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Temecula is a city in southern California that is found within the Inland Empire region of the state. Thisattracts many tourists due to its wine country and an annual film festival that takes place there every year. The population in the area has grown significantly over the last decade as many new residents come in to take advantage of the many professional opportunities in the area in the fields of healthcare, education, finance, and retail. Originally incorporated in 1859, Temecula now has a population of more than 100,000 and a land area of over 30 square miles.

Shopping and Dining

Temecula Town Center is a large shopping center where residents of Temecula real estate can take care of everyday shopping needs. This shopping center includes a Target and a HomeGoods store. Another nearby shopping center is the Tower Plaza Shopping Center on Ynez Road, which includes an 88 Ranch Marketplace for grocery shopping and a Michaels craft store. For pharmacy goods, there is a Vons pharmacy inside the Vons supermarketand a CVS, both of which are located on Rancho California Road.

Gourmet Italia is a great place for hearty pasta meal in Temecula. Those in the mood for a steak dinner can head to Vail Ranch Steakhouse on Jefferson Avenue or The Great Oak Steakhouse on Pechanga Parkway.Public House at 41971 Main Street is a popular hangout and gastropub in Temecula, and Bushfire Grill offers eclectic New American cuisine for daring diners interested in trying some unique dishes.

Parks and Recreation

Rotary Park is one of the largest parks located near the center of town. This park stretches along Pujol Street between 1st Street and Sabana Aire Drive. Another park is the Sam Hicks Monument Park, which offers trails for walking and also features the Temecula Valley Museum. The Temecula Duck Pond is a charming open area located along Ynez Road and Rancho California Road. For longer excursions into the outdoors, the Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve is located to the southwest.

The Community Recreation Center on Rancho Vista Roadis a great resource for residents of Temecula real estate who are looking to participate in community events. Those interested in swimming, gymnastics, or opportunities to socialize with neighbors should check out the recreation center's website to learn more about its offerings. The Ronald Reagan Sports Park is another great recreational resource that can be reached within 10 minutes of town. Among the facilities at this sports complex are 10 baseball fields, two soccer fields, and a picnic shelter.


While median household incomes are relatively high in Temecula in comparison to the rest of the state, Temecula real estate tends to be slightly more affordable than real estate in Californiaoverall. As of 2012, the median home value in Temecula was at $293,500 in comparison to a median home value in the entire state of $349,400. The cost of living index for Temecula is 114.8, indicating that it is significantly more expensive to live in this California community than it is to live in the average United States community.

Schools,Healthcare, and Transportation

Public schools in Temecula are run by the Temecula Valley Unified School District. This school district runs 17 elementary schools, six middle schools, and five high schools. The district also runs two charter schools and is often in the process of constructing new schools to keep up with Temecula's growing population. Young residents of Temecula real estate can also choose from among a variety of different private schools, including Linfield Christian School, Van Avery Prep, Saint Bernaby, and Temecula Christian School.

Temecula Valley Hospital on Temecula Parkway offers health care services to area residents. Services offered at this area hospital include stroke care, nephrology, urology, orthopedics, emergency care, and more. There are a variety of different family medicine practices in the city. A few options Temecula families can choose from are Skeoch Family Wellness on Ynez Road, Healthsouth Medical Clinic on Rancho California Road, and Temecula Valley Family Medicine on Old Town Front Street.

Temecula real estate is conveniently serviced by public transportation provided by the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA). Information on RTA routes that service Temecula can be found online, and this transportation service links Temecula with nearby cities including Murrieta, Riverside, Oceanside, and more. For transportation to more distant destinations, an Amtrak station is located about 20 miles from Temecula on Florida Avenue in Hemet.

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Crowne Hill

Nestled among the rolling hills running north of Temecula Parkway, the Crowne Hill area of Temecula is a charming neighborhood comprised of more than 1,000 single-family housing units in a plan housing development. Butterfield Stage Road bounds this section of town to the west, while the neighborhood continues northward to Pauba Road before stopping just shy of Billy Joe Lane and De Portola Road to the east. Centrally located to all that Temecula has to offer, the area is also down the road from Temecula Valley High School and the Ronald Reagan Sports Park, residents have easy access to a myriad of outside entertainment.

Red Hawk

Located adjacent to the Pechanga Indian Reservation, and loosely bounded by Pechanga and Temecula Parkways on the remaining three sides, Redhawks borders spoon around the adjacent neighboring community of Vail Ranch and its sprawling western border abuts immediately to the east on the more compact Wolf Creek neighborhood. The 3,000 single-family homes of this master designed community are situated in complete harmony with a public 18-hole golf course. As such, verdant colors of lush landscaping and well-manicured putting greens greet residents as they enjoy the neighborhoods common grounds, which includes a 3.5-mile walking trail and close proximity to both the charms of Old Town Temecula, and the beautiful views afforded by the Temecula Wine Country.


