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Murrieta has always been blessed with magnificent lands and verdant open spaces dotted with towering oak trees, sycamores, a valley of rich grasses and natural hot springs. In fact, the area reminded Esequial Murrieta of his native Spain, so he bought 52,000 acres, fully intending to move his sheep ranching operation here from central California.
However, later he turned his holdings over to his younger brother Juan, who brought a flock of some 100,000 sheep to the valley. The year was 1873 and that was the start of something very special to come.
In 1882, the Southern California Railroad laid tracks linking the valley to its southern transcontinental route. By 1890, Murrieta had experienced its first boom. The natural springs that proved a cleansing dip for Juan’s flock later were instrumental in bringing international renown as the Murrieta Hot Springs Resort flourished during the first half of the 1900s.
In 1935, trains stopped running and the boom Murrieta had been enjoying went bust. The calm lasted for 50 years until a new community sprouted almost overnight and began a period of phenomenal growth. Extending Interstate 15 through the valley was the impetus for building what was at that time extremely affordable housing.
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.
And entrepreneurs find a market growing larger by the day, above average household incomes, a skilled labor force, and a business-friendly city hall. It’s a community with a past and vision for its future. One that welcomes challenges, takes risks, embraces opportunity.
More and more people are now discovering what the Murrieta brothers envisioned more than a century ago.