While the city of San Jacinto may not be inside Mount San Jacinto State Park, it is indeed close by - as the crow flies. San Jacinto California is located at the base of the mountain on the western side, right next to Hemet. This SoCal foothill area has hot springs, golfing & suburban development. Developers built new homes and essentially extended Hemet. Now they have more than doubled the population of SJ, in the past 20 years.
san jacinto, California
valley with 5000' & 10,000' peaks to the east
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N of Hemet
on Hwy 79
parks, forests, rivers & lakes:
san jacinto campgrounds
What used to be a rural area, tucked behind the inland empire, is now a residential masterplanned community. Shopping, restaurants, golf, fast food, restaurant chains, tract homes.