While you are likely familiar with Murrieta, are you familiar with today’s Murrieta? This is an exciting time for the city with an engaged and educated population, a strong sense of community, and a bright future. Murrieta is connected, innovative, and safe. With a strong focus on medical services, an excellent school system, and community events, Murrieta is the ideal place to call home at any stage of life.
With a current population of 115,172, Murrieta is ideally located just 60 miles north of downtown San Diego, 55 miles southeast of Orange County and 75 miles southeast of Los Angeles. With abundant activities in the region, Murrieta is a short 15-minute drive to the area’s wineries, lakes, hiking, and mountain biking. If activities are what you are looking for, Murrieta will keep you busy. From regionally-known community parades, to events at the City’s new outdoor amphitheater, there is always something to do in Murrieta. An award-winning library and the top-ranked school district in the county make Murrieta the place to raise a family. But Murrieta isn’t just a place to call home. It’s a place to work and shop, too. The thriving businesses support the community’s desire to shop and dine conveniently.
The City’s downtown is a hub of unique, local businesses, and the Downtown Market Nights bring the community together in a vibrant outdoor space. And as the medical hub of Southwest Riverside County, Murrieta offers professional jobs that support residents and their quality of life. Home to four major medical centers, Murrieta continues to grow its healthcare landscape with several development and expansion projects on the horizon.
The city is also home to Murrieta Innovation Center, an incubator for life science startups and a resource center for entrepreneurs and business owners. Recent business developments in Murrieta include the first Amazon Fresh in Riverside County, Floor & Décor, Murrieta Roadhouse Grill, and the soon to be built brew pub, Belching Beaver. None of this community success would be possible without the strong foundation created by Murrieta’s very own public safety departments. As the only city in the region with its own police and fire departments, the City of Murrieta has shown its commitment to public safety.
The 2nd safest city in the state based on violent crime, Murrieta was recently recognized as the 3rd safest city in the U.S. based on cost of crime per capita. Murrieta Fire & Rescue celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, and a new medic truck, water tender, and a state-of-the-art fire station alerting system keep response times low, ensuring resident safety. In Murrieta, responsible and visionary leaders and an engaged community have created the connection so many seek when choosing their home. Whether it’s top-ranked schools, public safety, a healthy lifestyle, or close proximity to premier shops and medical services, Murrieta truly is connected by community!