7 Reasons Temecula is One of the Best Places to Raise a Family

The Temecula Hot Air Balloon & Wine Festival

Winchester, California USA – May 30, 2015: May 30th, 2015 – Colorful hot air balloons in flight at The Temecula Hot Air Balloon & Wine Festival

Temecula consistently makes it to lists of the best places to raise a family in California from online resources like NerdWallet, WalletHub, and SmartAsset. This beautiful community has plenty of family-friendly features that make living here a wonderful experience for people of all ages.

Here are some of the things that make Temecula a great place for families.

  1. Top-rated Schools

    Temecula is served by the Temecula Valley Unified School District, which includes a number of top-rated schools like:

    • Chaparral High School
    • Abby Reinke Elementary School
    • Temecula Preparatory School
    • Rancho Elementary School
    • Great Oak High School
  2. Young Population

    The average age of Temecula residents is 35, and 32% or about one-third of the population is below the age of 20. Young families have plenty of opportunities to find like-minded neighbors with whom they can interact and develop good relationships, and kids can easily find friends and playmates.

  3. Safe Community

    Temecula has the 6th lowest violent crime rate in California and was ranked the 20th safest city in the United States in 2016 by Niche.com. Residents cite safety, both for themselves and their kids, as one of the things they love about the city.

  4. Open Spaces

    As “the heart of Southern California Wine Country,” Temecula has a beautiful landscape with plenty of wide open spaces. With its year-long sunny weather and fresh air, Temecula provides its residents the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors anytime they want. The city maintains more than 35 parks, about 22 miles of trails, and 97 miles of bike lanes. The abundant vineyards and citrus and avocado farms are also wonderful places for families to visit and spend time in.

  5. Family-friendly Amenities

    Residents find everything they need within their reach. The Promenade Temecula shopping mall is home to department stores like Macy’s and Sears, as well as popular clothing, houseware, and electronic brands. There’s a Costco where you can get your daily supplies. The city also boasts numerous restaurants, specialty boutiques, neighborhood centers, and a wide array of services.

  6. Close-knit Community

    Temecula’s residents come together to have fun in numerous community events, such as the annual Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival, the New Year Eve’s Grape Drop, Temecula Rod Run, and the free Summer Concert Series. The Old Town Temecula Community Theater and the Temecula Valley Symphony Chorus give talented locals the opportunity to perform to an enthusiastic audience.

  7. Activities for All Ages

    Temecula is a great outdoor destination, offering a wealth of activities for everyone in the family. Golf and hot-air ballooning are two of the most famous attractions here, along with boating and fishing on the city’s lakes. The Santa Rosa Plateau Wildlife Reserve is a popular family destination, featuring picnic areas, hiking trails, and interpretive programs. Parks and playgrounds abound, giving kids plenty of space for sports and other activities. Old Town Temecula exposes the young ones to the city’s history and culture, with its wealth of museums, historical landmarks, and other attractions.

There’s more for the entire family to love in this one-of-a-kind city. If you’re looking to put down roots in Temecula, I’ll be happy to help you explore your real estate options. Call 951.719.0355 or email marcel@thehensleygroup.net. You can also leave a message here.