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Old 09-21-2018, 04:05 PM
 
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Depends on whether you are referring to the city limits of Temecula or also including the largely contiguous cities in the surrounding area. For example, Murrieta adds another 110k, Menifee 90k, Wildomar 40k, Lake Elsinore 60k, etc. You can get to 400k pretty quickly. At the end of the day though, these areas grew up as (or started as) SD and LA exurbs.

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Old 09-21-2018, 04:32 PM
 
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Depends on whether you are referring to the city limits of Temecula or also including the largely contiguous cities in the surrounding area. For example, Murrieta adds another 110k, Menifee 90k, Wildomar 40k, Lake Elsinore 60k, etc. You can get to 400k pretty quickly. At the end of the day though, these areas grew up as (or started as) SD and LA exurbs.
That wasn't the case with Lake Elsinore which is much older than the others.

In any event it is a great area to live in.
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Old 09-21-2018, 04:45 PM
 
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Definitely. I actually prefer the warmer inland climate found in Temecula and other parts of the Inland Empire. I froze my but off back when I lived in Dana Point.
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Old 09-21-2018, 04:50 PM
 
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That’s a good point, John. The traffic is to be expected given the population per square mile. There are side roads, and sometimes that’s helpful and often everyone else had the same idea.
While Temecula itself is around 113,000 you also have to consider the populations of Murrieta, Winchester/French Valley, and Menifee as there is little separation between these cities and everyone is accessing the same roads, freeways, shopping centers, etc.
I am not trying to say that it’s a bad place to live and don’t want to discourage you! There are definite pros (great schools, lots of families, low crime, centrally located, warm winter weather). I just don’t want you to have a quaint town with lots of natural beauty in your mind (after a quick Google images search I can see where one would have that idea!) because it’s not really that way. It’s traffic and strip malls and track homes. I am sure you’ve already looked at the income, property, and sales tax rates.
Any chance of visiting before committing to the job? I think you would know quickly if it does or doesn’t meet your expectations.
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Old 09-21-2018, 04:51 PM
 
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Definitely. I actually prefer the warmer inland climate found in Temecula and other parts of the Inland Empire. I froze my but off back when I lived in Dana Point.
Do any of these surrounding places have a little downtown center? Or are they purely suburban sprawl...
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Old 09-21-2018, 05:07 PM
 
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Definitely. I actually prefer the warmer inland climate found in Temecula and other parts of the Inland Empire. I froze my but off back when I lived in Dana Point.
I agree with you 100%. I lived in La Jolla right next to the ocean. It was much too cool for me and I don't like the marine layer.
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Old 09-21-2018, 05:40 PM
 
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That’s a good point, John. The traffic is to be expected given the population per square mile. There are side roads, and sometimes that’s helpful and often everyone else had the same idea.
While Temecula itself is around 113,000 you also have to consider the populations of Murrieta, Winchester/French Valley, and Menifee as there is little separation between these cities and everyone is accessing the same roads, freeways, shopping centers, etc.
I am not trying to say that it’s a bad place to live and don’t want to discourage you! There are definite pros (great schools, lots of families, low crime, centrally located, warm winter weather). I just don’t want you to have a quaint town with lots of natural beauty in your mind (after a quick Google images search I can see where one would have that idea!) because it’s not really that way. It’s traffic and strip malls and track homes. I am sure you’ve already looked at the income, property, and sales tax rates.
Any chance of visiting before committing to the job? I think you would know quickly if it does or doesn’t meet your expectations.
Yes we're coming in days actually but im anxious to understand the area. I understand it's not a quaint town- I know there's suburbia etc. Where I'm living now it's like that too. Plenty of suburbia but there is an oldtown. There's also some farmland on the outskirts. I'm just curious how they compare.
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Old 09-21-2018, 06:37 PM
 
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Yes we're coming in days actually but im anxious to understand the area. I understand it's not a quaint town- I know there's suburbia etc. Where I'm living now it's like that too. Plenty of suburbia but there is an oldtown. There's also some farmland on the outskirts. I'm just curious how they compare.

You will find an "old town" area with a western theme. Also rural farms out around the wineries and beyond There are the avocado and citrus groves to the southeast that make nice out of the way drives for the family on a Sunday.
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Old 09-21-2018, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Murrieta California
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Yes we're coming in days actually but im anxious to understand the area. I understand it's not a quaint town- I know there's suburbia etc. Where I'm living now it's like that too. Plenty of suburbia but there is an oldtown. There's also some farmland on the outskirts. I'm just curious how they compare.
In that respect Temecula compares very favorably. Temecula has a very large Old Town and has the wine country.
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Old 09-21-2018, 06:57 PM
 
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Do any of these surrounding places have a little downtown center? Or are they purely suburban sprawl...
Temecula and lake Elsinore.
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