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Living a Gated Community Lifestyle in Hemet, California

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Where to Retire in Hemet and Home Prices

There is at least one large active adult community in Hemet (see link at top left). Home prices are surprisingly low for California. The median home value was $306,848 in late 2020, according to

What Is Special about Hemet

The Ramona Project, a very large outdoor play, is a big part of the city. It takes place in the Ramona Bowl, where there is also an annual Shakespeare Festival. Hemet has a very large (52,000 sq.ft.) and new public library. The Valley Wide Community sports park, part of the eastern recreation area of Diamond Valley Lake, hosts 8 baseball fields, 8 lighted baseball fields, 8 soccer fields, 4 basketball courts, 6 tennis courts, 7 volley ball courts, 2 pickle ball courts, fitness trails, 3 play areas, 4 restrooms, and 3 picnic areas. The park is also adjacent to an aquatic center.

What Is Not Special about Hemet

Crime rate is higher than the national average.

Climate and Physical Environment

Hemet is in southern California's San Jacinto Valley, 67 miles from San Diego. The average July temp is in the low 80s and the average Jan temp about 50.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The City of Hemet has two museums, and an outdoor amphitheater where the outdoor play, Ramona, is held every year.  There are plans to revitalize the downtown with shopping and restaurants. The new public library is very impressive. Mt. San Jacinto Community College is 5 miles away.


The crime rate is a bit above average.

Medical Facilities

There are medical facilities in several nearby towns including Banning.


Hemet offers public transportation by RTA; air service provided by Hemet -Ryan municipal airport; Palm Springs International Airport is the closest large airport.

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