Three Acclaimed Schools Serving Spencer’s Crossing in Murrieta Named 2017 Gold Ribbon Schools

MURRIETA, Calif., June 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brookfield Residential’s beautiful Spencer’s Crossing community offers so much to come home to, including four inviting neighborhoods with stunning home designs, vibrant recreation all year-round, and a prime Murrieta location with access to top-rated schools brimming with accolades. Most recently, one Menifee school and two highly regarded Murrieta schools serving Spencer’s Crossing’s families, were named 2017 Gold Ribbon Schools — distinctions that reflect their visionary accomplishments and shine a spotlight on the prestige of both esteemed districts. 

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As State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, noted: “These terrific schools are leading the way…and showing others how to help students succeed on their way to 21st century careers and college.”

Bell Mountain Middle School, part of the Menifee Unified School “Honor Roll District,” received Gold Ribbon recognition for its impressive educational accomplishments.

Murrieta Valley Unified School District’s Dorothy McElhinney Middle School was named a Gold Ribbon school for its award-winning dance program that features 225 students in classes ranging from beginning to advanced. The popularity of this program also inspires a high number of student transfers hoping to participate and greatly enhances the campus culture.

Vista Murrieta High School, also serving Spencer’s Crossing, is another Gold Ribbon winner this year, honored for its Dual Enrollment (DE) program with Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC). Approximately 700 students take advantage of the DE courses, which provide both high school credits and up to 47 transferable college credits with no college tuition required.

These outstanding scholastic achievements only strengthen the appeal of homeownership at Spencer’s Crossing, presenting another key reason so many buyers are choosing this dynamic master-plan for their families.

“Spencer’s Crossing has so much to offer and having access to excellent schools with such innovative programs is something our family buyers in particular greatly value,” said Mercedes Meserve, Vice President of Marketing for Brookfield Residential Southern California. “Here, residents are not only enjoying beautiful homes and a great lifestyle, they’re rewarded everyday with the advantages of an outstanding location.”

Spencer’s Crossing in Murrieta presents four superbly crafted  single-family neighborhoods, including Laurel by Woodside Homes, Sycamore by Richmond American Homes and Brookfield Residential’s Nectar and Juniper neighborhoods. Model homes are open at all four collections and showcase impressive one- and two-story floorplans spanning from approximately 2,112 to 4,091 square feet with up to seven bedrooms, three to five baths and up to four-car garages. Prices start from the $300,000s.

Residents at Spencer’s Crossing are immersed in numerous recreational and leisure opportunities that include premier amenities, such as the 14-acre Heroes Park, miles of trails to explore and more.

The charming Murrieta setting offers great shopping, premier dining, golf courses, restaurants and easy proximity to Temecula’s premier vineyards, while school-aged residents have access to a quality education at highly regarded school districts that include Murrieta Valley Unified School District, Menifee Union and Perris Union.

Spencer’s Crossing extends across 600 naturally beautiful acres, creating a new kind of community designed for genuine family living with a dynamic environment brimming with recreation.  Residents will find miles of meandering trails to enjoy, and resort-style amenities that include Heroes Park, as well as a 3,500 square-foot recreation center with a Jr. Olympic swimming pool, children’s wading pool, spa, BBQ area, shade structures and a state of the art playground. The 11.5-acre Sports Park is another coveted community feature with lighted soccer and baseball fields, a basketball court, tot lots and a concession stand.

To visit Spencer’s Crossing from Temecula, take the I-15 North, exit Murrieta Hot Springs Road and head east past the 215 Freeway. Turn left on Winchester Road (Highway 79), left again on Max Gillis and right on Leon Road into the community.

From Riverside, take I-15 South, exit Bundy Canyon and head east past the 215 Freeway. Turn right on Leon Road into the community.

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Juniper at Spencer's Crossing in Murrieta

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