home to significant numbers of younger families who provide services to the senior population or who are simply fleeing the more urbanized areas of Southern California. The economy is based primarily on service-to-the-senior community and ancillary services such as financial institutions and the health care professions. The city is also known for being the home of The Ramona Pageant, California's official outdoor play. Started in 1923, the play is one of the longest running outdoor plays in the United States. The founding of Hemet, initially called South San Jacinto, predates the formation of Riverside County, when the land was still part of San Diego County. The formation of Lake Hemet helped the city to grow and stimulated agriculture in the area. Hemet has been named Tree City USA for 20 years by the Arbor Day Foundation for its dedication to the local forest.
City of Hemet 445 E. Florida Ave Hemet, CA 92543 951.765.2300 www.hemetca.gov
Indian Wells Population 4,762
Located in the heart of Southern California’s Desert Resort communities, the City of Indian Wells is recognized worldwide for its tranquil and luxurious resort environment. Then and now, astute planning and city leadership have helped Indian Wells achieve status as one of the premier residential resorts and vacation destinations in the United States. Guests and residents alike are continually drawn to the many amenities that Indian Wells offers including four world-class resorts, Indian Wells Golf Resort and Indian Wells Tennis Garden, a variety of cultural programs, impressive resident benefits and much more.
City of Indian Wells 44-950 Eldorado Dr Indian Wells, CA 92210 760.346.2489 www.cityofindianwells.org
Indio Population 89,137
The City of Indio is the largest and oldest city in the Coachella Valley. Indio is nestled in the 640 square mile valley, cradled in sun-drenched splendor, and surrounded by mountain ranges and national parks. Indio is a community of culture and heritage, family values and fun. Indio is one of Southern California’s most important agricultural regions, responsible for a large percentage of the nation’s date crop. With fabulous weather, Indio offers abundant outdoor activities including renowned polo matches, championship golf, cycling, equestrian events and hiking. The ideal climate, combined with exceptional conditions for growing various crops and an ample supply of ground water, allows agriculture to remain the second largest industry in the Coachella Valley. Tourism is ranked as the region’s top employer. With close to a million visitors each year attending its various festivals, shows, concerts and events, Indio is known as the “City of Festivals.”
City of Indio 100 Civic Center Mall Indio, CA 92201
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