Hemet Homes For Sale


hemet homes for sale

Hemet is a city located in southwestern Riverside County, in the San Jacinto Valley of Riverside County, California.  It was formed in from local farm settlements around 1887 along with the Lake Hemet Water Company and the Hemet Land Company.  The Hemet Dam was completed in 1895 on the San Jacinto River, creating Lake Hemet which provided a reliable water supply to the Valley and contributed to the development of the valley’s agricultural business.  During this time the Hemet News newspaper was started and several general stores opened along with a hotel, drug store, blacksmith shops, lumber yards and two real estate offices.  A power plant was constructed and a large flour mill opened.   #hemet #homesforsale

Florida Avenue, Hemet CA (1940)

The city was officially incorporated in 1910- out of 177 residents, 130 voted to incorporate, and 33 voted against.  The city predates the creation of Riverside County.  Incorporation allowed the city’s infrastructure to grow and a railroad connection from Riverside lead to growth of its agricultural economy which included citrus, apricots, olives, peaches, and walnuts.  Starting in 1936, the city hosted the “Hemet Turkey Show” for many years, followed by the “Agricultural District Farmer’s Fair of Riverside County”.

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By the 1960’s, large-scale residential development had begun although mostly in the form of mobile home parks and retirement communities.  By the 1970’s Hemet was home to more than 10,000 people becoming one of the largest cities in the county along with Corona and Riverside.

In the 1980’s, demand for single family homes lead to land previously used for ranches being redeveloped.  Hemet has remained very affordable and its proximity to Corona, Riverside and San Bernardino provide many employment opportunities.  The rural character of the area makes it an attractive location for families priced out of other areas in Southern California.

Hemet Home for Sale
Hemet Homes for Sale

According to the US Census, the population was estimated to be about 84,000 in 2016.  Hemet is 80 miles southeast of Downtown Los Angeles.  It is bordered by the Santa Rosa Hills and San Jacinto Mountains.  Adjacent and nearby cities include San Jacinto, Valle Vista, East Hemet, Winchester, Homeland, Juniper Springs, Menifee, Sun City, and Perris. Moreno Valley and Riverside are located not far to the north-west. The closest major highway is the 215, accessible by the Domenigoni Parkway which runs along the south side of the city.  State highway 74 starts in Hemet, meanders through the San Bernardino National Forest, and then leads to Palm Desert which is near Palm Springs.

Hemet Homes for Sale
Hemet Homes for Sale

The city of Hemet has two museums, an outdoor amphitheater, and several movie theaters.  It hosts the annual Ramona Pageant and the Western Science Center.  The area around the Metrolink station, north of downtown, is being developed by adding residences, shops, a farmer’s market, and parks.  The city has one public library, originally built in 1906, with a new 2-story structure built in 2003 being its current home.  Commercial air service is provided by Palm Springs International Airport and Ontario International Airport.  Hemet-Ryan Airport, owned by Riverside County, has no commercial service.


Hemet CA Homes for Sale
Lake Hemet

The city has 6 large parks:

  • Diamond Valley Lake is open to boating and fishing, along with hiking and other recreational activities around the lake.
  • Weston Park, established in 1921 and occupying about 4 acres, offers shuffleboard courts, restrooms, playground, basketball court, and grassy areas for rest or play.
  • Simpson Park is a wilderness park located in the Santa Rosa Hills southeast of Hemet covering an immense 438 acres.  It offers a sheltered picnic area with tables and barbecues, restrooms, hiking trails, and a view of the San Jacinto Valley.
  • Mary Henley Park features two playground areas, half basketball court, picnic tables, shade structures, restrooms and a large grassy area spread out across 16 acres.  There is also a walking path around the perimeter of the park.
  • Gibbel Park occupies 11 acres and contains a large children’s play area, ball field, a half basketball court, restrooms, two lighted tennis courts, lawn bowling green, horseshoe pits, picnic areas and large grassy area for relaxation.
  • Valley Wide Community Sports Park, which is part of the eastern recreation area of Diamond Valley Lake, offers eight lighted and 8 unlighted baseball fields, eight soccer fields, four basketball courts, six tennis courts, seven volleyball courts, two pickle ball courts, fitness trails, three play areas, four restrooms, and three picnic areas.  There is also an aquatic center nearby.

The city’s educational services are provided by the Hemet Unified School District and cover all of Hemet, and parts of San Jacinto and Valle Vista, with over 20,000 students.  There are also member schools in the rural communities of Anza, Idyllwild and Winchester.  There are 5 high schools, 5 middle schools, 12 elementary schools, 2 all-grade schools, 10 alternative / charter schools, and 1 private Christian school.

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Hemet Homes for Sale
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Corona Homes For Sale


corona-ca-eIn Riverside County, Califronia, the city of Corona is surrounded by the cities of Norco, Riverside, Chino Hills and Yorba Linda. Corona was originally named South Riverside, and was once filled with citrus groves as the “Lemon Capital of the World.” Today, it is the home of a large school system, major hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, building construction products and container manufacturers. Monster Beverage and auto designer Saleen make Corona their headquarters.

The city offers plenty of spacious custom-built homes in well established and highly desirable neighborhoods, houses with vaulted ceilings and stone fireplaces. These are common sights for those looking at homes for sale in Corona, California.

