Temecula, CA
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Notable For

Temecula is notable for the 3,000-acre Temecula Valley Wine Country, which is home to over 40 wineries and hosts the popular Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival. Temecula is also well-known for its Old Town District, a charming downtown area that’s a fusion of old and new with quaint storefronts and antique boutiques reminiscent of the Western-era alongside modern-day craft breweries and farm-to-table eateries.

Cost of Living

In comparison to major California cities like San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland, Temecula is one of the more affordable locations to call home. However, it is important to note that Temecula does have a higher cost of living than the national average. Housing prices make up a large portion of this cost index, as well as additional contributing factors such as transportation, utilities, and miscellaneous necessities.


With low walkability and bike scores, as well as limited public transportation options, Temecula is a car-dependent city. The city connects residents to neighboring areas such as Murrieta and Lake Elsinore, as well as some coastal and metropolitan cities like Oceanside, San Clemente, and Carlsbad via major roadways like the Temecula Parkway, the Temecula Valley Freeway, and the Escondido Freeway. Temecula also offers a few public transit options like the Route 55 Greenline, a free trolley that takes residents to local attractions such as the Promenade Mall and Harveston, as well as schools and business districts. The city also offers the Riverside Transit Agency, which is a bus service that runs throughout Temecula, as well as to nearby areas such as Hemet, Winchester, Murrieta, Promenade, and Wildomar.


Temecula is served by the Temecula Valley Unified School District. Comprised of 13 schools that serve grades K-12, 86 percent of these education institutions boast above-average ratings, making Temecula an appealing place for residents with school-aged children.


Temecula Valley Wine Country is located in the Southern California Wine Country region and is home to over 40 wineries that offer an assortment of Italian, Spanish, and French grapes. Surrounded by vineyards, scenic views, and a warm climate, Temecula Valley Wine Country is a popular destination for locals and visitors. Temecula Olive Oil Company is another hotspot that offers flavorful olive oils, and Temecula Lavender Company offers a variety of lotions and soaps. Located in the heart of the city, Temecula’s Old Town District is a fusion of the historic and the modern with its eclectic range of charming boutiques, craft breweries, and wooden boardwalk, as well as farm-to-table restaurants and entertainment venues. Locals and tourists alike can enjoy additional Temecula attractions and activities like hot air balloon rides, Western Days festivals, car shows, the Temecula Valley Museum, and the Old Town Temecula Community Theatre.


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