TOP TEN TEMECULA NEIGHBORHOODS
Harveston would probably be the community that I have the greatest knowledge of because I live here. Even being a little biased, Harveston is definitely one of the top 10 neighborhoods in Temecula.
Harveston in Temecula is a beautiful planned community in the northern part of Temecula. I talk about the importance of picking a community in a location close to your place of employment because of traffic and drive time. If you are working in the North, Harveston will be one of the best communities to live in.
Over the past couple of years, people have really wanted to live in this community, and for good reason. safe, quiet, beautiful lake with a gorgeous walking path. Olympic-sized pool, hot tub, barbecue area, cabanas at the pool, and a clubhouse. If you would like a more in-depth look at Harveston, I have a specific link here. Harveston would definitely be considered one of the top 10 neighborhoods in Temecula.
One of the best things about Meadowview Temecula is that it is in a rural area but right smack dab in the middle of Temecula. If you’re looking for convenience but still want to feel like you’re in the country, Meadowview is probably your best bet in all of Temecula. There are more options for additional ADU units, horses, views, and larger lots.
The HOA is reasonable at about $225 per quarter, and you do get a nice pool and common area. There are also horse trails and walking paths throughout the community. People use a massive green space for biking, walking, and horseback riding. All of this makes Meadowview one of the top 10 neighborhoods in Temecula. If you’re looking for a more in-depth video and more information on Meadowview, here is an article and video.
Red Hawk is probably the biggest community in all of Temecula, as well as the most well-known. There are many sub-communities in Redhawk; some are gated, others are not. HOA costs are going to range from $30 a month all the way up to $100 or more in the gated communities.
One of the things people do not like about Red Hawk is that there is no clubhouse or community pool that everybody uses. That being said, there are some gorgeous areas with a variety of homes in terms of square footage, views, taxes, and amenities.
I have produced one of the most in-depth videos on YouTube about the Redhawk community. Check out this video and article here. If you are looking for a family-friendly community with amenities and schools close by, Red Hawk is definitely one of the 10 top neighborhoods in Temecula.
In my opinion, Morgan Hill is the prettiest and best-kept community in all of Temecula. Just driving up and down the streets, you can tell that the owners have pride in their homes. The whole community, including the streets and parks, is stunning and very well-kept. If you want a top-10 neighborhood in Temecula, please look at Morgan Hill.
The HOA is reasonable at $120 per month, and with that, you get a beautiful clubhouse, pool, and tennis courts. There are often activities for both kids and adults at the clubhouse, and most of the people that I have talked with enjoy living in Morgan Hill very much.
The only downside would be the length of time to get to the 15 freeway and the tax rate. The tax rate in Morgan Hill is going to be around 2%, which is higher than most communities in Temecula. If you’re okay with that, Morgan Hill is one of Temecula’s top ten neighborhoods, and in my opinion, one of the top two or three.
If you’re looking for a more in-depth review of Morgan Hill with both an article and video, click here. We go over almost everything, and you can see firsthand the pool and local parks in the area. I also have some good drone footage showing the clubhouse area.
Wolf Creek is a newer community, relatively speaking, when compared to the rest of Temecula. One of the first articles and videos I ever produced was for Wolf Creek Temecula. There are many beautiful parks nearby that have a sense of ownership and, best of all, are very convenient for those busy families. It’s close to the freeway, grocery stores, Costco, gas stations, and restaurants. One of the things that you realize after living in Southern California for many years is that convenience is important. saving time in your car daily, I’ll just give you that much more time to enjoy the weather and everything else Southern California has to offer. When you can drive to everything mentioned above within 3 to 5 minutes, it’s a lifesaver. Click here for an in-depth review of Wolf Creek, including HOA costs, a free Wolf Creek home search, and drone footage of the many local parks.
De Luz is a beautiful rural area west of the 15 freeway going south. With large custom homes and massive lots for agriculture and farming, it is a great area if you’re looking for peace and quiet. Many of the custom homes are absolutely beautiful, which is something that you need to understand before purchasing property in this area. Be sure to understand the guidelines and what is expected when building in the De Luz community. I get a lot of phone calls from people asking me specific questions, and it’s important to check with the city and/or county before making any big plans.
One of the negatives about De Luz is the fact that it takes 15 to 30 minutes to get to town. If you have children, it will get old driving the kids to school every day, regardless of how nice it is there. All homes in the area are custom-built and have properties of 5 acres and up. It is an unincorporated area, and the HOA is paid and determined by how much property you have. You are responsible for the roads, and you have the Riverside County Sheriff for police. If you have more questions or would like more information on the Deluz community, here is a blog post and video I produced with drone footage. This will give you a good idea of the landscape, hills, and views.
Palomia del Sol
Paloma Del Sol, in my opinion, has the most in the way of amenities for its residents. If you have a family that enjoys swimming, walking, tennis, green space, basketball, and even your own Frisbee Golf Course, Paloma Del Sol is a community that you need to put on your list. It is also one of the more affordable areas in Temecula. As much as home prices have risen, you can still find something in the Paloma Del Sol community below the average price of all Temecula homes.
The HOA is very affordable at around $120 a month, and the tax rate is going to run around 1.2 to 1.4%, which is very reasonable for what you get within the community. The schools are close, and it is very convenient for everything that you would need for your daily lives. If you want a more in-depth article on Paloma Del Sol, here it is.
Chardonnay Hills is one of our favorite communities in Temecula for many reasons. First off, it is very close to Wine Country, which makes it convenient for anybody who is a wine lover. I would guess that there are many people who come to Temecula because of their love for wine.
The tax rate is very low, and the community amenities in Chardonnay Hills are very nice. With a pool, beach volleyball, basketball, and very nice streets for walking, it’s a beautiful community for families.
Margarita Community Park is only a 7-minute drive and features a large dog park, sports field, and playground that is 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.
Click here for a more in-depth article and video featuring a home search in Chardonnay Hills.
The Crowne Hill Community consists of 1,017 homes, all built from 1996 through 2006. The HOA will run you about $71 a month, which is very reasonable for the location.
There are two parks within the community that include basketball, soccer, and a lot of green space. There is also Crowne Hill Reserve within Crown Hill; it is gated but it is very beautiful, and many of the homes have gorgeous views. If you want a little more information on Crown Hill and a video of the homes and parks in the community, click here.
Rounding out our top 10, I had to include a golf community. Temeku Hills dates all the way back to 1997 and was built around the Temeku Hills Golf Course, which was built in 1995. Temeku Hills, which consists of midsized, affordable homes, does not skimp on amenities for its residents.
The HOA is going to run around $95 a month. The end is similar to many other communities throughout Temecula; there are parks, walking paths, and plenty to do within the community.
The golf course, now known as Legends Golf Course, will run from $40 to $60 depending on what time of day you play and whether or not it’s a weekday or weekend. If you would like an in-depth video and blog post on Temeku Hills, click here.
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