The City of Menifee is located along Interstate 215, just north of the City of Murrieta and Temecula. Incorporated in 2008, Menifee has grown to a current population of 94,677. Over the 1980s and 1990s, Menifee became a region covered with quality master-planned communities and residential tentative tract maps. Today, the city has almost 16,000 units in some phase of development within 9 approved specific plans and 64 tract maps. Menifee’s area affordability and its proximity to employment centers in Orange, Riverside, San Diego, and Los Angeles counties make it an attractive location for families looking for a high quality of life in Southern California.
Primary routes in Menifee are Interstate 215 and Newport Road. Scott Road and McCall Boulevard are also main east/west thoroughfares. Haun Road serves as a north/south thoroughfare. Newport Road is a highly traveled arterial with a traffic count of 55,450 on a daily basis (2017 City of Menifee Public Works Dept.). Several key factors contribute to this high traffic volume, including Newport Road’s central location within Menifee, its major retail centers currently in operation, Mt. San Jacinto College, Brandman University, and its ability to connect travelers to Interstate 15/Lake Elsinore via Railroad Canyon Road on the west and the Hemet/San Jacinto Valley via Domenigoni Parkway on the east.