Murrieta is a sunny, reasonably priced Southern California enclave nestled into southwestern Riverside County. With a Family Fun Center, three golf courses, several youth programs, and the distinction of the second safest city in the United States behind Irvine, CA, Murrieta is the ideal spot for you and your family to rent an apartment and settle down roots.
For most of its history, Murrieta was largely an uninhabited community. This changed when the Interstate 15 built in the 1980's led to a dramatic population boom. The city of Murrieta was eventually incorporated on July 1, 1991.
Although Murrieta is a relatively young city, today it is a thriving community with a population surpassing 103,000 and a diversified array of recreational options that will appeal to the entire family.
The Mulligan Family Fun Center, located right in the heart of town, offers miniature golf, go kart racing, laser tag, and an arcade. Prospective apartment renters looking to work on their swing will be pleased to know that there are three gold courses within city limits. And if you are looking to get your kids involved in extracurricular athletics, Murrieta offers several youth sports programs, including flag football, baseball, basketball, soccer, street hockey, and cheerleading.
For fun day trips, check out the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve and the Temecula Valley Wine Country. Lake Skinner, approximately a 30 minute drive away, promises the ideal Saturday afternoon with options including sailing, fishing, horseback riding and hiking to choose from.
Murrieta is primarily a car dependent city, but the Riverside Transit Agency provides bus service with routes connecting in several parts of the city.
Students residing in Murrieta apartments for rent have access to local colleges and universities that are close to home. Azusa Pacific University is located on Los Alamos Road in Murrieta and offers accelerated degree and master's programs as well as teacher credentials and certificates programs. Students willing to commute outside of the city are in close proximity to California State University, San Marcos, University of California, Riverside, and San Joaquin Valley College.
The primary employment sectors in Murrieta include the education, healthcare, and retail sectors, with top employers that include the Murrieta Valley Unified School District, Southwest Healthcare System, and Target, among others.