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Top Reasons to Move to the Inland Empire

January 22, 2021
Plan 3 exterior Savannah at Audie Murphy Ranch in Menifee CA Brookfield Residential

Imagine a home where you can enjoy the convenience and adventure that comes with Southern California living. Our scenic communities in the Inland Empire seamlessly blend small-town charm and natural elements with spectacular resort-style recreation and contemporary home designs. These are places created for families to put down roots and experience a life full of possibility.

Let’s explore some of the top reasons to make the Inland Empire your home.

White kitchen in the Residence 1 at Agave at Spencer's Crossing in Murrieta, CA by Brookfield Residential

1. Affordability

Southern California is often considered one of the top places to live. With the variety of things to do and great climate year-round, it’s easy to see why homebuyers want to put down roots here. But living in such a desirable area often comes with a high price tag and for many homebuyers it feels like homeownership can only be a dream. Living in the Inland Empire is a great place to turn that dream into reality especially when you start looking at the variety of housing options and discovering they are actually within your budget. Add in the value you get for your dollars (the size of the homes, the yard space, and access to top amenities) and making the move to the Inland Empire seems like a no brainer.

Dining area in Residence 2 at Agave at Spencer's Crossing in Murrieta, CA by Brookfield Residential

2. Room to grow and room for everyone

When thinking about your budget, it’s a set amount that you’re willing and able to spend on a home so why not get the most bang for your buck? Looking at the price per square foot, homes in the Inland Empire cost $281 compared to the cost of $461 in Orange County and a cost of $557 in Los Angeles County. This means you can have a larger home for your budget compared to what you could afford in different counties. This is a great opportunity to find a house that has that spacious yard you’ve always wanted outside and room for everyone you love inside. Ready to expand your family? Now you can find a home with that extra bedroom so you have the space. Larger lot sizes let you bring the inside out with areas for spacious outdoor rooms that seamlessly blend your indoor and outdoor living spaces. You even have the ability to accommodate older parents moving in or adult children moving back with an included multi-generational suite like the one found in the Residence 4 at Savannah at Audie Murphy Ranch in Menifee. There’s room enough for everyone to live comfortably together under one roof while providing privacy and retreat with separate living spaces. 

Aerial view of Canvas Park at New Haven in Ontario Ranch, CA by Brookfield Residential

3. Access to top resort-style amenities

Compared to other counties that are more established with less land available to build upon, the Inland Empire has plenty of space which provides more opportunities to buy a new construction home. One of the many benefits of buying new is access to a variety of brand new amenities where you can connect and mingle with good neighbors who are sure to become great friends. Enjoy the family pool with a resort-like beach entry or let the kids fly through the air on the zipline at the super playground at New Haven in Ontario Ranch. Have some socially-distanced fun at the picnic spots or doggy play areas at Heroes Park at Spencer’s Crossing in Murrieta. Settle in at one of the two pools at the Ranch House or let the kids cool off in the children’s wading pool at The Plunge, both found at Audie Murphy Ranch in Menifee. With so much space available, there’s even more room for spectacular recreation right outside your door.

Emerald Park fire pit at New Haven in Ontario Ranch, CA by Brookfield Residential

4. Access to everything (and great climate year-round)

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people work and that includes going into the office. With so many people working from home permanently or for an indefinite time, there’s less of a relationship between where people live and where they work so it’s a great time to take advantage of the opportunity to save on housing costs. This means you can ditch that pricey rental close to the office and get the home of your dreams wherever you want. Living in the Inland Empire is a unique opportunity to be in the center of everything and having everything you could possibly need just around the corner.

Aerial view of the amenities at Audie Murphy Ranch in Menifee, CA by Brookfield Residential

Not only can you enjoy gorgeous views of the grand and majestic mountains from your home, but you’ll be conveniently located close to:

  • San Bernardino Mountains for hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter
  • Warm sunny beaches
  • Palm Springs (about an hour East)
  • San Diego (about an hour South)
  • Ontario Airport / Palm Springs International Airport
  • Shopping – Ontario Mills, Tyler Galleria, Cabazon
  • Disneyland
  • Wine tasting in Temecula

Master bedroom in the Residence 1 at Poppy at Canvas Park at New Haven in Ontario Ranch, CA

It’s time to escape the ordinary and enjoy the life you’ve always imagined. Make your dream of Southern California homeownership a reality by choosing from one of our top new home communities located in the Inland Empire.

Audie Murphy Ranch in Menifee

  • Single-Family Residences
  • 2,718 – 3,492 Sq. Ft.
  • 3 – 6 Bedrooms
  • 2 – 4 Baths
  • From the Low $500,000s
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Spencer’s Crossing in Murrieta

  • Single-Family Residences
  • 2,818 – 3,453 Sq. Ft.
  • 4 – 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 – 3 Baths
  • From the High $500,000s
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New Haven in Ontario Ranch

  • Townhomes, Single-Family Residences
  • 1,138 – 3,105 Sq. Ft.
  • 1 – 5 Bedrooms
  • 1.5 – 3 Baths
  • From the Low $400,000s
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