The Coachella Valley is an irrigated agricultural and recreational desert valley east of Los Angeles. The valley extends for approximately 45 miles southeast from the San Bernardino Mountains to the Salton Sea. The San Andreas Fault crosses the valley from the Chocolate Mountains in the southeast corner, easily visible as a strip of greenery against an otherwise bare mountain.
Home to the major springtime event, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, it is known for featuring musical performances by a number of artists on different stages, showings of independent films and contemporary art displays. A two-day gala, "Coachella" is considered one of the best music and arts festivals running today. In Downtown Palm Desert, take a stroll down El Paseo to view the Art in Public Places. An ever-changing, evolving collection of over 130 works of art is exhibited through the streets of the city. The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens allows residents to check out desert plants and animals. The McCallum Theater offers a state-of-the-art performing arts center offering a schedule of artist and dancing companies. Nearby Palm Springs Aerial Tramway presents visitors with 360-degree views up the 8,516-foot gulley.
With more than 350 days of sunshine per year, Hollywood stars and the working class come together to relax in the dry, warm air and quiet surroundings. Resort hotels and spas with natural mineral water wells make it a prime vacation spot and more than two hundred golf courses blanket the area. Additionally, residents have access to Las Vegas-style casinos run by local Indian tribes.
Whether it's the diverse recreational opportunities, the friendly, hard-working people or the beautiful natural scenery, Palm Desert and the surrounding communities afford a quality of life second to none. The combination of small town charm, exclusive properties and a clean and lively downtown make Palm Desert a great place to call home.
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