Murrieta has been one of the fastest growing cities in the state of California over the past decade. Their famous hot springs were once a major attraction for visitors in the early part of the 20th century. The city is named for two of its early inhabitants, brothers Esequial Murrieta and Juan Murrieta. The former purchased Mexican land grants, intending to raise sheep in the area, but instead, he returned to Spain and left the farm to his brother Juan. Murrieta Valley Unified School District happens to be the biggest employer in the city, with 1,900 employees in 2009.
Local Newspapers: Valley Business Journal Courier
Local Sports Teams: San Diego Chargers (NFL), San Diego Padres (MLB)
Local Colleges: State UniversityNational University Academy
Zip Codes associated with murrieta, california: 92562, 92563
Towns/Cities near murrieta, california : Menifee, Temecula