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A+ Murrieta Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Murrieta Cost of Living Cost of living is 5% lower than California
13232% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Murrieta cost of living
A+ Murrieta Crime Total crime is 50% lower than California
Total crime
1,47147% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6947% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-9%Year over year crime is down
Murrieta crime
D+ Murrieta Employment Household income is 19% higher than California
Median household income
$76,14938% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$29,2752% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
7%47% higher than the US average
Murrieta employment
D+ Murrieta Housing Home value is 17% lower than California
Median home value
$339,80084% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,54863% higher than the US average
Home ownership
67%5% higher than the US average
Murrieta real estate or Murrieta rentals
C Murrieta Schools HS graduation rate is 13% higher than California
High school grad. rates
90%8% higher than the US average
School test scores
50%1% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
22:138% higher than the US average
Murrieta K-12 schools or Murrieta colleges

Living in Murrieta, CA

Murrieta, California is a mid-sized city with a population of 108,583 residents. With a population density of 3,232 people per square mile, Murrieta is well above the nation's average density level. The majority of Murrieta residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Asian and Black. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Murrieta are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 13% of the population also speak Spanish. 78% of the people in Murrieta (over the age of 15) are married and 50% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

Whether you’re relocating to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Murrieta could be a positive experience compared to other cities in California if you know where to search. With useful information like amenities, cost of living, weather, education and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Murrieta and in the areas around Murrieta is a much easier task.

The livability score in Murrieta is 75/100 and the city is ranked in the 82nd percentile of all cities across America. This is a terrific score, as Murrieta ranks well in multiple categories! Based on the rankings for each individual category, Murrieta has received high marks for amenities (A+), crime (A+) and weather (A-). There is at least one category that did not score well in Murrieta. The following was graded with a less than perfect score: cost of living (F).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Murrieta has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve, Mulligan Family Fun Center, and Aces Comedy Club.

Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 71 crimes per 100,000 residents, Murrieta has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

Assuming that Murrieta meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Murrieta. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Murrieta are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Murrieta come in at $339,800, which is 17% lower than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Murrieta, the home price to income ratio is 4.5, which is 29.7% lower than the California average. Real estate appreciation rates in Murrieta are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Murrieta homes comes in at 4.8%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 8.6%.

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Murrieta, CA - A Great Bedroom Community for Families!

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 Angeles 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.
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Source: The Murrieta, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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