Here are 2 recent sales in Temple City.
5723 Primrose. 4 bedrooms. 2 bathrooms. Built in 1939. 2,228 square feet. Sold for 760,000.
13,875 square feet lot size.
9622 Longden. 4 bedrooms. 4 bathrooms. Built in 2006. 2,897 square feet. Sold for 797,000.
6,750 square feet lot size.
I have sold properties in Arcadia and Temple City area. Also if you are interested in being within the Temple City school district, certain parts of unincorporated San Gabriel fall in the Temple City Unified school district.
From the two recent sales you can see that it is very hard to find a home larger than 2,000 square feet less than 700,000. It's not impossible but it won't be easy. And here's something to consider, in todays real estate market, if there ever was a larger home around 2,500 square feet listed less than 700,000...most likely there will be multiple offers, which will drive the price over 700,000.
Good luck home shopping and do not hesitate to contact me. Hank at 626-523-8787