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Top 5 Neighborhoods in Murrieta, California

Friday, October 29, 2021

Murrieta, California is one of the fastest-growing cities in the state. Largely residential in character is typically characterized as a bedroom community. 

The area around Murrieta is known as one of Southern California's premium wine countries. So, with that in mind, head out to explore the many wineries that dot this part of the United States. According to the Los Angeles Times and preliminary FBI statistics, Murrieta is the second safest city in the nation. 

With all the different neighborhoods Murrieta has to offer, it can be tough to decide where to live. I’ve selected five great neighborhoods based on my tenure in property management.  

Let’s tour the city, shall we?

Murrieta, California

1. Alta Murrieta

Alta Murrieta is a housing community that was developed during the late 1980s to the early 1990s. This neighborhood can be found just past a shopping district on the corner where the Escondido Freeway intersects with Murrieta Springs Road. It can be entered through Alta Murrieta Drive and Whitewood Road through Murrieta Springs Road. 

Homes in Alta Murrieta are on winding streets with numerous cul-de-sacs and mostly have Spanish and Mediterranean design influences. Amenities include a park with football and baseball fields, a children’s play area, and picnic tables. 

The average rental rate for a 3-bedroom home in Alta Murrieta is $2695 a month. The average purchase price for a 3-bedroom home is $  380,000.


Bear Creek, Murrieta California

2. Bear Creek

Bear Creek is a private, gated golf community located on top of the hills, Bear Creek provides its residents with luxury estates influenced by Spanish and Mediterranean architecture, with spacious living spaces on sprawling lots and magnificent views all around. 

Amenities include a clubhouse, swimming pool, fitness center, spa, tennis courts, and bocce courts, as well as a renowned, 18-hole golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus. 

The average rental rate for a 3-bedroom home in Bear Creek is $2525 a month. The average purchase price for a 3-bedroom home is $  490,000.


Central Park, Murrieta, CA

3. Central Park

Tucked away in a secluded area to the east of Winchester Road atop the expansive Murrieta foothills, the residential neighborhood of Central Park can be accessed through entrances along Murrieta Springs Road. 

Consisting of 521 homes divided into two main neighborhoods, The Commons and Hillcrest Estates, Central Park residents enjoy spectacular views and amenities that include a clubhouse, swimming pool, spa, sports field, tennis courts, and parks. 

The average rental rate for a 2-bedroom home in Central Park is $2100 a month. The average purchase price for a 2-bedroom home is $  320,000.

Clarendon Hills, Murrieta CA

4. Clarendon Hills

Clarendon Hills is right along Date Street in the Vintage Reserve Development of Murrieta, close to the border of Temecula where Harveston is located to the south. 

Comprised entirely of one-story single-family homes with 3-car garages, and the homes have distinctive Early California, Mission, and Craftsman design influences. There’s also a 5-acre community park, the Vintage Reserve Park, that’s conveniently within walking distance of all homes in the neighborhood. 

The average rental rate for a 3-bedroom home in Clarendon Hills is $3200 a month. The average purchase price for a 3-bedroom home is $  440,000.

Cooper Canyon, Murrieta CA

5. Copper Canyon

Copper Canyon is one of Murrieta’s highly desired communities, Copper Canyon is located across Bear Creek, with entrances along Clinton Keith Road and Washington Avenue. This large master-planned community is made up of several different neighborhoods developed by different builders, with homes constructed between 1998 and 2001. 

Numerous parks with walking trails can be found inside the community, including Copper Canyon Park, an 8-acre park featuring sports fields, a basketball court, bike path, picnic tables, and a children’s tot lot. Cole Canyon Elementary School is also located inside Copper Canyon. 

The average rental rate for a 3-bedroom home in Copper Canyon is $2700 a month. The average purchase price for a 3-bedroom home is $ 410,000. 

If you are looking to rent a home or purchase in one of these amazing communities, Management One and our affiliates can help. We have a dedicated leasing team that loves to help families find their next home. 

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