Living In Palm Desert

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Palm Desert is the geographic center of the Coachella Valley, a fast-growing region of Southern California. Palm Desert has evolved into a vibrant city that today is the educational, retail, and cultural hub of the Valley and one of its most desirable places to live.

More than 50,000 year-round residents, from young working families to baby boomer professionals to retirees, have made it their home and for good reason.

Many of these residents live in neighborhoods that are represented by a Homeowners Association (HOA). The City has partnered with the Community Associations Institute on a brochure (click here to view brochure) to provide information about HOAs and how they function.

The City of Palm Desert also keeps all its residents and businesses up-to-date with a newsletter, The BrightSide, that is distributed throughout the community every other month. The newsletter features information on events, local news, and City highlights. It includes several 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.