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Part of the 13th largest metropolitan area in the United States, the Coachella Valley is home to communities that appeal to families as well as tourists. Its nine cities and other unincorporated areas are home to nearly 350,000 residents and the temporary home to 100,000 snowbirds during the winter months, plus another 3.5 million tourists and conventioneers. The region’s namesake is Palm Springs, although that is also the name of a prominent city in the region.
Meet Your Neighborhood Expert in the Coachella Valley
When you are buying or selling a home in a vibrant, diverse areas such as the Coachella Valley, you need the help of an experienced real estate agent no matter what side of the transaction you are on. Kelly Schufelt, a desert resident for over 20 years, knows its many neighborhoods and is a trusted real estate professional in the area.
Diversity Among Palm Springs Homes for Sale
The nine cities that comprise the Coachella Valley include Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, and Rancho Mirage, while prominent unincorporated areas include Thousand Palms and Bermuda Dunes. Local real estate runs the gamut between affordable homes to luxury properties. Long known as a retirement area, many cities in the region are now home to families in their 30s who represent a wide array of ethnicities, races, and political affiliation.
- Cathedral City, second-largest in the region, offers low-price starter homes that are affordable for families, while being near good schools and plenty to do.
- Coachella, a young community with modestly priced homes, is currently experiencing an economic boom that makes it an appealing place to buy a starter home.
- Desert Hot Springs, another affordable area, is known for its modernist architecture and its boutique hotels and hot mineral water spots.
- Indian Wells, a compact exclusive community that is home to some of the most affluent retirees in the United States, is also home to deluxe hotel properties, and well-known golf and tennis facilities.
- Indio, the population leader of the area, is also known as the "City of Festivals," offers reasonable housing prices, distinguished schools, and an abundance of parks.
- La Quinta, the most rapidly expanding city in the valley, is the host to many golf and arts activities that thrill residents and visitors alike.
- Palm Desert, northeast of Palm Springs, is an affluent area known for having beautiful mountain views, excellent housing values, outstanding shopping, and immediate access to higher education.
- Palm Springs, which often gives its name to the whole region, is considered the most famous resort destination in the country offering both natural beauty and a host of entertainment options.
- Rancho Mirage, an affluent community that features 80% of its homes in gated communities, offers numerous hospitality properties committed to contributing to the well-being of the area.
Learning More About the Area
- Want to know more about the communities that make up the area? One of the best sources is the Desert Guide, which is published annually.
- Need utility hookups? Click here for area contacts for water, power, phone, and more.
- Interested in golf courses in the area? Click here for a handy guide.
- Want to research local schools? Click here for California school ratings.
For more information about great housing opportunities, whether you are looking to buy or sell homes in the greater Palm Springs area, contact Kelly Schufelt today.