Some local color from Anza, CA, near Temecula in Riverside county - lots of land out here! Part 2

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Some local color from Anza, CA, near Temecula in Riverside county - lots of land out here! Part 2

I ran out of time on my last post and have a lot more photos to do from the tiny rural town of Anza, CA, which is in the mountains a mere 35 miles from Temecula, CA. These photos are from the biggest annual event in Anza, ANZA DAYS, which are held over the Fourth of July weekend. I took these 2 years ago. I hope you enjoy them.

Anza is a high desert mountain town with a lot of Old West flavor. A small, friendly community, people wave at their neighbors and even visitors as they drive past one another. Average height above sea level is 4,000 - 4,500 feet. It's usually about ten degrees cooler here in Anza than in Temecula.

Anza Days in Anza, CA near Temecula, CA

Anza is HORSE COUNTRY!

Anza Days in Anza, CA near Temecula, CA - The BIG Horse!

BIG HORSE COUNTRY!

Anza Days in Anza, CA near Temecula, CA - Marines

The Temecula Valley Young Marines participate in Anza Days.

Anza Days in Anza, CA near Temecula, CA - Tank

In memory of Jeremy West, one of our local fallen warriors.

Anza Days in Anza, CA near Temecula, CA - Home of many llamas and their people

Anza is home to many llamas and their people!

Anza Days in Anza, CA near Temecula, CA - Our CDF Friends

Our friends at CDF - California Department of Forestry - are always popular participants!

 

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Comments (9)

Lisa Ludlow Archer
Live Love Homes-Keller Williams, Charlotte, NC Ballantyne Area - Waxhaw, NC

Virginia:

What a fun event. I love the horses. How awesome are they? Have a great weekend.

Lisa aka @allstarmom3

Sep 03, 2010 05:42 PM
Ryan Case
SCA Real Estate - Anaheim, CA
877-828-0710

I had no idea it was cooler out there than here in Temecula!

Sep 03, 2010 05:42 PM
Virginia OnullConnor
Realtor®, Photographer, Artist - Temecula, CA
Realtor - Temecula, Anza, SoCal

Hi Lisa - Thanks, you have an awesome weekend too!

Anza Days is fun - I had scads more photos but just need to put them on a web page and link to it, I think.

SCA, yes, that's one of the things I like about Anza. In a real killer heat wave, the difference is marginal, but it was 102º in Temecula this afternoon and 91º in Anza. Being in the mountains, it also cools off rapidly at night. Most people get by with evaporative coolers.

Thanks for commenting! Have a super Labor Day Weekend and stay safe!

 

Sep 03, 2010 05:52 PM
Will Handley
Progressive Inspection Service - San Juan Capistrano, CA
Certified Master Inspection Services

Lot's of fun places around Anza.  I like it in the fall when it's a bit cooler...

Sep 03, 2010 06:23 PM
Ed Kurosz , Lic. Assoc. RE Broker
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Westhampton Beach & Quogue - Westhampton Beach, NY
Douglas Elliman Real Estate Hamptons & North Fork

I think I just drove through Anza a few weeks ago on my way from Palm Springs to San Diego... Top of the Pines to Palms Highway and west? Yes, it is tiny. I wish I had a little extra time to spend a day or two in Idyllwild this trip. Maybe next time.

Sep 03, 2010 09:41 PM
Virginia OnullConnor
Realtor®, Photographer, Artist - Temecula, CA
Realtor - Temecula, Anza, SoCal

Hi Will - Yes, and it will be much cooler soon. There was even a fair amount of snow in Anza last winter. Wow, is that a lobster in your profile pic? It's HUGE!

Hey there, Ed - Yep, Anza is that little place on the 371 where one must slow down to 45 mph on the way from Hwy 15 to Palm Springs! Not too much there but a Dairy Queen, three gas stations if you count the Circle K, and more real estate offices than anything else! LOL! I love Idyllwild, too. So many cool little shops, and a couple of really good restaurants. The 371 ends at Hwy 74, the aptly named Pines to Palms Hwy. If you go left, you get to Idyllwild, and if right, Palm Desert.

Sep 05, 2010 08:22 AM
Ed Kurosz , Lic. Assoc. RE Broker
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Westhampton Beach & Quogue - Westhampton Beach, NY
Douglas Elliman Real Estate Hamptons & North Fork

So I was right. Been there. I remember the 45mph well. I did comment on the number of real estate offices when we were driving because we have 17 here in Westhampton Beach in our 2 block stretch of Main Street. 

Sep 06, 2010 02:41 AM
Virginia OnullConnor
Realtor®, Photographer, Artist - Temecula, CA
Realtor - Temecula, Anza, SoCal

That's funny. I am such a native California girl that I never think of actual BEACHES in connecton with New York.

It could be worse in Anza. I believe the county was thinking of putting in a roundabout at the corner where the fire station is, Contreras and 371. They may have abandoned the plan. I hope so! The few roundabouts we have here in SoCal are a menace to life and limb. Ugh.

I will be going to the East Coast myself next week, flying into Newark but heading for Pennsylvania eventually. I usually try to get up to New York City during my annual trip, but not this year. We have a huge National Specialty for my breed of dog (Smooth Fox Terriers) and I have attended every year so far since 1985. Loads of fun!

You have quite a "commute" with offices in San Diego and Westhampton! You go, Ed!

 

Sep 06, 2010 05:12 AM
Ed Kurosz , Lic. Assoc. RE Broker
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Westhampton Beach & Quogue - Westhampton Beach, NY
Douglas Elliman Real Estate Hamptons & North Fork

It's a great thing being bi-coastal. I just don't get out to SoCal as often as I would like. Smooth Fox Terriers... adorable breed. I'm a Pug man myself. This is Harley... "Mr. Personality".

Harley

Sep 07, 2010 02:08 PM