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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C+
Murrieta is a suburb of Riverside with a population of 110,043. Murrieta is in Riverside County. Living in Murrieta offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Murrieta there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Murrieta and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Murrieta are highly rated.
About Murrieta...
Population
110,043

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$367,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,620
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Murrieta Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    34
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    13.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    30.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    204
    500.1
  • Theft
    829.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    197
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Murrieta

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$80,373
National
$55,322
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I've lived in Murrieta my whole life, and now I know that my answer might sound a little biased coming from the fact that I have never lived in another place, I can promise it is not. Murrieta is a great place for everyone, whether you're from the wide open country or the crowded city streets. Murrieta is just an hour away from a bunch of popular tourist attractions, such as Knotts Berry Farm, or Little Italy. And with the beach being just across the mountains, the weather here is to die for. While some may say that it is too hot for their taste, just wait until night falls. Temperatures you wouldn't believe. But that's what makes it so nice. Even if it's hot during the day, by night it's always a comfortable 70. Well, that's the end of my rant about Murrieta, thanks for reading!
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Murrieta is considered a small, family town residing in Southern California. It is considered one of the top ten safest cities in California. It is very affordable to buy a home in this city compared to the surrounding areas such as: Orange County, San Diego, and Escondido. The city is kept very clean. Another bonus for the city is the neighboring town, Temecula. It is a 15-20 minute drive from Murrieta. Temecula has many exciting features such as wine country, the Promenade mall, and old town. Old town provides a night life for local residents.
I love Murrieta for its diversity and suburban feel. It does not feel like a crowded town like Los Angeles, but it also does not feel empty like other smaller cities in the US.

I love that Murrieta is still expanding and growing, and it keeping up with the time and generation.

The weather is great and so is the safety of our communities!