Menifee was incorporated on October 1, 2008 and currently boasts over 77,000 residents. Menifee was named for an 1880's farmer and prospector, Luther Menifee Wilson. A key part of Menifee is Sun City which was built mainly in the early 1960's, continuing further building into the 1990's. Sun City is a senior community - for the most part. Sun City has a huge community center with swimming pools, lawn bowling and many other activities for the seniors who are represented by the Civic Center Core. There are two golf courses located within the Sun City core area, one of which is an executive course.
Menifee Lakes complex comprises almost 1900 homes for both seniors and mostly for families. This section of incorporated Menifee lists many assets, including the 36-hole Menifee Country Club, the College of San Jacinto (with about 8000 students), Wheat Field Park with soccer and softball fields and tennis courts plus the Beach and Swim Club Lagoon. A meeting facility is provided for the many active organizations and a large Valley Wide gym provides many activities for both adults and children. The sparkling 35-acre Menifee Lake permits residents and their guests access for walking, biking, canoeing, pedal boating and sailing. A walk/bike path of over two miles surrounds the lake which also enables free fishing for residents. Also note worthy is that the golf course contains another 26 acres of lakes which provides senior and family golf course properties with pleasing views.
Shopping in Menifee includes the semi-regional Countryside Marketplace with additional shopping available at centers in Menifee Lakes and Sun City. The Marketplace houses a Super Target, Lowes, Kohl's and many other stores and restaurants. City Hall is located north of Newport Road on Haun Road. State-of-the-Art medical facilities also front Haun Road. Menifee education consists of two high schools, three middle schools and nine elementary schools in addition to the San Jacinto Community College on Antelope Road. A third high school is in the planning stage. Something unique about Menifee is the fact that a child can attend pre-school through two years of college without ever leaving town.
Menifee is located about 15 miles north of Temecula, about 76 miles from San Diego and about 75 miles from Los Angeles with resorts at Big Bear and Idyllwild about 75 and 40 miles respectively. Palm Springs and other desert cities are only 60 miles distant. Interstate 215 exits at several locations into Menifee and Interstate 15 is just eight miles away. Almost every day this city is cooled by a southern ocean wind and consequently very little smog exists. Temperatures are typical of southern California with a rainfall average of about 10 inches yearly.
Come visit attractive Menifee and then decide to reside here. Welcome to all!
Contributed by Ray Berry, Realtor. Office 951-679-2554 Cell 951-252-4385 Menifee Specialist and long time resident of Menifee Lakes.