Situated in Southern California, in between Los Angeles and San Diego, San Jacinto residents enjoy a bright community with small town culture. The beautiful mountainous landscapes and many natural areas to explore mean residents always have something to do, while enjoying year-round warm weather, an affordable cost of living, and tax breaks for retiring homeowners.
Climate and Geography
San Jacinto’s climate is categorized as hot-summer mediterranean, which means summer temperatures are hot and dry, while winters are cool and wet. Residents can expect little rain, no snow, and approximately 270 sunny days throughout the year.
Named after the mountain range that lies to the east of the city, San Jacinto has a landscape painted by scenic mountainous terrain.
The greater area of Riverside County fosters 19 national protected areas and official wilderness areas, including state parks like the California Citrus State Historic Park, Lake Perris, and Mount San Jacinto State Park, as well as county parks and trails like Hurkey Creek Park, Idyllwild Park, Indio Hills Palms, and Jensen Alvarado Ranch.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
San Jacinto has over 170 acres of public parks and grassy common areas ready for use with equipment and amenities. To promote community bonding, the city hosts many free community events.
Some of the top attractions in San Jacinto include Mt. San Jacinto State Park-Stone Creek Campground, Estudillo Mansion, Soboba Casino, and the Country Club at Soboba Springs.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The cost of living in San Jacinto is lower than the state average yet still higher than the national average. Factors like health care, groceries and housing are lower than the national average.
Taxpayers in California pay an effective income tax rate of 1.79 percent for single filers and 4.6 percent for joint filers. Retirement income like railroad retirement benefits are generally exempt. Other retirement income like private, government, and military retirement plans are taxed the same as at the federal level.
Qualifying homeowners who are 62+ can defer payment of property taxes.
San Jacinto is only two miles from Hemet Valley Medical Center. Other hospitals located in a 25 mile radius include San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital, Menifee Valley Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Moreno Valley Medical Center, Kindred Hospital Riverside, Riverside University Health System Medical Center, Loma Linda University Medical Center Murrieta, Southwest Healthcare System-Murrieta, Redlands Community Hospital, and nationally ranked, high performing, Loma Linda University Medical Center.