Situated in the heart of Greater Palm Springs, Palm Desert has metamorphosed from a sandy cove at the foot of the Santa Rosas into a sprawling shopping, entertainment, and recreation mecca.
Catch a show at the McCallum Theatre, a state-of-the-art performance venue that has hosted some of the world’s top entertainers, as well as touring Broadway acts; feed a giraffe at the wonderfully wild Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, ranked one of the top zoos in the country; let inspiration strike at the Palm Springs Art Museum’s outdoor sculpture garden; kick it into high gear on the Bump and Grind Trail (the 1,000-foot elevation gain pays off in breathtaking panoramic views); or play a round on an award-winning golf course.
Palm Desert Luxury Real Estate
Sophisticated yet offering the best in a casual and convenient lifestyle is the City of Palm Desert. With El Paseo as its anchor, a street with the best in fine and casual dining, shopping and galleries rivaling Rodeo Drive, Palm Desert is an affluent city for all from families to retirees to full-time residents to snowbirds.
Surrounded by snow-capped mountains in winter Palm Desert is one of the premier cities in the Coachella Valley.
Known for its top-rated schools raising a family in Palm Desert is a dream come true. With low crime, little traffic and a strong sense of community Palm Desert is like a small town with big-city amenities. The 1,127 seat McCallum Theatre in central Palm Desert is home to Broadway plays, top talent, and concerts for all tastes all year long.
History of Palm Desert
Palm Desert has a rich history dating back to the 1930s when a few homes were built and lots sold in a development north of Highway 111, according to the Palm Desert Historical Society.
During World War II, General Patton brought some troops to Palm Desert to train for African warfare. The men who saw the potential for Palm Desert to become a world-class resort was developer Cliff Henderson and his three brothers. They brought in Hollywood investors including Edgar Bergen, Harold Lloyd, and millionaire Leonard Firestone to help turn this patch of sand into a sparkling desert playground.
Palm Desert is a convenient two-hour drive to Los Angeles and San Diego. The mild desert climate offers an abundance of opportunities to enjoy the City’s parks, golf courses, tennis courts, private golf clubs, and an award-winning aquatic center.
Palm Desert has been around for years but did not officially become a city until 1951. The growing year-round population is close to fifty thousand people, with that number increasing during “season” November through April, as snowbirds from around the country choose to call Palm Desert home. New home buyers to Palm Desert find diverse housing options.
Some buyers prefer amenity-rich luxury golf club communities while others opt for the smaller gated communities found throughout Palm Desert. Home to the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa where several large swimming pools beckon and a leisurely boat ride delivers you to one of its many hot dining spots.
Palm Desert attracts new residents from around the United States to Canada. It’s well-deserved place as one of the Coachella Valley’s more diverse cities appeals to those who want an active relaxed friendly place to call home, even if only for several months a year.