Encompassed with the area surrounded by the Temecula Parkway, Nicolas Road, Butterfield Stage Road, Rancho California Road, and La Serena Way sits the Meadowview neighborhood of Temecula. With its central location, and situated just minutes from the Temecula Mall, residents enjoy ready access to shopping, dining, and entertainment venues throughout the city. Miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails crisscross the 360-acres of common meadowland that is available for Meadowview residents to enjoy. Indeed, horse lovers are encouraged to visit the Community Association Equestrian Center for a turn around the main arena. Also available to residents, the neighborhood boasts an impressive community center that features picnic amenities, a community pool, and hiking and biking trails.

Morgan Hill

Butterfield Stage Road is a main artery into the heart of the kidney-shaped Morgan Hill section of Temecula, which is otherwise only accessible to the south and west via Monte Verde and El Chimisal Roads. This enclave of mixed architectural housing stock offers residents diverse choices when selecting their new home. The neighborhood experience is buttressed by the inclusion of a 10,000-square-foot community center, sitting on three acres, and includes a swimming pool, tennis courts, sauna, an outdoor patio with fireplace, a gym, and provides ready access to the adjacent Redhawk Gold Club among other amenities to Morgan Hill residents.

Temeku Hills

Bounded by Rancho California Road to the south, Meadow Parkway to the west, and La Serena Way forming the long northeasterly border of Temeku Hills, this compact section of Temecula is home to award winning golf opportunities, as well as ready availability of the nearby Temecula Valley Wine Country. This gateway community to the Temecula Valley Wine Country features more than 1,300 single-family home developments organized into resort-style living. The neighborhood is ideal for golf fans owing to the prominent presence of Temeka Hills Golf and Country Club.

One of the areas preeminent golf courses from the time of its construction in 1995, the Temeka Hills Golf and Country Club has only improved with age. Indeed, the rolling topography of this 18-hole, 6,636-yard, tournament-designed course is ideal from the viewpoint of both the novice player to the seasoned golfing pro alike. Additionally, for excellent relaxation options following their round of golf, players can avail themselves of the facilitys 40,000-square-foot clubhouse offering top-notch food and beverage options including the offering from the 100-person capacity Grill Room, or the 350-person banquet room. For those looking to perfect their game, visit the full service gold shop, or spend a couple of hours practicing your form on their grass driving range.

Paloma Del Sol

Accessible via Highway 79, the Paloma Del Sol is neighborhood is located just off the I-15 and Rancho California Road. Organized within Temeculas master plan, the area offers unlimited access to the areas array of shopping, dining, and entertainment venues. In addition, Paloma Del Sol is ideally situated to take advantage of the outdoor living that Southern California offers in such abundance. Residents are reminded of this fact every time they enjoy the miles of walking paths, or explore acres of open recreational space. Greenbelts, parks, and sensible urban planning combine with Paloma Del Sols rich architectural diversity in delighting residents and visitors alike to this part of Temecula, California.

Vail Ranch

Bounded by the Temecula Parkway, Butterfield Stage Road, and Nighthawk Road, Vail Ranch is a quaint community tucked into the southeast section of Temecula. Conveniently located near public parks, excellent schools, and great shopping and dining opportunities, this neighborhood of well-manicured lawns and well-maintained properties is highly sought after by homebuyers looking to set down roots in the Temecula area. With a variety of real estate offerings that range in size, a home that is just right for anyone looking to buy in the area is waiting their inspection. Not only do residents enjoy access to nearby Redhawk golf course, but they are also centrally located to all the amenities that Vail Ranch has to offer.

Paseo Del Sol

Almost shaped like the state of Idaho, the neighborhood of Paseo Del Sol stands with its southern border at Temecula Parkway, with Meadow Parkway and Butterfield Stage Road forming the neighborhoods eastern and western boundaries respectively. This master planned community feature amenities like a full Olympic-sized pool, a 2,500-square-fool recreational center, an array of athletic facilities, and more than 470 acres of open space for hiking, biking, running , and more. Additionally, the Paseo Del Sol section of town is a short and easy trip to some of the areas premier shopping and entertainment district. Whether residents want to catch a movie in Old Town Temecula, or they wish to shoot a round of golf at a world-famous, championship golf course, the centrally located Paseo Del Sol neighborhood is the perfect launching pad for a day of adventure.

Wolf Creek

Situated just south of the Temecula Parkway (CA-79), borderedto the east by Pechanga Parkway, and the large Redhawk neighborhood to the east, the compact Wolf Creek area of Temecula is home to an eclectic housing stock arrayed along peaceful cul-de-sacs designed to ensure residential privacy. The resultant architectural diversity lends itself to the charms that are associated with this section of town. Close to amenities like the fabulous shopping and dining of Old Temecula, and within close driving distance of the casino-style fun at the nearby Pechanga Indian Reservation, the residents of Wolf Creek have no shortage of amenities open to them.

For those residents who feel the need for sun on their faces, Wolf Creeks Patricia H. Birdsall Sports Park offers an array of features including four lighted soccer fields, an additional four lighted ball fields, and a further four lighted basketball courts as part of the 44-acre site. Additional amenities include food concessions, restrooms facilities, picnic area and BBQs, along with a playground dedicated to the tiny tots in the neighborhood.