Located in Riverside County, in the south west of California, Temecula is a city which is highly popular with tourists, as well as being closely located to other major cities in California such as San Diego. Nicknamed ‘the Place of the Sun’, Temecula benefits from great weather and beautiful surroundings, and expats living in Temecula will be able to enjoy attractions such as the Old Town, which features a number of buildings dating back to the 1890s, and the Temecula Museum, which has a range of exhibits documenting the city’s history as well as the history of local Native Americans. Temecula Valley Wine Country is also a popular attraction, whilst expatriates living in Temecula will find a number of golf courses, resorts and casinos as well as plenty of opportunities to take part in a number of festivals held annually in the city such as the Temecula Valley International Film and Music Festival, the Temecula Bluegrass festival and others.
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Temecula has a relatively high cost of living because of its location as a tourist destination, but salaries also tend to be high in the city making life in Temecula affordable. The area benefits from a Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and mild winters which tend to feature the most rainfall. Most people in Temecula tend to travel by car and the city is within easy reach of other nearby cities. Newly arrived expatriates in Temecula will find that there are a number of opportunities for renting and buying property in the area, whilst the education system is widely praised, making it ideal for any expat relocating to Temecula with their family. For more information about moving to Temecula, expatriates can benefit from signing up to InterNations and connecting with fellow expats via its forums and discussion groups, which they can use to meet fellow expats and share information about moving to Temecula or to California in general.
Temecula is known for being an affluent city, with most of its economy supported by the tourism and leisure industries, providing a number of opportunities to work in this area. Expatriates hoping to start working in Temecula should look into such areas as finance, health care and education, whilst the retail sector also provides a number of job opportunities. Expats seeking work in Temecula should join InterNations, a fantastic website dedicated to making expat life easier. Providing a number of useful features to a steadily growing online expatriate community, InterNations gives its members the chance to get in touch with fellow expatriates who may be able to provide those new to Temecula with information about finding work in the city. The platform can also offer valuable information on such topics as education, housing, transport and culture in the US, which can help those new to the city to settle in quickly.