A Sanctuary for Privacy and Relaxation
Next time you're driving on the I-15 through Temecula, take a glance
to the west. Beyond that ridge, known as “the Hill” by Temeculans,
is a lush valley and a community named De Luz. “Hills, rugged with beautiful
ancient oaks and winding country roads, create panoramic vistas throughout,”
says Marty Wright Buoye of De Luz Real Estate. “It's a place that
reminds some of us of the sun-drenched charm of Tuscany, with its temperate
climate heated by the day, cooled by ocean breezes at night.”
Kaylee Delsindico of Coldwell Banker agrees: “The community's unique
De Luz approximately eight to 10 degrees cooler in the summer and warmer in
the winter than it is in the Temecula Valley. We rarely have frost. That is
why there are so many avocado groves in De Luz. Avocado groves thrive in a frost-free
climate in contrast to the wine country in east Temecula where frost is important
for the maturation of the grape harvest.”
The approximately 18,000-acre community, which is at an elevation that is 1,200
feet higher than Temecula, is made up of about 600 homes nestled in the avocado
groves. You’ll find gentleman ranches, farms, and gated estates. There
are five homeowner associations, and the bare minimum lot size is five acres,
with 10, 20, and even 40+ acre parcels also available. De Luz is flanked on
the north and the south by natural reserves, which offer a wide variety of activities.
Home prices start at about $900,000. Five-acre parcels begin at $400,000 and
avocado groves begin at about $550,000 to $1,200,000.
De Luz also is conveniently located. “I live in the center of De Luz and
I can get from my driveway to the I-15 in eight minutes and to Fallbrook in
12 minutes,” says Delsindico, who also works in De Luz and exclusively
sells De Luz real estate.
The crowning glory of De Luz is the CrossCreek Golf Club. At this pristine
course, golfers play in a secluded natural environment. The legendary design
work of Arthur Hills combined with age-old oak and sycamore trees and rippling
creeks create a challenging and beautiful haven for exceptional golf.