Introduction to Murrieta, California
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
- Cal Oaks Sports Park
- Los Alamos Hills Sports Park
- Antigua Park
Things To Do In Murrieta
The city has 50 parks which offer facilities for activities ranging for picnics to various sports, including an equestrian park and miles of trails. A number of events are held in the city itself throughout the year, and is also a short drive from Southern California's wine country. San Diego County's beaches are just 35 minutes way.
Transportation for Murrieta is handled by Ontario International Airport, San Diego International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport.
Murrieta Higher Education
The need for higher education is taken care of by the Mount San Jacinto College, and there is also a CSU San Marcos extension several minutes away in Temecula. Murrieta also has campuses for Azusa Pacific University and University of Phoenix.