10 Reasons Why You Should Move To Temecula

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10 Reasons Why You Should Move To Temecula

We personally feel that Temecula is one of the best cities in  the United States to live. We thought it would be a great idea to write a blog post on the “10 reasons why you should move to Temecula.” 

For people considering moving to the Southern California area, this blog post will lay out the advantages of living Temecula. We will also compare the many surrounding cities and counties to Temecula and give you reasons why Temecula might be your best choice. We have had the opportunity to live in many different cities and would like to pass on our knowledge and hopefully convince you Temecula is the best fit.


If you are living in Southern California currently you are fully aware of home prices and the cost of living. Temecula, in my opinion, is one of the nicest, affordable cities in Southern California. I am not going to talk specifically about home prices as they fluctuate depending on the market at that moment but I can assure you Temecula will be more affordable than most areas. Best part? It’s safe, beautiful, lots of amenities and activities, great schools and good people.

Here is another blog post that talks about cost and Temecula VS the Beach  click here


Stats are easily available on the internet and  they confirm that Temecula is not only one of the safest cities in Southern California but in all of California.  There are a few articles that rank Temecula In the top 15 safest cities in all of California.

From personal experience? I totally agree with the premise of Temecula being very safe. For people that don’t follow our website regularly, we have lived in many different cities all across Southern California Temecula not only feels safe, the statistics back it up. I would have no problem walking around in any part of Temecula at night.

When we lived at the beach, cars getting broken into we’re almost a given. People would post all over social media about bikes getting stolen, cars getting broken into and assaults. You just don’t hear about those things here very often. I’m sure they happen but not on a scale that everybody starts stressing over and talking about it.


If you are planning on moving to the Southern California area and have children, of course, the school district and its success is going to play a major role in your decision. We continually produce video and write articles on different communities in the Temecula area and the schools are always ranking in the top 10% -20% of the state. IEvery community in Temecula has elementary, middle and high schools that outperform the California average in regards to test scores and overall environment. 


I talk about this regularly, every community in Temecula has important amenities that are within 5 to 10 minutes of home.  This is one of the great things about Temecula. Of course, everybody knows Southern California traffic is awful. To have grocery stores, restaurants, hospitals, wineries and breweries all close by is huge. 

Other amenities include both public, private and charter schools, plenty of concerts, even some big names on occasion.

You have the casino and Old Town which are very popular and great places to go spend an afternoon or night.

The shopping in Temecula is very good, we have a huge mall and plenty of boutique type stores, especially in Old Town Temecula.

The wineries have many activities happening regularly. Live music, balloon rides, resorts, pools, restaurants are all very common in wine country . Moving forward, I think that all of these amenities will help home prices rise and Temecula become a sought-after city to live in Southern California.


The weather here, for the most part, is great. There are  4 months of the year where it gets to be hot. That’s when you buy a house with a pool or stay indoors.  When I say hot I mean 95 to 105 degrees. To me, It’s not unbearable and sometimes even welcome depending on what I’m doing. The other eight months are cool mornings, warm afternoons with the sun shining the majority of the time. We do get some rain in the winter months of December January. Weather allows for plenty of outdoor activities including BBQs, golfing, hiking and bike riding.


Temecula’s location can’t be beat. It allows for plenty of weekend getaways. The beach, specifically Oceanside is around 40 minutes away. You also have San Diego which is about an hour and a half drive. If you do like weekend getaways, San Diego is your spot. The Gaslamp District is so fun and you’ve got Coronado right across the bridge. San Diego has endless activities and amazing weather.

You also have Julian, which is a small mountainous town which is very popular in the fall months for apples.  Julian is a great day trip. Take a drive, enjoy the views, eat some apple pie and walk up and down the Main Street.

You also have Palm Springs which is about an hour and a half drive. That is another city that is very relaxing with wonderful weather during the winter months. It is a golf Mecca of Southern California and has tons of unique restaurants, boutique stores, Street fairs on Thursday nights and tons of great Properties or hotels with nice pools for relaxing weekend getaways. During the winter months, you also have big bear if you are into skiing. This will take a little more than an hour but still doable for a  weekend. I always say, technically speaking you could go skiing and sunbathe in the same day, living in Temecula. 


When you watch the news or talk to many people in California this is a topic that comes up often. Temecula really doesn’t have a homeless problem. I might see one homeless person every two months around Temecula but when  compared to the beach, it’s heaven.

Horse and equestrian properties 

If you are a horse lover we have a beautiful city that caters to horse lovers. Los Ranchitos is one community you should check out and if you’re interested I have a video and blog post all about Los Ranchitos. Parcells of land range from 2 to 5 acres with plenty of riding trails throughout the community. Personally, you get the best of both worlds, the country lifestyle but close to all the excitment.


Many people actually leave California when they retire but I personally feel Temecula would be a great place for a newly retired couple to live. Home prices in regards to other cities across Southern California are very good.  Buy a house with a pool, do some golfing, sip some wine and enjoy your life. That’s actually what I do now but will continue when I retire haha.

If you are a retiree and enjoy golf, Temecula is going to be one of the best places in all of America you live in regards to cost and availability. You can pick any day of the week and play golf for under $40 a round.

Personally, I like the idea of being able to play different courses. Yes, there are opportunities to join clubs at the various local golf courses but you also won’t feel bad playing around at different places when it’s not killing your pocketbook.

If you’re interested in purchasing or selling a property Temecula or the surrounding area including Murrieta, Fallbrook, Menifee, Riverside or Lake Elsinore please call us. We are Broker and owners of Greenleaf real estate and also licensed in real estate appraising. We can answer in-depth questions in regards to home prices, taxes, HOA’s,  land, and New home build 

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