Nestled among the edge of Palm Springs in Southern California, Palm Desert is an oasis for those who love golf, sun, and dry climates. The town is only a few minutes from Palm Springs, which allows residents to take advantage of all of the amenities that their neighbor has to offer without the expensive drawback of living in the Palm Springs zip code. Here are just a few of the activities available for those in the Palm Desert area.
Golf. If you love a day on the links, this is the place for you. There are over 100 golf courses to choose from within an hour drive. The courses range from public to private and exclusive. They're great whether you need the exclusivity of a members-only venue or the availability of an open course.
Nature. Whether you want the chance to come face-to-face with local animals at the Living Desert outdoor nature center and animal park, or an opportunity for beautiful solitude, opportunities abound here. There are many trails and oases in the vicinity and nearby mountains to visit. The Pacific Crest Trail passes through the region just a few miles away. The Salton Sea, with it's ghost towns and surprising flamingo population are just a thirty minute drive.
Shopping and Restaurants. Whether high-end boutiques or discount big box stores are your kind of venue, Palm Desert has it all. You can shop anywhere from Wal-Mart to the Bentley dealer without leaving the valley. The valley also has great cuisine, from high-end seafood to wonderful and affordable Mexican taquerias. Your mouth can make a journey across six continents without leaving your home. Almost any cultural food in the world is available in the region for dine-in or delivery.
Housing. Housing in Palm Desert is more affordable and just as in-demand as its high end neighbor, Palm Springs. It's a great choice for those looking to buy a retirement home, vacation place, or rental.