Apartments & Houses for Rent in Temecula
Top Things to Do in the Area
The land Temecula is on is actually prime wine country, so there are numerous wineries for visitors and residents alike to enjoy touring and wine tasting at, with a swell in popularity as the grapes ripen each year in the beautiful vineyards that surround the city. Wilson Creek Winery, Vindemia Estate Winery, and Leoness Cellars are some of the more popular wineries that travelers recommend, but they’re far from the only options available to casual visitors and wine connoisseurs alike. Besides the wealth of local wineries one can take a hot air balloon tour of the area and see Temecula from above, of you can take a look into the city’s past at the Temecula Museum. The city also has a number of parks and casinos to visit, as well as a historic section of the city known as “Old Town Temecula” to explore.
Temecula has had a long history of settlement, inhabited first by the Temecula Native Americans before the land was later settled by the Spanish and then acquired by the United States via treaty in 1852, and changed hands almost a dozen times before the city as we know it today took form. In 1964 the land was owned by the Kaiser Aetna partnership, and although people were living in what was effectively a city, the area was referred to as the “Rancho California” until the I-15 highway was built between Los Angeles and San Diego and the land was subdivided and became officially recognized as its own city in 1989, when the citizens living in the newly officiated city voted to name the land “Temecula.” The population swelled to approximately one hundred thousand residents, as houses to rent in Temecula were well known for being both affordable and surrounded by the natural beauty of the sprawling wine country.
Life in Temecula
While Temecula’s Mediterranean climate lends itself exceptionally well to growing wine grapes, it also causes the area to experience arid winds from the northeast, which causes high temperatures in the summer and low temperatures in the winter, though the average high in the summer is ninety-one degrees Fahrenheit, and the average low in the winter is forty-one degrees Fahrenheit. The city initially grew in population faster than it could grow in size, but after annexing more and more of the surrounding area Temecula lost much of its population density, making it quite the spacious city. The generally temperate weather allows for satisfying recreation year round, and the interstate allows for quick travel to both San Diego and Los Angeles for day trips at your leisure!
Notable Natives and Residents
Though Temecula has reputation for being a quiet town surrounded by sleepy wine country, the city has produced its fair share of celebrities over the years. Notable residents of Temecula include motocross rider Nate Adams, baseball player Rob Brantly, and professional surfer Timmy Curran. The city has also been used as a location for filming various projects, including the last episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation and the comedy movie The Goods.