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130 Apartments for rent in Murrieta, CA

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Gables Alta Murrieta
39930 Whitewood Rd
Murrieta, CA
Updated January 22 at 11:57pm
1 Bedroom
$1,565
2 Bedrooms
$1,613
Residents can take the short walk and enjoy a bit of fishing at Pond Park. The Murrieta Hot Springs are a short drive, but residents can also enjoy the on-site tennis court, gym or pool.
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Sonoma at Mapleton
33600 Mapleton Ave
Murrieta, CA
Updated January 22 at 11:57pm
1 Bedroom
$1,523
2 Bedrooms
$1,591
3 Bedrooms
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Residents are treated to beautiful views of Temecula Valley, a relaxing swimming pool and 24-hour gym in this community. Units include fireplaces, walk in closets and private balconies or patios. Pet-friendly community.
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Arbors at California Oaks
24375 Jackson Ave
Murrieta, CA
Updated January 22 at 07:52pm
1 Bedroom
$1,270
2 Bedrooms
$1,525
Prime location just down the road from Temecula wine country. Contemporary apartments with giant kitchens and W/D in unit. Tennis court, shuffleboard, fire pit and basketball court on premises.
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Eagle Glen
38245 Murrieta Hot Springs Rd
Murrieta, CA
Updated January 22 at 11:58pm
1 Bedroom
$1,545
2 Bedrooms
$1,765
3 Bedrooms
$2,085
Beautiful 1-3 bedroom units with fireplace, walk-in closets and private patios. On-site amenities include a clubhouse, gym, pool and hot tub. Located close to I-15 and I-215 and within minutes of shopping, dining and golfing.
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26508 Arboretum Way
26508 Arboretum Way
Murrieta, CA
Updated January 23 at 12:49am
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
39758 Avenida Miguel Oeste
39758 Avd Miguel Oeste
Murrieta, CA
Updated January 23 at 12:49am
4 Bedrooms
$2,695
29209 Branwin Street
29209 Branwin Street
Murrieta, CA
Updated January 23 at 12:33am
3 Bedrooms
$2,350
37908 Amberleaf Court
37908 Amberleaf Court
Murrieta, CA
Updated January 22 at 10:07am
3 Bedrooms
$2,100
37156 Ascella Ln
37156 Ascella Lane
Murrieta, CA
Updated January 22 at 10:06am
3 Bedrooms
$1,950
24738 Leafwood Drive
24738 Leafwood Drive
Murrieta, CA
Updated January 22 at 10:06am
4 Bedrooms
$1,950
26196 Palm Tree Ln
26196 Palm Tree Lane
Murrieta, CA
Updated January 22 at 10:06am
5 Bedrooms
$2,500
38614 Royal Troon Drive
38614 Royal Troon Dr
Murrieta, CA
Updated January 22 at 10:06am
4 Bedrooms
$3,000
26776 Kingwood Rd
26776 Kingwood Road
Murrieta, CA
Updated January 22 at 10:06am
1 Bedroom
$750
28942 Via La Espalda
28942 via La Espalda
Murrieta, CA
Updated January 22 at 10:06am
3 Bedrooms
$1,550
26632 Peachwood Drive
26632 Peachwood Drive
Murrieta, CA
Updated January 22 at 10:06am
4 Bedrooms
$2,200
28871 Lavatera
28871 Lavatera Avenue
Murrieta, CA
Updated January 22 at 10:06am
4 Bedrooms
$2,375
39859 Wheatley Dr.
39859 Wheatly Drive
Murrieta, CA
Updated January 22 at 10:06am
3 Bedrooms
$1,750
23816 Peach Blossom Ct
23816 Peach Blossom Court
Murrieta, CA
Updated January 22 at 10:06am
4 Bedrooms
$2,600
23117 Rancho Peak Place
23117 Rancho Peak Place
Murrieta, CA
Updated January 22 at 10:06am
3 Bedrooms
$2,195
33610 Willow Haven Lane # 102
33610 Willow Haven Ln
Murrieta, CA
Updated January 22 at 10:06am
3 Bedrooms
$2,100
23732 Va Olivia
23732 via Olivia
Murrieta, CA
Updated January 22 at 09:36am
2 Bedrooms
$1,995
38330 Oaktree
38330 Oaktree Loop
Murrieta, CA
Updated January 22 at 09:27pm
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
39763 Ashland Way
39763 Ashland Way
Murrieta, CA
Updated January 22 at 08:38am
5 Bedrooms
$2,950
37799 Silver Breeze Ct
37799 Silver Breeze Court
Murrieta, CA
Updated January 22 at 08:38am
5 Bedrooms
$2,495
City GuideMurrieta
"Shes the gem of the valley, Our little pot of gold, Where we can make new memories, Treasures to hold, And you know shes a ... place where we can live, laugh, learn, and play, yeah, I'm lovin Murrieta a little more each day." (-- Jason Brawner & Eileen Lloyd, "Gem of the Valley")

No, the city is not named after the famous bandit, Joaquin Murrieta. Rather, it was named after Esequial Murrieta, who bought this 52,000-acre territory in 1873. With its verdant valley, towering trees, and hot springs, Murrieta was then the perfect place for a sheep ranching business. These days, its still very much the gem of the valley as it used to be only, instead of hordes of sheep and teeming grasslands, you will see a thriving residential area of 104,000 people.The city of Murrieta is just an hour's drive away from San Diego. It has the typical Californian weather warm to hot summers, average rainfall, and nearly non-existent winters. With a community growth thats touted to have sprouted almost overnight, Murrieta is slated to be the future of southern California. If you'd like to bank on that vision, it's time to bounce over here and get yourself a new place to call home.

