HEMET RES SINCE 1971

Riverside, CA

#22 Aug 5, 2011
This place has changed a lot and not for the better The biggest problem is there are no jobs or industry vs # of houses,and nothing to do for the kids growing up here now. I grew up here and used to off road where now there are either a lake or houses.you have to drive to san diego or orange county for decent work.But got a good deal on my house years ago.Once a peaceful retirement town with banks on every corner is now a home for low income section 8.Very sad to see what this town has become.
liveinhemet

AOL

#23 Aug 5, 2011
4-20 a to z wrote:
Even teaching in Hemet and the local area is not a safe bet for a long-term, secure job. Teachers are often laid off every year or two, and left looking for teaching positions outside of the area. Even experienced teachers, with full credentials, excellent references, and masters degrees have to look elsewhere.
Hell even teachers in Beverly Hills have been laid off. It is happening everywhere NOT just in Hemet.
Chris

Fillmore, CA

#24 Sep 8, 2011
Here are the unbiased good and bad - Good: Hemet is a very spread out city with very different areas. There are good, quiet neighborhoods, and there are cheaper, more run down neighborhoods. I am 22 and have lived here since I was 12. The nice thing about Hemet is compared to most of the surrounding cities it does have a small town feel still and housing/rent prices are cheaper than most the surrounding cities. The schools are decent (not great, the budgets are terrible). And if you choose carefully and get help from experienced locals, you can live in a good neighborhood. Petty crime is common here as I'm sure it is in most places. serious violent crime is pretty rare and anytime there's a murder/shooting/stabbing everyone hears about it and it's a big deal because it isn't a frequent occurrence here. Because of the reputation of being a retirement town there is a strong medical presence here (many doctors live and own practices here). HERE'S THE BAD: My first and probably foremost complaint is the general attitude of the town and anyone who's lived here will know what I'm talking about; there's a general lack of motivation and discontent here, everything is mediocre, most people who live here don't live here because this was their first choice. There is a HEAVY population of homeless people. You will get asked for change at least once a day walking to your car. Businesses are the same. Most of the local businesses are closing down because of careless attitudes, lack of creativity, and just general mediocrity. The chains that are all coming in hire the same Hemet people with the same unmotivated attitudes, so chances are the chain stores and restaurants in town will generally not be "as good" as those in surrounding nicer towns. There is a drug problem here. Many people use meth and many meth houses are discovered in Hemet. It's to the point where friends I have in surrounding areas like Temecula joke around about me being a meth head because I grew up here. If you live in Hemet and travel to an area like Temecula (at some point you will have to) you will discover most people look down on Hemetites (that's really what we're called) as poorer, lazier people (probably true in a lot of cases). If it's within your budget, I'd strongly recommend looking at Temecula and Murrieta. Those cities are more populated, better job opportunities, friendlier general attitude, cleaner, nicer, safer, more restaurants and things to do. If you don't care about what there is to do in a town, what your kids' friends are like, homeless people, occasional meth heads, and a mediocre business standard; btw I forgot to mention the hospital, it sucks. Unless there is an emergency and people don't have a choice, most people just go to Loma Linda, but if you can't afford to live in these other cities, like 80% of the people already living here, Hemet is honestly DECENT. Just remember there's always a reason housing prices are substantially lower in one area compared to the surrounding areas.
Do Not Go There

United States

#25 Sep 8, 2011
Chris wrote:
Here are the unbiased good and bad - Good: Hemet is a very spread out city with very different areas. There are good, quiet neighborhoods, and there are cheaper, more run down neighborhoods. I am 22 and have lived here since I was 12. The nice thing about Hemet is compared to most of the surrounding cities it does have a small town feel still and housing/rent prices are cheaper than most the surrounding cities. The schools are decent (not great, the budgets are terrible). And if you choose carefully and get help from experienced locals, you can live in a good neighborhood. Petty crime is common here as I'm sure it is in most places. serious violent crime is pretty rare and anytime there's a murder/shooting/stabbing everyone hears about it and it's a big deal because it isn't a frequent occurrence here. Because of the reputation of being a retirement town there is a strong medical presence here (many doctors live and own practices here). HERE'S THE BAD: My first and probably foremost complaint is the general attitude of the town and anyone who's lived here will know what I'm talking about; there's a general lack of motivation and discontent here, everything is mediocre, most people who live here don't live here because this was their first choice. There is a HEAVY population of homeless people. You will get asked for change at least once a day walking to your car. Businesses are the same. Most of the local businesses are closing down because of careless attitudes, lack of creativity, and just general mediocrity. The chains that are all coming in hire the same Hemet people with the same unmotivated attitudes, so chances are the chain stores and restaurants in town will generally not be "as good" as those in surrounding nicer towns. There is a drug problem here. Many people use meth and many meth houses are discovered in Hemet. It's to the point where friends I have in surrounding areas like Temecula joke around about me being a meth head because I grew up here. If you live in Hemet and travel to an area like Temecula (at some point you will have to) you will discover most people look down on Hemetites (that's really what we're called) as poorer, lazier people (probably true in a lot of cases). If it's within your budget, I'd strongly recommend looking at Temecula and Murrieta. Those cities are more populated, better job opportunities, friendlier general attitude, cleaner, nicer, safer, more restaurants and things to do. If you don't care about what there is to do in a town, what your kids' friends are like, homeless people, occasional meth heads, and a mediocre business standard; btw I forgot to mention the hospital, it sucks. Unless there is an emergency and people don't have a choice, most people just go to Loma Linda, but if you can't afford to live in these other cities, like 80% of the people already living here, Hemet is honestly DECENT. Just remember there's always a reason housing prices are substantially lower in one area compared to the surrounding areas.
But if you must... this is a very thoughtful, well written and helpful overview, Chris. Kudos.
Wondering

