The Coachella Valley`s Melting Pot
The City of Palm Desert is located in the heart of the Coachella Valley, between Rancho Mirage and Indian Wells along both the Highway 111 and Interstate 10 corridors. A center for business and residential growth for the Coachella Valley, Palm Desert offers a burgeoning arts scene, great outdoor recreation facilities, and the best shopping available in the Coachella Valley.
Tracing Palm Desert`s Roots
Originally known as Old MacDonald Ranch, then later as Palm Village, Palm Desert was originally a master planned community that was a midpoint in the desert landscape that stretched from Palm Springs to Indio. The first residential development in the area was an Army maintenance camp that was later developed into the now famous El Paseo Shopping District, home to such signature Coachella Valley events as the El Paseo Fashion Week and the Desert Cancer Foundation`s annual Paint El Paseo Pink.