The Temecula area has a tremendous amount of golf courses within 20 to 30 miles, all affordable and usually not too crowded. One of the things that frustrated me living in Orange County was how expensive the golf was and how long it took to play a round.
Just off the top of my head, I can think of 15 golf courses within a 15-minute drive of my house in Temecula. During the week, you can usually play a round for $30-$40. on the weekends, the average cost might arise from $15-$20.
This has been a huge topic throughout the United States over the past year. Many people are moving from huge cities to the suburbs.
There are many places in Southern California where I simply wouldn’t live. The once loved beach cities of Southern California are not what they used to be. Before leaving San Clemente for Temecula, petty theft, drug use, and homelessness were out of control. Unfortunately, this is the case for many areas throughout Southern California in general.
It was a definite breath of fresh air moving to the southern Riverside County area. Of course, you’re still going to get the odd car break-in but Menifee, Murrieta, and Temecula are as safe as you’re going to get in Southern California. It’s crazy that you can have three cities in southern California with a median home price of around 500,000 still be safe.
Of course, you’re still going to get the negative nancys that have lived in Temecula for the past 30 years and have seen it change dramatically talk constantly about how crime is rampant. in my opinion, all three of these cities are great options and as long as you use your common sense you won’t have any issues.
Being in real estate you hear about retirement communities often. It seems every state talks about how their state is the best place to retire. I do agree that in many cases not one state fits all. Sometimes tax benefits are important, Healthcare, home prices and of course weather. if you are a retiree and want great weather, awesome golfing, state-of-the-art hospitals, and every amenity imaginable at your fingertips, this area is definitely when you need to check out. Yes, it is going to be more expensive but when I compare it to every place that we have ever traveled throughout America, it is still number one for us.
Arizona is crazy hot in the summer, Texas weather is humid and unpredictable. We just got back from Florida, it was February, and couldn’t believe how humid it was. I can’t imagine what Florida is like in the summer. In my opinion, the Temecula, Murrieta, and Menifee areas have some of the best weather in America. Yes, it does get a bit hot in the summer but it is not unbearable like many parts of Arizona. We have constant Sunshine, the average temperature is going to be 70 to 85 degrees and when it does get hot, hang out at your community pool if you don’t have one yourself.
First, you need to be aware that in regards to the real estate market, California has Hills and Valleys. within 10 years, your house can be worth an astronomical number, and then poof, it’s gone. Everybody needs to understand that this can be both a huge upside or downside depending on how you look at it. For us? It’s a great opportunity when the market is down to buy a rental or start rehabbing homes. When the market is up, it’s always scary putting money into real estate in Southern California remembering what happened in 2008.
Having said that, I think because of all the factors we have discussed in this article Menifee, Murrieta and Temecula are going to be great investments in the long run. All three cities have so much to offer and continually grow. people are actively looking to move to these three areas and I don’t see it stopping for many years. As long as we have great schools, safety, weather, and affordability compared to other parts of Southern California it’s always going to be a destination where people want to relocate to.
To sum everything up, if you have any interest in moving to Southern California and want a truly great area to live in that is relatively stress-free, all three of these cities are great choices. Hopefully, this blog post brought some light to an area of Southern California that doesn’t have the notoriety or Prestige that many others have but is truly a Hidden Gem.