Southern Cali Cool: Apartments in Temecula and Murrieta

Author: Lauren Ross

Temecula Wine Country

Imagine sitting on your Southern California apartment balcony looking out onto high mountain peaks, sipping a glass of Sauvignon Blanc that was produced and corked in your own backyard while encompassed in the perfect Mediterranean climate. Now, imagine being able to live that experience every day.

If you’d like to live in Southern California, then you should consider viewing apartments in Temecula and Murrieta. Both cities are located in Riverside County, and contain unique histories and modern luxuries. Here are a few other reasons why you should consider renting an apartment in Riverside County:


Downtown Temecula, CAJust seven miles southeast of Murrieta is the stunning city of Temecula, a tourist destination hotspot known for its scenic wine country. Temecula is synonymous with Southern California Wine. In fact, the city has over 3,000 acres of vineyards and produces over 50 wine varietals. Temecula first began to produce wine in the late 1700’s, when early Spanish settlers found the Rancho California region and its climate suitable for growing grapes.

Temecula was incorporated on December 1, 1989. The economic profile of the city is dominated by tourism, but many other sectors contribute as well, including education, finance, and retail. The affordability, along with a plethora of modern conveniences and historic city traditions, has made Temecula an attractive place to rent an apartment.

Like to bike or exercise? Temecula is an ideal city for athletic residents; it has 22 miles of bike trails and 39 recreational parks. Attractions are everywhere in Temecula, so there is always something to do or an event taking place. Popular attractions just down the street from your apartment include Temecula Valley Wine Country, Old Town, Pechanga Resort & Casino, and the Polo Club. You can also stroll through a neighborhood farmer’s market or explore one of 640 local antique shops – talk about a shopper’s paradise!

Temecula is a great city for families, and it has highly ranked schools. The Temecula Valley Unified School District continuously excels in student academic performance, and a few city high schools have made the “U.S. News Best High Schools” list by U.S. News & World Report.


Murrieta, once a small, little-known valley town spiked in population after the debut of the Southern California Railroad depot in 1885. Today, the city continues to reel in new residents because of their affordable housing options and expanding economy. Murrieta is a fairly new city that was incorporated on July 1, 1991.Murrieta Skyline

The drive in new residential construction along with a growing economy is appealing to new residents. New, modern apartment homes with affordable rents -by California standards- are also popping up in the area, attracting renters. Murrieta is not only appealing to new residents, but to new business, too. Business firms and companies are flocking to Murrieta and bringing with them new jobs.

Murrieta has been recognized as one of the safest cities in the U.S., so it makes it a great city to raise a family in. It has large shopping plazas, professional business parks, family-fun attractions, and sensational dining establishments. If you live in Murrieta, you’re close to major metros too, like Los Angeles and San Diego – both just over an hour away. Murrieta is just a short drive from other Southern California attractions and white sand beaches.

If that’s not enough persuasion, then you should consider renting an apartment in Murrieta if you enjoy the great outdoors. The city is filled with an abundance of outdoor recreation, and you don’t have to travel at all to get there! Murrieta has 12 biking/walking trails throughout the city, multiple town greens and parks, and three PGA golf courses – some with public accessibility.


Photo Source: “Downtown Murrieta” – Wikipedia and “Downtown Temecula” – The Divine Dish