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Neighborhood Spotlight & Real Estate Trends: Temecula

Temecula is a beautiful suburb located in Riverside County. 
Since the dawn of its history. Temecula has remained a place where its mild climate and beautiful rolling hills have attracted many.

About Temecula

Nestled in picturesque wine country, Temecula serves as a tourist and resort destination that’s also a highly rated place to live.

Known for its championship golf courses, beautiful serene weather (which makes for great hot-air balloon adventures) and its award winning wineries. Temecula is the Heart of Southern California Wine Country.
Much of Temecula’s history was destroyed during the fire that followed the great San Francisco earthquake in 1906. But it is known that the very first residents of the area dates back as early as 900A.D. 
The first settler to set foot in the area was Father Juan Norberto de Santiago who stumbled upon the valley in October of 1797 while on expedition. 
At the turn of the century Temecula became a place of importance as it became a shipping point for grain and cattle which lead to an exciting period in time during the 1920’s - 30’s which was filled with murders, a bank robbery, a flood, and visits by Hollywood celebrities and famous boxers. 
It was December 1989 that the citizens of the area named their city “Temecula”, which comes from the Luiseño Indian word “Temecunga” – “temet” meaning “sun” and “-ngna” which means “place of”. The Spanish spelled and pronounced the word as “Temecula” translated to mean “Where the sun breaks through the mist”.
Today Temecula has a population of 110,722 and is rated one of the best places to live as per niche.com.

Real Estate market trends in Temecula

 Temecula offers residents and investors a variety of real estate from luxurious homes to affordable condos and urban townhomes.
The median single family home price for Temecula is $555,000. 
The Median rent is $1,629. 
Over 64.6% of its population are home owners as per areavibes.com

Amenities In Temecula

Temecula has plenty of amenities for visitors and locals alike. 
Old Town Temecula is the city’s downtown district which offers a blend of historical buildings, unique shopping, restaurants and over 640 antique dealers, right in the heart of Temecula.  
There's plenty of shopping and dining to be had in Temecula. The Promenade Mall and Power Center offers locals the convenience of a large department store while specialty boutiques with unique items are available to explore. Foodies will love the wide variety of dining options available for all tastes and budgets.
Fresh air and perfect year-round weather provides residents with plenty of inspiration to embark on outdoor adventures. Temecula has 39 parks and 22 miles of trails to explore. The Santa Rosa Plateau Wildlife Preserve is perfect for a hike while Lake Skinner offers a great day of boating or fishing. Diamond Valley Lake is a popular destination as well which is where the Balloon and Wine Festival is hosted each year. 
The Pechanga Resort and Entertainment Center is a hot spot for locals and visitors alike. It’s not exactly within the city limits but is a major part of Temecula’s economy. It has one of the largest casino floors in California totalling 188,000 sq ft. And features over 4,000 slot machines, 154 table games, a poker room with 38 tables and an ultra-modern 700-seat bingo facility. The venue is perfect for anyone who enjoys gaming, comedy, boxing events, or concerts.
The golf courses and resort accommodations for tourists contribute largely to the city’s economic profile. 

The Public Schools in Temecula are highly rated and include a few of the following:

  • Great Oak High School
  • Vista Murrieta High School
  • Temecula Preparatory
  • Temecula Luiseno Elementary School
  • Murrieta Valley High School
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Transportation & Accessibility  

Temecula is right in the middle of everything, with the beach or mountains within a driving distance!

Alternative/Public Transportation options include: 

  • Dial-A-Ride
  • Free Trolley: Harveston-Mall
  • High Speed Rail (in the near future)
  • RTA Routes
  • Taxi’s

Top Things To See & Do Nearby

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  • Old Town Temecula
  • Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival
  • Temecula Valley International Film Festival
  • Car Shows & Semi-Annual Rod Runs
  • Summer weekend entertainment
  • Western Days
  • Ride a horse-drawn carriage or walk the boardwalks
  • Enjoy the Popular Farmer’s Market every Saturday 
  • Temecula Valley Museum
  • Imagination Workshop Children’s Museum hosted by the inventor Professor Phineas Pennypickle.
  • Old Town Temecula Community Theatre
  • Art and Street Painting Festival
  • Santa’s Electric Parade Show
  • Growing Nightlife in Old Town. 

Overall Impression 

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Temecula has a little bit of everything for everyone. Highly rated schools, plenty to see and do, and a great central location close to the mountains and beach makes Temecula a very attractive place to live for young families and retired couples.
If you’re thinking about moving to Temecula or have questions about the area. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call!


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The above real estate information on Temecula was provided by John and Melissa Steele. John and Melissa can be reached at steelesandiegohomes@gmail.com or by phone at 619-887-4429.

Considering buying or selling a home? John and Melissa of Steele San Diego Homes have a passion for Real Estate and would love to share their expertise with you!

Steele San Diego Homes services all of San Diego county and also works with out of area clients to connect them with a strong local agent. Whether you’re interested in buying, selling, investing, or just want to learn more, John and Melissa Steele are here to help you.

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