Cathedral City

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Cathedral City, also called "Cat City", is a beautiful resort city just 13 miles from Palm Desert and 6.5 miles from Palm Springs. It has the second largest population (nearing 52,000) of cities in the Coachella Valley, following behind Indio. Previously inhabited by the Cahuilla Indians, some of the city is still on reservation land.


The main industry of Cathedral City is tourism. In addition to the city's popular golf courses, there are many resorts and hotel establishments, as well as restaurants and shopping centers.

Cannabis sales are increasing in the city, with eight dispensaries and more coming soon.

Additionally, the Cathedral City Auto Center is another heavy hitting employer with ten dealerships and sixteen brands of automotives.

With the increasing popularity of Cathedral City, and a robust economy, the following businesses are new to or coming soon to the community.

  • The Habit Burger Grill,
  • Amazon,
  • Agua Caliente Casinos,
  • Shottenkirk Desert Lexus,
  • Grocery Outlet,
  • Dave's Hot Chicken,
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill,
  • Starbucks,
  • DD's Discounts,
  • Juan Pollo Rotisserie,
  • Best Western Plus, and
  • TM Tower

Things to Do

While visiting, here are some local sights to see.

Upcoming Fall Community Events

  • Fields of Valor at Patriot Park will be held November 5th, 11th and 12th. It is a tribute to fallen men and women who sacrificed for our country's freedom.
  • Hot Air Balloon Festival at Agua Caliente Casinos will be held November 18th - 20th. This festival will include an artisan market, live music and tethered hot balloon rides.

For more information about these events, check out Discover Cathedral City.

Public Schools

Children in Cathedral City attend the following highly rated public schools.

  • Rancho Mirage Elementary School is ranked #4 in Niche Standout Elementary Schools in the Palm Springs Area,
  • Nellie N. Coffman Middle School received an overall C+ for academics, teachers and diversity, and
  • Cathedral City High School is ranked #8 in Best Public High Schools in the Palm Springs Area.

School rankings and scores are based on Niche data.

For current listings in Palm Desert and the surrounding areas, contact us at Ronald Christopher & Associates.

Desert Area MLS listings last updated May 20, 2024 12:48:am.