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Old 06-08-2010, 09:45 PM
 
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Hi everyone,

I'm an American-born Chinese (ABC), raised in So Cal (San Gabriel Valley) all my life, attended UCLA for college, and have been working in the OC area for some time. I'm thinking about moving to the Temecula / Wildomar area because I received a really good job offer - and haven't been able to find stable work in the OC or Walnut/Diamond Bar area yet.

There are many reasons why I (and many other people) like the OC / Irvine area, as well as the Walnut / Diamond Bar areas - including easy access to Asian culture and food, 2nd language daycares and classes (Chinese, Japanese), and proximity to all the other activities (ie. beach, mountains, etc). My work right now pays the bills and we have enough to save, but because of the crazy housing prices, it's difficult for us to buy anything without struggling. Comparatively, in Temecula / Wildomar I'd have a steady job, great pay, and relatively cheaper housing prices.

My question is, by moving to Temecula / Wildomar, am I commiting social suicide? Is there ANY sort of Asian culture or foods out in that area? Other than wine country and casinos, what does Temecula offer?

People say Temecula has great schools and is rapidly developing, but I don't see a huge Asian population out there. Am I mistaken?
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Old 06-09-2010, 12:26 AM
 
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I see lots of Asians here in Temecula, but thats usually when I am at the Casino...
I live in Temecula and wouldn't say there is a huge Asian population.

The schools are good, the price of housing is great. weather is decent. thats all i got.
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Old 06-09-2010, 01:30 AM
 
Location: Conejo Valley, CA
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There is not a huge Asian population out there, but why does that matter?
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Old 06-09-2010, 08:04 AM
 
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because he wants to remain connected to and participate in his culture. did you read his post? how's he going to find a daycare that speaks both english and mandarin/cantonese in Temecula?
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Old 06-09-2010, 09:05 AM
 
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There's a small Asian market off Winchester Rd near the freeway, a small 88 Seafood market down the street from that place, a small Pilipino market off Temecula Pkwy, and a small Korean market in Murietta. That's about it for Asian groceries.

The nearest 99 Ranch market is 54 miles away in (the aptly named) Chino.
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Old 06-09-2010, 01:54 PM
 
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There are a lot of Vietnamese & Japaneses, Thai & Sushi restaurants out here, but not many good Chinese food restaurants. There's definitely an Asian presence, although mostly Filipino. Socially, there's not much to do as far as Asians are concerned so you might find yourself miserable in that respect. It's a great family area though so if your primary concern is raising your children in a safe and thoughtful environment, then I'd recommend it. Being social would have to come very low on your priority list because you'll definitely be missing that.
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Old 06-09-2010, 08:19 PM
 
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I see lots of Asians here in Temecula, but thats usually when I am at the Casino...
I live in Temecula and wouldn't say there is a huge Asian population.

The schools are good, the price of housing is great. weather is decent. thats all i got.
Yeah, that's about what I came up with as well. The Asians in the Casinos are generally tourists or retired folk - so not exactly what I would consider adding to ethnic diversity. Thanks for the info on the Asian markets. Worst case scenario, I'm thinking we could live out there for about 5 years, then move back closer to the coast later on. Unless we end up "loving it" in Temecula, which I don't see happening right now.

Does anyone know, compared to Rancho Cuchamonga or Corona, how does Temecula compare in terms of desirability? Some independent sites rank Temecula as one of the top 100 places to live in the U.S.
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Old 06-09-2010, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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Depends on one's definition of desirability. If cookie cutter tracts with HOA-style living is your thing, then you'd probably like the place. I like the area, but I prefer the fringes near the wildland areas, and the old neighborhoods.

One thing it has going for it is its proximity to the Rainbow Gap, which helps to moderate the Summer heat with the on-shore flow from the ocean. Nights also cool down.
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Old 06-10-2010, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Conejo Valley, CA
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because he wants to remain connected to and participate in his culture. did you read his post?
He was born in America, Temecula is filled with Americans!

Anyhow, the 99 in San Diego is closer than the one in Chino.
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Old 06-10-2010, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Conejo Valley, CA
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are you stupid?
I don't know...are you? He was born in America...that would make him American right?
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