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    About Murrieta

    Murrieta is one of the fastest growing cities in the state of California. Located in Riverside County, Murrieta is about 1 hour north of San Diego. With a population over 100,000, Murrieta is considered a commuter town with many residents employed in San Diego County, Orange County and Los Angeles County. Murrieta is also a great town for families; the schools are excellent and several years ago, Murrieta was named the second safest city with 100,000+ people in the country and it’s got a wide array of homes to tailor to almost every homebuyer.

    Murrieta’s ideal placement in the heart of Southern California means that it is the perfect launch – and crash – pad for a boundless selection of the region’s experiences, from skydiving to wine tasting. Murrieta is your ambassador to the region’s attractions, activities and natural beauty, offering a one-of-a-kind experience on higher ground.

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    Murrieta Schools

    Murrieta Valley Unified School District educates 22,700 students from transitional kindergarten through high school with an excellent, comprehensive academic program. Students participate in highly acclaimed visual and performing arts programs, championship interscholastic athletic programs and nationally recognized student activities programs. The student-centered educational program emphasizes a commitment to the academic success of each and every student.

    • MVUSD is one of 11 school districts in the State to receive the title of 2016 Honor Roll District.
    • The district has 12 California Distinguished Schools, eight Gold Ribbon Schools and 2016 CBEE Star Schools.
    • Murrieta Valley, Vista Murrieta and Murrieta Mesa have been named America’s Best High Schools by U. S. News & World Report

    MVUSD is consistently one of the highest performing districts in Riverside County.  High test scores, highly qualified teachers, staff dedicated to serving students and active parent and community involvement place Murrieta in the upper echelon of school districts.


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    Food and Drink

    Wrap up a day of leisure or adventure at any one of Murrieta’s restaurants, brewpubs and breweries. With fresh local flavors and specialty hoppy beverages, Murrieta’s food scene caters to groups of all sizes and will quench the thirst of the most famished explorer.


    Averaging 275 days of sunshine per year, Murrieta is almost always warm and sunny, meaning you can enjoy our stunning natural resources so many days in so many ways. From mellow picnics to jaw-clenching extreme sports, Murrieta’s the perfect place to get out and explore.

    History and Culture

    Dedicated to identifying, preserving and promoting Murrieta’s colorful history, the Murrieta Valley Historical Society hosts a number of educational events throughout the year, from dinners to walking tours. The Murrieta Museum – a cultural and historical center – opened in 2018.


    Murrieta is home to a number of unique, lively and popular events that cater to a range of interests, cultures and passions. From September to March, Murrieta comes alive with family-friendly festivals, car shows, races and parades that celebrate everything from Irish heritage and cycling to American veterans. Round up the crew and enjoy any of these fun-filled events under the Southern California sun.


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