Temecula California In 2021! What’s It Like Living Here?
You might have stumbled across this blog post or video because you’re wondering, is the grass greener anywhere else in America? Should I make a lifestyle change? Where in America can I live that has sunshine and warmth most of the year? Well, this blog post and video will go into detail about Temecula, California and what it’s actually like living here.
Full disclosure, I was born and raised in Canada but have lived in Southern California for over 15 years now. At first, coming from a small town, it was definitely a culture shock. I started in Huntington Beach. I was overwhelmed by the traffic, the amount of people and hustle and bustle. Being totally honest, I don’t even think I liked it the first few years I lived in Southern California.
That being said, I was not established, work was tough, I was up at 5 a.m. doing construction, right after I graduated college as an educator. It really wasn’t the best circumstance nor the best representation of a good life in Southern California can be.
The reason I bring this quick story up is very simple. In my opinion, depending on where you live, your employment and your overall circumstance can determine whether or not Southern California will be a good fit for you. This blog post is specifically about Temecula California so I want to get into that fairly quickly, but do you know, I’ve lived in many different cities throughout the area. Including the beach.
We have lived in Temecula for about 2 years now But this is far from our first experience in the Temecula Valley. When we lived in Riverside California, Temecula was a staple for us, not only for weekend getaways but day trips. We would constantly be driving the 30 minutes to come down and spend time at the wineries, Old Town and restaurants. When we moved from Riverside, we had two choices. San Clemente ( The Beach – 5 years living) or Temecula? We decided to go to the beach and have no regrets, but Temecula California, without a doubt, is our favorite place we have ever lived.
I’m not going to spend a great deal of time on this, but as a prominent real estate brokerage I feel I have to mention a few things. Southern California is inexpensive when it comes to housing. When you compare Temecula home prices to other nice areas of Southern California, home prices are very affordable. People ARE starting to catch on, and home prices are rising rapidly, you can still find a nice home in Temecula under $600,000.
If you are a home buyer, it is imperative that you come into this market understanding that you need to be quick, aggressive and have an unbelievably seasoned and hard-working agent to have any chance of getting an offer accepted. You’re also going to have to think about releasing appraisal contingencies, especially on pool homes. Generally speaking, homes will be bid up anywhere from $10,000 to $50,000. That pool home that you want listed at 550000? Be ready to pay 620k. I don’t make the rules, I’m just telling you how it is.
Now, one of the best things about Temecula and the housing market is the zoning of many areas throughout Temecula. One of the reasons Temecula will always have that country feel is the zoning of many areas. Deluz, Los ranchitos, Meadowview and wine area have partials anywhere from half an acre to hundreds of Acres. A developer can’t come in and build a hundred homes on a 5-acre parcel, that just won’t happen. In return, residents of Temecula will see population growth but not like major metropolitan cities across Southern California, the zoning just doesn’t allow it. If you are looking for a new-build, Somers Bend is your best bet. call me and I can get you more information and talk to you about the area.