Palm Desert

Outdoor Recreation and Leisure Abound in This Central Locale.

Welcome to Palm Desert

Nestled in the Coachella Valley, Palm Desert is a centrally located hotspot for shopping, highly-ranked schools, fun times, and outdoor recreation. It is home to numerous golf courses, an art museum, parks, and even a zoo. Residents and visitors always have plenty to do and see throughout Palm Desert.

The area is located about two hours away from Los Angeles and is nearly equidistant to San Diego. The Pines to Palms Highway cuts through town and leads directly to Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. This mountainous area has tons of opportunities for riding horses, hiking, and taking in the natural beauty.

Many of the homes in Palm Desert are ideal for families. There are plenty of reasonably priced single-family homes that offer between 2-4 bedrooms. The average list price of area homes is approximately $395,000.

What to Love

  • Abundant outdoor recreation and things to do
  • Fantastic schools
  • Centrally located

People & Lifestyle

Residents love Palm Desert for its liveliness and central location. Everything that you could possibly want or need can be found in town. There is also a sense of adventure and curiosity here. On a whim, you can explore nearby mountains, take an off-road Jeep tour, learn about various species of animals, or spend the day appreciating works of art.

Additionally, Palm Desert is a favorite among families of all sizes. Neighborhoods are full of single-family homes and space to get outdoors. Schools in this area are also highly-rated, and there is even a college located in town.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

One of the perks of being a centrally located community is having all of the best dining and shopping minutes from home.

For an upscale shopping experience, be sure to explore The Shops on El Paseo. At this establishment, you can browse stores such as Margaux, St. John, The Shade Store, Brighton Collectibles, Ralph Lauren, and Escada. You can also find favorite stores at the Palms to Pines West Shopping Center, Town Center Square Shopping Center, and at the Westfield Mall. 

As a resident, you’ll enjoy the convenience of being near a massive selection of exceptional local and national restaurants. Try beloved eateries such as Il Sogno, The Fix On El Paseo, Piero’s PizzaVino, Bella Vita, and Pacifica Seafood Restaurant.

Things to Do

Ready to enjoy your leisure time to the fullest? From relaxing days spent poolside to outdoor adventures in the desert, there genuinely is an endless list of fun things to do in the immediate area.

During the year, locals love attending the area’s seasonal events — including concerts in the park and the Palm Desert Choreography Festival (held at the McCallum Theatre). Around the holidays, there are also family-friendly activities popping up throughout Palm Desert.

Those who love animals will definitely want to check out The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. While visiting the zoo, you can watch one of their live shows, feed a giraffe, explore one of the nature trails, or sign up for a behind the scenes tour. If golf is your sport of choice, be sure to plan a leisurely morning or afternoon at Monterey Country Club, Desert Willow Golf Resort, Palm Desert Greens Golf Course, Golf Center at Palm Desert, or one of the many other area courses.



Palm Desert is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:


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