City of Murrieta

The Inland Empire City of Murrieta is located in the Southwestern portion of Riverside County where Hwy 15 and 215 meet.  Historically, the area was a ranch area that had a small rural town of about 500 residents.  With the extension of the 15 freeway in the 1980s, Murietta became one of the fastest growing cities in the state and as of the 2010 census had a population of over 103,000 people. This bedroom community is bordered by Temecula, Menifee, Wildomar and French Valley. The city incorporated on July 1st, 1991. 

Murrieta’s has an average of 263 days of sunshine and 35 days of rain. Average temperatures in summer are between 77-91 degrees and sees lows of 44-60 in the winter and spring.

When Murrieta officially became a city on July 1, 1991, it was already home to more than 24,000 residents. Compare that to the 2,200 estimated to have been living here in 1980. By 2005, more than 85,000 people had moved to the community, making it one of the five largest in Riverside County.

The natural scenic beauty of the area and what is still by California standards reasonably priced housing continues to attract significant numbers of residents and businesses who are finding Murrieta a great place to grow. Those living in the community find distinguished schools, abundant recreation, excellent medical facilities, expanding employment opportunities, and one of the lowest crime rates in Southern California.

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Zip Codes in Murrieta: 92562, 92563, 92564