Low Tax Rate Neighborhood South Temecula!
Colina Vista is a beautiful Community Located in the sought-after South Temecula area. This community has about 450 mid-sized homes that are competitively priced for this part of the city. There is no HOA fee for this community and yet it has very well-kept sidewalks and roads. These homes were all built between 1982 and 1999 and have a range of exterior and interior designs. This area also has a fairly low tax rate of about 1.3%, which makes this a great choice for anyone looking for a more affordable place to live in South Temecula. Below is a chart outlining some of the statistics on the homes in this community.
Why choose Colina Vista?
What makes this community so sought-after is its close proximity to the freeways and Pechanga Casino. This gives you easy access to all that Temecula has to offer and makes it an excellent location for commuters. Pechanga is also a great place to have nearby, they host concerts, events and have great restaurants along with a full casino for those who enjoy a little gambling from time to time. The homes within this community also seem to have less of a ‘track home’ appearance, many have been updated through the years so it’s much easier to find a unique home.
Being so close to the 15 freeway affords access to all the restaurants in Temecula within 20 minutes. However, there are tons of restaurants right around the corner from this community. Within Pechanga they have over 15 bars and restaurants, The Great Oak Steakhouse is an awesome upscale dining option. Another of my favorites is Journey’s End, which is slightly more affordable and has beautiful views of the Pechanga Golf course and surrounding Temecula Valley. Outside of Pechanga, about 5 minutes north of Colina Vista, is Cork Fire Kitchen- which is highly rated and for good reason! It has breathtaking views of the golf course, delicious food at a reasonable price, and wonderful staff. Living in this community, you will have access to tons of wonderful restaurants throughout Temecula, check out this blog for info on some great restaurants and date night ideas.
This community is about 8-10 minutes away from the nearest grocery store. There are tons of stores around the Redhawk Town center, including Sprouts, Stater Brothers, Albertsons, Walmart, and Ralphs. If you are looking for something a little more exotic there is also a store in that area called Island pacific Supermarket which has so awesome international foods that you can’t find other places.
There are many great shopping options nearby, Promenade Temecula is less than 15 minutes away. It is the cities highest rated shopping center on Yelp and boasts a wide variety of stores along with a beautiful outdoor shopping environment. Temecula Town Center, Palomar Village, and Old Town Temecula are all also located within a 5-mile radius of Colina Vista. Of course, many big-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, I highly recommend checking out Old Town Temecula, it has such a charm about it and you could spend hours exploring the restaurants and shops.
Parks and Outdoor Recreation
One of the many benefits of living in Colina vista is the proximity to outdoor activities. Within the community, there is a park called Loma Linda Park which has 3 separate segments allowing residents to spread out and normally have the whole area to themselves. Each sub-section of this park has a small playground for kids and a few Picnic tables. Also within a 5-minute drive is Kent Hintergardt Park which has a large playground, basketball courts, picnic and BBQ facilities, and a large field for sports. There are also tons of walking/hiking trails scattered around this area, if you’d like to see a complete list of the trails visit the All Trails website.
The schools located in the district of Colina Vista have very high ratings. Temecula Valley Unified School District is rated 9/10 and is generally known for having overall above-average public school ratings. Below I have listed the schools in this district along with their overall score.
These ratings are pulled from various sources and hopefully will give you an overall idea of how the schools compare to the state average. However, it seems to be the general Consensus that most schools in Temecula average on the higher side.
Thank you for reading my blog, I hope you found this information helpful. I am a licensed Real Estate Agent and specialist in the Temecula Valley and surrounding area. If you’re looking for more information or thinking about purchasing a home in the Colina Vista area or any of the surrounding areas, please contact me below. I would be happy to tailor home searches that specifically meet your criteria. I will factor in taxes, HOA, principal, and interest. These can vary greatly throughout the different communities in the area.