A Place to Call Your Own: Sizing Up Apartments Around Temecula, CA

When you are searching for an apartment in Temecula CA, there are a number of things you should take a close look at. Some of these things include the building’s location, the apartment’s size and the amenities offered, such as an on-site fitness center. Naturally, you will have to compare these factors against your particular wants and needs to help you narrow down the apartments on your list.

Comparing what’s available to your wants and needs is a fairly simple task. Gathering the information you need to make the comparison, however, can be a little more difficult. Other than tidbits you gather through word-of-mouth and advertisements, here are a few ways to help you size up apartments in Temecula, CA:

Map of Temecula

Visit at different times

While looking at promising apartments, consider dropping in to visit the neighborhood at different times of the day and on different days of the week to get a better understanding of the area. Every neighborhood gets busy during different times and different days. You will definitely want to see what the area is like during rush hour and Friday nights to help you gauge how busy and noisy the area is.

Talk to the residents and management

There is no better way to learn about what it’s like to live in a particular apartment building than to talk to the people who actually live there. Don’t be afraid to ask current residents about what they like and/or dislike about living in the area. These people won’t hesitate to let you know about any problems in the area. Similarly, those who love living in the area won’t hesitate to tell you how wonderful the place is.

On the other hand, you should also take the time to talk to the building’s management team. The ones who run the place should be able to provide you with information regarding homeowner fees and other important details such as garbage collection schedules and the like. If you want to be thorough, you can use the details provided by management as questions to ask residents (e.g. “Management says trash is collected every Monday and Thursday. Is trash collected on time?”).

Overall, try to find an apartment, such as Sycamore Terrace Apartments, that both meets your needs and is well run. Doing so will help you avoid any regrets about moving in.

Neighbors and Noise FAQ, Nolo.com
How to find a quiet apartment, BrickUnderground.com