Close up shot of orange poppy flowers in bloom at Diamond Valley Lake near Hemet, California

Active adults seeking a sunny California retirement should consider the 55+ communities in Hemet.

Nestled between Palm Springs and Orange County, the city of Hemet, California offers active adults more affordability and more seclusion than its surrounding metropolitan areas. It's a popular city for Boomers looking to settle in a picturesque, affordable area with plenty of sunshine. Hemet offers a variety of shopping, dining, parks, and entertainment, while also keeping its small-town charm intact.

There are four 55+ communities in Hemet to choose from, each with its own distinct charm and feel. Read on to learn more about the four active adult communities in the charming city of Hemet, California.

Panorama Village

Low $100s - High $100s

As the most affordable 55+ community on this list as well as the smallest, Panorama Village is an attractive option for those on a budget. Built from 1962 to 1968, this mid-sized community of 501 single-family homes is well established and offers a vibrant, social atmosphere with friendly neighbors and a rich variety of amenities and social clubs.

The single-family homes at Panorama Village are available on a resale basis, and they range in size from 912 to 2,371 square feet with two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and an attached one- or two-car garage. These homes feature open designs with large kitchens, hardwood laminate floors, covered front porches, and landscaped backyards.

Panorama Village may be affordable, but it doesn’t skimp on amenities. Indoors, residents enjoy a clubhouse, exercise room, indoor spa, multi-purpose room, lounge, computer lab, library, and auditorium. There's also a hobby and game room and a catering kitchen to enjoy.

Outdoors, community members can take advantage of Hemet’s almost year-round sunshine at the swimming pool, spa, and patio. There are also shuffleboard courts and a nine-hole executive golf course. The community offers plenty of walking and biking trails as well as RV parking. There’s a charming pond in the community, and residents enjoy participating in social clubs and activities such as the RV club, the breakfast club, the bowling club, dance parties, karaoke, BBQs, and holiday parties.

Solera Diamond Valley

Mid $200s - Low $400s

Solera Diamond Valley is the newest 55+ community in Hemet, and the newer build homes are sure to impress. Construction at Solera Diamond Valley completed in 2017, and the community features all of the modern, upscale finishes one would expect from a newer Del Webb property. There are 573 single-family homes in this mid-sized active adult community, as well as upscale resort-like amenities galore.

This stunning community features 18 single-family floor plans with ranch-style homes that range in size from 1,240 to 2,370 square feet. Homes offer two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and a two- or two-and-a-half-car garage. Built by the revered developer Del Webb, these homes boast energy-efficient designs, gourmet kitchens, spa-like bathrooms, and open great rooms.

As the center of the community, the 23,000-square-foot Mountain View Lodge acts as the social and activity hub. It includes a fitness center, an indoor lap pool and spa, an indoor walking track and aerobics studio, craft and hobby studios, a ballroom, a computer station, and a billiards room. Residents can also enjoy the multi-purpose room, the library, the card room, the catering kitchen, and the coffee bar, among other indoor amenities. Outdoors, there are two pools, a patio, and a barbecue area. There are bocce ball and tennis courts to enjoy, as well as walking and biking trails throughout the community. There’s even a charming fishing lake on site.

Seven Hills

High $100s - Mid $300s

As the largest 55+ community in Hemet, Seven Hills attracts buyers with its variety of home styles at affordable prices and its large number of resort-like amenities. Built from 1970 to 2006, Seven Hills consists of 1,100 single-family and attached homes in an active adult community offering a low-maintenance lifestyle within an active, social environment.

Homes at Seven Hills offer a variety of sizes and styles. Attached homes range in size from about 1,180 to 1,470 square feet with two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. Most of the homes in Seven Hills are single-family detached homes, which range in size from 1,150 to 2,500 square feet with two or three bedrooms, one-and-a-half to three bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage.

As one would expect from a community of this size, there's no shortage of amenities and social clubs at Seven Hills. The Seven Hills Members Club is exclusive to members who pay a small fee to gain access to numerous amenities inside the clubhouse, including the fitness center, billiards table, a card room, indoor shuffleboard courts, a ballroom, and a library. Outdoors, residents enjoy an outdoor pool, patio, and (for a low monthly fee) the Seven Hills Golf Club.

Four Seasons at Hemet

Mid $200s - Mid $400s

Four Seasons at Hemet offers luxury at affordable prices in an upscale, gated 55+ community.  This large active adult community was built between 2003 and 2011. It consists of 1,106 single-family homes. Residents of Four Seasons at Hemet enjoy stunning views of the surrounding San Jacinto Mountains and the beautifully landscaped Hemet Golf Club fairways.

Resale single-family homes at Four Seasons at Hemet come in a range of floor plans and sizes, from 1,444 to 2,800 square feet, with two-car garages. Most homes in this neighborhood are upgraded with high-end finishes such as granite countertops and tile or hardwood floors. The community was built with 12 floor plans to choose from.

Residents of Four Seasons at Hemet keep active and social right in their own community with help from a full-time community activities director and a long line-up of amenities, including a 14,859-square-foot clubhouse. Inside the clubhouse, residents enjoy a ballroom, cafe, fitness center, billiards room, and salon. There’s also an arts and crafts room, a library, a card room, a computer room, a movie theater, and a billiards room to use. Outdoors, a barbecue and pool area is available, as well as tennis, bocce ball, and pickleball courts.