Palm Desert

33.7222° N, 116.3745° W

Palm Desert Real Estate

Palm Desert is the center of the Coachella Valley, California. It is the area's retail hub with a variety of shopping and dining venues to enjoy, like the El Paseo district, which is akin to Rodeo Drive. Across Coachella Valley, there are over a hundred golf courses, and the weather is nice enough to enjoy them year-round. There are country clubs in many of the neighborhoods of Palm Desert, all with a nice cool pool to relax in. Real estate in Palm Desert includes luxury condominiums and a wonderful variety of architecture for single-family homes. A sophisticated yet hip lifestyle epitomizes Palm Desert living and attracts affluent residents as well as retirees and snowbirds. 

Palm Desert is known for top-rated schools, the McCallum Theatre providing the best of Broadway performances and well-known entertainers, the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, and as a mecca of fine dining, golf, and luxury residential developments. Explore luxury homes for sale in Palm Desert, CA with premier California desert real estate agent Gregg Fletcher.

What to Love

  • Dining and shopping hub of Coachella Valley
  • Stunning and alluring natural landscape 
  • Hundreds of golf courses and country clubs
  • Gorgeous trails spanning the region
  • El Paseo shopping district

Local Lifestyle 

The people here are laid-back, easygoing, and welcoming. You’re always sure to feel embraced and belonging here in Palm Desert, whether stopping in for a slice of Italy at Ristorante Mamma Gina or spending a day under the southern California sun at the Palm Desert Aquatic Center for a bit of swimming, tanning, or both. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Mastro's Steakhouse provides an unforgettable experience with each visit. They serve wet-aged USDA Prime steaks served on butter plates and are known for their two-foot tower of chilled crab legs, oysters, and shrimp. As a finishing touch, the cocktails are served over a cloud of dry ice. 

The Daily Grill is a scratch kitchen that uses locally sourced ingredients. They specialize in classic American dishes like macaroni and cheese and chicken pot pie. At the Pacifica Seafood Restaurant, you can enjoy mountain views while dining on their outdoor patio. Along with seafood, they serve pasta and steak. They also have a wonderful small plate menu and an extensive vodka selection.

El Paseo provides a world-class shopping experience. It is where you will find stores like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Pottery Barn. Restaurants in El Paseo include the French Cafe des Beaux-Arts, where they have a Parisian patio, and the modern Italian II Corso, where everything is made fresh in-house. Breakfast restaurants include the southern-inspired Wilma and Frieda, where you will find dishes like the blackberry custard French toast and a churro waffle. El Paseo also has fine art events and live music nights to enjoy.

Things to Do

There’s no shortage of entertainment in Palm Desert. Some of the best golf courses and tennis courts are in the area, along with plenty of other outdoor activities. The Bump and Grind Trail provides spectacular views of the valley. The Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Center has snow-capped mountains and a scenic trail winding through the preserved wilderness. The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is a wonderful place for children and adults to explore.

The stage at McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts hosts everything from Broadway productions to rock music concerts. The Heather James Fine Art gallery has a gallery of art spanning from post-war to contemporary and from Latin America and the United States. 

The Street Fair College of the Desert is an open-air shopping district with hundreds of vendors and live music. It is open from October to May and features artists, fashion, vintage cars, gourmet food, a farmers’ market, and more.


For the many young minds of Palm Desert, the Desert Sands Unified School District serves as an excellent place to further themselves intellectually as well as further their careers. A handful of the best schools in the area are listed below. 

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