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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.