The Neighborhood

DISCOVER PALM DESERT

Experience exceptional resort living in style.

Come for the golf and the shopping; stay for the carefree lifestyle in year-round warm weather under the magnificent palm trees and sunshine.

Palm Desert is a mecca for golfers with its numerous championship golf courses here and in nearby Palm Springs. And the elegant El Paseo — analogous to Rodeo Drive — beckons shoppers with its upscale galleries, shops, and restaurants galore. To the more hardy adventurer, stunning desert and arid mountain landscapes call. Less than an hour away, Joshua Tree National Park is a wonderland of desert species of all kinds, including birds, reptiles, mammals, and plants, as well as more than 700 archeological sites.

We think it's the peak of senior living. Come join us at The Fountains at The Carlotta, and don’t forget your sunglasses.  

scenic view of the desert at dusk

History

While the original inhabitants of the Coachella Valley were the Cahuilla Native American tribe, the site of today's Palm Desert was known as Old MacDonald Ranch. When date palms were planted in the area in the 1920s, it was renamed Palm Village, which subsequently evolved into a housing area for a U.S. Army camp during World War II.

In the post-war years, serious real estate development was begun by the Palm Desert Corporation. In addition, the explosive growth of golf and tennis clubs and resorts resulted in Palm Desert's emerging fame as the "World's Golf Capital."

Today, Palm Desert's sunshine, warm weather, and fabulous clubs and resorts attract more than 30,000 "snowbirds" every winter.

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LOCAL EVENTS

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