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Old 07-19-2007, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Not where I wanna be...
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I've already had a post about 'Where to move', but I wanted to make a new title specifically about Temecula and Murrieta. I didn't know whether it'd do better in the San Diego section or just the main CA section so I'll post it in both.

Again, I'm in the Marine Corps and getting out in about a year. I have a wife, 1 1/2 yr old, and 2 month old. We're from Phx, AZ and I'm stationed in Yuma, AZ. So I've basically been in Arizona my whole life. We're ready to leave AZ. Too hot, dry, boring, brown, and there's not much to do. We want to move where the weather is nicer, it's green, and there's things to do like going to the beach...

We've looked into Temecula and Murrieta. The homes seem more affordable to us. Looks like we might be able to find a nice starter 3 bed 2 bath home for around $300,000. We don't already live in CA so that amount would buy us TWICE the house in AZ.

I'm going to be a REALTOR, Home Appraiser, and Home Inspection Specialist. My wife will probably work at a restaurant for a while.

I guess my question is, what does everyone think about Temecula/Murrieta?? Is there stuff to do and places to go in these cities, or do you need to go south for those things? How bad is the drive to the ocean? Does that drive bother anyone for like a weekend thing to do? How long is the drive to San Diego or LA? What about the weather??? We're from AZ so I'm sure it's nowhere near as bad as we know, but how is it to the locals?
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Old 07-22-2007, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Temecula
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Things are getting worse in Temecula....
abc7.com: Partially-Burned Woman Found Dead Near Dumpster
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Old 07-22-2007, 12:51 PM
 
Location: venice beach (90066)
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what up im not from temecula or murrieta but i have been there many times. I grew up in the city of los angeles not the area the actual city near LAX. Temecula has alot to do its hot in the summer like arizona but not as hot. Theres a promenade downtown and nice malls safe schools to if you have kids try Paloma valley in Menifee ignore that post about that woman burned thats nuthing two nights ago i saw someone get shot in broad daylight trust me u picked to good choices.
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Old 07-27-2007, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, MI
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I guess my question is, what does everyone think about Temecula/Murrieta???
I lived there from 2000-2006. My wife lived there from 1990-2006. We loved the area. Overall I feel it is somewhere that (for California) you get a good amount of bang for your buck, plus you are centrally located to all of southern CA.

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Is there stuff to do and places to go in these cities, or do you need to go south for those things??
Yes, there is Old Town Temecula, and Murrieta has one too, up and coming but not as nice as Temecula's. There is Pechanga Casino, and there are the wineries. If we felt the need to get out our personal playground was San Diego--a close drive.

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How bad is the drive to the ocean??
About 40 minutes to the closest one in Oceanside. Not bad at all.

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Does that drive bother anyone for like a weekend thing to do??
Not at all.

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How long is the drive to San Diego or LA??
S.D....40-60 minutes depending on traffic.

L.A....60-90 minutes depending on traffic and what part you are going to.

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What about the weather??? We're from AZ so I'm sure it's nowhere near as bad as we know, but how is it to the locals?
The weather in Temecula is pretty much ideal for about 9 months out of the year, and very hot in the summer. But since you are from AZ, it will probably seem like nothing to you. Keep in mind though that although it is generally pretty dry, since you are from AZ you may find it to be more humid than what you have now. It's really not, but just by comparison.
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