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There are many reasons that you should consider locating your business in Murrieta, but the core motivation should be simple, your staff and executives probably already live here.  Murrieta is the largest City in South Riverside County with nearly 115,000 residents, but still has a small-town feel.  People choose to make Murrieta their home due to our wonderful family friendly atmosphere, award winning and highly ranked school district, proximity to all major Southern California markets, and our exemplary public safety, Murrieta was ranked the #1 safest city, by FBI statistics, for cities of our size in 2017 in terms of lowest violent crime.  In addition, Murrieta has affordable home and land prices and a wide range of housing options available from single family dwellings up to estate and ranch style homes and is consistently ranked one of the best cities to raise a family in California.  In fact, we were ranked the #1 City to live in Southwest Riverside County by The Press-Enterprise. 

Centrally located between San Diego and OC/LA Counties, Murrieta has the appeal of higher priced coastal cities without the high cost of living or doing business.  In addition to its wonderful location, which sits at the juncture of both the 15 and 215 Freeways, Murrieta offers excellent recreational amenities with miles of bike lanes, hiking trails, an equestrian park and sports parks with sports teams playing year round.  In fact, Murrieta has 51 parks within its City limits and additional recreational destinations such as the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve and Southern California’s Wine Country are accessible within minutes.   

The City of Murrieta really has it all, starting with a strong sense of community, a business friendly atmosphere, a focus on growing the economy, maintaining a safe and prosperous community, and offering high levels of public service.  Now is the time to stop your staff from commuting and locate your business in Murrieta.  Come visit us and see for yourself.

Explore Murrieta

2018 Murrieta Economic Retail Report

View the Economic Development SWOT Analysis/Strategic Plan here.

View the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy here. 

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Economic Outlook Presentation, November 14, 2018. Click on image to launch.