Hello there Infoseeker,
La Cresta, Murrieta....well, as you already know, it is beautiful. Lovely rolling hills, with beautiful homes abreast of the mountains. What a scenery of serenity. It's like paradise. That is what draws everyone to La Cresta.
With that said, it is a horse lovers paradise. Not all homes have barns, stalls, arenas and such, but it is a
huge draw for horse lovers. The neighborhood also has homeowners that are celebrities, movie executives, artists, and just plain ole' regular folks.
Yes, there are snakes, big ugly spiders, coyotes, mountain lions and wildfires. You'll have to be the Momma Bear and watch the little one play in the back yard.
If you don't mind driving down the hill, which is more like 20 minutes, than 10, it should be fine. But, if you are taking kids to school, it can be a hassle. But, there IS a Starbucks right down the road off of Clinton Keith. My office is in the Bear Creek Village, also close by. This shopping center also has a Stater Bros. grocery store, Del Taco, gas station, car wash, tanning salon, Chase bank, and other eateries too. If you decide LaCresta isn't for you and if you still want estate living, let me suggest Wynfield Estates in Murrieta. Homes are on 2 acre parcels. Very nice.