Temecula a city of Old Traditions and New Opportunities.
In 1904 Walter L. Vail, bought 38,000 acres (154 km2) of Rancho Temecula and Rancho Pauba, along with the northern half of Rancho Little Temecula. In 1915, the first paved, two-lane county road was built through Temecula.
Temecula is a city in southwestern Riverside County. Temecula is bordered by Murrieta on the northwest and the Pechanga Indian Reservation on the south. It is served by the Interstate 15 (Temecula Valley Freeway), Interstate 215 and California State Route 79 (Winchester Road to the northeast and Temecula Parkway to the southeast).