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After spending 25 rainy years living in the Pacific Northwest, my husband and I decided it was time to move our family south and take in some sunshine for a change.  Fond childhood memories beckoned us both back to California, but where in California was the question. A family road trip to explore and rediscover California was the next step. It’s a big state and this was a big move. We wanted to get it right.  For some reason, we both had the impression that southern California would be a concrete jungle and were very pleasantly surprised by what we found, particularly in beautiful Temecula.  Click here for information from the City of Temecula Website

We found a charming, friendly, safe, new feeling, perfectly sized community with great schools (Temecula Valley Unified School District) and incredible scenery everywhere we looked. The name Temecula, from the Luiseño Indian word "Temecunga" is translated to mean "Where the sun breaks through the mist".  There are some truly glorious mornings here that are perfectly described by these words! 

Temecula is located in a beautiful valley, surrounded by mountains (snow capped to the north in the winter).  There are abundant housing choices, ranging from attractively landscaped neighborhoods with community pools and tennis courts to golf communities or country living on acreage for horse lovers or hobbyist vintners. 

EVERY DAY LIFE is so convenient with everything we need within a 5-10 mile radius; Kohl’s, Best Buy, Home Depot, Lowe's, Costco, Walmart, the  Promenade Temecula shopping mall with Macy's, Pottery Barn and many other shopping/dining choices, the new Temecula Public Library with breathtaking views of the valley and mountains, grocery stores, gyms, movie theaters, parks, etc.

Within a few miles of shopping, one can enjoy a country drive through TEMECULA’S WINE COUNTRY with hot air balloons floating overhead. There are excellent choices for indoor and outdoor dining. A few of my favorites:

Ponte Family Estate Winery - Smokehouse Restaurant
Wilson Creek Winery - Creekside Grill
South Coast Winery Resort & Spa - Vineyard Rose
Callaway Winery - Meritage

ENTERTAINMENT opportunities are abundant in Temecula; Jazz Concert series at Thornton Winery, Oktoberfest at Mount Palomar Winery , the Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival at Lake Skinner, the Temecula Rod Run, concerts at various wineries, etc. We enjoyed watching Berlin play in an intimate setting under the stars at Wien’s Family Cellars (Fantastic!) as well as watching the B52’s and Styxx at Pechanga Resort and Casino, where there is not a bad seat in the house.

Residents and visitors alike enjoy the quaint and historical Old Town Temecula. Dating back to 1882, it was originally the Butterfield Overland Stagecoach stop for the California Railroad.  With the flavor of an old western town, there are many great specialty shops, antique stores, boutiques, dining and one of my favorite Starbucks.  Some fun places to visit in Old Town Temecula are the Temecula Olive Oil Company tasting room, Baily's Restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining, The Spice Merchants , Old Town Sweet Shop with nostalgic candies and retro toys, The Farmer's Wife and Rosa's Cantina, a casual classic with indoor and patio dining. You will also find the Temecula Community TheaterPennypickles Workshop Temecula Children's Museum and the beautiful new Temecula Civic Center/City Hall (pictured below).

Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy golfing, hiking, motocross riding (the Nationals were recently held at the nearby Pala Raceway , a great track open to the public where famous riders often practice), fishing and horseback riding in this exceptional, sunny climate (San Diego National Weather Service). There are over 30 manicured parks in Temecula (map of parks), including two sports parks with lit fields for nightime activities, the Temecula Duck Pond & Veterans Memorial with catch and release fishing allowed.

MEDICAL FACILITIES include Inland Valley and Rancho Springs Hospitals, as well as the impressive new Loma Linda Medical Center just to the north of Temecula  and a new hospital under construction in south Temecula. There are great doctors, dentists and specialists in Temecula and nearby Murrieta.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION Temecula is 20 miles from the Pacific Ocean, about 45 minutes from the beaches of Carlsbad and Legoland California, an hour from San Diego and Sea World San Diego or Disneyland Resort & California Adventure to the north. It’s the best of all worlds. Southern California attractions are close and easy to enjoy while living the good life in Temecula!

SAFETY Temecula was recently rated the second safest city in the United States by business news website Business Insider  

Temecula is also enjoyed by many as a vacation destination, which is easy to understand with the natural beauty, outstanding weather and available activities.

It is wonderful to feel like you are on vacation where you live!

So, Let's recap:
WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT TEMECULA? Great Climate with plentiful Sunshine
WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT TEMECULA? Safe, beautiful community with great schools, parks & medical facilities
WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT TEMECULA? Abundant indoor and outdoor activities 
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I look forward to helping you plan a visit to Temecula so you can find your best answer to fill in the blank.

I am ready to assist you with all of your Real Estate needs, relocation and any questions that you have.  Come live the good life in Temecula!

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