Moving to Palm Desert

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Palm Desert is the geographic center of the Coachella Valley and has evolved into a vibrant small city that today is the educational, retail, and cultural hub of the Valley. More than 49,000 year-round residents of all ages call it home.  

To get a feel for the community and services offered, visit Living in Palm Desert. You may also want to check out the City's official tourism website for information about recreational opportunities, to sign up to receive the monthly BrightSide Newsletter, or to request a free Relocation Guide.  

Click here for an Economic Profile of the community and Housing options.

 The City of Palm Desert keeps its residents and businesses up-to-date with a monthly newsletter, The BrightSide. The newsletter features information on events, local news, and City highlights. Included is four pages of Community Information providing easy access to phone numbers, classes, events, and community offerings. There is no need to miss a single issue of The BrightSide. The latest edition is available online. You may also view special editions including those on Earthquake Safety and Energy Conservation.

Sign up to receive the BrightSide via email or view our archive on Palm Desert's official tourism website.

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