Bermuda Dunes is a census-designated place (CDP) in Riverside County, California. The population was 7,282 at the 2010 census. Bermuda Dunes is located near Indio and 19 miles (31 km) east of Palm Springs.
Bermuda Dunes is located at 33°44′40″N 116°17′7″W (33.745, -116.285).
The CDP’s name originated from the Bermuda Dunes country club, a golf course community first opened in 1962 and the former site of the Bob Hope Chrysler Golf Classic. There are 10 other golf clubs and communities within the 5-mile (8.0 km) radius, including Sun City Palm Desert. Bermuda Dunes Airport is located in the community.
Located in the Coachella Valley desert region, Bermuda Dunes is sheltered by the San Jacinto Mountains to the west, the Santa Rosa Mountains to the south and by the Little San Bernardino Mountains to the east.
This geography gives Bermuda Dunes its hot, dry climate, with 354 days of sunshine and only 3.44 inches (87.4 mm) of rain annually. Bermuda Dunes has a warm winter/hot summer climate: Its average annual high temperature is 89.5 °F (31.9 °C) and average annual low is 62.1 °F (16.7 °C) but summer highs above 110 °F (43 °C) are common and sometimes exceed 120 °F (49 °C), while summer night lows often stay above 82 °F (28 °C). Winters are warm with daytime highs often between 70–86 °F (21–30 °C) and corresponding night lows falling to 48 °F-68 °F (9 °C-20 °C). The mean annual temperature is 75.8 °F (24.3 °C).
In the California State Legislature, Bermuda Dunes is in the 28th Senate District, represented by Republican Melissa Melendez, and in the 56th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Eduardo Garcia.
In the United States House of Representatives, Bermuda Dunes is in California’s 36th congressional district, represented by Democrat Raul Ruiz.
John J. Benoit (1951–2016), California law enforcement officer and politician.
Rock Hudson, actor, owned a house in Bermuda Dunes. Author Armistead Maupin edited Tales of the City in the house.
Casey Merrill, former running back of the Green Bay Packers, New York Giants and New Orleans Saints (NFL).
Cathedral City, colloquially known as “Cat City”, is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Colorado Desert’s Coachella Valley. Situated between Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage, the city has the second largest population, after Indio, of the nine cities in the Coachella Valley. Its population was 51,200 at the 2010 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Cathedral City has a total area of 21.8 square miles (56 km2), of which 21.5 square miles (56 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) of it (1.18%) is water. GPS coordinates of Cathedral City, California, United States 33.8047, -116.4588.
The Census reported that 50,905 people (99.4% of the population) lived in households, 263 (0.5%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 32 (0.1%) were institutionalized.
During 2009–2013, Cathedral City had a median household income of $44,406, with 20.5% of the population living below the federal poverty line.
Cathedral City has an automotive mega-dealership known as the Palm Springs Auto Mall based on the city limits with Palm Springs.
Cathedral City hosts an annual Mexican Independence Day festival on every third weekend of September. To commemorate the event, an “el Grito de Dolores” is held at the city hall/movie theater complex.
One of the world’s most technologically advanced cannabis greenhouses is being developed in Cathedral City by the company Sunniva. Once completed, this facility will be approximately 489,000 square feet.
Date Palm Country Club and golf course, designed in 1967 and opened in 1971, has an 18-hole “executive style” facility designed by Ted Robinson, ASCCA. It features 3,100 yards (2,800 m) of golf from the longest tees for a par of 58. The course rating is 54.9/57.2 and it has a slope rating of 90/93. It is landscaped in Bermuda Greens and includes lakes and sand traps.
The nine parks in Cathedral City are:
Second Street Park
Dennis Keat Soccer Park
Timothy Bradley, the former WBO welterweight champion, is from Cathedral City and graduated from Cathedral City High School.
The city was a winter residence for actors Robert Duvall and Martin Landau in the 1960s, and TV show host Monty Hall in the 1990s.
Indian Wells is a city in Riverside County, California, in the Coachella Valley. Incorporated in 1967, it lies in between the cities of Palm Desert and La Quinta. As of the 2010 Census, the city population was 4,958.
It is held at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, which contains the second-largest tennis-specific stadium in the world.
During 2009–2013, Indian Wells had a median household income of $83,884, with 5.2% of the population living below the federal poverty line.
Indian Wells is located at 33°42′57″N 116°20′28″W (33.715755, −116.341109).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.6 square miles (38 km2), of which, 14.3 square miles (37 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) of it (1.85%) is water.
