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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
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C+
Temecula is a city in California with a population of 110,722. Temecula is in Riverside County. Living in Temecula offers residents a 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
$394,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,716
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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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
    63.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    4.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    33
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    306.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,745.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    217
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

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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!
Southern California Wine Country! A great place to visit or live in. A variety of entertainment options awaits: restaurants, wineries, breweries, cultural events. Traffic has gotten bad over past few years but the city still feels very safe and valuable.