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Covering half of the San Jacinto Valley in California, Hemet is a city full of theatrics. Alongside its sweeping, arresting views of the valley, Hemet is home to California’s legendary annual official outdoor play “The Ramona Pageant.” Settled by both natives and cattle ranchers in the 1800’s, Hemet is a city built by a dam — the Hemet Dam’s formation on the San Jacinto river in 1895 brought about the Hemet Lake and, thus, a reliable water supply. Agriculture soon followed and Hemet blossomed into a city. Today, Riverside County’s Hemet is a city that hasn’t left the beauty of nature far behind: not only does the city hold the distinction of being a Tree City USA for it dedication to its forest, Lake Hemet also offers residents year-round boating and fishing opportunities.

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Living and working in Hemet is easy, whether you commute to one of the nearby popular employment centers, such as Corona, Riverside and San Bernadino, or work right in town. Jobs abound in Hemet: the main industries for employment are retail, health, education and government. The large Hemet Unified School District employs over 4,000 workers and Valley Health System provides jobs to over 1,000 employees. Deutsch Industrial, Walmart and Gosch Auto Group are also top employers in Hemet.

The Hemet Unified School District educates over 20,000 students every year, and, because it is so large, offers students a large array of options. Hemet High School’s dance and cheer squads have gained national attention, while Tahquitz High School has a varsity baseball team that goes virtually undefeated every year. The San Jacinto Valley Academy is a public charter school for grades K-8 that offers innovative classroom instruction, as well as non-traditional educational programs in order to meet the varied needs of all its learners. The Hemet Unified School District also offers its learners several non-traditional high schools and programs focusing on technology-based learning. Nearby San Jacinto Community College offers courses for learners at all levels to continue their educations past the secondary level.

Five sprawling parks and two lakes keep Hemet’s residents active on the weekends. Both Hemet Lake and Diamond Valley Lake offer boating and fishing opportunities. Hemet’s parks offer fun in the California sun, and lots of it: shuffleboard, basketball, hiking trails, picnic areas, tennis courts and soccer fields are all available to residents free of charge. For fun-seeking nature lovers who prefer water to land, the Hemet Aquatic Center has everything from pools and swimming lessons, to fitness classes and cardio exercise equipment.

Residents who enjoy art and culture love Hemet’s two museums, science center, theater and a naturally formed outdoor amphitheatre. The annual production of the play “Ramona” has brought a myriad of famous and professional actors to the city over the years; it is, after all, the longest running outdoor play in the nation and the official state play of California. Ancient history buffs love that the Western Science Center is home to the largest mastodon in the western United States, not to mention ‘Xena’, a Columbian mammoth. Residents who love movies can easily catch a picture at Regal Cinemas, located downtown. Several retail and entertainment complexes are currently being developed to further offer residents cultural and shopping options. The annual Shakespeare Under the Stars,  staged in conjunction with Mt. San Jacinto Community College, brings thousands of thespian fans and curious community members to the outdoor amphitheatre for a truly unique experience right in Hamet.

Sitting at the base of the San Jacinto mountains, the natural beauty and ease of life in Hemet makes it a very attractive place to start or raise a family. With a metrolink station planned for the future, and its easy accessibility to nearby Corona, San Bernadino and Riverside, Hemet is a smart choice for families who want an affordable, cultured and friendly lifestyle in the heart of Riverside County.

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