Palm Desert

Palm Desert

Riverside County in California is composed of multiple cities, and one of them is Palm Desert in the Coachella Valley. It is located approximately 14 miles east of Palm Springs, 122 miles east of Los Angeles, and 121 miles northeast of San Diego. In the 2010 census, the population was 48,445, which was an increase from 41,155 at the 2000 census. During the 1980s, it was one of the fastest-growing cities. Palm Desert, started with 11,801 residents in 1980, grew to 23,650 in 1990 and has kept growing ever since.

A significant segment of population in the Coachella Valley are “Snowbirds” who are a group of people temporarily residing here in winter time. They come from colder places such as the eastern and northern United States and Canada. These snowbirds increase the population each winter by 31,000. Recently Palm Desert has been seeing more full-timers, mainly from east California, the beach cities, and urban areas because of affordability and better home prices.


At first, the area was known as Old MacDonald Ranch but later changed to Palm Village when date palms were planted in the 1920s. Historians have discovered that pre-1950 Palm Desert was inhabited by the now extinct Cahuilla Indian farmers from the San Cayetano tribe.


Geography has strongly influenced the Coachella Valley climate. The south-slopping valley floor and a high mountain range on three sides result in the year-round warm weather with the most temperate winters in the western United States. Palm Desert has a subtropical desert climate. The average annual high temperature is 89 degrees Fahrenheit, and the average yearly low is 62 degrees Fahrenheit. For Palm Desert, July is the hottest month averaging over 107 degrees Fahrenheit, which makes Palm Desert one of the most burning cities in California.


In Palm Desert, residents experience sweltering summers and warm winters. The most comfortable months are November, March, and February. With over 175 sunny days in Palm Desert, residents try to keep cool in their homes by tuning on the air conditioning systems to full blast. This can cause a big dent in the bank account due to high utility bills. There are other solutions for the residents who would like to attain and enjoy a more refreshing, more expansive, and beautiful home.


Shade Builders are the number one patio cover installation company in the Palm Desert area. Enjoy the outdoors and expand your living space by acquiring a patio cover for your home in Palm Desert. Patio Covers provide shade and can also have built-in mist, fans, and even heaters for the winter. At Shade Builders, we custom make your patio covers to fit your comfort best.

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