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Palm Desert – Big City Vibe with Small Town Roots

A progressive city with an eye on the future – this picturesque desert community has a Dynamic, Big City Vibe while keeping a friendly small town feel.

El Paseo, known as the “Rodeo Drive of the Desert”, draws residents & visitors from across the valley for shopping with many top name designer boutique’s, casual & fine dining & world class art galleries.  Located in the center of the Coachella Valley, Palm Desert is a thriving city for the entire family to enjoy.

Art in Public Places” is a city program which displays more than 150 works of art throughout the City, creating a museum without walls for all to enjoy.

Palm Desert has over 25 Golf communities, from exclusive private Country Clubs, to public, including the city’s best, Desert Willow with two Championship courses. Fine Dining, Art Galleries, Live Theater, The New $8m Aquatic Center and is home to the valleys only zoo, The Living Desert. 

Palm Desert can be your own secret hide-a

Palm Desert Facts

  • Incorporated: 1973
  • Area: 26.96 square miles
  • Elevation: 243 feet above sea level
  • Permanent Residents: 51,509
  • Seasonal Residents: 32,000
  • Mean Temperature: 73.1 Farenheit
  • Average Sunshine: 350 days per year
  • Average Rainfall: 3.38 inches
  • Average Winds: 4 mph
  • Palm Springs is located in central Riverside County
  • Approximately 107 miles east of Los Angeles
  • 487 feet above sea level
  • Home to Mt. San Jacinto that has an elevation of about 10,831 feet
  • Palm Springs covers 96 square miles
  • Two-hour drive from Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego County
  • Approximately 1 million visitors stay in Palm Spring hotels annually
  • Approximately 600,000 visitors stay in non-hotel accommodations.
  • Palm Desert averages about 350 days of sunshine

Economic and Housing Info

  • Median Home Price: $264,000
  • Housing Units: 34,329
  • Housing Unit Building Permits: 537 units
  • Taxable Sales: $1.5 billion
  • Employment within City boundary: 37,603 jobs
  • Unemployment Rate: 8.4%
  • Median Household Income: $51,999

Nearby Points of Interest

  • The Living Desert Zoo & Botanical Gardens
  • Palm Springs Art Museum
  • Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert
  • Knott’s Soak City
  • Palm Springs Tramway

Palm Desert is no longer a secret hideaway


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