Overview & Location

About Our City Palm Desert is located in eastern Riverside County, 120 miles from Los Angeles and San Diego and a short, two-hour drive to Mexico's border towns. The Coachella Valley, home to Palm Desert, is one of the fastest growing areas in California. Palm Desert is the geographic center of the valley, between Palm Springs, 12 miles to the west, and Indio, 10 miles to the east. The city is uniquely situated to take advantage of all the valley has to offer, from the heights of Mount San Jacinto and the mountain village of Idyllwild, to beautiful desert landscapes and agricultural fields. Whether you're golfing or sunning, you'll find the weather and ambience near perfection.

Palm Desert is Paradise!

Fast Facts

Palm Desert population - 42,350
Coachella Valley population - 330,000 full-time residents
Elevation - 243 feet
Area - 26 square miles
Average rainfall - 3.38 inches
Yearly mean temperature - 73 degrees
Average number of sunny days - 350 a year

Temperature
Month Average Daytime Highs Average Nighttime Lows
January 69 42
February 74 45
March 79 48
April 87 54
May 94 60
June 103 66
July 108 75
August 107 74
September 102 82
October 92 59
November 79 49
December 70 42

Distance to (miles):
Los Angeles - 117
San Diego - 118
Phoenix - 280
San Francisco - 504

 

 

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