Livability Score

69
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities A+

There are lots of amenities close to this location.
Coffee (16) C-
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Board'z Grill
Coffee Shop
El Gordito Mexican Food
Coffee Shop
Rival Coffee Co.
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Trà Boba Tea
Coffee Shop
Bob's Murrieta Pizza
Coffee Shop
Murrieta Cafe
Coffee Shop
@ Thai Bbq
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Cafe Bravo
Coffee Shop
Intazza
Coffee Shop
Poki Poki & Boba
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
King Donut
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (33) A+
Brunswick Cal Oaks Bowl
Bowling Alley
Hurricane Simulator
Attraction
Cageball
Attraction
Kids Trampoline Arena
Attraction
Kids Foam Pit
Attraction
Crayon Jump House
Attraction
Dodgeball
Attraction
Aerosports Trampoline Parks
Attraction
Trampoline Arena
Attraction
Premier Party Room
Attraction
Foam Pit
Attraction
Wifi Lounge
Attraction
Arcade
Attraction
Reading Cinemas
Cinema
Miniature Golf
Attraction
Big Splash Pumping Station
Attraction
Big Splash Pumping Station
Water Park
Frog Hopper
Attraction
Mulligan Speedway
Attraction
Western Train
Attraction
Tea Cups
Attraction
Carousel
Attraction
Batting Cage
Attraction
Arcade
Attraction
Mulligan Racing Rookie Track
Attraction
Food and Drink (64) A-
McDonald's
Fast Food
Jack in the Box
Fast Food
Pizza Hut
Fast Food
Miguel Jr's
Fast Food
In-N-Out Burger
Fast Food
Snack Shack
Fast Food
Domino's
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Little Caesars
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
KFC
Fast Food
Dairy Queen
Fast Food
Papa John's
Fast Food
Epic Wings N' Things
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Chipotle
Fast Food
Cal Oaks Liquor
Alcohol
Jamba
Fast Food
Carl's Jr.
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Los Primos Mexican Food
Fast Food
Chuck Wagon Pizza
Fast Food
Chick-fil-A
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Jack in the Box
Fast Food
Fitness (17) B
Premier Party Room
Community Centre
Party Rooms
Community Centre
Old Worship Center
Community Centre
Straling Center
Community Centre
Barnes Hall
Community Centre
Family Life Center
Community Centre
Unknown Name
Community Centre
LA Fitness
Gym
Unknown Name
Community Centre
24 Hour Fitness
Gym
Murrieta Community Center
Community Centre
24 Hour Fitness
Gym
Eos Fitness
Gym
Crossfit By Overload
Gym
Multi Purpose Room
Community Centre
Self Made Training Facility
Gym
Harveston Community Park Room
Community Centre
Turn 2 CrossFit
Gym
Fitness 19
Gym
Krav Maga
Gym
Temecula Valley Moose Lodge
Community Centre
Groceries (9) F
Stater Bros.
Grocery Store
Barons Market
Grocery Store
The Cake Cottage
Bakery
Albertsons
Grocery Store
Smart & Final
Grocery Store
Cardenas
Grocery Store
Target
Grocery Store
Ralphs
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Vons
Grocery Store
Albertsons
Grocery Store
Albertsons
Grocery Store
Sprouts Farmers Market
Grocery Store
WinCo Foods
Grocery Store
Western Eagle Foundation
Grocery Store
Trader Joe's
Grocery Store
Barons
Grocery Store
Baron's
Grocery Store
Stater Bros.
Grocery Store
Food 4 Less
Grocery Store
Roots
Grocery Store
Parks (101) A+
Unknown Name
Playground
Las Brisas Trail
Park
Century Park
Park
California Oaks Sports Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Barratt Park
Park
Meadow Ridge Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Picket Fences Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Rancho Acacias Park
Park
Alta Murrieta Sports Park
Park
Alta Murrieta Sports Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Eastgate Park
Park
Oak Terrace Park
Park
Shops (48) C+
Linder's Furniture
Furniture
Redemption Center
Toys
My Smart
Electronics
Tuesday Morning
Houseware
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Target
Department Store
Supercuts
Hairdresser
Rocket
Convenience Store
A/S HAIR STUDIO
Beauty
Sola Salons
Beauty
Best Buy
Electronics
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
The Home Depot
Home Improvement
Big Lots
Department Store
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
99 Cents Only Stores
Discount Store
PetSmart
Pets
Petco
Pets
Lowe's
Home Improvement
Famous Footwear
Shoes
Kohl's
Department Store
Bob's Discount Furniture
Furniture
Bed Bath & Beyond
Houseware
David's Bridal
Clothing
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commute F

