Learn about the wards of Temecula/Murrieta

Did you know that Temecula Stake has 13 wards?  Get to know the area.

Temecula Stake 

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Rancho California Ward - Butterfield Stage Ward - La Paz Ward (spanish)

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Vail Ranch Ward - Pauba Ward - Morgan Hill Ward

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Temecula Ward - Redhawk Ward - Temecula Creek Ward


Meadowview Ward - Chaparral Ward - Lake Skinner Ward

Murrieta Stake

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Winchester Ward - Alta Murrieta Ward - French Valley Ward

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California Oak Ward - Las Brisas Ward

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-Murriesta Ward - Oso Oro Ward - Murrieta Springs YSA ward

The Church also has an amazing map that shows the ward boundaries of your potential new home. Click here to see it.  

We can help find the best area for you. Learn more about each of the communities of Temecula and Murrieta through our community spot light videos. 


Introduction to Temecula, California

Temecula is a city located in the southwestern part of Riverside County, California. Situated near the junction of Interstates I-15 and I-215, and also serviced by California State Highway 79, Temecula lies about 86 miles southeast of Los Angeles and 60 miles north of San Diego. It is bordered by its neighboring city of Murrieta on the northwest.

Temecula History

The name Temecula comes from an alternative spelling of the Luiseño word "Temecunga," roughly translated to mean, "Where the sun breaks through the mist." Early settlement in the area was boosted by the 1859 establishment of the first inland Southern California post office in Temecula, to which stagecoach deliveries were regular occurrences. Rail service arrived in the late 19th century, and by the turn of the century Temecula had gained prominence as a shipping point for grain and cattle. The community's growth continued through the 20th century, with dramatic changes taking place in the 1970s with the onset of large-scale subdivision and development of real estate. In 1989, Temecula became incorporated as a city. Temecula today is the site of one of California's oldest wineries, and the Temecula Valley serves as one of the state's relatively small but significant wine producing regions.

Arts and Entertainment in Temecula

Temecula's Old Town district contains a mix of old historic buildings, antique stores, shops and restaurants. The Temecula Valley Museum chronicles life in the Temecula Valley through different periods of time and different cultures. On display are handcrafted artifacts, cultural items, ranching and farming equipment, documents and photographs. Also part of the district is the Imagination Workshop Children's Museum. This award-winning site features interactive displays and hands-on inventions and gadgets. The 358-seat Old Town Temecula Community Theater is a state-of-the-art facility located in the heart of Old Town Temecula. The historic 1890 Mercantile Building houses the ticket office, a visual art gallery, and an intimate performance space. The Temecula Valley International Film and Music Festival is an annual September event which draws filmmakers and musicians from across the nation and around the globe. Nearby Winchester is the site of the Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival, a July event which offers top-name entertainment, wine tasting, arts and crafts and a food court. Just south of Temecula is the Pechanga Resort and Casino complex, owned and operated by the Pechanga Tribe of Luiseño Indians. The resort, Temecula Valley's number one employer, includes a large casino, bingo hall, hotel, convention center, showroom, cabaret lounge and seven restaurants.




Total Population- 108,965

Male Share of the Population- 48.9%

Female Share of the Population- 51.1%

Senior Citizens- 9.6%

Employed Population- 16+48,525

Age of the Population- 34


% of people married- 55%

Average household size- 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher- 32.2%

Median Earnings 25+ -$45,496

Median Earnings Without High School Qualification -$26,856

Median Earnings With High School Degree -$33,468


Median Family Income- $91,362

% Above Poverty Level- 93.3%

% Below Poverty Level- 6.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time- 34 minutes

% Working from Home- 6.6%

% Walking and Biking to Work- 1.7%

% Using Public Transportation- 0.2%


People Living Alone- 14.7%

Median Gross Rent- $1,629

Median House Value- $360,500



Introduction to Murrieta, California

Murrieta, California, in Riverside county, is 5 miles NW of Temecula, California (center to center) and 29 miles S of Riverside, California. The city is in the Riverside - San Bernardino area. 

Murrieta History

Murrieta started becoming popular when Juan Murrieta from Spain brought a flock of more than 100,000 sheep to this area. A railway station was built in 1882. It connected Murrieta with Southern California. The city started booming but decline followed in 1935 when trains stopped running. The city started growing again in the early 1980s when Interstate 15 was built through it. The city was incorporated in 1991.

Murrieta and nearby Attractions

  • Cal Oaks Sports Park
  • Los Alamos Hills Sports Park
  • Antigua Park

Things To Do In Murrieta

The city has 50 parks which offer facilities for activities ranging for picnics to various sports, including an equestrian park and miles of trails. A number of events are held in the city itself throughout the year, and is also a short drive from Southern California's wine country. San Diego County's beaches are just 35 minutes way.

Murrieta Transportation

Transportation for Murrieta is handled by Ontario International Airport, San Diego International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport.

Murrieta Higher Education

The need for higher education is taken care of by the Mount San Jacinto College, and there is also a CSU San Marcos extension several minutes away in Temecula. Murrieta also has campuses for Azusa Pacific University and University of Phoenix.



Total Population- 108,583

Male Share of the Population- 48.3%

Female Share of the Population- 51.7%

Senior Citizens- 11.5%

Employed Population- 16+ 45,019

Age of the Population- 34


% of people married- 53.5%

Average household size- 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher- 28.7%

Median Earnings 25+- $42,316

Median Earnings Without High School Qualification- $21,522

Median Earnings With High School Degree- $34,856


Median Family Income- $80,879

% Above Poverty Level- 90.7%

% Below Poverty Level- 9.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time- 36 minutes

% Working from Home- 6.7%

% Walking and Biking to Work- 1.1%

% Using Public Transportation- 0.2%


People Living Alone- 15.7%

Median Gross Rent- $1,548

Median House Value- $339,800

Jered Robinson