Are you a rancher at heart? Do you daydream about wide-open spaces, sun-dappled trails and long rides into the sunset? Welcome home to La Cresta, a premier luxury community on the incredible Santa Rosa Plateau. Here, you’ll find a true upscale equestrian community, neighbors who share your love of horses, and incredible homes with the most prestigious of addresses.
The Property Owner’s Association, which governs the neighborhood of La Cresta, enforces the ordinance that no lot may be sold for building purposes which measures less than five acres. Because of this, La Cresta real estate is perfect for those who wish to live the equestrian or ranching lifestyle. Several existing properties in the La Cresta development area feature horse facilities, including indoor and outdoor arenas, fenced paddocks, state-of-the-art barns and training facilities, and, of course, access to the miles of equestrian trails scattered all across the Santa Rosa Plateau and connecting to the Cleveland Forest.
There are a number of La Cresta horse ranches currently for sale. In addition to modern equestrian facilities, these stunning properties feature estate-style homes with such amenities as swimming pools and spas, the finest and most modern gourmet kitchens, state of the art home theatres, and everything imaginable, including ponds, gazebos, and twelve-car garages! Many homes include custom features like whole-house surround sound, wine cellars, Master Retreats complete with sauna and steam rooms, free-standing guest houses and interior courtyards. These estates exist in their own worlds, apart from the bustle of the cities just over the horizon. Whether the properties are tree-lined and secluded or sweeping and open, La Cresta horse ranches offer incomparable luxury living just steps away from all the conveniences of city living.
Another benefit of settling in La Cresta is its convenient access to many equestrian activities, including local polo team’s the Tenaja Encinas and Rancho Amistad, which features many skilled riders and pros from Argentina and the San Diego Polo Club. The Santa Rosa Plateau Riding Club hosts monthly rides, potlucks and special annual events like Ring Spearing and Team Sorting. La Cresta’s dedicated riding trails connect with the trails in the Cleveland Forest where you can ride for hours under canopies of ancient oaks and towering sycamores to the Tenaja Falls in the Wilderness area.
La Cresta also offers easy access to over 20 award-winning wineries. The climate is typical of wine country: warm, dry days and cool evenings. Enjoy sipping fine wine and gourmet dining as you listen to the smooth sounds from top Jazz artists that frequent the area.
When you’re not enjoying the view from your home, or riding the trails, there are many other activities to pursue. Several championship golf courses are located in the surrounding area including the Jack Nicklaus designed course at Bear Creek Golf Club and the new Cross Creek course set in the natural setting of De Luz. Perhaps you’d prefer to spend the day hiking or bicycling in the unspoiled beauty of the area. La Cresta sits between the 8,300 acre Santa Rosa Plateau Reserve and the Cleveland National Forest, the last vestige of the natural beauty in Southern California. Water sports are also very popular at nearby Lake Elsinore, located to the northeast of La Cresta.
If you love to shop, you’ll be delighted at the variety of shopping venues within reach of La Cresta real estate and La Cresta custom homes. Shopping venues vary from specialty boutiques to grand malls such as the Promenade Mall in Temecula and the Lake Elsinore Outlet Center. A number of diverse restaurants are also within arm’s length of your La Cresta horse ranch, and a selection of cultural and entertainment venues await you as well.
As real estate prices continue to skyrocket in surrounding major metro areas, many people are looking for better options and values. La Cresta luxury homes continue to grow in popularity as more homebuyers discover the inherent beauty of La Cresta real estate. Picturesque landscapes, plenty of open land and a warm, inviting community are all yours for the taking. Whether you are in the market for a La Cresta horse ranch or building your own La Cresta custom home, you’ll love the options that await you among La Cresta real estate.
For more information about La Cresta real estate including La Cresta custom homes and La Cresta horse ranches, contact local resident and expert Realtor Barbara Bowers at (951) 837-1277 today. Barbara can assist you in finding the property that best suits your particular requirements, including style, amenities, location and budget.