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A Vibrant, New Community



Not only is Menifee booming with residential growth, but Menifee is also home to the fastest-growing California Community College, Mt. San Jacinto Community College (MSJC). Over the past two years, MSJC has grown 16% and is expected to reach 50,000 students within the next 8 years, surpassing the competing community college district to the north. MSJC continues to invest in the Menifee campus, with the completion of a 5,000-seat stadium for their award-winning athletic program, and to feature community events and concerts. With a concentration on Science and Technology in the City, MSJC has plans to invest $60 million into a STEM building that will house labs, and Science and Technology Department programming to provide the skilled workforce for the incoming labor pools. In 2019 college also invested $11 million in renovations with campus improvements and technology like the Makerspace, which houses shared tools and space for nano-technology and advanced manufacturing needs. With a $900 million regional impact provided by MSJC, along with housing higher education universities including the University of Massachusetts Global, and Bellevue University, Menifee is proud to be recognized as a “College Town.”

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Menifee schools are ranked 2nd in Academic Achievements in Riverside County and 1st in Science-based learning. With incoming young families in Menifee at record numbers, Menifee school districts are adding schools to keep pace with Menifee’s booming population. There are 5 future schools planned within the City limits, including 4 elementary schools, and 1 middle school. A new high school, Liberty High School, is now open.


Menifee was recently recognized by as one of the safest cities in California. Menifee leadership is committed to maintaining this standard, as the City continues to increase public safety services and recently opened up a storefront police substation in the Sun City community of Menifee. Public safety continues to be a priority for the City Council, as they recognize the importance of a safe community for the success of Menifee’s increased quality of life for residents. As an effort to enhance Menifee's public safety, the City has started its own municipal police department. The City of Menifee has appointed its first Chief of Police, Pat Walsh. Chief Walsh joins Menifee after a 35-year law enforcement career. The new municipal police department officially rolled out on July 1, 2020.

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Attractive Business Incentives

Constantly seeking new and innovative ways to partner with our business community to contribute to Menifee’s thriving economy, the City of Menifee offers attractive business incentives for incoming businesses that appeal to the communities needs and desires.



Menifee also understands how circulation plays a vital role in the quality of life of our residents, and businesses' success. The City Council is committed to improving circulation and infrastructure throughout Menifee. Menifee Moving, the City’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP), approved in 2017, is a commitment to Park, Infrastructure, and Circulation Improvement projects, aimed at improving the quality of life for residents and making it easier to do business in Menifee.

The Scott Road Interchange project, a $57.8 M investment, along Menifee’s second busiest east/west corridor, has now been completed. This project reconstructed a new, six-lane bridge, new loop on-and-off ramps, and additional turning lanes. These changes have improved traffic flow in what is becoming Menifee’s next hotspot for development.

In construction, the Holland Overpass will additionally connect Menifee from east to west, providing a throughway to incoming developments and Menifee's Southern Gateway.


A strong economy and regional growth, along with Menifee’s continued population growth, have strengthened demand in Menifee for more commercial and retail spaces. That demand is being met with more than 235 project applications that are working through the City’s approval and permitting process this year alone, with over 1.8 million square feet of commercial space currently under construction or in plan check.

An additional 28 commercial projects are under active construction and 17 commercial projects are either under or in plan review.

New commercial projects are slated to begin construction in the coming months to help address the $829 million sales leakage to neighboring cities.


This project provides protection from historic flooding and removes impacted properties from the 100-year floodplain, improve water quality by reducing topsoil erosion and pollutants and implementing water quality BMPs, construct drainage basins and remove 500,000 tons of silt and debris that currently flow to the San Jacinto River, provide flood control protection for the recently flooded Heritage High School, the fire station, existing Edison substation, businesses, and homes.


Menifee’s housing capacity also continues to grow, catering to incoming young families. There are:

  • 599 Units under active construction
  • 35 tracts under construction and 2 more in plan review
  • 16,000 units approved for construction
  • 1,137 total homes under active construction. 2,566 units to be built within 2 years.

The City estimates there will be more than 41,000 households by the end of 2025.

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