It is a climatic resort situated southeastwards 23 km from Gheorgheni, 850 metres above sea level, on the hillsides of the Geréces mountain pass. Its name is linked to the area from where the Mureş river springs. Under the summit of the Fekete-Rez mountain, 1350 metres above sea level one of its springs was located. In the marshy hydrological basin closed round by the Kovács Péter and the Sóvető creeks, 1418 metres above sea level another important watercourse springs, Mureş river's younger sister, the Olt.
Izvoru Mureş is a sporadic settlement, composed of two ranches. Its Roman Catholic Church was built in 1998, and its old chapel is from 1930. Its Ortodox Church is in the middle part. In 1992, out of 801 inhabitants 471 were Hungarian and 329 were Romanian.