Temecula

The City of Temecula is located in the southwestern part of Riverside County, California. Situated near the junction of Interstates 15 and 215, and also serviced by California State Highway 79, Temecula, CA, lies about 86 miles southeast of Los Angeles and 60 miles north of San Diego. It is bordered by Murrieta on the northwest and San Diego County to the south.

The name Temecula comes from an alternative spelling of the Luiseño Indian word “Temecunga.” Roughly translated, it means, “Where the sun breaks through the mist.”

Early settlement was boosted in 1859 with the first Inland Empire Southern California post office in Temecula, which became a regular stagecoach stop. Rail service arrived in the late 19th century, and by the turn of the century, Temecula gained prominence as a shipping point for grain and cattle.

The community’s growth continued through the 20th century. Large-scale single-family-home subdivisions and widespread real estate development boomed in the 1970s.

In 1989, Temecula incorporated as a city.

Today, Temecula is the site of one of California’s oldest wineries, and the Temecula Valley serves as one of the state’s relatively small but significant wine-producing regions. It also has become a major bedroom community for commuters to San Diego, Orange County and the Inland Empire, buoyed by the real estate boom of 2002-2008.

Neighborhood Info

Temecula's Old Town District contains a mix of historical buildings, antique stores, shops and restaurants. The Temecula Valley Museum chronicles life in the Temecula Valley through different time periods and cultures. On display are handcrafted artifacts, cultural items, ranching and farming equipment, documents and photographs. Also part of the district is the Imagination Workshop Children's Museum. This award-winning site features interactive displays and hands-on inventions and gadgets.

The 358-seat Old Town Temecula Community Theater is a state-of-the-art facility located in the heart of Old Town Temecula. The historical 1890 Mercantile Building houses the ticket office, a visual art gallery, and an intimate performance space.

September’s annual Temecula Valley International Film and Music Festival draws filmmakers and musicians from across the nation and around the globe.

Nearby Winchester is the site of the Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival, a July event that offers top-name entertainment, wine tasting, arts and crafts, and a food court.

Just south of Temecula is the Pechanga Resort and Casino complex, owned and operated by the Pechanga Tribe of Luiseño Indians. The resort, Temecula Valley's No. 1 employer, includes a large casino, bingo hall, hotel, RV park, convention center, showroom, cabaret lounge and seven restaurants.

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Population
119,844
up 63% since 2000
Households
38,014
47% with children
Ownership
70% Owned
30% rented, 8% vacant
Average Home Value
$406,841
Average Year Built
1995

Communities



Neighborhoods in Temecula include:

  • South Temecula
  • Central Temecula
  • North Temecula
  • French Valley/Winchester
  • De Luz
  • Wine Country
  • La Cresta/Tenaja

Remember, Temecula is often misspelled as Temekula, Temku, Temeculla, Temekulla, and Timecula. But one thing that every knows: Temecula is a great place to live. If you are looking to buy or sell a home in any of these fine communities, call Brian Bean and Tim Hardin, Your Local Homeowner Advocates, The Dream Big Team.

Temecula’s Old Town District contains a mix of historical buildings, antique stores, shops and restaurants. The Temecula Valley Museum chronicles life in the Temecula Valley through different time periods and cultures. On display are handcrafted artifacts, cultural items, ranching and farming equipment, documents and photographs. Also part of the district is the Imagination Workshop Children’s Museum. This award-winning site features interactive displays and hands-on inventions and gadgets.

The 358-seat Old Town Temecula Community Theater is a state-of-the-art facility located in the heart of Old Town Temecula. The historical 1890 Mercantile Building houses the ticket office, a visual art gallery, and an intimate performance space.

September’s annual Temecula Valley International Film and Music Festival draws filmmakers and musicians from across the nation and around the globe.

Nearby Winchester is the site of the Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival, a July event that offers top-name entertainment, wine tasting, arts and crafts, and a food court.

Just south of Temecula is the Pechanga Resort and Casino complex, owned and operated by the Pechanga Tribe of Luiseño Indians. The resort, Temecula Valley’s No. 1 employer, includes a large casino, bingo hall, hotel, RV park, convention center, showroom, cabaret lounge and seven restaurants.

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