Chardonnay Hills Temecula

 Chardonnay Hills Temecula is one of the best neighborhoods in Southern California. This beautiful community nestled in the heart of Temecula’s wine country is most known for its amazing amenities and abundance of nearby wineries. Chardonnay Hills Temecula has 580 homes with easy access to the cities best wineries, restaurants and shopping.

The monthly HOA for this area is $120 and the tax rate is around 1.2% which includes access to the communities three tot-lots, two recreation centers, tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts along with a beautiful Olympic sized swimming pool that is complete with picnic and barbeque areas.

The homes are large and very reasonably priced, they typically range between about $400,000 to $600,000 depending on the market. This area also has one of the lowest tax rates in the region at about 1.2%, which makes this a prime choice for those who are looking for the luxury of community living without paying an arm and a leg for it.

Chardonnay Hills Temecula

Why we love Chardonnay Hills Temecula?

What makes this area so sought-after is its close proximity to many beautiful wineries and views of a lifetime. You have access to over 30 wineries within a 5-mile radius and less than a 12-minute drive  Depending on your preferences, this region has a winery for everyone. The Ponte Winery located a meer 9 Minutes drive from Chardonnay Hills is a beautiful cozy farmhouse style Winery with reasonable prices and a wonderful selection of wines and appetizers.

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is also located only 8 minutes away and boasts a grand and elegant location that people travel miles to experience. This luxurious hotel is also a favorite amongst So-Cal residents for weddings or other special gatherings. No matter the style of wining and dining you are interested in, this area has something for everyone! 

Restaurants

What makes Chardonnay Hills such a great place to call home is the fact that within a 10 to 15-minute drive you have some of the most highly rated and reviewed restaurants in the area. Bluewater Grill Seafood, The Restaurant at Ponte, Penfolds Cafe & Bakery as well as some well-known favorite chain restaurants such as Islands, Yard House and BJ’s.  Either way you go, there is so much variety within a 10-15 minute radius your tastebuds will never get bored! 

Groceries and Shopping

The closest grocery option is Barons market Temecula, which is roughly four minutes from the community and filled with a great variety of groceries and produce. If you are willing to venture another 8 to 10 minutes further you will find a plethora of larger brand name stores such as Vons, Food 4 Less, Trader Joe’s , Albertsons and a WinCo Foods.

As for shopping, there are many great options, Promenade Temecula, the cities highest rated shopping center on Yelp is less than 5 miles away and boasts a wide variety of stores along with a beautiful outdoor shopping environment.

Commons At Temecula, Temecula Town Center,  Palomar Village and Old Town Temecula are all also located within a 5 mile radius of Chardonnay Hills. Of course many large name retailers are located in these malls and shopping centers, ensuring that all of your shopping needs can be met without too much driving or traffic.

Personally, we highly recommend checking out Old Town Temecula, it has such a charm about it and you could spend hours just exploring the restaurants and shops. If you would like to watch a video about the shopping in Old Town Click Here

Parks and Outdoor Recreation

As mentioned, one of the benefits of living in a community such as Chardonnay Hills is the use of its many amenities. Homeowners and their guests have access to a tennis, volleyball and basketball court, two recreation centers, a beautiful large Olympic-sized pool, as well as many other picnic and barbecue areas.

The community is also home to 49 Acres of maintained land sprinkled throughout the community which you can enjoy on evening or morning walks and are often located just a stone’s throw from your front door.

Margarita Community Park is also located only a 7-minute drive and features a large dog park, sports field and playground which is ideal for children. Also within 15 minutes or less, you can find Winchester Creek Park, Meadows Park, and Harveston Lake Park- which we think is especially well suited for day picnics or runners who enjoy a nice scenic route.

Schools

In the vicinity of Chardonnay Hills there are quite a few Great Schools, Temecula Valley Unified School District is rated 9/10 and  is generally known for having overall above-average public school ratings. Below I have listed the schools in this district along with their overall score.

Vintage Hills Elementary School Rating 8

42240 Camino Romo Drive.

Margarita Middle School Rating 7

30600 Margarita Road

 Rancho Elementary School Rating 8

31530 La Serena Way

Temecula Middle School Rating 7

42075 Meadows Parkway. 

Temecula Valley High School Rating 9

31555 Rancho Vista Road.

These ratings are pulled from various sources and hopefully will give you an overall idea of how the school compare. The general Consensus is that most schools in Temecula average much higher than the state average in regards to test scores and overall environment

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  • […] Chardonnay Hills is another affordable convenient community in Temecula. It’s very close to the wineries, grocery stores, and restaurants. One of the things we love about the Chardonnay Hills Community is the amenities inside. Tot Lots, multiple pools, beach volleyball and dog parks are all available for residents use. The Chardonnay community has pride in ownership and is well taken care of. If you would like to read a more in-depth review on tax rates, schools, amenities please visit our blog post in video here […]

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