Neighborhoods in Corona include: North Corona, Downtown/North Main, Central Corona, South Corona, Dos Lagos, Coronita, Temescal Valley, Home Gardens, El Cerrito and Eagle Glen.

With a population of 160,000, the beauty of nature is always nearby with the stunning backdrop of the Cleveland National Forest. There are outdoor trails meandering through native vegetation.Welcome to a thriving community with convenient amenities and natural surroundings. A nature preserve, scenic trails, recreational amenities are near schools, shopping and swimming pools.  New gated communities of single family homes are convenient to major retail stores, restaurants, grocery, services and quick freeway access. Exceptional neighborhoods where families thrive, energetic communities are near all of the necessities of life.


Neighborhoods of Corona:

North Corona Homes For Sale
Many of the homes in the center of town that were built in the early 1900s are now recognized by the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Grand Boulevard Circle Historic District. The north section of the city of Corona is adjacent to the city of Norco. The section north of the 91 freeway is primarily residential and commercial. Most of the medium-size and moderately large houses were built after the late 1990s, and are known for being well maintained in a part of town with a reputation as a safe neighborhood. North Corona is home to well-rated schools,as well as shopping, including Costco and Home Depot. Prominent areas include Corona Hills and Corona Ranch.

Downtown/North Main Homes For Sale
Most of the City’s downtown area lies north of the 91 freeway, and is home to the former Fender Museum (now the new Corona Community Center). The Downtown / North Main area is prominently full of office and apartment buildings, with the newest one (Main Street Metro) under construction. Downtown is also the location of the North Main Corona Metrolink station, which is one of two Metrolink stations in the city.

Central Corona Homes For Sale
The central city area includes the inner circle of Grand Avenue as well as all areas south of CA 91 and north of Ontario Avenue. Central Corona is the oldest area of the city by far, with most housing having been built around 1910. This part of the city has a mixed Hispanic and white population, and consists of many restored historic residences.

South Corona Homes For Sale
South Corona is the newest and most upscale part of the city, and is located south of Ontario Avenue. Most housing stock was built between the early 2000s to the present, and ranges from suburban neighborhoods to custom built mansions in the foothills. South Corona has the highest rated schools in the city (as well as some of the highest in the region) and is known for being very clean, homogeneous, and well maintained. It is primarily upper-middle class and upper class income levels.

Dos Lagos Homes For Sale
Dos Lagos is located in South Corona. The area is mostly dominated by upscale apartment complexes, newer homes, a shopping center, and a large golf course.

Coronita Homes For Sale
Coronita, California is an unincorporated, census-designated area in Riverside County enclosed in Western Corona.


Temescal Valley Homes For Sale
Temescal Valley, California is an unincorporated but census-designated area in Riverside County at the southernmost end of Corona city limits, and is included in the city’s sphere of influence. It includes the neighborhoods of Sycamore Creek, Trilogy, The Retreat and Horsethief Canyon Ranch. As of 2013, the City of Corona has applied for annexation of the area through the Riverside County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO). On September 26, 2013, the Commission formally denied the City of Corona’s request for annexation. The contract between Corona and the County to provide its emergency services to the northern-third of Temescal Valley persists.  Although the arguments of the opponents of annexation included the fear of being “Coronians” and losing the area’s identity, Temescal Valley’s ZIP Code remains associated with Corona, CA.

Home Gardens Homes For Sale
Home Gardens is a Census Designated place within the City of Corona’s sphere of infuence. The neighborhood is largely populated by Hispanic and Caucasian communities. Home Gardens is one of Corona’s largest neighborhoods with a population estimate of approximately 12,000 residents. It is also one of the city’s lowest income areas. The neighborhood is served by Magnolia Avenue, a major thoroughfare which leads into the City of Riverside. Bus service is served by the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) and Corona Cruiser.

El Cerrito Homes For Sale
El Cerrito is located on the southeastern part of the city, just a few exits away on the I-15 N of the Dos Lagos Neighborhood. El Cerrito is mostly a rural/suburban area with many dirt roads in alleyways and no ranches. El Cerrito is home to El Cerrito Sports Park, a large park consisting of one baseball field and a popular destination for Little League Baseball and local school softball teams. El Cerrito is served by Ontario Ave./Temescal Canyon Rd.

Eagle Glen Homes For Sale
Eagle Glen is a predominantly upper-middle-class neighborhood. It is located between South Corona and El Cerrito, and is the neighborhood around Wilson Elementary and Eagle Glen Park. This neighborhood is known for being very clean and well maintained, with very good schools.[citation needed]It is close to Wilson Elementary, El Cerrito Middle School, and Santiago High School, all of which are California distinguished schools. Many of the homes are valued anywhere from $400,000 to $650,000. Eagle Glen is also home to a golf course.



Copyright © 2016 This free information provided courtesy SoCal Home Blog with information provided by Corey Chambers, Realty Source Inc, BRE#01889449 We are not associated with the homeowner’s association, seller or developer. For more information, contact (714) 455-6777 or visit CoreyChambers.com. Licensed in California. All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified. Properties subject to prior sale or rental. This is not a solicitation if buyer or seller is already under contract with another broker.