5 Best Reasons To Retire In Temecula in 2023

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Five of the Best Reasons to Retire in Temecula in 2023

Temecula is a wonderful place to live and one of our favorite places in all of Southern California. We are grateful that we got the opportunity to find this gem of a city and love sharing it with others. This blog post will provide you with the Top 5 Reasons to Retire in Temecula in 2023. We will also include a localized home search at the bottom of this blog post. These listings are straight from the MLS and updated daily. You can customize your search and look for any type of home that floats your boat.


You can’t make sunshine and warmth. I am from Canada, and although I miss my friends, I could never move back. I basically see the sun over 300 days a year, and the average temperature is going to range from 70 to 90 degrees. The mornings in the winter are cool, 35 to 45 degrees), but the days are usually sunny, and temperatures range from 65 to 80 degrees.

The warm months are June, July, August, and September. (95-105) Yes, it does get hot, but only for 3 to 4 hours during the day. An hour before sunset, it really starts to cool down, and you get the absolute perfect temperature, like in Hawaii. We love going out to dinner during the summer months around sunset, sitting on a patio, and enjoying a drink. You don’t need jackets, and shorts are perfect. Hell, no shirts work if you want to venture out that far.

Rain and gloom

Most of the rain and gloom is going to be in December, January, and February. Depending on the year, we could have rain 6-7 times a month. Many times, it will rain at night and you’ll have sun the next day. Temecula gets more sun than the beach because we don’t have the June gloom. When I lived at the beach, the June Gloom did get to me, and I was happy to see it leave. I love seeing the sun almost every day, and Temecula is the perfect city for that.


If you are a golfer, the Temecula area is going to be a paradise for you. Being retired, many will be on a fixed income. The beauty of the Temecula area is that you can regularly find over 30 golf courses to play for less than $50 per round during the week. I usually just use GolfNow, and if you’re willing to play around lunch, expect to pay $30 to $50.

Some of the courses in Temecula that are beautiful include Redhawk, Cross Creek, Temeku Hills, and Journey at the Pechanga Casino. The journey at Pechanga Casino on GolfNow is usually going to run around $80 a round. In my opinion, it’s one of the most beautiful courses in all of Southern California. For $80, you can’t beat it.

Once you have played all the golf courses in Temecula, we have surrounding cities like Fallbrook, Murrieta, Bonsall, Vista, or Menifee with many courses as well. If you decide to check Temecula out, give me a call; I’m always up for 18 holes.

Medical Facilities

I’m not going to spend too much time explaining the medical facilities, as I’ve been lucky enough not to use them. What I can say, and a simple Google search will confirm this, is that both the Temecula and Murrieta areas have state-of-the-art, cutting-edge technology and medical facilities.


I’m guessing that when you retire, you will want to enjoy the finer things in life and have them easily accessible. Temecula is going to be your heaven in regards to things to do and amenities close by.


If I spent a year only going to restaurants, I probably wouldn’t get to try them all in Temecula. One of the best things about Southern California is the competition. If you’re not good, you don’t survive. Temecula has a lot of different places to eat, from quick takeout to fancy sit-down dinners. One of our favorite things to do is go for a walk around the Promenade outdoor mall in Temecula and go to happy hour at Yard House. They have wine Wednesdays, half-off bottles of wine, and also half-off appetizers until 6 p.m. They have great food, a good atmosphere, a great variety of beer, and sports are always on the TVs.

Old Town

We usually go to Old Town on a Friday or Saturday night for dinner and a drink. It’s also a great spot for brunch on Sundays. A really fun day for us is starting in Old Town on a Sunday morning, enjoying brunch at 1909, and then heading off to the wineries for the day. It’s also a very easy street to walk up and down and get some exercise while looking at all the boutique shops.

I have a specific blog post in video on Old Town here.

The Casino

We have come to learn that the casino is so much more than just gambling. Often, we will visit on a Friday night, go to dinner, walk around, and then see a show or comedy. There is also a beautiful RV park and spa with a pool on the premises. If you’re really adventurous, there are nightclubs with DJs and dancing.

Wine Country

You can’t mention Temecula without talking about wine country. I have plenty of blog posts and videos on the various wineries throughout Temecula, so I’ll be quick with this one. It’s a wonderful, relaxing afternoon visiting a few of the over-40 wineries in Temecula. Even if you don’t drink, it’s a nice day to drive around and enjoy the views and weather with good friends.


A lot of people talk about how expensive California is, and yes, if you compare it to many areas throughout the United States, it’s going to be at the top end in regards to both housing and gas prices.

Temecula, however, is probably one of the most affordable, safe, and clean cities in all of Southern California. You do have to pay a little bit for this weather and the convenience of everything Southern California has to offer. One thing I strongly believe is that an investment in the Temecula real estate market is going to be a good one. Temecula is relatively unknown, in my opinion. When people talk about wineries, it’s always Napa or Sonoma. Southern California has 20 million people; Temecula has grown 150% since the year 2000. It’s only a matter of time before people start to catch on in regard to how much Temecula has to offer, its beauty, and its overall quality of life.

So there you have it: the 5 Best Reasons to Retire in Temecula in 2023. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. My name is Joel, and I am the owner and broker of Greenleaf real estate here in Temecula. My wife, Christie, is a certified licensed appraiser with over 20 years of experience. Even if you’re planning a vacation, please reach out; we’d be happy to help.

We have attached a local home search below showing all active homes in the area. You can narrow the search down by size, beds, baths, price, or even draw an area on the map, and everything listed will come up for you.

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