Palm Desert is nestled against the foothills of the Santa Rosa Mountains and is home to the kind of world class resorts and amenities expected from a premier location.
Palm Desert is a vibrant city in the heart of the Coachella Valley. It is home to many of the world's finest golf courses and tournaments, including the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic and the Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational. The annual Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade, featuring decorated electric golf carts and marching bands, is an entertaining community attraction each November.
The famous El Paseo shopping district offers more than 300 specialty stores, including fashion boutiques, award-winning restaurants, and art galleries. Cultural attractions in Palm Desert include the Living Desert Reserve, a combination of zoo, botanical gardens, and conservation center. Visit www.livingdesert.org for more information.
The McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts has become a year-round part of the community with performances by a variety of artists such as Tony Bennett, The Flying Karamazov Brothers, Oprah Winfrey and Tom Jones. International ballet and opera companies visit the theater regularly. To view the current season, visit www.mccallumtheatre.org.
Palm Desert is home to the College of the Desert, a community-owned and supported 2-year school, serving more than 9,000 students, as well as providing educational and cultural activities for residents and area visitors (www.collegeofthedesert.edu). The new California State University, San Bernardino, Palm Desert Campus, recently opened.
With a population of more than 44,000 permanent residents, Palm Desert is the Coachella Valley's retail, education and cultural center.
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