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Located in the southwestern part of Riverside County, Murrieta is one of California’s fastest growing cities. Recognized as the safest city in Riverside County, and the second safest city in the United States, Murrieta is considered to be an excellent place to live and raise a family. Though once sparsely populated due to its proximity to the railroad, Murrieta all but became a ghost town when the railroad came to an end. The 1980’s changed everything for Murrieta as it was then that the Interstate 15 was constructed and Californians started moving in. After the construction of the interstate, new homes were soon built and residents from San Diego and Riverside eventually began migrating to the revived town. Today, Murieta is the largest city in southwestern Riverside County.

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Due to the Interstate 15’s proximity,  Murietta is well within commuting distance of the busy cities of Anaheim and Santa Ana for employment opportunities. Within city limits, the Murrieta Unified School District is the city’s largest employer with closet to 2,000 employees on its payroll. Fortune 500 company Universal Health Services employs 1,500 workers while 500 employees work for Target. Other large Murrieta employers include Walmart, The Home Depot, the County of Riverside and the City of Murrieta.

The Murrieta Unified School District is excellent: it has eleven elementary schools, three middle schools and four high schools. The Murrieta Valley High School has been recognized as a California Distinguished High School: its theatre department has a black box theatre and wins numerous statewide awards annually. Its cutting edge Nighthawks Robotics Club has received recognition, awards, grants and even trips for its young tech-savvy members. The Vista Murrieta High School was recognized as being the nation’s most “spirited” school by in addition to holding the honor of being a California Distinguished High School. For students wishing to continue their education beyond the secondary level, Calvary Chapel Bible College is located within the city limits while nearby are the Mt. San Jacinto Community College and the University of California, Riverside.

There’s no shortage of weekend fun in Murrieta. Golfers can tee off at one of the city’s three golf courses while their children might enjoy membership in the Southern California Junior Golfers Players’ Club. Children love the Mulligan Family Fun Center, which offers families everything from go-kart racing to laser tag. For residents who crave a touch of nightlife, the Aces Comedy Club is where it’s at in the valley. Just outside the city, natural beauty is easy to enjoy as the Santa Rosa Plateau, Lake Skinner and the Temecula Valley Wine country are just waiting to be explored.

Community gatherings in Murrieta are always a much anticipated way for residents to socialize and have fun. The annual Temecula Rod Run is a throwback to years past as beautifully restored cars from the 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and 60’s take over the streets for a weekend. Hundreds of participants and thousands of spectators attend this family-friendly event that supports local charities. The annual Tour de Murrieta, a three day cycling event, features California’s most competitive racing teams. Music, activities for kids, and food vendors all add to the fun.

For families who value education, fun and a leisurely round of golf, Murrieta is a great community that has much to offer its residents.

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