Welcome to Rancho Bella Vista its a residential neighborhood located in southwestern Riverside County, Murrieta, California.

It is a growing neighborhood and one of Southern California’s up and coming communities. Largely residential in character, the city of Murrieta is primarily a bedroom community, with many of its residents commuting to jobs in San Diego County, Orange County, and Los Angles. The more commercialized neighboring city of Temecula is considered a sister city and both are close in proximity to Camp Pendleton.

Rancho Bella Vista, primarily built between 2002 and 2005, is nestled in a prime location in Riverside County. It is bordered by Temecula to the south and the newly incorporated cities of Menifee and Winchester to the north. With neighboring Temecula, Murrieta forms the southwestern anchor of the Inland Empire region. Rancho Bella Vista is almost a similar commute to San Diego, Los Angeles, and Orange County, making it ideally situated to all that Southern California has to provide. Rancho Bella Vista offers a great quality of life compared to these counties with great schools and lower housing prices.

Rancho Bella Vista surrounds a very unique environmental habitat. Hidden in a secluded area of unincorporated Temecula in French Valley lies a wonder of nature. Nestled in a quiet field surrounded by homes, fences and plenty of open space is Skunk Hollow, home to a variety of waterfowl, mammals and many endangered species of plants and animals.

While Skunk Hollow sounds like a nature lover’s dream, don’t pack a picnic lunch and expect to spend the day exploring the vernal pools. Due to the sensitive nature of this delicate ecosystem, the closest visitors can get is by visiting the Rancho Bella Vista Park and peering over the fence.

The 138-acre Skunk Hollow preserve consisting of a vernal pool – which can grow as large as 30 acres during a wet year – coastal sage scrub and annual grassland habitats isn’t open to the general public. Instead, it was created to conserve the wetland habitat as well as several rare and endangered species including two federally listed fairy shrimp species – the Riverside fairy shrimp and vernal pool fairy shrimp. Two federally endangered plant species, California Orcutt grass and San Diego ambrosia along with federally threatened coastal California gnatcatcher and federally endangered Quino checkerspot butterfly, also call the area home.

The lands are set aside for conservation perpetually, no matter what the species for which the land was set aside.

Real estate options in Rancho Bella Vista are vast for potential residents. The 1,134 single family homes in the development include many modern upgrades and range in size from 1,640 square feet to 3,771 square feet. Whether you’re looking for an excellent place to raise your family, or you want to search out a home in a wonderful neighborhood, then shopping for a home in Rancho Bella Vista is for you.

Homeowners in Rancho Bella Vista have access to an array of shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. The Rancho Bella Vista community offers homeowners access to amenities including many family friendly activities like the Rancho Bella Vista Community Center and Park, the Mulligan Family Fun Center, with miniature golf, go kart racing, laser tag, and an arcade.

If you have a family with children and education is of concern, you will be happy to know that residents of Rancho Bella Vista have access to quality, award-winning Temecula school district schools. For additional information on schools serving Rancho Bella Vista community, you can easily access their individual websites.

Homes in Rancho Bella Vista offer a comparatively low tax rate for property owners. The Rancho Bella Vista Homeowners Association is managed by Avalon Management (http://www.avalon1.com/). The HOA can be reached at 31608 Railroad Canyon Road, Canyon Lake, CA, 92587, and their office number is (951) 244-0048.

If Rancho Bella Vista seems like the right community for you or your family, we invite you to contact us. Explore this beautiful community with one of our qualified and knowledgeable Rancho Bella Vista Buyer Advocates today!


A resident of the Temecula area since 2003, Tom has been an active real estate agent since 2004. He has consistently been ranked in the top 5% of sales production in the Temecula market, and has produced over $80 million in career volume. He and his wife Maria have raised three children in the Temecula area with all three graduating from Chaparral High School.

When not listing real estate, selling real estate, or writing about real estate, Tom is trying to keep up with his grandson on their bikes, playing sports, learning Guitar, or trying to knock the rust off of his tennis game. Over the years he has coached hundreds of youth soccer, basketball, baseball teams. He was most recently coaching his grandsons pony baseball team.

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