Murrieta located in Riverside County, is 5 miles northwest of Temecula and 29 south of Riverside. The city encompasses 1,350 acres of trail, open spaces and natural areas. Home of the spring (March-April) golden poppy super bloom, Tour de Murrieta and home to more than 20 wineries and breweries.
Murrieta Unified School District covers Murrieta K-12, there are several college campus locations in and around Murrieta.
Murrieta enjoys moderately warm temperatures year-round, averaging 263 sunny days per year. The average high is 77 degrees, average low is 64 degrees. Murrieta gets an average of 12 inches of rain per year, typically does not snow.
Fun History Facts:
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 stoped running. The city started growing again in the early 1980’s when interstate 15 was built through it. The city was incorporated in 1991.