Chardonnay Hills Temecula
Chardonnay Hills in 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 city’s 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 community’s 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 and $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 it a prime choice for those who are looking for the luxury of community living without paying an arm and a leg for it.
Why do we like Chardonnay Hills Temecula so much?
What makes this area so sought-after is its close proximity to many beautiful wineries and views worth 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 mere nine 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 what style of wining and dining you are interested in, this area has something for everyone!
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 that 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 city’s 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 away and features a large dog park, sports field, and playground that are ideal for children. Within 15 minutes or less, you’ll also find Winchester Creek Park, Meadows Park, and Harveston Lake Park, which we think is ideal for day picnics or runners looking for a scenic route.
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 above-average overall 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 compiled from various sources and should provide you with a general idea of how the schools 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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