Apartment Hunting Tips in Murrieta

Housing options

Homes for rent in Murrieta come in varying options: single family homes, high rise condos, and gated communities complete with all amenities. If you're going for a condo, mind the additional fees stipulated in the lease agreement that's usually associated with maintenance.

Cost

Apartment rental costs in Murrieta vary widely depending on the neighborhood and other inclusions.

Details

To get the rental application going, the landlord will usually run a background or credit check, and ask for references and proof of income.

Meandering Through Murrieta's Neighborhoods

Choosing a neighborhood should be done with just about the same discretion as choosing as apartment to rent. To shove you in the right direction, heres an overview of the different communities in Murrieta.

City Center: The City Center is just a couple of minutes away from everything since its smack right in the middle of the action. Housing options in this neighborhood are pretty much limited to high rise condos and apartment complexes.

Murrieta Hot Springs: Life is dandy in this neighborhood. After all, you'd be living in an area of hot springs, with a golf club and parks.

Tortuga Rd/Carancho Rd: A pricier neighborhood in a peaceful neighborhood.

Via Madrid/Via Segovia: If you're looking for 4 or 5 bedroom apartment, you'll most likely find that in this neighborhood. Fresh paint and young landscapes make it evident that this is a newly developed community.

Villa Del Sol/Timber Ln: This is a neighborhood that doesn't believe in other housing types aside from single family homes. If thats exactly the kind of home you're looking for, the 12% vacancy rate stacks the odds of finding a place speedily in your favor.

Rancho California Rd/Rancho Antonovich: A pricier neighborhood, but well worth it.

Los Alamos Rd/Clinton Keith Rd: The deep sense of community is so ingrained in this area that carpooling is still one of the viable options for getting to and from work.

Vista Murrieta/Los Alamos Rd: An inexpensive neighborhood.

Nutmeg St/Falconer Dr: With so many parks within this neighborhood, theres never a boring day for people living here, since a wealth of recreational activities are organized in those parks.

Murrieta Hot Springs Rd/ Via Princessa: The low vacancy rate of this neighborhood means you don't have the luxury of time to mull over apartment choices.

January 2019 Murrieta Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 Murrieta Rent Report. Murrieta rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Murrieta rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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January 2019 Murrieta Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 Murrieta Rent Report. Murrieta rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Murrieta rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Murrieta rents held steady over the past month

Murrieta rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they are up slightly by 1.1% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Murrieta stand at $1,400 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,750 for a two-bedroom. Murrieta's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.3%, as well as the national average of 0.9%.

    Rents rising across the Riverside Metro

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Murrieta, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Riverside metro, 9 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Rancho Cucamonga has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.6%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,780, while one-bedrooms go for $1,420.
    • Over the past year, Indio is the only city in the metro that has seen rents fall, with a decline of 0.9%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,220, while one-bedrooms go for $970.
    • San Bernardino has the least expensive rents in the Riverside metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,060; rents were up 0.4% over the past month and 1.1% over the past year.
    • Corona has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Riverside metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,200; rents grew 0.2% over the past month and 2.7% over the past year.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Murrieta

    As rents have increased slightly in Murrieta, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Murrieta is less affordable for renters.

    • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 0.3% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.7% in San Jose, 1.5% in San Diego, and 1.5% in Los Angeles.
    • Murrieta's median two-bedroom rent of $1,750 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.9% over the past year compared to the 1.1% rise in Murrieta.
    • While Murrieta's rents rose slightly over the past year, the city of Portland saw a decrease of 0.2%.
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Murrieta than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,060, where Murrieta is more than one-and-a-half times that price.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    City
    Median 1BR price
    Median 2BR price
    M/M price change
    Y/Y price change
    Riverside
    $1,060
    $1,330
    -0.1%
    1.5%
    San Bernardino
    $850
    $1,060
    0.4%
    1.1%
    Fontana
    $1,060
    $1,330
    0.5%
    0.2%
    Moreno Valley
    $1,370
    $1,710
    0.1%
    0.9%
    Rancho Cucamonga
    $1,420
    $1,780
    0.8%
    3.6%
    Ontario
    $1,190
    $1,490
    0
    2.3%
    Corona
    $1,760
    $2,200
    0.2%
    2.7%
    Murrieta
    $1,400
    $1,750
    0
    1.1%
    Temecula
    $1,460
    $1,840
    -0.3%
    1.1%
    Indio
    $970
    $1,220
    0.4%
    -0.9%
    Chino Hills
    $1,560
    $1,980
    -0.1%
    3.9%
    Upland
    $1,480
    $1,880
    0.9%
    3.4%
    Redlands
    $920
    $1,150
    0.7%
    1.5%
    Lake Elsinore
    $1,500
    $1,900
    -0.5%
    1.5%
    Palm Desert
    $970
    $1,210
    0.2%
    0.8%
    Palm Springs
    $920
    $1,160
    0.1%
    0.9%
    La Quinta
    $1,120
    $1,400
    0
    0.4%
    Twentynine Palms
    $670
    $830
    0.2%
    1.8%
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    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.