Welcome to Palm Desert, California

 

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Palm Desert, California, the diamond in the desert! Offering more than 80 championship golf courses, magnificent mountains, fine dining, theaters, galleries, plenty of boutique shopping, and 50 luxurious hotels and resorts, Palm Desert is whatever you’re looking for and a little bit more.

Located in the Coachella Valley area of Riverside County, California, Palm Desert is approximately 12 miles (19 km) east of Palm Springs.

First known as the Old McDonald Ranch, the city’s name was changed to Palm Village in the 1920’s after date palms were planted in the area. Prior to the 1950’s, this area was primarily inhabited by Cahuilla Indian farmers.

Considered little more than a retirement area a little less than a decade ago, Palm Desert is one of California’s fastest growing cities with a population currently totaling 44,000 permanent residents. The city boasts an estimated additional 20,000 seasonal residents because the city serves as a popular retreat for “snowbirds” from colder climates in the United States and Canada.

Recently, the area has begun to attract residents due to the city’s affordable but high-valued real estate prices due to the area’s creative energy and stellar school system.

Palm Desert offers a variety of summer concerts, movies in the park, a grand Fourth of July celebration, rock climbing, swimming, hiking, and virtually every other outdoor activity.

The Civic Park is the envy of surrounding cities by containing volleyball courts, basketball courts, tennis courts, and a popular skate park. Other city parks include Cahuilla Hills Park, Ironwood Park, Magnesia Falls Park, Cook Street Complex, and Palm Desert Soccer Park.

Palm Desert’s Desert Sands Unified School District encompasses 16 elementary schools, 6 middle schools, 3 high schools, and 1 continuation school in the area. Not to mention, California State University’s Palm Desert Campus has recently opened and the surrounding Coachella Valley boasts an additional 15 high quality private elementary and high schools.

So, come visit Palm Desert and have some fun in the sun!

COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTORY

Chamber of Commerce

760-346-6111

 

Employment Development Dpt.

800-300-5616

City of Palm Desert

760-346-0611

 

Family YMCA of the Desert

760-341-9622

Visitor Information Center

760-568-1441

 

Joslyn Senior Center

760-340-3220

College of the Desert

760-346-8041

 

Passport Services

760-416-5655

Community Center

760-568-9697

 

Palm Desert Public Library

760-346-6552

County Social Services

760-863-7210

 

Small Business Administration

760-340-6682

DMV Indio

800-777-0133

 

Social Security Administration

800-772-1213

DMV Palm Springs

800-777-0133

 

U.S. Postal Service

800-275-8777

Desert Sands Unified Sch. Dist.

760-777-4200

UTILITIES

Coachella Valley Water Dist.

760-398-2651

 

Southern California Edison Co.

800-655-4555

Imperial Irrigation District

760-398-5111

 

Southern California Gas Co.

800-427-2200

Time Warner Cable

760-340-2225

 

Verizon Customer Service Ctr.

800-483-4000

Waste Mgmt. of the Desert

760-340-2113

   

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