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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C+
Temecula is a city in California with a population of 112,230. Temecula is in Riverside County. Living in Temecula offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Temecula there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Temecula and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Temecula are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$424,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,787
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Temecula Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    64.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    3.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    51.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    368.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,687.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    273.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Temecula

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$90,964
National
$55,322
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Temecula Reviews

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Temecula has been lots of fun over the years. As someone who has lived and been to school in Temecula, I can no doubt say that I have enjoyed life here. From hanging out with new friends, to exploring farmer's markets, it has been great. Location has always been another extraordinary advantage of Temecula too. Sandwiched between L.A. and San Diego, Temecula is only an hour away from Oceanside Beach and camping. Being between two enormous cities also has a serious side effect of lots of traffic unfortunately! Are you considering a visit? Or becoming a resident? Well whatever the case, Temecula could be a great fit for you. It is for me.
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I’ve lived here 30 years and raised our children here. Once upon a time, Temecula was very safe and lots of police activity that made it feel even safer. Now, it’s got no police, I can’t remember the last time I saw a cop car patrolling, and lots of unsavory people everywhere. I can’t wait until we move out of this once great city!
I have lived here over 20 years and it was once a really nice place to live. In recent years the crime and homeless problem has increased significantly. Needles are found in parks, property theft has affected several of us in the area and you rarely see police. When you do call the police, they cannot help due to policies that have been put in place. I do not feel comfortable walking around the area anymore due to the environment. The schools have gone down significantly. Many people are moving out to include my family. I rated average becuase this is becoming the norm for many cities in California.