Menifee Homes for Sale
Menifee is located in Riverside County, California, right off of Interstate 215 in sunny Southern California. Menifee’s earliest residents were the Luiseno people and in the early 1800s Menifee was seized by Mexico but eventually won back by the United States during the Mexican-American War in 1850. Soon after, the area was used for farming and mining. Luther Menifee Wilson was a miner who discovered quartz and Menifee was thus named after his discovery. Menifee grew from a mining town and began it’s more residential and commercial developments in the mid 1900s when Sun City became a popular retirement community. Sun City is located in the northwestern part of Menifee and still attracts many retirees who wish to retire in the warm weather of Southern California.
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About Menifee California
For the last three decades Menifee has seen the most growth as residential communities have expanded and new subdivisions have been built. It wasn’t until the early 2000s that the area began adding more commercial businesses allowing the town residents to stay closer to home for work and shopping needs. Currently, Menifee has a population of 92,595 whereas in 2010 the population was 77,519 showing the town's growth. Temecula and Murrieta are two close-by towns, both of which have a large variety of commercial businesses and still attract many of Menifee’s residents.
Menifee is served by the Menifee Union School District as well as the Romoland School District for both elementary and middle schools and the Perris Union High School District for High School. In addition to primary education, the Menifee Valley Campus of Mt. San Jacinto College is also located in town. Not only is this the fastest-growing community college in California, but it also provides an exceptional nursing program.
Things to do
Menifee is home to the Drop Zone Waterpark, with the hottest recorded temperature in Menifee at 117, it is easy to see why the Drop Zone is a favorite place to visit for many locals. There are dozens of parks, playgrounds, trails, and dog parks in Menifee providing endless exploration. If hanging out in the AC is more your speed, take a trip to the Motte Historical Car Museum.
The average home price in Menifee is $420,000, and most homes in the area require HOA fees. There are a few neighborhoods with homes built in the 1930s-1960s where you can find 1 and 2 bedroom homes for just shy of $200,000. 3-5 Bedroom homes range from $360,000-$875,000, the main reason for varying prices is due to the year built. There are a few ranches in Menifee that have upwards of 10 bedrooms, however, these rarely are for sale.
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