Indian Wells has the second-highest percentage of registered Republicans of any city in California, with 65.1% of its 3,027 registered voters registered as Republicans. 19.5% of voters are registered Democrats, and 12.2% declined to state.
In the California State Legislature, Indian Wells is in the 28th Senate District, represented by Republican Melissa Melendez, and in the 42nd Assembly District, represented by ? Chad Mayes.
In the United States House of Representatives, Indian Wells is in California’s 36th congressional district, represented by Democrat Raul Ruiz.
Desi Arnaz† – singer, actor and developer
Robert “Bob” Cummings† – actor
Tony Curtis† – actor
Ernest E. Debs† – Los Angeles City Council member and Los Angeles County supervisor
Bob Einstein† – actor, comedy writer and producer
Dwight D. Eisenhower† – former U.S. president and avid golfer
Don Fairfield – golfer
Howard Haugerud† – military pilot, diplomat, businessman and educator
Skip Homeier† – actor
Colleen Kay Hutchins† – former Miss America
Jack Jones – singer
Robert Kardashian† – lawyer
Charles Koch – businessman
Arthur Lake† – actor
La Quinta (Spanish for the fifth) is a resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, specifically in the Coachella Valley between Indian Wells and Indio. The population was 37,467 at the 2010 census, up from 23,694 at the 2000 census. The Robb Report credits La Quinta as the leading golf destination in the US.
Among those destinations is the La Quinta Resort and Club, a resort dating to 1926, where director Frank Capra wrote the screenplay for Lost Horizon. The Tom Fazio-designed golf course at The Quarry at La Quinta is ranked among the top 100 golf courses in the United States.
In January 2008, the Arnold Palmer Classic Course at the city’s SilverRock Golf Resort became one of the four host golf courses for the annual Bob Hope Chrysler Classic PGA golf tournament.
La Quinta is located at 33°40′31″N 116°17′51″W (33.675373, −116.297391). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 35.6 square miles (92 km2), of which, 35.1 square miles (91 km2) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) of it (1.22%) is water. The city’s elevation is 56 feet (20 m) above sea level.
La Quinta is located on the floor of the Coachella Valley, and is surrounded almost entirely by the Santa Rosa Mountains. As the floor of the valley sank, it was covered by the Pacific Ocean. Silt deposits from the flow of the Colorado River into the Gulf of California caused the basin to be cut off from the ocean.
Five hundred years ago, the Colorado River changed its course and the east Coachella Valley flooded, leading to the creation of Lake Cahuilla, which is fresh water.
The most prominent feature of the La Quinta area is its Santa Rosa Mountains. Visitors to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, California, and EPCOT at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida, are treated to a brief glimpse of the foothills in one of the park’s attractions: Soarin’ Over California.
The “Palm Springs” segment of Soarin’ Over California was actually shot at the world-famous PGA West golf complex in La Quinta. The Santa Rosa Mountains (California) are nestled against the golf course and can be seen easily in the segment.
The climate of the Coachella Valley is influenced by the surrounding geography. High mountain ranges on three sides contribute to its unique and year-round warm climate, with some of the
According to the 2010 United States Census, La Quinta had a median household income of $72,099, with 8.0% of the population living below the federal poverty line.
Police services are provided under contract with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department through the Thermal Station, which also serves the city of Coachella and unincorporated areas of the eastern Coachella Valley.
The city of La Quinta contracts for fire and paramedic services with the Riverside County Fire Department through a cooperative agreement with CAL FIRE.
American Medical Response provides ambulance services to La Quinta.
Harry S. Truman Elementary School
Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, an IB World School
Amelia Earhart Elementary School of International Studies, an IB World School
La Quinta Middle School, opened in 1987, a charter school.
Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle School on the city limits with Palm Desert.
John Glenn Middle School of Intermediate Studies in nearby Indio.
La Quinta High School, an IB World School
Summit High School, an alternative/independent studies school
John Adams Early Childhood Education Center, formerly Elementary school until 2016.
George Washington Carver Elementary School.
Summit High School, a continuation high school opened in 2006, next to Mitchell Paige Middle School.
Horizon High School and Horizon Middle School located next to the Desert Sands Unified School District administration building.
The city of La Quinta has 20 parks:
Bear Creek Trail Park
Colonel Mitchell Paige Soccer Fields
Desert Pride Park
Frances Hack Community Park and YMCA
Fred Wolff Nature Reserve
Fritz Burns-La Quinta Community Pool Park
La Quinta Baseball Fields Park and Gerald Ford Boys and Girls Club Center
La Quinta Civic Center Park
La Quinta Trails (hiking and bike trails)
La Quinta-Westward Ho Park
Southside-Santa Rosa Park
Lake Cahuilla Regional Park is a Riverside County park, and the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument is under the US Department of the Interior / National Park Service.
