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A great place to live - 12/27/2006
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Greg
Hemet, CA

I moved here with my family, wife and four kids, over 2 years ago. There's lots to do and the scenery is fantastic. There are mountains, hills, trails, and a new lake. There's shopping and restaraunts of every kind. We particularly like the area we live in--Diamond Valley. Horse properties and lots of open area. The kids, wife, and I have had all kinds of great adventures: canoeing, rockclimbing, hiking, horseback riding, roller hockey tournaments, etc. Too much to list. The West still lives and thrives!

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Margaret
Hemet, CA

Life in hemet - 8/14/2014

Hemet has an over abundance of Dollar type stores, smoke shops, liquor stores, and churches (all types). I live within 10 minutes walking distance of 8 churches, 1 smoke shop, 2 liquor stores and 2 dollar stores. It gets extremely hot in summer. True there is more crime since I moved her 17 years ago, but there is still a lot of good in Hemet. We have the honor of having the longest running outdoor play in the nation (Ramona) 91 years this year. A lot of people volunteer for this and other functions the city has, so there is actually more good than bad.

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Don
Hemet, CA

In a valley, with a lake, between LA and San Diego - 7/29/2014

I first came to Hemet in 1958, so to me, folks like Mike and Dian are the ones clogging Florida Ave (the main street). Others brought crime and other social problems, primarily from LA. However, Hemet is a great town filled with good people. It used to be a retirement town (late 60s-late 80s), but the median age is now 38.8, and the median throughout California is only 35.3 years, so any perception of an "old folks place" is outdated by at least 25 or more years. We have 4 high schools in the city limits and others nearby, so all this is normal for any family-oriented city our size (just under 80,000). Obama's Recession hit the city hard when it came to jobs and development, but that hurt the whole nation. When the national and state economic scenes improve, Hemet will continue on its prosperous path. Hemet is less expensive than most surrounding areas, but the quality of life is very good.

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dian
Hemet, CA

I agree with all the other comments about Hemet... - 3/23/2014

I moved here 13 yrs ago....the town was like living in Mayberry, with Andy and Barney. I felt comfortable and found driving was relaxing. Not anymore. They are so many people that moved here to rent and buy, and then the low life's came, druggies, thieves and hookers, and the traffic is a nightmare. I consider it the fault of the city council, and governor. But I have no idea where to go. I will not buy another home, but to pay out a large amount of rent isn't' an option for me either. I guess until is gets so bad that I can't stand it, I will continue to live here and make the best of it. i do own my home, and have upgraded it from top to bottom.

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Bill
Hemet, CA

Hearing - 12/31/2013

Yea, I know how this is going to sound...but what about how I FEEL?! I'm hearing impaired AND no matter where I go in any area within this part of the state, EVERYBODY speaks Spanish. I'm sick of it. I want to move back to America.

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Mike
Hemet, CA

Hemet's decline - 9/4/2012

Moved here in '64 to get away from exactly what Hemet has become, a ghetto! Business climate is in dire strait's, empty stores & offices all over the valley, hooker's, drug's gang's, traffic, beggar's, filthy neighborhoods, abandoned houses and housing project's, closed factories, high unemployement rate and no change for the better, in sight. We have HAD IT! House we have had since '82 lost 400K in value and we will take a loss, but at least we will be in a happy, safe, stress-free place in our new casa overlooking the Sea of Cortez, in San Felipe, BC.

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Abhd
Hemet, CA

Good Weather - 5/21/2011

Typical Southern California Inland Valley weather: summers are hot, spring is nice with little rain, fall is cool, and winter rarely goes below 30 degrees at night.

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Mark
Hemet, CA

Hot in the summer - 5/3/2011

While snow has been known to fall it is rare and invariably fleeting, rarely lasting out the day. Starting in May however and lasting well through September the temperature climbs significantly, reaching 113 Fahrenheit and higher through July/August.

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Joshua
Hemet, CA

Not as nice as it used to be... - 6/27/2010

Hemet used to be a nice place to live an raise a family. Sadly there has been a drastic downward turn for this city over the past few years. Hemet High School is still a great school and the east side of town is older and better established. However, there are well over 100 registered sex offenders in the 92544 area code alone. Shootings and stabbings are a weekly happening around town and I've only seen them increase because I work in town as a paramedic. The economy here only makes that all worse. Me an my family will be moving out of here as soon as we can afford to...

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Danielle
Hemet, CA

Housing - 5/15/2008

Housing in Hemet is very affordable compared with the surrounding areas. The location is great to commute to either L.A. or San Diego. Starter houses are now going for around $100,000. Larger, upgraded homes can be purcahsed in the low $300,000s

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Dave
Hemet, CA

Hemet, Ca. - 4/24/2007

Hemet is a small city between Los Angeles and San Diego. Was mainly a retirement community at one point, but now is a thriving city with more younger people moving in.

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Julia
Hemet, CA

I can't get out of here fast enough - 3/22/2007

I agree with firehart who wrote previously. I have lived here for 20 years and remember when we truly didn't have to lock our doors. Now I have to be mindful of my surroundings all the time and I fear the criminal element that has come into the area. What I would like to add is the miserable state of our public schools. Before you move here, read the statistics regarding free lunches and breakfasts, number of students requiring English language instruction, and research the safety of your children. Look at the test scores. Look at our property tax and building fees that support our lousy schools. It has already been discussed that housing has become expensive. But there aren't any local jobs that pay enough to afford this. I'm plannng my escape soon. It's just too hot in the summer to put up with what this awful place has become.

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Greg
Hemet, CA

A great place to live - 12/27/2006

I moved here with my family, wife and four kids, over 2 years ago. There's lots to do and the scenery is fantastic. There are mountains, hills, trails, and a new lake. There's shopping and restaraunts of every kind. We particularly like the area we live in--Diamond Valley. Horse properties and lots of open area. The kids, wife, and I have had all kinds of great adventures: canoeing, rockclimbing, hiking, horseback riding, roller hockey tournaments, etc. Too much to list. The West still lives and thrives!

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Firehart
San Jacinto, CA

Hemet/San Jacinto: Crime and over population - 8/10/2006

Hemet was a quiet town of ranches and cattle 15 years ago. (granted, no culture at all). Now it is non stop building and a huge influx of people from the entire southern CA coast. As property rates rise in Orance Co. , San Diego, LA and Temecula, Hemet WAS the cheap place to buy, but no more. A house I paid $74,900 for 10 years ago is now $300,000++ and going up. Most here now going for around $400. Trust me, the scum of the earth have been running here like rats seeking higher ground on a sinking ship. This was once a safe place 10 years ago, now it is getting overrun with gangs, drugs and crime. Many are gangbanging crack heads from Moreno Valley, the septic tank attached to the new toilet. No freeway access, two lane roads in and out of the valley and more and more people on the roads makes it two hours just to get into town after work, it takes five turns of the stoplight just to get through it on Ramona Express way and Sanderson. I hate it here, where once I liked the quiet. I am leaving this mess ASAP. Roll the dice, if you move here buy a gun and get an RX for depression. Your going to need it. Oh, and BTW, more people did not mean more culture, it is still a stagnant hole for anything even close art or culture, unless the little Ramona (yawn) Pagent counts.

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Tricia
Hemet, CA

Don't bother - 5/12/2006

If you are looking for culture or recreation, don't come waste your time. Unless your idea of culture and recreation is shopping at $99 stores before heading out to ride dirtbikes.

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Barbara
Pahrump, NV

My town - 4/19/2006

I live in Pahrump, NV, it's a quiet rural town. 60 miles from Las Vegas

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