Palm Desert

Strength In Diversity & Culture

The City of Palm Desert is located in the heart of the Coachella Valley, between Rancho Mirage and Indian Wells along both the Highway 111 and Interstate 10 corridors. A center for business and residential growth for the Coachella Valley, Palm Desert offers a burgeoning arts scene, great outdoor recreation facilities, and the best shopping available in the Coachella Valley.

Tracing Palm Desert`s Roots

Originally known as Old MacDonald Ranch, then later as Palm Village, Palm Desert was originally a master planned community that was a midpoint in the desert landscape that stretched from Palm Springs to Indio. The first residential development in the area was an Army maintenance camp that was later developed into the now famous El Paseo Shopping District, home to such signature Coachella Valley events as the El Paseo Fashion Week and the Desert Cancer Foundation`s annual Paint El Paseo Pink.

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Fun For All


Palm Desert offers a wealth of cultural and recreational opportunities for residents and visitors alike. From the City of Palm Desert`s noted Art in Public Places Program to the collection of 30+ art galleries, a variety of unique opportunities to enjoy the visual arts awaits. The City of Palm Desert offers free guided tours of the public art displays during the primary season of September through May. They also offer virtual tours of the art displays through their website. The Artists Center at The Galen is home to the Artists Council and offers another opportunity to enjoy art in Palm Desert. Located at the western end of the El Paseo Shopping District off Highway 111, The Galen (formerly known as Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert) is an 8,400 square foot space featuring ongoing exhibitions of noteworthy sculpture, painting, art glass, architecture, and design. The grounds include the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden, a 4-acre garden maintained by the Palm Springs Art Museum featuring meandering pathways among native plantings, water features, and major sculptures in both abstract and representational forms. Performing arts fans flock to the McCallum Theater for the variety of touring Broadway shows, sold-out concerts and dance and music festival held there year round.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors

For the outdoor enthusiast, Palm Desert offers 12 public parks, public and private golf courses aplenty, plus an impressive Aquatic Center managed by the Family YMCA of the Desert. A multitude of hiking and bicycling trails range from beginner to more challenging venues for the experienced athlete. The Palm Desert Visitor Center, located in the Palm Desert City Hall's North Wing and close the El Paseo Shopping District, is a great place to find maps of the local trails and information regarding other attractions in the Palm Desert. The Living Desert Zoo & Botanical Garden is one of Palm Desert`s leading attractions. A 1,200 acre preserve, the Living Desert showcases 500 fascinating desert animals representing over 150 different species, Native American crafts and exhibits, hiking trails, and more.

Endless Opportunities All Year!

Special events held throughout the year round out this special community. From the annual Golf Cart Parade to the City's popular Concerts in the Park series taking place in the spring and fall, there is always something happening for all ages in the city of Palm Desert. Palm Desert is also home to most of the colleges and universities in the Coachella Valley; College of the Desert, the local community college, as well as extension campuses for California State University, San Bernardino and the University of California, Riverside.

Love Where You Live!

A cultural hub centrally located in the Coachella Valley, Palm Desert offers a variety of exciting experiences sure to please all visitors and residents, making it an excellent place to call home.

Market Insights

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