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The Temecula Valley is a graben rift valley in western Riverside County, California.

The Temecula Valley is one of the graben valleys making up the Elsinore Trough, created by the Elsinore Fault Zone. It lies between the Wildomar Fault on the east, at the foot of the Temescal Mountains and of the Temecula Basin and the Willard Fault on the west, at the foot of the Santa Ana Mountains. The Temecula Valley lies northwest of Temecula Creek, and its head (33°36′46″N 117°17′33″W) is south of the Elsinore Valley, from which it is divided by a low rise between the Temescal and Santa Ana Mountains.

The valley is drained by Murrieta Creek, Temecula Creek, and their tributaries. Their confluence forms the Santa Margarita River.

The original centers of the cities of Murrieta, Temecula and Wildomar are located in the Temecula Valley.


Menifee is a town in Riverside County at the center of Southern Carolina. The city's original inhabitants were the Luiseño who called themselves ''People of the West''. The area was later seized by the Spanish in the 18th century. Then in 1850, during the Mexican-American War, the United States took over the domain from the Mexicans.

The name Menifee comes from Luther Menifee Wilson, a miner who discovered an important quartz metal ore. After Luther's discovery in the 1880s, Menifee became a mining area. Although in the middle of the 19th century Menifee was predominantly a farming area.


Murrieta city is located in Riverside County, California. As of the 2010 census, Murrieta's population was 103,466. From 2000 to 2010, the city's population increased by a whopping 133.7%. Such an increase in population ranks Murrieta as one of the cities with the highest population growth rate in the United States. After the vast population growth, Murrieta's population beat Temecula, which has always been the more commercialized city, for the first time since both towns were incorporated. Temecula, that borders Murrieta to the South, is historically the larger city between the two. The cities combined form the Inland Empire's southwestern anchor.


Temecula is located in Southern California. The city is famous for its many golf courses, hillside vineyards, and Wine Country. Temecula boasts of many antique shops, restaurants and 1800s buildings in its Old Town area. The Temecula Valley Museum displays a collection of over 6000 photographs from Early Stanley Gardner, a famous author, and attorney. Aside from exhibiting artifacts on regional history, the museum also sponsors a yearly Early Stanley Mystery Weekend with live stage films and expanded displays. There's also the Pennypickle's Workshop where children of all ages can discover some exciting science while learning more about the world.


Hemet city is located in San Jacinto Valley, Riverside County. The city has an area of about 27.8 square miles. Its territory covers the valley's half with San Jacinto being the neighboring city. As at the census in 2010, Hemet had a total population of about 78657 people.

Hemet city was founded sometime before Riverside County was formed. Later on, the town developed from the emergence of Lake Helmet that boosted agricultural activities. The town is famous as it is home to one of the most long-lived outdoor plays. The Ramona Pageant is a play staged yearly in Hemet and has been running since 1923. The play is based on Helen Hunt's 1884 novel, Ramona.


Riverside city is in Los Angeles, California. The lifestyle in Riverside is vibrant for residents. There's a lot of good public schools, several cultural and performance centers, and many parks. The city also offers various beautiful restaurants, entertainment areas, and outdoor venues. At Riverside, there's something for everyone. Experience the lively way of living in Riverside, both in your professional and private life.