Hemet is in the San Jacinto Valley in southwestern Riverside County, California, about 80 miles from downtown Los Angeles. While it is best known for its retirement communities and mobile-home subdivisions, in recent years more young families have moved to Hemet. Many people in Hemet commute to nearby Corona, Riverside and San Bernardino.
Renting in Hemet puts you near a variety of Southern California attractions and getaways. Palm Springs is just over 40 miles away, and Temecula wine county is about 30 miles away. Joshua Tree National Park is about a 1.5-hour drive, and the San Bernardino National Forest is about an hour away. Anaheim, famous for Disneyland, Angel Stadium (home ballpark to Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Angels) and the Honda Center (home to the National Hockey League's Anaheim Ducks), is about 70 miles away. For a coastal mini-vacation, Long Beach is about 85 miles away and Huntington Beach is roughly 80 miles away. Drive about 90 minutes southwest to get to San Diego.
Renting in Hemet, CA
Apartments for rent in Hemet are priced much lower than in the rest of Riverside County and most areas of Southern California. It's a renter's market, and holding out for your ideal rental can land you a good deal. Be sure to look for age restrictions, as there are many retirement community rentals in the area.
Diamond Valley Lake ? The largest drinking-water storage reservoir in Southern California, this lake offers fishing, boating, an aquatic center and marina.Western Science Center ? This museum features Ice Age-mammal exhibits, a replica skull of the giant dinosaur Tyrannosaurus rex, and the fossils of mastodons and mammoths.Ramona Bowl Amphitheater ? Home to the Ramona Pageant outdoor productions, this venue also hosts live music acts, festivals and other forms of entertainment.Hemet Museum ? Local history, Native American artifacts and agriculture displays are the focus of this museum.
Diamond Valley Lake in Hemet. (Photo Courtesy of Pattie)
Ramona Pageant at the Ramona Bowl in Hemet. (Photo Courtesy of Konrad Summers)