Header Image
Ann Downing
Your Realtor, Master of Home Sales

Menifee is a Wonderful Community

Menifee, California:



Guarded by the Santa Ana Mountains on the west and the Santa Rosa Mountains on the east, Menifee Valley consists of the unincorporated areas of Sun City, Quail Valley and Menifee. Home to approximately 5,000 people, Menifee is a peaceful community with modern amenities such as upscale medical facilities and newly constructed retail centers featuring movie complexes, restaurants, stores and shops. Real estate options consist of single-family homes, condominiums, townhouses, mobile homes and retirement complexes. Warm summers and mild winters provide well over 300 days of sunshine a year, making this city a perfect place to enjoy the area’s many golf courses, tennis centers, open parklands and lakes. Additionally, Menifee is located adjacent to Interstate 215, which connects with major east-west arteries I-10 and I-8. From Menifee, it is about 25 miles to Riverside, 75 miles to Los Angeles and approximately 70 miles to San Diego. Orange County’s white sandy beaches are also a short drive away as is the jewel of the California desert, Palm Springs. Many local attractions, such as the annual Summerfest, also serve to keep Menifee residents close to home as do performances at the local arts theatre and concerts in the park throughout the year. Menifee boasts a very active retirement population with a wide range of senior services and programs being offered at the Kay Ceniceros Community Center. So, if you are considering a move to Riverside County, look no further than the affordable and family-friendly neighborhoods of Menifee where recreational, cultural and employment opportunities abound in an aesthetically pleasing setting.

Menifee Valley currently has five elementary schools, three middle schools and one high school. Mount San Jacinto College is located in downtown Menifee as well, offering locals the opportunity to pursue education beyond high school. The college also serves as the community’s art and culture center with special events planned throughout the year such as live performances, art exhibits and campus sponsored fairs and festivals.

For those who appreciate fine wines and delectable treats, Temecula’s wine country is only a couple miles down the road. Tours are available, but Menifee residents have the luxury of touring the wineries at their own leisure without advanced planning. Temecula’s Old Town hosts several weekend events with an active social calendar highlighted by the annual Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival in June. This vibrant city is a popular destination for Menifee residents and aids in bolstering the relaxed lifestyle the people of Menifee have grown accustomed to.

Moving forward, Menifee is poised for its own growth. The Chamber of Commerce has begun its march into the future with an aggressive plan to encourage high quality development that is community sensitive for Menifee Valley. At the core of this plan is building a future creative in development that will add distinction to the community’s viability as a commercial, educational and residential market. The phenomenal growth rate of 48% between 1990 and 2003 in Menifee Valley indicates an exciting and historic period. The future looks bright with commercial developments being proposed on the 215 corridor. Entertainment complexes, exciting retail shopping establishments with delightful dining experiences for the young and old are being sought. All in all, Menifee Valley is projected to have a total of 1.86 million square feet of new retail development by the end of 2015.


Menifee Lakes - The Town of A Lifetime
Resort living and affordable homes. This is Menifee Lakes. You get exclusive access to boating, fishing, and a pristine beach. You can drive your golf cart to the elegant Menifee Lakes Country Club and its  two 18-hole championship courses. Designed by Ted Robinson, the Menifee Lakes Country Club is a tapestry of natural beauty and elegance-its prestige and glamour matching famed resorts around the world. All of this can be your back yard when you live at Menifee Lakes.

Menifee Lakes Photos
  Menifee Lakes Beach Club
  Menifee Lakes Country Club
  Lakes and Golf Course Photos
  Menifee Lakes Homeowners Association


  About Menifee Valley
  Valley-Wide Recreation
  Menifee Valley Golf School
  Menifee Valley Medical Center
  Menifee Chamber of Commerce
  Menifee's Local Weather Station
  Facts, Maps and Figures  Demographics by area

School Information

Paloma Valley High School


Bell Mountain Middle School


Menifee Valley Middle


Callie Kirkpatrick Elementary


Chester Morrison Elementary


Freedom Crest Elementary


Menifee Elementary


Ridgemoor Elementary


Menifee Union School District

Perris Union High School District

Private Schools and Colleges

Mt. San Jacinto College

The Menifee Valley

The Menifee Valley consists of the unincorporated areas known as Sun City, Menifee, and Quail Valley. Early development of Menifee Valley began with Sun City in the early 1960's as the concept of an active retirement community was envisioned by Del Webb, a major building contractor from Phoenix, Arizona. Since that time, Menifee Valley has grown in population to 66,000 and has 5 elementary schools 3 middle schools and one high school. Many types of living are available in Menifee Valley. There are single-family homes, condominiums, mobile homes, and retirement complexes with varying levels of services. Residents of the area are always close to one of several nearby golf courses, medical facilities, shopping centers, and financial institutions. There are approximately 130 clubs and organizations, over 40 churches and a synagogue.


The Menifee Valley is located adjacent to Interstate 215, which connects with major east-west arteries I-10 and I-8. From Sun City it is about 25 miles to Riverside, 75 miles to Los Angeles, and approximately 75 miles to San Diego. It is between the Santa Ana Mountains on the west and the Santa Rosa Mountains on the east. State Highway 74 runs over the mountains from San Juan Capistrano on the coast to the county's eastern desert areas, including Palm Springs and Palm Desert.


The average rainfall is 13 inches per year. The average temperature is 71 degrees Fahrenheit, with a minimum of 38 degrees. Summer days can go above 100 degrees. Humidity is approximately 25%. Nights are generally cool.


The Ontario International Airport, about 44 miles to the northwest, connects with all major airports and has direct service to any North American cities. In addition, there are several major air freight carriers at Ontario. Passenger service is also available at the Palm Springs Airport. Riverside Municipal Airport, approximately 35 miles to the northwest, has several operators and general aviation services. The near-by county-owned Hemet-Ryan Airport has a 4,300 foot runway and also has general aviation facilities. Bus service to the Menifee Valley is provided by the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA). There is Greyhound bus service with connections at Riverside and San Diego, providing linkage with Trailways, the Southern California Rapid Transit District, an other systems.


The towns and cities in the western half of Riverside County offer a wide variety of recreational and cultural opportunities for residents and visitors. Few parts of our nation can boast such a selection within a short driving distance. Within Riverside County are forested mountains, lakes, rivers and desert areas that provide diverse year-round sports and recreation. A pleasant drive into nearby mountain ranges puts you on ski slopes in winter or in beautiful spots for summer hiking, camping, and picnicking. There numerous lakes with various facilities for water sports and fishing. There are over 34 parks in the Riverside County Park system. Community parks and playgrounds also offer many areas for baseball, soccer, football, and other field sports. For the more adventurous, skydiving, hang gliding, hot-air ballooning, and motor-cross riding are also available. People make the difference in Menifee Valley...and people make the Menifee Valley a great place to do business, raise a family and, for those age 55 or better, just enjoy the good life!!