Palm Desert and Riverside County, CA

 

Located in Riverside County, California, the City of Palm Desert is centered in the heart of the Coachella Valley and is known as the cultural and retail center of the desert communities. In addition, Palm Desert has become the region’s education center, with four college campuses and a heavy investment in new public schools.  A popular retreat for "snowbirds" from colder climates, Palm Desert has seen more residents become "full-timers", who migrated for both affordable and high-valued home prices. 

 

The climate in Palm Desert is influenced by the surrounding geography. High mountain ranges on three sides and a south-sloping valley floor all contribute to its unique and year-round warm climate. Palm Desert has an arid climate: Its average annual high temperature is 89 °F and average annual low is 62 °F. 

Both Los Angeles and San Diego are only two hours away.


 
Schools
Silver Spur is located in the highly rated Desert Sands Unified School District. Residents attend the highest rated elementary and middle schools in the district; George Washington Elementary School and Palm Desert Charter Middle School as well as the award winning Palm Desert High School. Learn More...

 

Recreation
Whether you’re perfecting your swing or just getting a handle on your club, there’s nowhere better for golf than Palm Desert, the heart of the Southern California golf experience. With more than 100 private, semi-private and public courses in Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage and across the Coachella Valley, you’ll find plenty of places to test your skill and raise your spirits. Add in amazing year-round weather, and a great game is practically guaranteed.


Dining
Palm Desert has more than 150 restaurants to suit every mood and palate. Whether you want to embark on a create-your-own culinary tour of authentic ethnic dining, savor a traditional steak and potato entree, or nibble on light lunch at a diner or cafe, you'll enjoy fresh, delicious cuisine and attentive service. Plus, many Palm Desert restaurants offer a lively bar scene, as well as picturesque, year-round alfresco dining on climate-controlled patios.