A Rancon partnership acquired 600 acres in an undeveloped area of eastern Murrieta in 1982. Rancon entitled and master planned the land for more than 750 residential units, two multi-family complexes, a shopping center, a school site and a sports park. Rancon sold the project to merchant builders, who began building in 1988. Alta Murrieta was the first master-planned community in Southwest Riverside County. The shopping center was also the first in Murrieta and was anchored by a Hughes super market. In 2007, houses in Alta Murrieta were selling from three to four times their original price.
Name: Alta Murrieta
Location: Murrieta Hot Springs Rd, Murrieta, CA
General Description: Master Planned Residential
Master Development: Rancon Alta Murrieta