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Area Description

The San Jacinto Valley is located in south western Riverside County, in Southern California. The valley is located at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains in the east and Santa Rosa Hills to the south with the San Gorgonio Pass to the north. It is home to two cities; San Jacinto and Hemet. The combined population of the area is over 120,000 permanent residents and in the winter, thousands of “Snowbirds” come here to enjoy the warm winter weather and the central Southern California location. Each winter thousands of Snowbirds visit the valley via RV or look to stay in rental property.

Includes Cities/Towns: Hemet, San Jacinto.

Region Characteristics

Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   The San Jacinto Valley is a well known tourist destination primarily due to the outstanding recreation found here. World class hiking, biking, and paragliding are a few of the outdoor amenities. It is also known as the home of the world famous story and play “Ramona.” Ramona was written after author Helen Hunt Jackson visited the area in the 1880s and the play is the official outdoor play for the state of California and Ramona is also the longest running outdoor play in the United States.

The San Jacinto Valley is rich in both Native American and Hispanic culture. Wildflowers at San Jacinto Valley Visitors will find a variety of lakes, museums and other points of interest in the valley. In addition to tourism and world class recreation, the valley is known for being an area of agriculture.

Cultural Activities

The San Jacinto Valley prides itself on its multicultural diversity. As tourism grows throughout the valley, so does a variety of multicultural tourism events.
Diamond Valley Arts Council, Western Science Center Museum, Historic Hemet Theater

Public transportation

Medical Facilities

Hemet Valley Medical Center


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  37.0  52.0  67.0  2.7 "  0.0 "
 Feb  39.0  53.0  67.0  2.8 "  0.0 "
 Mar  43.0  57.0  71.0  1.9 "  0.0 "
 Apr  46.0  61.0  76.0  0.8 "  0.0 "
 May  51.0  67.0  83.0  0.4 "  0.0 "
 Jun  56.0  73.5  91.0  0.1 "  0.0 "
 Jul  61.0  79.0  97.0  0.2 "  0.0 "
 Aug  62.0  80.0  98.0  0.2 "  0.0 "
 Sep  58.0  75.5  93.0  0.3 "  0.0 "
 Oct  50.0  66.5  83.0  0.6 "  0.0 "
 Nov  42.0  57.5  73.0  0.9 "  0.0 "
 Dec  36.0  51.0  66.0  1.7 "  0.0 "

With over 340 days of sunshine, it never gets too hot or too cold.
Here are the average high and low temperatures (via The Weather Channel) that Snowbirds can expect in the San Jacinto Valley:

October – 83/50
November – 73/42
December – 66/36
January – 67/37
February – 67/39
March – 71/43
April – 76/46
May – 83/51

Natural Disaster Areas

Cost of Living for Hemet /San Jacinto Valley, CA

Hemet /San Jacinto Valley, California cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

The Hemet San Jacinto Valley has long been recognized as a community with many housing options for senior citizens.

Senior Assistance in Hemet /San Jacinto Valley, CA

Hemet /San Jacinto Valley, California offers the following assistance for seniors:

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

The Valley is known for the very generous individuals donating their time to many organizations, causes and individuals. You name it and there is likely a volunteer need.

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