Of all people who commute, 0.4% take public transportation in Murrieta.
Public Transit Stops (4)
Stops & Stations
F
2493 Alta Murrieta NS Murrieta Town Center
Bus Stop
Murrieta Wal-Mart
Bus Stop
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Workers Taking Public Transit
0.4%
F
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Murrieta is 145/100 - which is 4% higher than California.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime B

Murrieta crime rates are 1,519 per 100k, which is 47% lower than California
Property Crime
1,245 crimes per 100k
B+
Violent Crime
274 crimes per 100k
B-
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employment A+

The median income in Murrieta is $91,654 - which is 44% higher than California.
Med. Household Income
$91,654
A+
Unemployment Rate
4.4%
D-
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health D+

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (33)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Murrieta Express Care
Doctor
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
Murrieta Fire Department Station #2
Fire Station
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Murrieta Dental Group and Orthodontics
Dentist
Bright Now! Dental
Dentist
4M
Dentist
Rancho Springs Medical Center
Hospital
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Doctor
Women's & Outpatient Center
Doctor
Emergency Department
Doctor
Children's Primary Care Medical Group
Doctor
Out-Patient Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Dentist
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Murrieta Police Dept.
Police
Murrieta Police Department
Police
Murrieta Police Dept.
Police
Dr. G. Olague & Dr. R.D. Deza Dental Office
Dentist
Murrieta Dental Group and Orthodontist
Dentist
Murrieta Fire Department Station #1
Fire Station
Murrieta Fire Department Station #3
Fire Station
United States Border Patrol
Police
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing A+

Murrieta home prices are $435,700 - which is 6% higher than California
Home Price
$435,700
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
22%
A+
Home Affordability
4.8x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools B

The Murrieta graduation rate is 90% - which is 13% higher than California
School Test Scores
57%
D+
High School Grad. Rates
90%
B+
Elementary Schools (27) C-
Murrieta Ranch Preschool
Shivela Middle
Adventure Island Christian School
Avaxat Elementary
Rail Ranch Elementary
Alta Murrieta Elementary
Method Schools La
Calvary Murrieta Christian Schools
E. Hale Curran Elementary
Tovashal Elementary
Oak Grove Institute
Murrieta Elementary
Promise Christian Preschool
Antelope Hills Elementary
Childrens Lighthouse Learning Center
Daniel N. Buchanan Elementary
Murrieta Canyon Academy
Thompson Middle
Monte Vista Elementary
Warm Springs Middle
Murrieta Preschool Outreach
Ysabel Barnett Elementary
Cole Canyon Elementary
Sycamore Academy Of Science And Cultural Arts
Sycamore Academy Of Science And Cultural Arts
High Schools (8) F
Murrieta Mesa High
Method Schools La
Calvary Murrieta Christian Schools
Oak Grove Institute
Vista Murrieta High
Murrieta Valley High
Murrieta Canyon Academy
The University Of America
Chaparral High
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ratings B+

Murrieta has an overall rating of 74% from 52 reviews.
User Reviews (3)
From AreaVibes
B-
User Surveys (49)
From AreaVibes
A+
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Yeah it is safe, but that's it. 3.5 rating By Anonymous ( Apr 08, 2023) TLDR; A nice safe place with little to do.

You might say something else, but I've lived around this area my entire life. Murrieta is a highly safe place don't get me wrong, but is there anything else that can interest a teen around here? Not really. The mall in Temecula can get
...Read More boring relatively fast. Everything fun is at least a forty-five-minute drive away from here. We do get some decent shops but they come rarely, unfortunately. It might be a good place to live as a toddler or maybe an elderly person when you don't go out much but if you like going out and having fun a lot, this place is not for you. Read Less
Air quality is horrible! 2.5 rating By Anonymous ( May 19, 2020) I moved to Murrieta 6 years ago because it was more affordable to live here than in San Diego County. The one great thing is that there are plenty of shops close by for everything you would need. The downside is the air quality I had a headache for the first three months I lived ...Read More here before I got acclimated to the smog. I have just learned to keep my Windows shut. The smog does make for some beautiful sunsets though! Read Less
Murrieta, CA - A Great Bedroom Community for Families! 4.5 rating By Anonymous ( Jun 24, 2011) I have lived and raised my family in Murrieta California for the last 20 years. The city has grown from less than 10,000 people to over 100,000 over the course of my time here and it has become a wonderful place to live and raise a family. Because of the proximity to both Los Ang ...Read More eles and San Diego, many business-men raise their families here and commute into the city. Because of this, there are tons of young families who live in Murrieta, which makes it ideal to raise your kids. There are three full high schools with thousands of kids in each. It makes for a healthy rivalry that makes friday night football special.

