Under development since 2000, Copper Canyon is one of the premier master planned communities in Murrieta and lies just west of the 15 freeway at the base of the Santa Rosa Plateau. The gently rolling hills and meandering sidewalks create an outdoor ambiance with the foothills present to remind you how close you are to nature. Copper Canyon boasts the highest rated elementary school in Riverside County and both an intermediate school and high school nearby. A quintessential family neighborhood, Copper Canyon is an excellent choice for homeowners wanting to be just a little bit removed from the hustle and bustle of the city yet minutes from Old Town and the new civic center. Homes vary in size and design from single story 2,000 square foot homes to two stories over 4,000 square feet. In the few years since most of the homes have been built, owners have put in swimming pools or extensive landscaping upgrades. Owners have quick access to the nearby hiking and biking trails of the Santa Rosa Plateau Nature Preserve and the La Cresta equestrian community. Ride the same roads that Tour de France winner Floyd Landis trains on and maybe you will be cheering on a future champion in your own family.