5 FAQ’s About Living in the Palm Springs Area

5 FAQ’s About Living in the Palm Springs Area


 1. Question:  What is the population of the Palm Springs area ?

   Answer:  The greater Palm Springs area or Coachella Valley has approximately 346,000 people livign in 9 cities and various unincorporated communities. 


CityPopulation(2010 census)

Cathedral City 51,200
Coachella 40,704
Desert Hot Springs 25,938
Indian Wells 4,958
Indio 76,036
La Quinta 37,467
Palm Desert 48,445
Palm Springs 44,552
Rancho Mirage 17,218
Coachella Valley Cities Total 346,518

2. Question:  What is the weather like?

   Answer:  The Palm Springs area is known for it’s warm winter days and cool nights.  In the summer months daytime temperatures range from 104 °F  to 112 °F  and nighttime lows from 75 °F  to 86 °F. During winter, the daytime temperatures range from 68 °F  to 88 °F and corresponding nights range from 46 °F to 65 °F making it a popular winter resort destination.


3. Question:  If I don’t play golf, what can I do there?

    Answer:  The Palm Springs area is not only famous for it’s 100+ golf courses–there are many other year round activities here including tennis, hiking, biking, swimming, art festivals, fine dining, theatre & concerts, classic car shows, Villagefest & farmer’s markets, street fairs, luxury shopping & outlets, water parks, museums and many more!

4. Question: How do I get there?

    Answer: Driving- approx 120 miles east of LA on Hwy 10.

 Palm Springs International Airport is just two miles from downtown, handles daily direct flights from throughout the U.S. and Canada arrive into Palm Springs International with travelers from 500 places around the globe. The world-class airport welcomes over 1.5 million passengers a year who experience a new way of flying… shorter lines, friendly staff, stunning desert vistas and airport amenities including an outdoor courtyard, dining and retail.

Ontario International Airport is just over an hour northwest. Within approximately a two-hour drive are the Los Angeles International Airport, Orange County-John Wayne Airport and San Diego-Lindberg Field. There are many rental car agencies, taxis and shuttles within Palm Springs. 

5.  Question: When is “the season”?IMG_3855

     Answer:  The busy season begins in November after the golf courses over-seeding in October.  January-March are the busiest months of the “the season” with visitors, snow-birds, and part-time residents in town.