Temecula, CA

#26 Sep 8, 2011
Chris wrote:
Here are the unbiased good and bad - Good: Hemet is a very spread out city with very different areas. There are good, quiet neighborhoods, and there are cheaper, more run down neighborhoods. I am 22 and have lived here since I was 12. The nice thing about Hemet is compared to most of the surrounding cities it does have a small town feel still and housing/rent prices are cheaper than most the surrounding cities. The schools are decent (not great, the budgets are terrible). And if you choose carefully and get help from experienced locals, you can live in a good neighborhood. Petty crime is common here as I'm sure it is in most places. serious violent crime is pretty rare and anytime there's a murder/shooting/stabbing everyone hears about it and it's a big deal because it isn't a frequent occurrence here. Because of the reputation of being a retirement town there is a strong medical presence here (many doctors live and own practices here). HERE'S THE BAD: My first and probably foremost complaint is the general attitude of the town and anyone who's lived here will know what I'm talking about; there's a general lack of motivation and discontent here, everything is mediocre, most people who live here don't live here because this was their first choice. There is a HEAVY population of homeless people. You will get asked for change at least once a day walking to your car. Businesses are the same. Most of the local businesses are closing down because of careless attitudes, lack of creativity, and just general mediocrity. The chains that are all coming in hire the same Hemet people with the same unmotivated attitudes, so chances are the chain stores and restaurants in town will generally not be "as good" as those in surrounding nicer towns. There is a drug problem here. Many people use meth and many meth houses are discovered in Hemet. It's to the point where friends I have in surrounding areas like Temecula joke around about me being a meth head because I grew up here. If you live in Hemet and travel to an area like Temecula (at some point you will have to) you will discover most people look down on Hemetites (that's really what we're called) as poorer, lazier people (probably true in a lot of cases). If it's within your budget, I'd strongly recommend looking at Temecula and Murrieta. Those cities are more populated, better job opportunities, friendlier general attitude, cleaner, nicer, safer, more restaurants and things to do. If you don't care about what there is to do in a town, what your kids' friends are like, homeless people, occasional meth heads, and a mediocre business standard; btw I forgot to mention the hospital, it sucks. Unless there is an emergency and people don't have a choice, most people just go to Loma Linda, but if you can't afford to live in these other cities, like 80% of the people already living here, Hemet is honestly DECENT. Just remember there's always a reason housing prices are substantially lower in one area compared to the surrounding areas.
Like the last poster, this was very well written! Proof that schooling here in Hemet is not as bad as people make it seem. Very good job! Also I would have to agree with everything you have said. I lived on the very East end of Hemet for 10 years and have been on the very West end of Hemet for the past 3 years, and have never had any problems. People should do their research before moving anywhere to insure a decent neighborhood.
bernabe

United States

#27 Sep 9, 2011
Gail wrote:
Blake your out of your element. You wouldn't know the first thing about being a Parent and having to worry about the mortgage and putting food on the table. YOU are the typical pain in the ass whiney teenager who will blame his Parents for his poor choices he made for the rest of his life. Grow up dumbass.
You are a loser Blake.
RPS

Houston, TX

#28 Oct 5, 2011
What does that mean? "It is what you make of it." So you're saying it is what it is? In other words, not great. Hemet is not the land of opportunity. It's no longer beautiful. It's no longer safe. But ignoring all of that, it is what you make of it I guess.
RPS

Houston, TX

#29 Oct 5, 2011
Besides, if you really have to go to these lengths to defend Hemet's greatness, Can it really be that great? Two words: METH, CRIME. Thank you.
Suckit

Hemet, CA

#30 Oct 15, 2011
Hemets not that bad so exspecially by tht way its alright and most people just not used to changes i was born and raised here the hemet walmart and that way are actually not too bad if u live on the outskirts.It depends on who u ask actually alot of these people come on here to complain anyhow so you probley get alot of negative feedback
James

Hemet, CA

#31 Oct 15, 2011
Wondering wrote:
<quoted text>Like the last poster, this was very well written! Proof that schooling here in Hemet is not as bad as people make it seem. Very good job! Also I would have to agree with everything you have said. I lived on the very East end of Hemet for 10 years and have been on the very West end of Hemet for the past 3 years, and have never had any problems. People should do their research before moving anywhere to insure a decent neighborhood.
Patting him on the back for a good post...like he is some kind of trained monkey or something.
James

