Single Family Homes, Houses, Condos, Townhomes, Townhouses, Investment Properties, Land and Real Estate in Murrieta, California
For most of its history Murrieta was not heavily populated. Its gently rolling hills dotted with native trees (such as the now-threatened Engelmann Oak) encouraged a Spaniard named Esequial Murrieta to purchase the Rancho Pauba and Rancho Temecula Mexican land grants, comprising 52,000 acres in the area, intending to bring his sheep raising business to California. Instead, he returned to Spain and turned the land over to his younger brother, Juan Murrieta (1844–1936), who brought 100,000 sheep to the valley in 1873. Using the ample meadows to feed his sheep.
Murrieta is well-known for year-round pleasant weather
Murrieta has a Mulligan Family Fun Center, with miniature golf, go kart racing, lazer tag, and an arcade. A movie theater and additional go kart track, Pole Position, also offer additional entertainment options in the city. Annually, both Murrieta and neighboring Temecula share the Rod Run, a classic car event where classic car owners and enthusiasts can showcase and enjoy hundreds of classic cars.
Outside the city limits there are the Santa Rosa Plateau, Temecula Valley Wine Country, and Lake Skinner. The Santa Rosa Plateau, an ecological reserve which is jointly owned by county and state governments, a private conservation group, and the local water district, is just outside the city to the west. Visitors can observe endangered wildlife, both flora and fauna (including the threatened Engleman Oak). Temecula Valley Wine Country is located approximately 10 miles southeast of Murrieta, and has over 30 wineries. Lake Skinner offers sailing, fishing, swimming, horseback riding, hiking, and developed campsites. The lake hosts the annual Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival, with live entertainment, hot air balloon rides, and wine tasting.