City of Hemet California
CITY OF HEMET CALIFORNIA
Hemet is a city in the San Jacinto Valley in Riverside County, California, United States. It covers a total
area of 27.847 square miles (72 km2), about half of the valley, which it shares with the neighboring city of San Jacinto. The population was 78,657 at the 2010 census.
The founding of Hemet predates the formation of Riverside County. The formation of Lake Hemet helped the city to grow and stimulated agriculture in the area. The city is known for being the home of The Ramona Pageant, California’s official outdoor play. Started in 1923, the play is one of the longest running outdoor plays in the United States. Hemet 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 home to the Hemet Valley Medical Center, a 320-bed general hospital.
CITY OF HEMET CONTACT INFORMATION
Hemet City Hall 445 E. Florida Ave. Hemet, CA 92543 Phone: (951) 765-2300 http://www.cityofhemet.org
Hemet/San Jacinto Valley Chamber of Commerce 615 N. San Jacinto Ave. Hemet, CA 92543 Phone: (951) 658-3211 Fax: (951) 766-5013 http://hemetsanjacintochamber.com