graphicLocated in the heart of the Coachella Valley, surrounded by the majestic San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains, Palm Desert enjoys near perfect weather year ‘round with a median daytime temperature in the 80s, cooling to the 50s in the evening.

Because of Palm Desert’s close proximity to a variety of climates, residents can take advantage of the beach and surfing; the mountains and snow skiing, hiking, or mountain biking; and all the amenities of metropolitan Los Angeles. All within a short, two-hour drive of Palm Desert.


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graphicIdeal for families, Palm Desert offers some of the finest schools, both public and private, in the desert. Five outstanding schools of the Desert Sands Unified School District serve students from elementary through high school. Additionally, there are 15 private schools within and adjacent to Palm Desert.

Pursuing a college education? Students of all ages enjoy a wide range of choices that include California State University/San Bernadino-Coachella Valley Campus; Chapman University-Coachella Valley Campus; and College of the Desert.

Residents here have access to top-quality healthcare. From family practitioners to plastic surgeons and other specialized disciplines, Palm Desert is within close proximity of three major medical facilities: Eisenhower Medical Center, located in Rancho Mirage; Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs; and John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital to the east in Indio. You can choose from more than 250 physicians valley-wide, many with privileges at all three medical centers.

Regardless of your religious affiliation, Palm Desert offers centers of worship for most major denominations and is proud of its rich religious heritage. The faith community not only serves its congregates’ in worship services, but also provides opportunities to serve others through various outreach and social programs.

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graphicIf shopping, art browsing, and dining are part of your agenda, don’t look any further than the Coachella Valley! From mega-malls to outdoor stalls, from special events to specialty boutiques, from exclusive avenues to expansive factory won’t find greater shopping variety anywhere! With the exclusive shops on El Paseo, including The Gardens, to Palm Desert Town Center—and everything in-between—Palm Desert has it all!

Talented local and internationally acclaimed artists display a unique variety of works at art galleries and "art in public places" which complement Palm Desert’s cultural diversities, as well as add to the amenities of the city.

After spending a day shopping or gallery hopping...what better way to unwind than savor the variety of dining delights that await you in Palm Desert. From Tex-Mex to sushi, fast food to fine dining, a long list of popular eateries and their friendly staffs are waiting to serve you.

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