French Valley

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For the populated place, see French Valley, California.
French Valley is located in California
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Geographic Center of French Valley

French Valley is a valley in southwestern Riverside County, near the cities and communities of Hemet, Winchester, and Temecula in the state of California, United States. It is part of the Plains of Leon, contiguous with the Perris Plain, that drains into the Temecula Basin by means of tributaries of the Santa Margarita River.

According to the U.S. Geographic Names Information System, the valley runs from its head at 33°39′06″N 117°04′25″W / 33.6516902°N 117.0736395°W / 33.6516902; -117.0736395 to its mouth at 33°35′45″N 117°07′30″W / 33.5958583°N 117.1250307°W / 33.5958583; -117.1250307.[1]

Other places nearby include the Skinner Reservoir in the Lake Skinner Park, and Diamond Valley Lake.

The nearby French Valley Airport is named after the valley.

French Valley is conveniently located within 10 minutes of nearby cities Temecula and Murrieta as well as the 215 and 15 freeway. French Valley is also 15 minutes from Temecula Valley's Wine Country and Old Town Temecula.

French Valley is considered to be in the greater Inland Empire region of Southern California. It boasts mild winters with highs in the 60's and overnight lows in the 40's. The summers are very warm with temperatures averaging 102 but sometimes soaring up to 107.

French Valley's schools are in the Temecula Valley School District.

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Coordinates: 33°35′45″N 117°07′30″W / 33.5958583°N 117.1250307°W / 33.5958583; -117.1250307