Southern California has long been known for its exceptional weather and natural resources, making it one of the most desirable places in the world to live. Mountains, trees, endless skies, moderate temperatures, and stunning landscapes that stretch from the desert to the ocean and beyond.

But with this, there’s also a special sense of what you can “feel” and several ago, four families envisioned a place where maturing adults could continue to embrace this sense of space, a spirit of living, and the simple beauty of each day.

Choosing 150 acres of pristine land in the San Jacinto Valley, tucked away from the daily push of Los Angeles and its surrounding cities, the founding families together began developing a new kind of “active living resort” where a community of people could do more than just spend their time. It was to be a place where they could live. Really live.

For most folks, as life goes on, they’re often crowded or “not so gently encouraged” into smaller confined places because they’re more affordable, safer and “easier for everyone.” The founding families wanted something different.

In 1971, The Lakes at Hemet West opened its gates and invited people to live every day better than they had ever lived before. To be active. To rise early and join a group of friends for a spirited game of golf on a private 9-hole course that wanders its way through some of the prettiest parts of the property. To take a morning walk by the lakes or enjoy a good book on an afternoon in the shade of the trees. Or at the end of the day to enjoy dinner and conversation and take in a sky full of stars.

Hemet West is about living. About being so in touch with nature that it becomes part of your renewal each morning and the peace you embrace at night. It’s about good friends and a genuine sense of community. And finally it’s about a freedom of life that seems to stretch out in front of you forever. A chance to learn, to laugh, and finally become a little more of that person you’ve been inside all along.

Tomorrow will be another day and at Hemet West, beyond all the tasks of taking proper care of this now well-established “Active Living Resort,” there will be more thinking and planning to improve the facilities and physical beauty of the property even beyond what we have today.

True to the spirit of the four founding families, The Lakes at Hemet West, An Active Living Community, offers the simple promise to live a better life in a safe and affordable age-qualified community, with premier facilities, a relentless devotion to nature, and the chance to engage with a community of people devoted to living a more active and purposeful life every day.