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Get to know Temecula

Temecula is Southern California’s best-kept secret — and one of its only communities to keep its indigenous name, españolized from a local Native American word loosely translating to “where the sun breaks through the mist.” Although the community has been around for generations, it wasn’t incorporated until 1989, and is today home to an estimated population of 115,000. A mild, Mediterranean climate provides ideal growing conditions for countless grape varietals, which climb the vines at more than 40 vineyards in town. Championship golf courses and the historic architecture of Old Town, notably the Mission Revival-style city hall, add to its allure. The Pechanga Resort and Casino, the state’s largest gambling venue, offers a wide variety of entertainment with 200,000 square feet of gaming space. The climate, schools, parks and local healthcare services round out Temecula as a community worth considering.
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Living in Temecula Wine Country

Meet a dynamic region that’s equal parts scenic suburb, rustic-chic resort and unspoiled high desert wilderness. Celebrated for its dry climate, watercolor landscapes and equidistance to the Los Angeles and San Diego metros, it’s the gateway to Palm Springs and the greater Coachella Valley — home to the eponymous music festival and iconic Joshua Tree National Park. The Temecula Valley AVA, historically a thriving winemaking region, has experienced a renaissance as of late, bottling award-winning vintages and playing host to a growing gourmet scene that’s pinging the radars of epicureans near and far. Booming development in recent decades transitioned the area’s once largely-agricultural towns to populous self-sufficient commercial centers, with well-stocked Main Streets full of eclectic shops and splashy sidewalk-table eateries. You'll also find championship golf, polo clubs, and a bevy of museums and attractions to explore.

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