If there was a negative to Murrieta it is how sheltered it is. Sometimes my kids have complained about their "not being anything to do here". However, they have enjoyed being able to drive into LA for concerts and the beach and Disneyland are less than an hour away.

There really isn't anything noteworthy to visit in Murrieta itself, but if you are looking for a great place to live in Southern California, Murrieta would definitely fit the bill. Great shopping opportunities and families will love its peaceful atmosphere. The crime rate is low and the houses are all new and beautiful. It is the typical California suburbia that everyone sees when they watch California on television. Read Less
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Murrieta, CA - A Great Bedroom Community for Families! 4.5 rating By Anonymous ( Jun 24, 2011) I have lived and raised my family in Murrieta California for the last 20 years. The city has grown from less than 10,000 people to over 100,000 over the course of my time here and it has become a wonderful place to live and raise a family. Because of the proximity to both Los Ang ...Read More eles and San Diego, many business-men raise their families here and commute into the city. Because of this, there are tons of young families who live in Murrieta, which makes it ideal to raise your kids. There are three full high schools with thousands of kids in each. It makes for a healthy rivalry that makes friday night football special.

If there was a negative to Murrieta it is how sheltered it is. Sometimes my kids have complained about their "not being anything to do here". However, they have enjoyed being able to drive into LA for concerts and the beach and Disneyland are less than an hour away.

There really isn't anything noteworthy to visit in Murrieta itself, but if you are looking for a great place to live in Southern California, Murrieta would definitely fit the bill. Great shopping opportunities and families will love its peaceful atmosphere. The crime rate is low and the houses are all new and beautiful. It is the typical California suburbia that everyone sees when they watch California on television. Read Less

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Murrieta, CA

Riverside County is where you will find the City of Murrieta. With a fast-growing population that is now over 110,000, the city is an attractive option for those who are looking to buy or rent a home in the county. In fact, Murrieta was recognized as the fastest growing city in the entire state for the 2000 - 2010 period. People are catching on quickly to the high quality of life that the city offers thanks to new homes, new infrastructure, and a cooperative spirit.

Since the city's incorporation in 1991, it has enjoyed a strong jobs market that is bolstered by a number of employers who provide great pay and benefits to their employees. The public school system is consistently recognized as one of the best places to work in the city thanks to the great work-life balance that teachers and school support staff enjoy. The Mulligan Family Fun Center may be the most exciting place to work in town. It is also a good place for teenagers to earn income before they head off to college or leave home for other opportunities.

Murrieta Hot Springs, Greer Ranch, and Antelope Hills are all great choices for anyone who is looking to buy or rent a home in the area. In general, home prices tend to be cheaper in Murrieta than in nearby Temecula, although that has been changing in recent years as the city's popularity has continued to sky rocket. One of the big perks about life in Murrieta is that the city has a very low crime rate and almost no traffic issues except for the occasional rush hour delay. Riverside Transit Authority provides several daily bus routes that provide a public transit option for those who like to utilize these services. Getting around by bike or foot may also be a possibility depending on where you choose to live in the city.

Callaway Vineyard and Winery is one of the top attractions in the area. They offer tours of the vineyards that let you see the delicious grapes that you will try later during a tasting. Miramonte Winery is a competing winery that offers many of the same services and delicious wine. Once you have got your feel of the drink of the gods, you can head over to Lake Skinner Park to enjoy this scenic recreation area. Getting out on the water is a great way to spend an evening with family and friends.

Murrieta offers a lifestyle that is a welcome change of pace from the daily grind. Its residents are warm and welcoming to those who are moving into the area. Life is good in Murrieta with plenty of wine to share with all.

A+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Murrieta? Yes, there are lots of amenities close to this location.

Parks

Unknown Name
Las Brisas Trail
Century Park
California Oaks Sports Park
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Barratt Park

Entertainment

Brunswick Cal Oaks Bowl
Hurricane Simulator
Cageball
Kids Trampoline Arena
Kids Foam Pit
Crayon Jump House
Dodgeball
Aerosports Trampoline Parks

Food & Drink

McDonald's
Jack in the Box
Pizza Hut
Miguel Jr's
In-N-Out Burger
Snack Shack
Domino's
McDonald's

F Commute

Is public transit available in Murrieta? Of all people who commute, 0.4% take public transportation in Murrieta.
Drive to Work
80%

4% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
0%

5% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
1%

2% lower than the US average

A Health & Safety

Is Murrieta a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Loma Linda University Medical Center - Murrieta
Rancho Springs Medical Center

Pharmacies

Walgreens
CVS Pharmacy
Walgreens
CVS Pharmacy
Walgreens
Rite Aid
Out-Patient Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy

Doctors

Date St Optometry
Murrieta Express Care
Children's Primary Care Medical Group
Emergency Department
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Women's & Outpatient Center

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