Hemet, CA

#32 Oct 15, 2011
Get rid of the Section 8 housing. That would make Hemet a better place.
Straight Hand

Houston, TX

#33 Nov 3, 2011
Suckit wrote:
Hemets not that bad so exspecially by tht way its alright and most people just not used to changes i was born and raised here the hemet walmart and that way are actually not too bad if u live on the outskirts.It depends on who u ask actually alot of these people come on here to complain anyhow so you probley get alot of negative feedback
Is English your first language, or were you a continuation school kid?
Booooo

Los Angeles, CA

#35 Nov 4, 2011
hemetRESIDENT wrote:
it is what you make of it
I agree, I have had no problem in Hemet and I have raised to children here, both doing well in college. There is bad but go to LA, I lived there most of my life, you will want to come back to Hemet.
hemet rules

Hemet, CA

#36 Nov 6, 2011
i ride my bike, walk, jog, in every part of hemet and never had a problem.

the panhandlers i ignore, the gangs i can't see, the meth labs always blow up so it gives the emt's work.

it is a great little town. try frisco, new york, la, you'll run back here like a crack ho on florida...

“It's cool to hate.”

Since: Oct 08

Hemet, CA

#37 Nov 7, 2011
Just read up on some earlier comments on this post that I posted when I was like 16. Honestly, this town isn't terrible. Your kids will probably be bored as f*ck here and may turn to other "activities" to compensate for that. For me, that was music. I stayed clear of drugs, though most of my friends and I parted ways because of that. I guess it really doesn't matter. As long as you raise your kids right, being "raised with pot heads" isn't too bad. Besides... One thing I've realized is that those types of things don't only occur here. As for "hating my parents" and "blaming them" for raising me here? Well, I understand a lot more these days. My mother did the best she could to raise me, and I have chosen to appreciate that. As boring as this place is, I've come to recognize it as home. I still would rather have been raised in San Diego.. Lol... Guess it's up to me now to get there.
Booooo

Los Angeles, CA

#38 Nov 7, 2011
blakemasturbate wrote:
Just read up on some earlier comments on this post that I posted when I was like 16. Honestly, this town isn't terrible. Your kids will probably be bored as f*ck here and may turn to other "activities" to compensate for that. For me, that was music. I stayed clear of drugs, though most of my friends and I parted ways because of that. I guess it really doesn't matter. As long as you raise your kids right, being "raised with pot heads" isn't too bad. Besides... One thing I've realized is that those types of things don't only occur here. As for "hating my parents" and "blaming them" for raising me here? Well, I understand a lot more these days. My mother did the best she could to raise me, and I have chosen to appreciate that. As boring as this place is, I've come to recognize it as home. I still would rather have been raised in San Diego.. Lol... Guess it's up to me now to get there.
:0)
Suzie

Hemet, CA

#39 Nov 19, 2011
My husband and I have lived in Hemet for over 25 years. We raised our kids here and have a business that we operate out of here. Although we put our two youngest kids through private school, the public schools are about the same in any of the neighboring cities. Hemet High is growing and expanding and is still considered one of the best high schools. Hemet has changed alot. The average age used to be 65; it is now 35. There are many homeless people that wander about, but there are a lot of good people, many that attend church and help others. Get involved in the community, join the chamber of commerce, and help out the less fortunate. Be a part of the solution.
Rob Whitey

Sun City, CA

#40 Nov 21, 2011
I like how some posters compair Hemet to LA and the like. As if there's a compairson. "Move to LA, you'll come back to Hemet". Really?

If you really need to move to or around Hemet, try looking 15-20 minutes south. Temecula, Murrieta, Mennifee, etc....

The home prices have dropped, the interest rates are at around 4% or under. The circle of influence around each is still safe and pleasing to the eye.

The orginal poster has probably already moved or lost interest in moving.

Just look at your options is all I'm saying.

But, to compair it to LA, NY, SF, Mexico......C'mon, get a brain.
Booooo

Los Angeles, CA

#41 Nov 21, 2011
Rob Whitey wrote:
I like how some posters compair Hemet to LA and the like. As if there's a compairson. "Move to LA, you'll come back to Hemet". Really?

If you really need to move to or around Hemet, try looking 15-20 minutes south. Temecula, Murrieta, Mennifee, etc....

The home prices have dropped, the interest rates are at around 4% or under. The circle of influence around each is still safe and pleasing to the eye.

The orginal poster has probably already moved or lost interest in moving.

Just look at your options is all I'm saying.

But, to compair it to LA, NY, SF, Mexico......C'mon, get a brain.
Gee Rob, maybe you can share your perfect brain. I didn't "compare" I said Hemet was better, I lived in both, I can compare all I want.
Rob Whitey

Sun City, CA

#42 Nov 22, 2011
Booooo wrote:
<quoted text>
go to LA, I lived there most of my life, you will want to come back to Hemet.
This is what I was looking at.
That's compairing Hemet to LA.

That's funny how you have to rate your own posts too. Classic

Be real, if you were able to get the f out of Hemet by moving to LA, find out that LA was not for you and had to move yet again, would you really move back to Hemet? Pah-leez.

That's all the time I'm wasting on you.

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