainfall of just 10 inches per year. That’s just one reason why so many are choosing Murrieta homes.
Murrieta began its existence when Esequial Murrieta purchased 52,000 acres in a verdant valley, intending to move his sheep farming operation to the area. Unfortunately, he never had the opportunity, but his brother Juan Murrieta brought 100,000 sheep to the area in 1873. The valley’s natural hot springs garnered local and national attention. By the turn of the century, and with the aid of the Southern California Railroad’s links in the valley, the Murrieta Hot Springs Resort was the town’s most prolific business. But when the trains stopped running in 1935, the town receded into sleepy anonymity for nearly fifty years, until Interstate 15 was extended into the valley and Californians and visitors alike rediscovered the area. In fact, Murrieta’s subsequent population increase was one of the most dramatic in California history. The city had 2,200 residents in 1980, and today has more than 85,000 inhabitants.
With the city’s population and economy expanding so rapidly, entrepreneurs find Murrieta an ideal place to grow a business. The city has one of the lowest crime rates in Southern California, the city’s residents enjoy above-average income and education levels, and there’s no shortage of skilled labor. Those considering Murrieta real estate will find no shortage of employment (or employees) and since there’s nothing more appealing than a short and stress-free commute, the possibility of living and working in Murrieta is tempting.
Murrieta is truly a great place to grow. For more information about Murrieta custom homes and other Murrieta real estate, contact expert Realtor Barbara Bowers at (951) 696-9644 today.