Temecula 1Temecula is a city located in southwestern Riverside County, California, and forms the southwestern anchor of the Inland Empire region of the state of California. Temecula is home to a population of over 105,000, and was incorporated in 1989. Temecula began as a collection of then-Mexican land grants; by the 1850’s, after California achieved statehood, the question arose of whether to honor the original land grants in the face of American settlement in the area. The matter would not be resolved until 1875, when the original Mexican land holders were evicted; Temecula became a city during the 1880’s but remained unincorporated for over a century. Temecula grew into a warehousing and distribution center for the Inland Empire and Los Angeles region, and today still serves in that capacity, though retail and other services have come to dominate the city economically.

Basic Facts About Temecula

  • Current population: 105,200
  • Current mayor: Maryann Edwards
  • Total area: 30 sq mi
  • Official website: http://www.cityoftemecula.org/
  • Located in: Riverside County
  • Founded in: 1989 (incorporated)
  • Zip codes: 92589-92593
  • Area codes: 951

Auto Transport Tips to Temecula

Temecula sits a bit northeast of Camp Pendleton, along Interstate 15, which is good news for auto transportation services because shippers tend to stay along routes that go over major interstate highways. That being said, Temecula has little else going for it, from a money and time-saving point of view. Located rather out of the way in southwestern Riverside County, it borders Murrieta to the north, but that’s really it. With it located so far south, not as many auto shippers are going to go through Temecula unless they’re on their way to San Diego.

I-15 is the only real route out of town that auto shippers will use. North of there, in Murrieta, sits a junction with I-215, a main auxiliary of I-15, which can help the cause, but more often than not you’ll likely find cheaper prices if you can get your vehicle to or from Moreno Valley or Riverside. The Inland Empire isn’t the most popular area of California, but it’s large enough to warrant moderate auto transportation traffic.

At the end of the day the conditions of the industry are going to play a major role in your price and carrier availability. Where the carriers are in relation to Temecula, and how expensive fuel prices are as well as the routes that those carriers will take – not to mention how many other people are moving in and out of Temecula and the surrounding area – will all have a part to play in determining your price. Talk to an auto transport representative to get the latest information on conditions to and from Temecula and to see how they can help you with your auto shipping needs.

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