San Jacinto Valley Community Profile
Because of the unique location of the San Jacinto Valley, it is only a short drive to many entertainment choices including beaches, mountains, desert, shopping malls, theaters and sports activities. If you can’t find it in the Valley, you are not very far from it.
San Jacinto Valley residents enjoy an active, family-centered lifestyle with an unusually rich number of recreational, historical, cultural and educational attractions.
With affordable housing and idyllic surroundings as the attraction, the Valley’s population increased 62% since 1990. Most newcomers are professionals and young families in search of a good place to raise kids and enjoy life. While the national trend has been an aging population, the median age in Hemet dropped from 56.7 to 37.1 years. In neighboring San Jacinto, it remains steady at 31.6.
People here uphold a tradition of family values and helping your neighbor. The Valley is made a safer, healthier and better place to live through the generous contributions of volunteers, who donate their time and talents at libraries, service clubs, hospitals, schools, scouting and churches.
Favorite pastimes range from fishing and boating, bicycling and horseback riding, hiking to lawn bowling and hot air ballooning. Valley-Wide Parks & Recreation District, with administrative offices in San Jacinto, offers sports programs and recreational classes for all ages, such as yoga, dancing, quilt and woodcarving shows and arts and crafts. There are 22 area parks and recreation spots. They also have a program “Come Ride with Valley-Wide,” offering day trips to musicals, attractions, planned tours and day excursions.
The Valley has a growing number of major shopping venues and fine restaurants. Golf courses are plentiful and the Valley’s consistently pleasant climate makes them ideal for year-round play. We like to brag about the West’s best indoor shuffleboard courts, plenty of well-maintained parks and tranquil wildlife areas.
Nature lovers will appreciate the San Jacinto Wildlife Area located northwest of San Jacinto. It consists of over 4,500 acres and is managed by the California Department of Fish and Game.
All in all, the Valley has lots to offer everyone. While there is ongoing growth and change, residents and visitors alike enjoy a comfortable hometown feeling and an outstanding quality of life. Life here is good!