Introduction to Murrieta, California
Murrieta, California, in Riverside county, is 5 miles NW of Temecula, California (center to center) and 29 miles S of Riverside, California. The city is in the Riverside - San Bernardino area. There are 44,282 residents in Murrieta.
Murrieta started becoming popular when Juan Murrieta from Spain brought a flock of more than 100,000 sheep to this area. A railway station was built in 1882. It connected Murrieta with Southern California. The city started booming but decline followed in 1935 when trains stopped running. The city started growing again in the early 1980s when Interstate 15 was built through it. The city was incorporated in 1991.
Murrieta and nearby Attractions
- Alta Murrieta Sports Park
- Antigua Park
- Creekside Villages
Things To Do In Murrieta
The city has several parks which offer facilities for activities ranging for picnics to various sports. A number of events are held in the city throughout the year. These events cater to the interests of the young as well as the old.
The San Bernardino International Airport serves the city.
Murrieta Higher Education
The need for higher education is taken care of by the Mount San Jacinto College.