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Old 12-02-2006, 08:56 AM
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Hello everyone,

we are in the midst of relocating and trying to find the right location and right job.
My husband has been offered a job in Murrieta .I would like to know the good and bad about Murrieta.
we have school aged children 9 and 5 ,so schools are important.
we want a safe place to raise our family.we would like to be close to all the amenities a big city would offer.
any kind of information on the community ,activities ,life would be appreciated.

thank you,
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Old 12-02-2006, 11:39 AM
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Safe, clean place overall. Mostly good schools. Mostly new housing tracts. Melding into Temecula at this point. Relatively affordable compared to most of socal. No crime problems like northern IE cities.

geographically isolated deep inland. brutally hot weather. brutally bad traffic. No amenities aside from stripmall & big-box variety. 1hr min to San Diego, 90mins to LA, 1HR to OC
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Old 12-02-2006, 03:39 PM
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For Inland SoCal, it's not nearly as hot as Riverside or San Bernardino. There are no big-city amenities, although the wineries in Temecula are upscale. Very good schools. Not a diverse population.
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Old 12-22-2006, 08:16 PM
Location: Murrieta
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Default Murrieta

Murrieta is a good place to live overall. It has good schools, relatively good housing prices and it is one of the safest places to live in Riverside County. The downside is the terrible traffic and oppressive heat in the summer. Being from San Diego I'm used to a milder climate, however, if you are from the City of Riveside Murrieta is cooler overall.

The City is still growing and new shopping and other areas of the city are getting many road improvements. I have lived in Murrieta for about 6 years now. I have a community website in Murrieta located at


If you read through the website you will find much information about Murrieta Schools, Parks, Events and Murrieta Demographics.

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Old 04-03-2007, 07:37 PM
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Murrieta is a great city..A great place to raise a family..the people are overall nice..Most of the schools are really good..Cole Canyon Elem is the top rated API 896>> The others are good too! E.Hale CUrran..New ELem Lisa J. Mails opens next year..more of a charter school..My kids are in Elementary school..Temecula has great schools mostly too..(check online greatschools.com) 2 charter and a Prep.. Both areas are nice..I like Murrieta, close to Temecula for shopping, etc, but removed a tiny bit..Safe city..All the shopping you basically need is close by! I need more room now, so buying in French Valley..(between Tem & Murrieta) Great deals there!! especially check out all the home builders there for deals.. City is actually Winchester...Schools are mostly Temecula schools, so there's a bonus..I plan for my kids to continue in Murrieta SD, despite moving..I'll submit for a waiting list at the Prep school in Temecula as a back up..This area gets hot in the summer..If you don't need to commute daily, it's great..I love it that we can drive anyplace in the area and still see open land, horses nearby, mountains...There's plans to add a Dave & Busters in Lake Elsinore and Largest water park in Temecula..Temecula has more traffic-Pechanga and more housing- and bit more of the Orange County Yuppies now, then before...but it's still nice there..when I use the word traffic for this area, it still doesn't even compare to other areas!!!!!

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