Palm Desert Homes for Sale

The quintessential southern California city of Palm Desert is famously home to the warmest winters in the western United States. Located in the Coachella Valley part of Riverside County, Palm Desert residents are a mix of full-timers and “snowbirds” who come here seasonally for the beautiful weather and relaxation. The first residential housing development was started in 1943 due to the demand from a nearby Army camp: today, Palm Desert attracts residents from all walks of life. Just over two hours from Los Angeles, the affordability of beautiful homes in Palm Desert is attracting more and more families.

Palm Desert Homes for Sale

Tourism, golf and hospitality professionals can find any number of positions at Palm Desert’s JW Marriott Desert Springs Golf Resort, which employs over 2,000 workers. Universal Protection Services, which specializes in uniforms for law enforcement professionals, employs 1,500 workers and the famous direct response marketing company Guthy-Renker employs over 800 workers annually.

The families of beautiful Palm Desert are served by the highly regarded Desert Sands Unified School District: Palm Desert High School, in addition to the district’s La Quinta High School, had among the top ten test scores in Riverside County. On the state and national level, these high schools ranked above average. Five of the district’s eight middle schools have been recognized as California Distinguished Schools and the 22 elementary schools offer an array of different programs to families. For students looking to go beyond secondary education, the main campus of College of the Desert, a community college, is located right in Palm Desert. Additionaly higher education opportunities can be found at the new extension campus duplex opened by the state department of education, offering locals extension courses for California State University, San Bernardino and the University of California Riverside.

Nature lovers living in Palm Desert can rejoice: Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is located right in town. Visitors can take in the Sonoran Desert botanical garden while learning, and seeing, the various species native to the desert climate. The College of the Desert is currently developing and planting an arboretum across their campus as an initiative of their agricultural program. For those who like their nature served with a side of healthy competition, opportunities for golfing abound in lovely Palm Desert. “Desert Willow Golf Resort”, the city’s municipal golf course, boasts 2 championship courses. The boom of the 1980’s and 90’s brought many more resorts and golf courses to Palm Desert, the most notable of which is JW Marriot Desert Springs Golf Resort & Spa.

Palm Desert residents who prefer retail therapy and a taste of the nightlife to nature will be right at home in this happening city. Wesfield Palm Desert is a popular shopping mall anchored by a Macy’s department store, while the tony El Paseo Drive is Riverside County’s answer to Rodeo Drive. El Paseo Drive is full of luxurious shops, attractive landscaping, cozy eateries and fine art galleries. For the music aficionados in town, Palm Desert was most recently home to the ‘Palm Desert Scene’ in which many bands, from Kyuss to the Queens of the Stone Age, hailed from the area after developing a unique sound known around the world as “desert rock”. The Coachella Valley, in general, is an ideal place to see live musical acts as there are an endless array of festivals held in nearby Indio, including the world famous Coachella Music Festival which attracts three days of the world’s finest musicians and performers.

Community gatherings and events in Palm Desert are as common here as is the warm weather. Every October, golfers and future golfers take part in the Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade, featuring decorated golf carts cruise down elegant El Paseo Drive. Every November, fans of dance look forward to the Dance Under the Stars Choreography festival held at the McCallum Theatre for the performing arts. In the winter, movie buffs congregate at the Palm Desert Public Art Documentary Film Series where a variety films and guest speakers make an appearence.

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