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Riverside County’s San Jacinto, named after Saint Hyacinth, is nestled in the San Jacinto Valley at the base of the sweeping San Jacinto mountains. Founded in 1870, this lovely southern California city is one of the oldest in Riverside County. Residents helped start the Ramona Pageant, California’s official outdoor play and the longest running outdoor production in the state. Tourists first flocked here after discovering its natural hot springs: these hot springs ushered in tourism to the area and helped develop it into the city it is today.

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Top employers in the area include the Hemet Unified School District, with over 4,000 employees and Valley Health System, which has 1,000 workers on its payroll. Mt. San Jacinto College, in Menifee, employs nearly 500 educational professionals and staff. Other workers can easily commute to the bustling nearby communities of Riverside and Palm Springs for further employment opportunities.

The San Jacinto School District’s 12 schools educate the city’s youngest learners. Two public charter schools are also located in San Jacinto, offering alternatives to the district’s mainstream education. Public preschool programs are offered through the school district in addition to transition programs for older students. The well-regarded charter school, San Jacinto Valley Academy, is International Baccalaureate accredited and focuses on college preparation.

San Jacinto has over 20 public parks for its residents and visitors. Regional Park, with 36 green acres, features a 22,000 square foot sports complex in addition to its horseshoe pits, volleyball courts, soccer fields and lighted ball fields. Several bike and hiking trails weave throughout the area and maps are available from the city. For sports fans, the nearby Mt. San Jacinto Community College has a college football sports stadium where locals can catch a game on the weekends.

San Jacinto residents who enjoy culture find themselves right at home here. The Esplanade Arts Center is a multi-purpose space devoted to the art community and has an art gallery as well as regularly held community art classes. The Inland Stage Company shares the Esplanade Arts Center for a performance space. For those who prefer shopping to showmanship, the Village Shopping Center offers locals a variety of stores and restaurants offering all different cuisines. The Estudillo Heritage Park Water Conservation Education Garden and Museum educates and entertains residents on the importance of water conservation as well as the various species of native plants in the San Jacinto area.

Every september, San Jacinto hosts the Ag Festival, celebrating all things about local agriculture. Concerts, horses, tractor displays and yummy food items are all fun to be had at this wonderful community building event. The annual San Jacinto 4th of July Celebration and Parade encourages the community to come out and celebrate their patriotism.

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