Review of Temecula, California


Life in Temecula
Star Rating - 10/19/2016
We have been here since 1987 and have loved it. Now, almost 30 years later, it has grown to traffic congestion, tract after tract of huge homes on tiny lots and still no real 'career' jobs. We still love the beauty of the area, the central location to everything from beach to mountains to desert, but it is not small business-friendly (Riverside County in general), and promotes chain stores, which people love here. We just love our neighborhood and our home in the very southern tip (used to be San Diego County years ago) of the city, but we are planning, if things work out, to move back to the Monterey Bay/Carmel area within the next 5 years because of the weather being cooler, the people being more 'creative/artistic/nature-loving' and the more laid-back feeling. It's a tough, tough town to make a living in; people mostly either have 1-2 hour commute or struggle in small businesses. Yes, chains like Starbucks and Target/Wal-Mart rule here. Sad but true. We have loved being here...it is physically gorgeous, especially the South West side of the 15 Fwy, in the hills. If we aren't able to afford the housing back in Monterey Co. we will stay and be happy here...it is beautiful, weather mostly very nice, very hot and dry in summers. I call it a 'dew drop' kind of place...like God just dropped some dew right 'here'. Man is messing it up.
Diane | Temecula, CA
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