The Santa Rosa Plateau is a unique geography where the counties of Orange, San Diego and Riverside meet. Click here to see it on Google maps.
The Plateau is a quiet community, surrounded by the Cleveland National Forest, the Ecological Reserve, and US Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, making us an oasis of ranches, farms and estates nestled within vast amounts of land.
The Plateau includes six home-owner communities. Many people refer to the entire Plateau as “La Cresta”, but it included:
La Cresta – https://www.lacrestapoa.com/
La Cresta Highlands
Santa Rosa West – http://santarosawest.org/
Meadow Oaks – http://meadowoakshoa.homestead.com/
Tenaja – https://tenajacsd.org/
Five of six are Property Owners Associations (POAs)., generally the same as HOA. Tenaja is a County Service Districts (CSD). All are in unincorporated Riverside County, with Murrieta CA postal zip code 92562. There is no commercial zoning. Parcels are at least 5 acres, with residential zoning RA5/10/20 or RR5/10/20.
While you will feel miles away from the hustle and bustle, you are not far from many other fabulous places to visit. For example: Just to the south, past the famous vernal pools and downhill from the Plateau is the DeLuz area of Temecula. Five minutes down the hill to the east on Clinton Kieth is Bear Creek, a gated community with an internationally acclaimed Jack Nicholas golf course and private golf & tennis club. Surrounding the home owner communities on the Plateau are the California Ecological Reserve and the Cleveland National Forest, protecting the Plateau from dense urban growth and assuring unique natural assets for all who live here. Within minutes are the towns of Murrieta and Temecula.
Upon leaving the gates of La Cresta, you are within a 10-minute drive, through a protected reserve, of several large shopping centers, with all the amenities of large cities. Nearby are movie complexes, four fully equipped hospitals, grocery and big box stores, the quaint Historic Old Town Murrieta, fine dining, epic golf, Storm Stadium… And if you need more choices, head down the 15 Freeway just a few exits to the city of Temecula, which boasts the Temecula Promenade Mall, Temecula Wine Country, Old Town, jazz festivals, hot-air ballooning, Lake Skinner and more.