Additionally, the musician/actor Tyler Hilton, professional golfer Anthony Kim, and singer/dancer Aubrey O’Day of Danity Kane were also former residents of La Quinta, and all three attended La Quinta High School.
Colonel Mitchell Paige is a World War II Medal of Honor veteran who resided in nearby Palm Desert and had a middle school in La Quinta named for him.
NFL Football player Jeff Webb of the Kansas City Chiefs went to La Quinta High School, though he lived in Indio. Another local and pro football player, Oscar Lua played for the New England Patriots. Current NFL player James Dockery grew up in neighboring Palm Desert and attended Palm Desert High School.
Olympic ice figure skater Dorothy Hamill lived in La Quinta.
The singer Jack Jones lives in La Quinta.
Other famous seasonal residents include motivational speaker Tony Robbins, 1970s–80s singing couple Captain & Tennille (Daryl Dragon and Toni Tennille), Flip or Flop’s Tarek El Moussa, and a number of professional golfers including Fred Couples and Monte Scheinblum and Nike founder and CEO until 2016, Phil Knight and wife Penelope “Penny” Knight.
Palm Desert is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, in the Coachella Valley, approximately 14 miles (23 km) east of Palm Springs, 121 miles (195 km) northeast of San Diego and 122 miles (196 km) east of Los Angeles. Palm Desert has seen more residents become “full-timers”, mainly from the coasts and urban centers of California, who have come for both affordable and high-valued homes.
Sun City Palm Desert, California lies on the northern side of Interstate 10 from Palm Desert itself, but is unincorporated and not part of the City of Palm Desert (the original name was Sun City Palm Springs from 1991 to 1996).
Palm Desert, CA, USA is located at United States country in the Towns place category with the GPS coordinates of 33° 43′ 20.0784” N and 116° 22′ 28.0488” W
in Palm Desert was 125 °F (52 °C) on July 6, 1905. The surrounding mountains create a thermal belt in the southern foothills of Palm Desert, leading to a micro-climate with significantly warmer night-time temperatures during the winter months. The University of California maintains weather stations located in this thermal belt as part of their ecological project in the Philip L. Boyd Deep Canyon Desert Research Center.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Palm Desert had a population of 48,445. The population density was 1,793.3 inhabitants per square mile (692.4/km2).
Palm Desert was incorporated as a city in 1973 and designated a charter city in 1997. It operates on a council-manager form of government. Residents of Palm Desert elect five non-partisan council members who serve four-year staggered terms, with elections occurring every two years.
The position of mayor is non-elected and rotates annually among the members of the city council. The council serves to pass ordinances, approve budgets, and hire the city manager and city attorney. The city manager oversees administrative operations and the appointment of department heads.
In the California State Legislature, Palm Desert is in the 28th Senate District, represented by Republican Melissa Melendez, and in the 42nd Assembly District, represented by ? Chad Mayes.
In the United States House of Representatives, Palm Desert is in California’s 36th congressional district, represented by Democrat Raul Ruiz.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has a station located in Palm Desert which provides police services to the municipalities of Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and Indian Wells, as well as the surrounding unincorporated areas.
The city of Palm Desert contracts for fire and paramedic services with the Riverside County Fire Department through a cooperative agreement with CAL FIRE. Palm Desert currently has three fire stations, which are Station 33, (Town Center), Station 67 (Mesa View), and Station 71 (North Palm Desert). Each fire station provides an engine company and a paramedic ambulance. Fire station 33 also has a truck company.
Palm Desert is also the site of the main campus of College of the Desert, the local community college, which has expanded greatly in size since the campus opened in 1961 and one of the buildings was built by donations from the local Cahuilla Indian tribal nations. The state higher education system opened an extension campus duplex (the Indian Wells Education Center for both California State University, San Bernardino and the University of California Riverside.
The primary high school is Palm Desert High School (with 2200 students) which is part of the Desert Sands Unified School District. The main Middle School (with 1100 students) is Palm Desert Middle School, a charter school. The four elementary schools in the city are: George Washington Charter, Abraham Lincoln, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. The northernmost part of Palm Desert is served by the Palm Springs Unified School District, so the students can attend Rancho Mirage High School in Rancho Mirage, or Nellie Coffman Middle School and Cathedral City High School in Cathedral City, California. Some students in the eastside are zoned to La Quinta High School and Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle School.
