Things to do
When it comes to things to do, does Temecula or Murrieta win? Well, both cities have restaurants, an old town area, hiking and golfing but I do have to give the edge to Temecula. Temecula has the wineries, which are awesome but with the amount of restaurants, outdoor mall,and Old Town in Temecula, Murrieta doesn’t compare in my opinion. Having said that, the appeal of less amenities and people in Murrieta might attract you
Schools in Temecula or Murrieta will be in the top 20% for schools in all of California. If you do a search, most schools in Temecula and Murrieta are going to rate 8 to 10 on both overall score and test scoring.
I’ve lived in many places throughout Southern California and Temecula or Murrieta are incredibly safe. I feel safer in both these cities than even living at the beach. You don’t see many homeless and drugs are not evident like many of the beach cities in Southern California. I also feel both cities are incredibly clean. If you walk down the streets you’re not going to see garbage and people seem to have pride in ownership and love their communities they live in. When you start home shopping, you will notice how well kept each of these individual communities are. It really is nice to come home every day to a beautiful area or community.
One of the reasons people move to Southern California is the weather and both Murrieta and Temecula are great for that. I have read that Marietta is a little hotter than Temecula but in my opinion it’s not going to be noticeable. Your hot months in both cities will be June, July, August and part of September. Rain is usually December January and February. Overall, we love the weather in both of these cities. There is nothing better than waking up in the morning and seeing the sun 300 days a year. I even prefer the weather in Temecula over the beach. Yes, the beach is going to be around 10 degrees cooler but it is very humid. The last summer we lived at the beach it seemed like we were constantly sweating and it was very uncomfortable.
I’m going to give the win to Murrieta on this one and we are referring to traffic in the city, not the freeway, Even though the population is relatively similar in Temecula or Murrieta we believe that there are more day-trippers or vacationers visiting things like the casino, wineries and Old Town. The streets in the town of Temecula are definitely going to have heavier traffic. As we have mentioned in countless other videos and blogs, once you get inside the community where you live in Temecula it’s going to be very quiet.
Future of Real Estate
Post Temecula and Murrieta are going to continue to grow. As the appeal for big cities diminishes we personally feel places like Temecula and Murrieta will grow tremendously. This will drive real estate prices in both cities to the upside. I do not see Murrieta overtaking Temecula anytime soon in regards to percentages and median sales price of homes. If you’re looking for pure investment purposes we would go with Temecula. If you’re a family looking for convenience in regards to work and life balance, outdoor activities or safety, either city is going to be a great option.