Hemet is located in southwestern Riverside County, and is located near the base of the San Jacinto Mountains.
This picturesque valley is surrounded by the Santa Rosa Hills and the San Jacinto Mountains. The city has been named a Tree City USA for 20 years by the Arbor Day Foundation for its dedication to the local forest. The city is also home to the Hemet Valley Medical Center, a 320 bed general hospital.
Hemet is 80 miles southeast of Los Angeles and 30 miles southwest of Palm Springs. Hemet has an average annual temperature of 77.9 degrees and an annual average rainfall of only 12.7 inches a year. The city of Hemet has more than doubled its population in the last 20 years going from 36,000 residents to 78,000. In addition to Diamond Valley Lake, which opened in 2000, Hemet has 5 large parks throughout the city. The city of Hemet has two museums and an outdoor amphitheater, the Ramona Bowl. Valley Wide Community Sports Park opened in 2009. This park, next to Diamond Valley Lake, hosts 8 baseball fields, 8 soccer fields, basketball and tennis courts, fitness trails and play areas. This park is also located adjacent to an aquatic center.
Seven Hills is a senior community for residents 55 and older, that was built in 1970. Seven Hills, when it was built, it was the jewel of the valley….40 years later it is home to Seven Hills Golf Club, along with over 1100 private residents and continues to this day as the premier senior community in which to live in Hemet.