One of the first Jack Nicklaus signature golf courses in California and home to the first Skins Game, Bear Creek is also a premier residential community at the north end of Murrieta. Located just west of the 15 freeway and nestled at the base of the Santa Rosa plateau, Bear Creek offers unsurpassed natural beauty enhanced by the careful planning that has created this enclave of quiet serenity and boundless residential opportunities. The centerpiece of the community of course is the private equity membership gold course and club house, but residents also enjoy the fitness center, Olympic size pool, clay and hard court tennis courts and bocce ball. Also proximate to Bear Creek is the 8,000 acre nature preserve with miles of spectacular hiking trails. There are a myriad of housing options behind the 24 hour manned entry gates including custom homes on half acre or more, patio homes and several condominium developments. Many of the homes overlook the lush fairways that meander through the neighborhood or the creek that runs seasonally and for which the community is named. Homes vary in architectural style and include both single story and two story designs from 2,500 to over 7,000 square feet. Recent pricing for homes range from under $1 million to over $2 million. Condominiums and patio homes being under $500,000. Located mid way between Orange and San Diego Counties and less than 20 miles from the cooling Pacific Ocean, Bear Creek offers a closer option with milder weather patterns than those found in our nearby desert communities. Suitable for both full and part-time residents, Bear Creek represents a wonderful option for those contemplating one that benefits from city proximity and country flavor.