The Benefits and Drawbacks of Living in Harveston Temecula
In this blog post, we will be going over an in-depth review and pointing out the pros and cons of living in Harveston, Temecula. Overall, Harveston Temecula is a great place to live, but we want to be as honest and upfront as possible so people can make informed decisions on whether or not to move there.
Before we get into the pros and cons of living in Harveston, Temecula, we wanted to talk about its location and why it is important. Harveston, Temecula, is located on the north end of Temecula, right before the 215 freeway and the 15 freeway split. If you are working north, let’s just say Riverside, Menifee, or Corona are the perfect locations. The major backup of traffic during busy times is right at this split. You can avoid this traffic by taking Murrieta Hot Springs and catching either the 15 or 215 freeway after the congestion. This will save you hours in your car each month. We talked a lot about this in our blog posts, and it is important to be strategic about where you live and work if you decide to move or live in Southern California. Southern California can be a great place if you can maneuver the traffic. In the video, I will show you exactly where Harveston is located.
On the flip side, if you are working anywhere near San Diego, Harveston is going to add a considerable amount of time to your commute. The worst traffic is going to be on your way home in the afternoon, starting on the south side of the 15 freeway in Temecula. This traffic will add around 20 to 30 minutes to your drive every day.
The Benefits of Living in Temecula
The majority of Harveston Temecula is reasonably priced. The community has a large variety of square footage, lot sizes, and prices. If you are looking to buy a home in Temecula, you will find a variety of models on the lower end of the price scale when compared to the rest of Temecula.
#2 Community Amenities
In our opinion, Harveston Temecula has some of the best amenities inside a community in all of Temecula. If you’re somebody who likes to get out and enjoy the nice weather, Harveston is perfect. Things that stand out in the Harveston community include the lake and trails, the Olympic-size pool, and sports parks. We routinely walk the one-mile path around the lake in the morning. It’s great exercise, very beautiful and peaceful, and the people are very friendly. It’s a great way to start your day and get some exercise.
We also love the pool area and use it frequently. It has a lot of room and usually isn’t too crowded. There is also a Jacuzzi and a barbecue area. This area is perfect for an afternoon of fun with friends or family. If you would like to include guests, I think the maximum is five, just for your information.
The sports parks are massive and have soccer, baseball, and tot lots, as well as a large picnic area. If you are a young family, this is a great place to let your kids play and run around.
#3: The Convenience of Harveston
This is probably one of the biggest pro factors for us. We have lived in and sold homes in many communities throughout Southern California, and Harveston is a place where you have absolutely everything you need right at your fingertips. Being in your car is not fun, so getting to a grocery store in under 5 minutes is a great perk of Harveston Temecula. The grocery stores Harveston has within a few miles include WinCo, Trader Joe’s, Costco, Sprouts, Sam’s Club, and Asian markets.
Our personal favorite grocery stores include WinCo and Costco. WinCo has great prices and has absolutely everything. In regards to Costco, anybody who has a membership understands how easy it is to spend money at this place. I guess that could actually be a con, but a definite pro is that this Costco has a gas station. Gas prices are generally $0.50 less at this station than at any other gas station around. Over the year, this will really add up. Costco is so close that it’s not even a hassle to fill up your tank and get on with your life.
It really doesn’t matter if you want to go watch Sunday football or catch a happy hour. With the Promenade Mall close by, you have places to enjoy like Yard House, PF Chang’s, BJ’s, Trattoria Toscana, and Islands.
One of our favorite things to do is enjoy happy hour at Yard House (3-6 p.m. on weekdays). Appetizers are half off, and they have half-off wine Wednesdays. For the price of the food during happy hour ($6 per plate), you really can’t beat it.
During football season, one of the best places near Harveston to have a drink on a Sunday and watch football is The Tilted Kilt. It has a great atmosphere and is definitely something for you to check out.
If you enjoy working out, Harveston Temecula is an excellent choice. We already talked about the 1-mile trail around the lake, which is great for running and exercising, but there is also a Planet Fitness within walking distance. The one thing I love about Planet Fitness is the price. Basic membership will cost you around $10 a month. This includes using all equipment whenever it is available. There are also memberships for $23 a month that allow you to use massage chairs and tanning beds. You can also bring a guest each time with the premier membership. Either way, Planet Fitness is a very inexpensive gym that has everything you need, which is a definite pro of living in Harveston.
#6 Harveston is quiet.
With the lake and the size of Harveston Temecula Community, you’d think it’d be a pretty busy place. It’s actually very quiet, and we have never once thought that the noise was an issue.
The Drawbacks of Living in Harveston
#1: The HOA in Some Areas
This is something you really need to be aware of. If you plan on purchasing a home in Harveston Temecula, make sure your agent understands the HOA fees. Many areas will have an HOA fee of $95 a month. In our opinion, this is very reasonable for what you get. There are areas, however, that include a second HOA for front yard maintenance. This can be anywhere from $75 a month all the way up to $193.
#2 Lot Size
The areas of Harveston that are more affordable will definitely have smaller lots. We are putting this as a con, as we prefer a larger yard. Our opinion might differ from other people’s on this. One advantage of having a smaller yard is that it requires less maintenance. If you do have children or dogs, this is probably an important discussion you need to have. You might want to look at the larger homes in Harveston that have bigger lot sizes. Yes, they are available.
#3 Foot Traffic Near The Lake
We see this type of thing often. A home buyer falls in love with a house but is only there for 45 minutes to an hour during the showing. There are always things that come up that you don’t realize until after you close and actually live there for an extended period of time. One of the reasons it’s important to find a real estate agent or professional who understands the area is. Have them explain the pros and cons of each area.
The foot traffic around the lake can be pretty heavy at times. Sunday nights and early mornings, for example. Many people could not be bothered by this, but for some, it’s definitely a con. If you don’t like seeing people walking near your home, stay away from the lake area. We think the homes around the lake have a nice look and feel, but they aren’t for everyone. Do your homework, spend some time at the lake, and make sure it fits your personality and lifestyle.
So there you have it, “Harveston Temecula Pros And Cons.” Hopefully, this blog post and video give you a glimpse of what life would be like living in a great neighborhood in the north area of Temecula. Every community in Temecula has its own pros and cons. You just have to understand what you personally want in a home and go for it. One thing we can guarantee is that you will never regret moving to Temecula, as it truly is a beautiful and safe place to live.
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