About Rancho Murieta
This page has basic information about Rancho Murieta, including the cost of living here, the community's governmental bodies, its history and more. There are videos about life in the community too.
Rancho Murieta is a planned and gated golf community in the Sierra foothills east of Sacramento. It's actually several communities, the chief ones being Rancho Murieta North and Rancho Murieta South, each surrounding an 18-hole championship golf course. There's also Rancho Murieta Village.
The golf courses are part of Rancho Murieta Country Club, which offers some of the best golf to be found in Northern California.
The 3,500 acres of Rancho Murieta are a private refuge -- no hunting is allowed -- so our rolling hills are full of wildlife and our lakes are full of fish.
Rancho Murieta is 25 miles from downtown Sacramento but has shopping available at Murieta Plaza, across Jackson Highway from RM North's gate. Produce from area farms is available all around.
Area schools are part of the Elk Grove Unified School District. (There's more information about schools here.)
The development of Rancho Murieta was started by the Operating Engineers Union Local 3 in the early 1970s. The heavy equipment operators chose this site as a training school. They constructed the reservoirs, streets and sites for Rancho Murieta's subdivisions. The first homes appeared in the mid-1970s, and development of the community continues.
The community is governed and serviced by several elected bodies, chiefly the Community Services District and the Rancho Murieta Association. You'll find more about the governing bodies, as well as the community's rules and regulations, here.
The driving speed limit throughout the community is 25 mph to protect our residents and the wildlife.