Welcome to Palm Desert
A cultural and recreational mecca of Southern California
Hidden away in the mountains of Santa Rosa lies the exquisite city of Palm Desert. One of the freshest and most up-and-coming cities in the Coachella Valley, this community has become a verifiable mecca of culture, art, and entertainment.
The city was originally known as Old MacDonald Ranch and was the home of many Cahuilla farming families until the early 1920s when date palms were planted and the area became known as Palm Village. In 1943, the army built a maintenance camp in the area, which led to the area’s first residential development. However, it wasn’t until 1951 that real estate started to be built, and the town officially changed its name to Palm Desert.
Nowadays, the city is known for its progressive personality, access to world-class amenities, and beautiful homes with affordable price tags and varied architectural styles.
What to Love
- Ideal climate with perfect temperatures year-round
- Wide range of home styles, including elegant mid-century modern ranches
- Hot spot for all things art and culture
People & Lifestyle
The fast-growing and progressive atmosphere of the city has made it an ideal location for many hopeful residents, making it one of the most diverse communities in the Palm Springs area. The residents themselves are made up of white-collar professionals as well as those working in the hospitality and service industries.
One of the most important values for the entire community is maintaining the sense of peace and unity that the city has become known for. As a result, many families and younger couples looking to build a future have made Palm Desert their home.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The culinary scene in Palm Desert is as eclectic and dynamic as the rest of the city, making it one of Southern California’s most exciting dining spots. Residents love stopping by The Daily Grill
whenever they have the chance to order some of their delicious Louisiana hot wings, homestyle meatloaf, or one of the best burgers around.
has become the go-to fine dining restaurant, especially for special occasions. Between the beautiful decor, the exceptional atmosphere, and world-class cuisine, you’ll have a night to remember whenever you pass through their doors.
Wilma and Frieda’s Cafe
is another local hot spot serving up delectable delights such as sweet potato egg rolls and short rib ravioli that will blow you away.
Things to Do
Residents of Palm Desert love being able to take advantage of all the local entertainment options and activities, so you’re guaranteed to have numerous things to do at any given time. If you’re looking to get a one-of-a-kind glimpse at the wonders of the California desert, Desert Adventures
is the tour for you. You’ll be able to take an open-air journey through the amazing desert landscape in this unique and high-energy experience.
Another favorite outing for the community is the College of the Desert Street Fair
. With over 300 vendors attending every weekend, this is one of the most thrilling shopping experiences imaginable.
Families living in Palm Desert have made it their mission to ensure every child in the area has access to a world-class education. Some important schools worth noting include: