City of Temecula – Where Excellent Quality of Life means Business!

It’s no secret to local “Temeculans” who live and work here that this is the place to be. Temecula, branded as Southern California Wine Country, has award winning schools, higher educational opportunities, vast array of parks and trails, diverse shopping and dining options and beautiful residential communities. Temecula remains a premier city within Southwest Riverside County. Temecula strives to be a well-rounded community and setting the stage for an excellent quality of life is our business! You want it, Temecula has it!


Temecula Unified School District test scores rank in the top 20% of California school districts. In addition, our high schools are consistently ranked nationally.  Temecula is also conveniently located within an hour of 22 higher education facilities, CA State University San Marcos at Temecula, Mt. San Jacinto College Education Complex, Brandman University and University of Redlands all have campuses within Temecula city limits. The City’s higher education efforts do not stop there as our City Council continues to aggressively pursue higher education opportunities.


With over 22 miles of trails, 45 miles of bike lanes, 40 fully equipped parks and over 7,000 acres of preserved open space – Temecula offers a place where one can stretch out and relax after a long day! Residents and visitors alike come to Temecula to experience our natural beauty whether it be hiking, biking, swimming, tennis, golf or a variety of recreational sports. If you were thinking of something a little more passive, Temecula also offers over 40 award winning wineries! Community special events are also embedded in Temecula, giving one a hometown feeling amongst big city amenities. Events such as New Year’s Eve Grape Drop, 4th of July parade and fireworks spectacular, Halloween Carnival, Bluegrass Festival and Street Painting Festival are long time traditions in Temecula.

Diversified Economy

The City of Temecula offers opportunities to not only live and play, but to also work. The City is home to a diverse array of financial, manufacturing and high technology companies. The healthcare industry is expanding with the recent groundbreaking of the Temecula Regional Hospital located near the corner of Temecula Parkway and Margarita Roads. Biotech companies have also continued to develop and grow within the City of Temecula. Within the past four years, over one million square feet of biotech space has been constructed within the city limits. The City of Temecula is actively working on a plan to redevelop the Jefferson Avenue corridor into a “Great Street” financial and job district. Plans for a business incubator are also being discussed.

Responsive Government

Despite the major economic recession, the City of Temecula has maintained a balanced Operating Budget while at the same time providing a high level of service to its citizens. The City has also maintained a ratio of one sworn police officer per 1,000 residents and continued high staffing on fire engines.

With Temecula’s fiscal responsibilities in check, the City concentrates on sustaining and growing an excellent quality of life. We understand that the private sector creates jobs and want to foster, not hinder the business spirit. The City of Temecula is fully committed to providing excellent, expeditious and clear guidance throughout your development process. Whether it’s gaining entitlements for a new building expansion, grading permits or building permits, we are dedicated to providing you outstanding service. In Temecula, we understand that time is money!

For more information on Temecula’s quality of life or how we can assist with your business needs contact the Economic Development Department, Christine Damko at 951-693-3952 or

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