West Elm Palm Springs store front

Palm Springs

Hip, cool, and happening – Palm Springs embodies a modern renaissance.

Judith Salkin Vision

Since the late 1800s when this valley was touted as a place to heal body and soul, Palm Springs has drawn visitors in droves to marvel at its mountain vistas and immerse themselves in the desert’s magic. Today the magic isn’t just about Palm Springs’ reputation for healing serenity; it’s about the city’s evolution into one of the most happening


Rancho Mirage

Radiant community improvements and continuing excellence in healthcare.

June Allan Corrigan Vision

If it’s true the best-laid plans are folly, then the City of Rancho Mirage is an exception to the rule. This forward-thinking community is proud to see many of its best-laid plans coming to fruition. There was really never any doubt they would. Years of prudent planning enable Rancho Mirage to enhance day-to-day life for its residents as well as


Palm Desert

Revitalizing the center of the valley with hospitality, events, and commerce.

Site Staff Vision

Vitality and opportunity characterize today’s Palm Desert, as energized hospitality and retail sectors combine with renewed emphasis on special events, arts, and culture to bring exciting changes to the city. Mayor: Robert Spiegel Mayor Pro Tem: Jan Harnik Council Members: 
Sabby Jonathan, Van Tanner, Susan Marie Weber Year Incorporated: 1973 Website: www.cityofpalmdesert.org Located on just over 2 acres next to


La Quinta

La Quinta Soars with Service at its Core.

Andrea Carter Vision

A well-planned community such as La Quinta is always focused on public safety and environmentally conscious improvements. To do its part in relieving California’s drought, the City of La Quinta has removed 200,000 square feet from the Civic Center Campus, Fritz Burns Park, and several medians, and is in compliance with state water reductions. North La Quinta will see additional



The 21st century is seen as a blend of history, culture, and progress.

Judith Salkin Vision

In the early years of the 20th century, Indio was a water stop for the Southern Pacific Railroad, little more than a dot on the desert landscape. To lure farmers and shopkeepers to the desert, the railroad printed a booklet extolling the virtues of the arid oasis and offered land at dirt cheap prices. Fast-forward about 110 years and Indio,


Desert Hot Springs

Going All Out.

Site Staff Vision

People have been flocking to Desert Hot Springs for decades to hike in the nearby foothills and soak in the therapeutic mineral waters at one of its many spas. Tim Robbins famously lounged in the spa at Two Bunch Palms Resort in the Robert Altman film, The Player. Thanks to the innovative City Council, sometime soon a new breed of



The epicenter of future growth in the Eastern Coachella Valley.

Site Staff Vision

Mayor: Steven Hernandez 
Council Members: 
Betty Sanchez, V. Manuel Pérez, Emmanuel Martinez, 
Philip “Felipe” Bautista Year Incorporated: 1946 Website: www.coachella.org And when it comes to cultural events, Coachella is regionally famous for its El Grito/Fiestas Patrias celebration, which commemorates Mexico’s independence from Spain. Coachella, in fact, has one of the largest such celebrations in Southern California with live music, folkloric


Cathedral City

Inviting, entertaining, enterprising.

June Allan Corrigan Vision

A kaleidoscope of unique events, engaging attractions, and stellar accommodations make Cathedral City an attractive year-round choice for business and leisure. Countless individuals have experienced the considerable pull this centrally located city exerts on them to stay and enjoy all that it has to offer. Many people relocate here to work, retire, or raise their families. Several new developments on


Forces of Nurture

Riverside County EDA asserts its expertise 
in pursuit of a 
stronger economy.

Ashley Breeding Vision

Abundant sunshine, palm trees at every turn, and a year-round swimming-pool culture have drawn retirees to Greater Palm Springs for decades. Now younger people have begun gravitating toward the desert communities, but for the opportunities as much as the lifestyle. “The open space and major agricultural, hospitality, and resort sectors open it up for a lot of potential development,” says