There are several smaller communities that make up the Hemet Valley area. They are East Hemet, San Jacinto, Valle Vista, Winchester, Homeland, Nuevo, and Lakeview.
HEMET was founded in 1887 and incorporated on January 20, 1910 with 992 people. Hemet has 25.97 square miles and is a mean elevation of 1,599 feet. The highest point in Hemet is 2,052 feet above sea level. The City's latitude is 33:44:50.464N and longitude is 116:58:4.339W.