Menifee is one of the three primary communities that make up the greater Menifee Valley. Other communities include Sun City, California and Quail Valley, California. The estimated population of Menifee Valley as of 2005 is 69,000, according to the Menifee Sun City Chamber of Commerce. Estimations project that over the next 15 years, Menifee Valley will be home to over 250,000 residents. There are many new home projects in Menifee, making it a potential hot spot for young families.
Menifee borders Sun City to the north, Quail Valley and Canyon Lake to the west, and Murrieta, California to the south. The city center of Menifee lies at the intersection of Newport Road and Interstate 215, which is located at
The residents in the area have been pushing the Riverside County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) for incorporation as the City of Menifee for the last four years, only to face stiff political opposition from the Golden Rain Association (the company that oversees all operations in the Sun City area, which was the brainchild of hotel operator Del E. Webb). The chances this year (2007) seem much better since there are more residents moving into newer housing developments on either side of Interstate 215 and Highway 79.
Education in the Menifee Valley area is provided by the Menifee Union School District, which serves most of Menifee as well as parts of the City of Lake Elsinore and French Valley (northeast of Temecula).
The primary routes in Menifee are Interstate 215 and Newport Road/ Dominegoni Expressway. In the end of 2008, construction will begin to expand the 4 lane I-215 into an 8 lane superhighway running south into the I-15 freeway towards San Diego.