Hemet, CA


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Hemet, CA

About Hemet, CA

Hemet, California is a small city located in Riverside County known for its charming downtown district and access to golf courses like Seven Hills Golf Course or Diamond Valley Lake. Suburban complex - Southern California, 50 to 80 miles east of Los Angeles and Orange County.

Zip Codes: 92545 92543
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Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 850 ft above sea level

Riverside County and San Bernardino County to the north form this metro area. Like many such metro areas in the Southwest, it extends far into uninhabited desert areas, in this case east through the Mojave Desert to the Nevada/Arizona border. Larger than nine U.S. states, it is often referred to as the Inland Empire. Cities in the western portion, including Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario, and a patchwork of other communities, are developed suburbs of the Los Angeles area with a rapidly growing and increasingly self-sufficient economy.

Suburbs along the I-10 corridor, including Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana and Colton tend to be more commercial, while others off the main roads and against the area’s many mountain ranges, like Loma Linda, Chino Hills and many parts of Riverside are more residential. Ontario is also the site of one of the LA area’s best airports with considerable discount air service. Old mansions, public buildings, and packing sheds serve as evidence of the orange-growing industry that once dominated the area, but these have been long since surrounded by housing developments, industrial parks, and commercial/retail centers. Farther east through a mountain gap lie the resort communities of Palm Springs and Palm Desert.

Today the main economic activities include a host of diversified light manufacturing, international trade and offices of overseas companies. Although rising rapidly, costs of living and housing remain relatively affordable for comparable areas in Los Angeles and Southern California. The area is now facing many of the same issues confronting Los Angeles as a whole- overcrowding, sprawl, poor air quality, and long freeway commutes. Bottom line: this area offers many Southern California advantages while bringing the negatives in somewhat smaller doses.

The area is semiarid to arid with dry valleys surrounded by desert mountain ranges. Most of the valley floor to the west is developed. Moving east, coastal grasses and brush give way to desert foliage, including brush, creosote bush, and cactus. The climate varies by altitude and distance from the Pacific Ocean. Summers are warm in the western portion of the counties to extremely hot and dry eastward. Evenings, consistent with the desert climate and with some marine cooling, are comfortable. Winters are mild and mostly dry, but most annual precipitation, including rainy spells, occurs during this season. There are a few days each winter with below-freezing temperatures, but many winters are frost-free. Snow is rare but can occur.

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Hemet Cost of Living
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Year-round climate, recreation, and diverse economy make Hemet a great place to live.

$396,200
+14.7% higher than avg
$46,194
-49.4% lower than avg
$1,120 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-2.5% lower than avg
Hemet Crime
59.1 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
Minimum annual income
To live comfortably in Hemet, California
$75,960
for a family
$49,600
for a single person
Pros & Cons of Hemet
   Year-round climate
Growth and sprawl
   Recreation
Traffic and crowding
   Diverse economy
Air quality
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Over 1 years ago

My Aunt lived here for 19 years and we have lived here over 2 years. We love it here and I speak to many long time residents who also love it. The weather is great and  More

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Over 1 years ago

Great place for retirees and great prices to buy a home. Everything that you want is within 5 minutes and you can have horses in the city! It seems like they are  More

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Over 3 years ago

I have lived in this ****hole for most of my 36 years. Not only is the town crap but the corruption in the town is off the charts. The local police and sheriff rather  More

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