The Riverside County Department of Education operates San Cayetano Community School, a grade 1 to 12 educational facility. Palm Desert has 8 private schools in the immediate area: Desert Adventist Academy, Palm Desert Presbyterian School, Sacred Heart Catholic Academy, The Palm Valley School, the Learning Tree Academy, Xavier College Preparatory High School (Catholic-Jesuit), the Hope Academy, and the Desert Torah Academy, a Jewish community school and its social recreational Jewish Community Center. It also has meetings by the Jewish Federation of the Desert based in Palm Springs, serving an estimated 35,000 Jewish people in the Coachella Valley.
Palm Desert has 14 city parks.
Cahuilla Hills Park
Cap Homme/ Ralph Adams Park
Civic Center Park
Hovley Soccer Park
Joe Mann Park
Magnesia Falls City Park
Palm Desert Dog Park
Palma Village Park
University Dog Park
University Park East
Washington Charter School Park
South of Palm Desert is the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument and North of Palm Desert is the Coachella Valley National Wildlife Refuge.
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Colorado Desert’s Coachella Valley. The city covers approximately 94 square miles (240 km2), making it the largest city in Riverside County by land area. With multiple plots in checkerboard pattern, more than 10% of the city is part of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians reservation land. Traditionally the Cahuilla refer to the Palm Springs area as Sec-he or Se-Khi.
Palm Springs is located in the Sonoran Desert. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 95.0 square miles (246 km2), of which 94.1 square miles (244 km2) is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) (1%) is water. Located in the Coachella Valley desert region, Palm Springs is sheltered by the San Bernardino Mountains to the north, the Santa Rosa Mountains to the south, by the San Jacinto Mountains to the west and by the Little San Bernardino Mountains to the east.
Palm Springs, CA, USA is located at United States country in the Cities place category with the GPS coordinates of 33° 49′ 49.8612” N and 116° 32′ 44.1636” W.
The City of Palm Springs has developed a program to identify distinctive neighborhoods in the community. Of the 45 neighborhoods, 7 have historical and cultural significance.
Though celebrities still retreat to Palm Springs, many today establish residences in other areas of the Coachella Valley. The city’s economy now relies on tourism, and local government is largely supported by related retail sales taxes and the TOT (transient occupancy tax). It is a city of numerous festivals, conventions, and international events including the Palm Springs International Film Festival.
The Palm Springs Convention Center underwent a multimillion-dollar expansion and renovation under Mayor Will Kleindienst. The City Council Sub-Committee of Mayor Kleindienst and City Council Member Chris Mills selected Fentress Bradburn Architects from Denver, Colorado for the redesign.
City parks include:
Desert Healthcare (Wellness) Park
James O. Jessie Desert Highland Unity Center
Dog Park (behind city hall)
Frances Stevens Park
Ruth Hardy Park
The Palm Springs Desert Ice Palace ice skating rink opened in nearby Cathedral City in October 2011.
In 1931 the Desert Riders was established. Starting off as a social organization for the cream of Palm Springs society, the group sponsors horseback riding and trail building for equestrians, hikers, and bicyclists. The Desert Riders were also significant in providing combination chuckwagon meals and rides through nearby canyons to hotel guests as Palm Springs developed its tourist industry.
Rancho Mirage is a city in Riverside County, California, United States. The population was 17,218 at the 2010 census, up from 13,249 at the 2000 census, but the seasonal (part-time) population can exceed 20,000. Located between Cathedral City and Palm Desert, it is one of the nine cities of the Coachella Valley (Palm Springs area). Rancho Mirage was incorporated in 1973 from a merger of Mirage Cove with five unincorporated areas known as the “Cove communities” (Desert, Magnesia, Palmas, Tamarisk, and Thunderbird), and had 3,000 permanent residents at the time.
The climate of the Coachella Valley is influenced by the surrounding geography. High mountain ranges on three sides and a south-sloping valley floor all contribute to its unique and year-round warm climate, with the warmest winters in the western United States. Rancho Mirage has an arid climate: Its average annual high temperature is 87 °F (31 °C) and average annual low is 63 °F (17 °C) but summer highs above 108 °F (42 °C) are common and sometimes exceed 120 °F (49 °C), while summer night lows often stay above 82 °F (28 °C). Winters are warm with daytime highs between 73–84 °F (23–29 °C). Under 5 inches (130 mm) of annual precipitation are average, with over 348 days of sunshine per year.
Between 2009 and 2013, Rancho Mirage had a median household income of $77,526, with 13.6% of the population living below the federal poverty line.
In the United States House of Representatives, Rancho Mirage is in California’s 36th congressional district, represented by Democrat Raul Ruiz.