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Get to know Murrieta

With an average 275 days of sunshine annually, Murrieta is a vibrant place with awe-inspiring vistas and outdoor adventures to be enjoyed year-round. Named for Ezequiel Murrieta, a sheep rancher who settled here with intent to herd his flocks down from the Central Valley, the area remained largely farms until growth came in a different sense of the word: a postwar population boom of Los Angeles expats looking to put down new roots. The city’s innate beauty fosters inspiration, introspection and awe, celebrated with a packed calendar of parades, festivals and other community events. There's a lively arts scene, welcoming pop-up galleries and art walks regularly. Nature lovers visit each year to witness a floral wonderland epitomizing the region’s “Awesome Blossom” season. The Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve is well regarded for its award-winning free educational outreach programs. Four freshwater lakes invite boating, fishing, swimming, kayaking, sailing and more.
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Living in Temecula Wine Country

Meet a dynamic region that’s equal parts scenic suburb, rustic-chic resort and unspoiled high desert wilderness. Celebrated for its dry climate, watercolor landscapes and equidistance to the Los Angeles and San Diego metros, it’s the gateway to Palm Springs and the greater Coachella Valley — home to the eponymous music festival and iconic Joshua Tree National Park. The Temecula Valley AVA, historically a thriving winemaking region, has experienced a renaissance as of late, bottling award-winning vintages and playing host to a growing gourmet scene that’s pinging the radars of epicureans near and far. Booming development in recent decades transitioned the area’s once largely-agricultural towns to populous self-sufficient commercial centers, with well-stocked Main Streets full of eclectic shops and splashy sidewalk-table eateries. You'll also find championship golf, polo clubs, and a bevy of museums and attractions to explore.

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