Greater Palm Springs is a place of extraordinary beauty and natural wonder. Whether relocating for family, leisure, education, wellness, or quality of life factors into the decision.
In the greater Palm Springs area, quality is a given. With more than 350 days of sunshine every year; easy access to Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, Riverside, and San Bernardino; and excellent transportation services, it’s easy to see why Greater Palm Springs remains one of the most sought-after lifestyle sanctuaries in California.
One of the America’s most popular golf, spa, and resort destinations, the region is also propelled by its breathtaking natural environment and world-class cultural and sports events, such as the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Kraft Nabisco Championship (LPGA) and Humana Challenge (PGA) golf tournaments, BNP Paribas Open (ATP and WTA) tennis tournament, and the two-weekend music juggernaut known as Coachella (Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival). One-of-a-kind attractions, such as Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and The Living Desert Zoo & Botanical Garden, the world-class Palm Springs Art Museum, and a spectrum of shopping, dining, and recreation options also distinguishes the area for residents and visitors.
Affordable housing (in comparison to coastal and other metro areas of California) attracts young families, thereby expanding the skilled workforce. Families here average three people per household, with a median household income of more than $50,000. Population growth is expected to top 15 percent over the next several years, with approximately 175,000 households predicted this year.
You’ll find an area that places a premium on education, addressing the quality and capacity of the area’s workforce. Three primary / secondary school districts serve west, central, and east valley students, while College of the Desert — part of California Community Colleges — has about 15,000 students enrolled across three campuses and is expanding to accommodate increasing enrollment.