Great staff first and foremost, always helpful and very polite, everything is personal with them, this is a family. now to the down and dirty...
Portofino was a great living experience, you CANT beat the price and you CANT beat the surrounding area, Temecula is beautiful! the mall is around the corner and down the street, mountain views everywhere. Grounds are well kept, people are polite and best of all they mind their own business, so if you are looking for peace..booooom! stop in and apply. If you have children, this place doen't have much, however, there is plenty of playgrounds nearby and hiking trails. If your kids are in elementary school, there is an elementary school literally around the corner. For adults who want to have fun, your in wine country, enjoy it.
We had an ants during the summer, It was freaking annoying. I think that this is a Cali thing though. We kept a very clean house so you might run into an issue with insects just because of the weather.
If you work on base traffic to Pendleton is not to bad going through the ammunition rd gate, just have a good playlist for the commute. If you are commuting to work period going towards San Diego, reference above!
Commute to Camp Pendleton- morning 1 HR (sounds weird but the ammo gate is 1 lane)
Commute to San Diego- 45min
Nearest grocery store is VONS (don't ever shop there $$$)
drive a little further and shop at either walmart or WINCO (better bang for the buck)