La Cresta is a prestigious section of Riverside County just outside the city of Murrieta in Southern California. Situated on the Santa Rosa Plateau, at the foot of the Santa Ana Mountains, La Cresta homes offer dazzling views of the Murrieta valley and the mountainous countryside, and the community has endeavored to preserve the natural beauty of its surroundings. Each home is built on a minimum of five acres of land, and though the homes are clustered in neighborhoods, each property retains a sense of isolation and privacy.
In the continuing effort to preserve the tranquil atmosphere of La Cresta and other residential communities, there is no commercial zoning at all allowed on the Santa Rosa Plateau. But don’t worry – when you move into your new La Cresta home, you won’t be far from all the best shopping, dining, and entertainment in the area. Both Murrieta and Temecula are only a few minutes away by car, where you’ll find everything you need to decorate and furnish your new home. Close by are also some of the region’s best hiking and mountain biking trails, the internationally popular hang glider launch site at Lake Elsinore, plus equestrian trails and facilities. In addition, Palm Springs, Big Bear, San Diego, and Orange County are all within an hour drive from the front door of your La Cresta real estate.
Living in La Cresta offers both privacy and if you choose to participate, a host of activities to socialize with your neighbors. The annual Plateau 4th of July celebration starts with a large parade through the streets made up of horses, floats, custom cars and tractors decorated in festive red, white and blue. The parade ends with a neighborhood cookout featuring horse riding exhibitions and a children’s talent show.
The annual La Cresta Fiesta is another community event held in the fall. Fiesta activities have included live bands, food tastings, craft fairs, a huge 10 room Halloween Haunted House and a Mechanical Bull!
The Santa Rose Plateau Riding Club also hosts many activities. Group trail rides are a great way to enjoy nature, learn the local trails and meet your neighbors. Non-riders also join the club and enjoy attending the monthly Riding Club potluck dinners hosted by club members. The annual Riding Club Christmas Party is a formal dinner with dancing held at Bear Creek County Club. There is also a Plateau Ladies Club which has a monthly luncheon and produces a yearly synchronized swimming show.
You can have it all in La Cresta – accessibility, natural beauty, and priceless privacy. For more information about La Cresta homes or La Cresta real estate, call local resident and expert Realtor Barbara Bowers at (951) 837-1277 today.