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Palm Desert

Palm Desert -“The Heart of the Coachella Valley”

Palm Desert Community Information: Palm Desert a progressive city with an eye on the future – this picturesque desert community has a Dynamic, Big City Vibe; with Exclusive Country Clubs, Fine Dining, Art Galleries, Live Theater, World Class Championship Golf and home to the valleys only zoo, The Living Desert, which combines an indigenous zoo with an authentic arboretum. El Paseo is the “Rodeo Drive of the Desert” with world class shopping including designer boutique’s, art galleries and fine dining.

With over 25 Golf communities both public and private including the city’s best, Desert Willow, includes two Championship courses.

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Palm Desert also provides many educational opportunities through College of the Desert, a Community College, and the combined campus of higher learning, The University of California Riverside and California State University San Bernardino.

“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.


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Fast Facts – The Demographics of Palm Desert

  • Incorporated: 1973
  • Area: 26 square miles
  • 2021 Full Time Residents: 52,530 (up 8.4% from 2010)
  • Seasonal Residents: 32,000
  • Elevation: 243 ft above sea level
  • Taxable Retail Sales in 2021: $1.7 billion (up 17% from 2018)
  • Average Age: 48
  • Median Household Income: $87,546
  • Income per capita: $42,339
  • Average Days of Sunshine per year: 350 days
  • Mean Temperature: 73 degrees
  • Average Rainfall: 3″ per year
  • Mayor: Kathleen Kelly
  • Mayor Pro Tem: Karina Quintanilla
  • Council Member: Gina Nestande
  • Council Member: Jan Harnick
  • Council Member: Evan Trubee

Civic Center
73-510 Fred Waring Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone: 760.346.0611

Chamber of Commerce
72559 Highway 111
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone: 760.346.0611

District Representation

  • 41st US Congressional District, Congressman Ken Calvert
  • 42nd CA State Assembly District, Jacqui Irwin
  • 28th CA State Senate District, Lola Smallwood – Cuevas

Palm Desert is the Heart of the Valley for Business, Entertainment and provides the Ultimate Resort Lifestyle, whether you’re looking for an exclusive golf resort or investment property for income potential. Palm Desert is one of the cities we recommend researching when looking for a home in the desert.

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