All About Temecula

City of Temecula

City of Temecula

The City of Temecula covers 30.15 square miles and centrally located along the I-15/I-215 freeway corridor in Southwest Riverside County, California, just north of the San Diego County line, (just 85 miles southeast of Los Angeles, 60 miles north of San Diego, and 75 miles southeast of Orange County).

Temecula also covers areas outside of the incorporated area, including areas in the surrounding western foothills (De Luz, La Cresta) and the Temecula Valley wine country lying to the east.

The name Temecula comes from the Luiseño Indian word “Temecunga” – “temet” meaning “sun” and “-ngna” which means “place of”. The Spanish interpreted and spelled the word as “Temecula”. One of the most popular interpretations is “Where the sun breaks through the mist”.

Today, Temecula is probably best known for its popular wine country, historical and burgeoning downtown, colossal balloon and wine festival, and best of all – wonderful quality of life!


Temecula’s weather is truly one of the finest anywhere in the world, with warm, dry days and cool evenings, with average daily temperatures in the mid 70’s and an average annual rainfall of 19 inches.


Boasting 43 landscaped parks and joint-use facilities, skate park and roller hockey arena, 2 aquatics centers, 3 community centers including one senior center, the Temecula Public Library, 4 world class golf courses, one of the largest casinos in California, lots of fine shopping and dining and plenty of year round recreational and entertainment opportunities, Temecula is a fine, fine place to live.

Schools (TVUSD)

Temecula boosts one of the finest school districts in the state, consistently ranking The district includes:

17 Elementary Schools

6 Middle Schools

3 Comprehensive High Schools

1 Continuation High School

1 Independent Study High School

1 Home School Academy (K-8)

2 Charter Schools

1 Adult School