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By Bill Ness | Broker in Chicago, IL
  • Four Seasons at Hemet, Hemet, California

    Posted Under: General Area in Hemet, Home Buying in Hemet  |  March 22, 2012 7:22 AM  |  2,825 views  |  1 comment
    Four Seasons at Hemet, California active adultIn the heart of Southern California is Four Seasons at Hemet. This luxurious active adult community was built by K. Hovnanian between 2003 and 2011.  Today it is a completed 55+ community with 1,106 single-family style homes featuring gorgeous architecture, beautiful scenic surroundings and world-class amenities.

    The location in Hemet, California offers stunning views of the San Jacinto Mountains and offers easy access to a wide variety of outdoor recreation whether you enjoy the mountains, water or desert.  Popular California destinations including San Diego, Orange County and Palm Springs are all easily accessible thanks to the location on the southern edge of the Inland Empire.

    Upon entering through the gates of this 55+ community, residents are treated to beautiful architecture and lush landscaping. The resort-style collection of amenities begins at The Lodge and Spa. This 20,000 square foot facility features impeccably designed amenities including a state-of-the-art fitness center with studios for aerobics and dance, card & game room, arts & crafts studio, movie theater, ballroom, library, computer stations, billiards, conference rooms, beauty salon and a Bistro.

    Outdoors there is a sparkling resort-style swimming pool and spa, two lighted tennis courts, bocce ball and pickleball courts, shuffleboard, horseshoes, picnic area and an amphitheater. Golfers will be thrilled with the 18-hole Hemet Golf Club. Designed to make the most of the natural beauty of the terrain, the course offers panoramic views of the San Jacinto Mountains. It’s a challenging course perfect for players of all levels. 

    Residents enjoy a wide variety of events and activities at Four Seasons Hemet. A full-time activities director coordinates over two-dozen special interest clubs as well as classes, seminars, daytrips and more. Some of the popular residents clubs cater to interests such as bingo, reading, bunco, line dancing, pickleball, scrabble, theater and yoga.

    The homes are this California active adult community are available on a resale basis with prices ranging from the low $200’s to the mid $400’s. There are 12 single-family floor plans sized from 1,400 to nearly 2,800 square feet, all of which feature single-level living. Some of the larger homes offer a casita or a 3-car garage.

    For more information and photos of this and other CA active adult retirement communities please visit 55Places.com. To stay in touch with us please join our Facebook page by clicking the Facebook link below.

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  • Solera Diamond Valley, Hemet, California

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Hemet  |  January 3, 2012 8:58 AM  |  2,866 views  |  No comments
    Solera Diamond Valley, Hemet, CaliforniaBeautiful architecture, high-end amenities, pristine landscaping and the famous Del Webb lifestyle is what you will find at Solera Diamond Valley in Hemet, California. This amazing Del Webb community for adults age 55 and better is a fantastic Southern California active adult community offering the ultimate in active retirement living.

    Solera Diamond Valley opened in 2006 and is planned to have just 573 homes upon completion. Del Webb designed this community to be an intimate retreat for California retirees yet it is still big on amenities. Residents enjoy a fabulous amenity center boasting 23,000 square feet of luxury amenities. The Mountain View Lodge features a state-of-the-art fitness center with the latest in cardiovascular and weight training equipment, an indoor lap pool and spa, indoor walking track and aerobics studio. Other features include studios dedicated to hobbies and crafts, computer stations, billiards and a grand ballroom. Outdoors there are two resort-style swimming pools, two lighted tennis courts, bocce ball courts and miles of scenic trails for walking or biking.

    The homes of this elegant Del Webb community are available as new construction or resale. There are 15 single-family ranch floor plans to choose from sized from 1,240 to 2,230 square feet. The Del Webb homes are all designed to enhance an active adult lifestyle with open concept floor plans, spacious master suites, ample kitchens and convenient storage spaces. Prices range from the high $100’s to the high $300’s.

    Being located in the heart of California’s Inland Empire gives residents endless opportunities to discover recreational amenities throughout the surrounding areas.  Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego are all less than two hours away. It’s easy to spend every day discovering something new whether it be a new shopping mall, restaurant, golf course, museum … the options are endless. Disneyland, Sea World and the San Diego Zoo are also easily accessible. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the fantastic opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, fishing, camping, rock climbing, golfing, boating, fishing and more. Palm Springs and its amazing golf courses are just one hour to the east.

    Whether enjoying the amenities of the Inland Empire or staying close to the comforts of home, it’s easy to enjoy a vibrant lifestyle at this exciting California active adult community. The community activities coordinator ensures there is always something on the calendar such as hiking trips, dance classes, game nights, tennis tournaments, arts, crafts and more. Whatever your interests may be, you’ll surely find an opportunity to perfect your favorite pastime at Solera Diamond Valley.

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  • Solera Diamond Valley by Del Webb, Hemet, California

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Hemet  |  May 20, 2011 2:02 PM  |  1,998 views  |  No comments
    Solera Diamond Valley Del Webb, CaliforniaSouthern California’s popular Inland Empire area boasts some amazing active adult communities including Solera Diamond Valley by Del Webb. This elegant 55+ community boasts gorgeous surroundings, beautifully designed amenities and finely crafted homes in a premiere Southern California location. Set in the town of Hemet, Solera Diamond Valley is a smaller community of just 573 single family style ranch homes.

    The amenities of this Del Webb community are simply amazing in architecture and design, meticulously positioned to make the most of the beautiful California countryside. The 23,000 square foot Mountain View Lodge is the main attraction for fitness amenities and social activities. It features a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor lap pool and spa, indoor walking track and aerobics studio. There are numerous rooms for arts, crafts and hobbies as well as beautiful spaces for socializing, playing billiards, checking email, playing games and just relaxing. Outdoors there are two beautiful resort-style swimming pools, two lighted tennis courts, bocce ball courts and trails for walking or biking.

    The surrounding areas offer wonderful recreational amenities both indoors and out. Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego are all less than two hours away. Just minutes from home residents enjoy fabulous shopping and dining, entertainment and outdoor recreation. Diamond Valley Lake is a short 3-miles from the community and features boating and fishing in the lake stocked with a variety of fish species. Here there is also an extensive trail system perfect for long morning hikes or relaxing evening strolls.

    Ranch homes in this popular California active adult community are priced from the high $100’s to the high $300’s and are available as new construction or resale. The Del Webb homes are available in 15 unique floor plans ranging in size from 1,240 to 2,230 square feet and have all been designed with the active adult homeowner in mind.

    As with all Del Webb communities, Solera Diamond Valley offers a vibrant lifestyle and has a full-time Lifestyle Director on-staff to ensure residents have numerous activity options. Some of the popular resident clubs include the book club, cards, knitting, crafts, daytrippers, water colors, yoga and more. In this smaller-sized friendly neighborhood it’s easy to meet new people and make new friends.

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