10 Reasons Why You Should Move To Temecula

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Ten Reasons to Relocate to Temecula

We personally feel that Temecula is one of the best cities in the United States to live in. 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 in 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’ve lived in a variety of cities and would like to share our experiences and hopefully persuade you that 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, most 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, and beautiful and has lots of amenities and activities, great schools, and good people.

Another blog post about cost and Temecula versus the beach can be found here. click here


Statistics are easy to find on the internet, and they show that Temecula is one of the safest cities in all of California, not just Southern California. There are a few articles that rank Temecula among the top 15 safest cities in all of California.

from personal experience? I totally agree with the premise that Temecula is very safe. For those who do not regularly visit our website, we have lived in a variety of cities throughout 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.

Car break-ins were almost unavoidable when we lived on the beach. 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, the school district and its success are going to play a major role in your decision. We are constantly producing videos and writing articles about various communities in the Temecula area, and the schools are consistently ranked in the top 10%–20% of the state. Every community in Temecula has elementary, middle, and high schools that outperform the California average in regard 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 and private schools, charter schools, plenty of concerts, and even some big names on occasion.

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

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, and restaurants are all very common in wine country, as are resorts, pools, and restaurants. Moving forward, I believe that all of these amenities will help drive up home prices and make Temecula a desirable place to live in Southern California.


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


Temecula’s location can’t be beaten. 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 away. If you 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 mountain town that 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 Main Street.

You also have Palm Springs, which is about an hour and a half away. That is another city that is very relaxing with wonderful weather during the winter months. It is the 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. If you enjoy skiing, you can also visit Big Bear during the winter months. This will take a little more than an hour but is still doable for the weekend. I always say that technically speaking, you could go skiing and sunbathe on the same day if you lived 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. Parcel sizes 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 close to all the excitement.


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 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 to live in regard 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 in Temecula or the surrounding area including Murrieta, Fallbrook, Menifee, Riverside, or Lake Elsinore please call us. We are brokers and owners of Greenleaf real estate and are also licensed in real estate appraising. We can provide detailed answers to questions about home prices, taxes, HOAs, land, and new home construction.

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