Temelec ‘Retirement Community’ is a Common Interest Development located in Sonoma County, near the city of Sonoma. The community was built in three phases. Attracted by comfortable homes, open spaces, and historic buildings, residents moved into homes in the first phase in 1964. The second phase was built in the mid 1970's. Development continued until the latter part of the 1970’s when the last of the 325 homes was constructed and remaining undeveloped property sold. Creekside and Chantarelle were later developed on that land.
The centerpiece of the common area facilities in the development is Temelec Hall, an historic residence dating from 1858, which now serves as the community club house. Temelec Hall was restored in the 1920's and in 1936 was declared California Historical Landmark #237. In 2006, Temelec Hall was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Temelec residents continue to enjoy affordable homes, reasonable Association fees, a nice neighborhood, and close proximity to Sonoma, Napa, and San Francisco.
The Governing Documents for the Temelec Home Owners Association were revised in 2005 to accomodate changes in the laws governing Common Interest Developments as well as for improved clarity of responsibilities, compliance with emerging laws, and improved organization. The rewritten governing documents were ratified early in 2006.
Whether for vacation or permanent living, Temelec continues to be a great place to call home.