Cathedral City

Laid-Back, Picturesque Living in The Coachella Valley.

Welcome to Cathedral City

Situated between Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage, Cathedral City maintains its own unique vibe. It is one of the cities that makes up the Coachella Valley and is located in Riverside County. Residents love this city for its ample outdoor spaces (including several exceptional golf courses), easy access to shopping, great schools, and eclectic vintage style.
The city is a reasonable two-hour drive from Los Angeles and just under two and a half hours from San Diego. If you need to routinely travel to these cities, you are never too far away in Cathedral City. The area is also well-known for its top-notch attractions, excellent layout, beautiful views, and brand new casino.
In Cathedral City, buyers can expect to spend an average of about $329,000. Many of the homes in this area were built in the 50s and 60s and have a strong vintage appeal. Properties are charming and have unique character.

What to Love

  • Picturesque neighborhoods
  • Laid-back and relaxed pace of living
  • Everything you need located within the city

People & Lifestyle

Life in Cathedral City is easygoing. It is a blend of urban and suburban life. In many ways, it is all-encompassing. Within minutes, you can drive to nearby schools, food establishments, local shopping, parks, and essential services.
These core characteristics are what make it an ideal locale for families. The area is also admired for its mountain views, relatively quiet roads, and amazing year-round weather. At any time, you can step outside and take in the beautiful surroundings.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

Cathedral City locals have the privilege of being close to it all. Whether in search of delectable eats, fun entertainment, or delightful shopping, you can find it all without leaving town. 
Start your errand run at the Cathedral City Marketplace. Here, you’ll find Food 4 Less, Planet Fitness, Regency Theatres, and other important services. Other top shopping complexes include the Canyon Plaza Shopping Center, Date Palm Plaza, and Desert Twins Plaza.
When you’re ready to grab a bite to eat, you’ll find an endless list of fantastic restaurants. Resident favorites include Tony’s Burgers, Taqueria San Miguel, The Original Nicolino’s Italian Restaurant, Casa Blanca Restaurant, and Sunshine Cafe. On top of the outstanding locally-owned eateries, there are many top-rated national chains in Cathedral City.


Things to Do

As part of its eclectic vibe, you will be able to find things to do in Cathedral City that are not available in nearby cities. Unlike the more tourist-focused areas, this town is full of local favorites that are definitely hidden gems.
At the Mary Pickford Theater, you can catch a film and enjoy food and adult beverages from the theater’s cafe. Another notable spot to visit in town is the Museum of Ancient Wonders. Explore intriguing exhibits that span from prehistoric times to ancient cultures. Also, the Coachella Valley Repertory is a small, non-profit performance theater that puts on shows throughout the year.
Traveling further out, don’t miss a stop at the iconic
 water sculpture — which was designed and meticulously crafted by artist Jennifer Johnson. Recently, a new casino was built and opened in Cathedral City, which has already started bringing in visitors from surrounding locales. Finally, the local farmers market is an annual must-see, offering quality selections from local farmers and artisans.




Cathedral City is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:

Overview for Cathedral City, CA

51,836 people live in Cathedral City, where the median age is 40.3 and the average individual income is $30,108. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

40.3 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Cathedral City, CA

Cathedral City has 18,827 households, with an average household size of 2.73. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Cathedral City do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 51,836 people call Cathedral City home. The population density is 2,304.41 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

51.24 / 48.76%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

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Commute Time

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30 to 59 Minutes
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Schools in Cathedral City, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Cathedral City. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Cathedral City Elementary
K - 5th

Around Cathedral City, CA

There's plenty to do around Cathedral City, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walking Score
Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including The Other 23 Hours Coaching, Marc Eisman, DC - Desert On Call Chiropractic, and Roll Dogs Jiu Jitsu.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 3.33 miles 18 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.75 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.57 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.87 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.71 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.75 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
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