The residential base stands as the community’s most valuable asset, but Rancho Mirage’s prestigious reputation is further bolstered by its prominent non-residential establishments. These include three esteemed resort hotels: Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa, The Ritz Carlton, and Westin Mission Hills. Additionally, notable institutions like Eisenhower Medical Center, the Betty Ford Center, and The River at Rancho Mirage entertainment and retail center have contributed to the city’s elevated image. These facilities have garnered national and international recognition for their exceptional quality. With a strong residential foundation and these outstanding establishments, Rancho Mirage has emerged as a prominent community within the Coachella Valley.
Being among the first communities in the Coachella Valley to recognize the demand for high-quality residential and resort housing, Rancho Mirage has enjoyed widespread name recognition as one of the most affluent residential areas in the region. As the Coachella Valley continues to experience growth, the abundance of available vacant land has created competition among various areas for desirable new development projects.
In 2018 alone, construction activities in Rancho Mirage accounted for over $86.4 million in building permit valuations. This included over $42.9 million in single-family residential construction and over $43.5 million in commercial and other construction, encompassing additions, renovations, and energy-saving equipment upgrades. Currently, numerous projects, ranging from residential developments to retail centers, medical facilities, office spaces, and hotels, are at different stages of the planning process.
Find your Happy Place
Palm Desert is a thriving year-round community with the natural beauty and cultural and recreational amenities of a resort destination. The City features big-city resources in a friendly, small-town setting and offers first-class educational facilities, a variety of real estate options, abundant job opportunities, safe and clean streets, and plentiful shopping and community events. Palm Desert residents benefit from it all.
Cultural and recreational opportunities abound in Palm Desert. The community’s love affair with art is evident throughout the City.
From Palm Desert’s renowned Art in Public Places Program to its collection of more than 30 art galleries, you’ll find an eclectic array of visual art that enhances the natural beauty of the City.
Visit the City’s own Art in Public Places Art in Public Places website for photos, videos, and tours of the more than 150 artworks in the program.
An exciting addition to the City’s cultural amenities is the new Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert. The 8,400-square-foot building features ongoing exhibitions of internationally important sculpture, painting, photography, art glass, architecture, and design. Outdoors, 250,000 square feet of native plantings, winding pathways, and water features will be enhanced by major sculptures in abstract and representational styles.
The City’s outdoor and recreational opportunities are endless. Play golf or just enjoy breakfast, lunch, and the scenery at Desert Willow Golf Resort. A variety of hiking and bicycling trails offer trails easy enough for beginners while others will challenge even the most experienced. Trail maps are available at the Palm Desert Visitor Services Counter. The Living Desert Zoo & Botanical Garden is one of the City’s most popular natural wonders. This 1,200 acre preserve features 400 fascinating desert animals, Native American exhibits, hiking trails, and more.
Palm Desert is proud of its 14 parks enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. Many of them feature skate and dog parks, playgrounds, picnic tables, and various sport courts. Click here for a complete listing of the City’s parks, their amenities, and locations.
Special events held throughout the year round out this special community.
From the annual Golf Cart Parade to the City’s Summer Concert Series, there’s always something happening for all ages in Palm Desert.
An exceptional quality of life awaits you in this tranquil and luxurious desert oasis. You and your family will enjoy year-round recreational activities like swimming, golf and tennis; a vibrant cultural landscape, outstanding public services, and a host of distinctive resident benefits. The City of Indian Wells has one of the finest Resident benefit programs in the nation. With a Resident Benefit Card, residents enjoy select discounts at the Indian Wells Golf Resort, BNP Paribas Open, and all four Indian Wells resort properties.The City along with its resort partners also hosts several exclusive resident events throughout the year including Patio Parties, socials, and an annual State of the City. Other special events include: WildLights evening at The Living Desert, Memorial and Veteran’s day ceremony, complimentary art tour to the The Galen/Palm Springs Art Museum, Resident Day at the Tennis Garden, Indian Wells Golf Tournament and much more.
- Exclusive city-sponsored events
- Selected resident discounts at the four resorts and the Indian Wells Golf Resort
- Rear Yard Trash Service, nothing on the curb, ever.
- Community Garden
- Easy access to top-rated medical and academic facilities
The Gem of the Desert
The city of La Quinta, California is located in Riverside County in the Coachella Valley and is known as the Gem of the Desert. La Quinta is a picturesque town surrounded almost completely by the Santa Rosa Mountains. Home to 25 golf courses, 16 parks, and miles of hiking and biking trails, La Quinta is a truly remarkable place to call home.
If you are looking for a beautiful place to live with a myriad of activities nearby, consider moving to La Quinta for these and several of the other reasons listed below.