An Overview of Cathedral City
Cathedral City is located in the Coachella Valley, nestled between Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage along the Highway 111 and Interstate 10 corridors. A vibrant working city, Cathedral City ranks in the top three cities in the Coachella Valley for population, retail sales, and total taxable sales.
Originally the home of the Cahuilla Indians, the Agua Caliente Tribe of Cahuilla Indians established their reservation in 1876, comprising 28% of Cathedral City. The town`s name dates back to 1850 when Colonel Henry Washington of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers noted the geographic landscapes made by the local canyons resembled the interior of a grand cathedral.
Hit the Links!
Cathedral City`s several golf resorts and attractions are major contributors to the local economy. Cathedral City is home to Lawrence Welk`s Desert Oasis Hotel & Resort located in the Cathedral Canyon Country Club. Other country clubs and golf destinations to note in Cathedral City are the Cimarron Golf Club, Desert Princess Resort and Golf Club, and the Date Palm Country Club, designed by Ted Robinson and home to the Phil Harris Golf Classic for almost 5 decades.
Delight in Vibrant Downtown
Beginning in the later 1990`s, Cathedral City`s downtown underwent a thorough revitalization project that was completed by 2005. Included in the revitalization was a newer City Hall as well as the addition of the Desert IMAX & Mary Pickford Theatre movie complex and 130 acres of new or remodeled businesses. Taking place each year, the Cathedral City Balloon Festival is one of several festivals to hit the main drag of Cathedral City. This epic weekend event draws thousands from the surrounding desert cities and distant parts to enjoy balloon rides, excellent fare, and more.
Art installations are bountiful in Cathedral City. Through its Public Arts Commission, Cathedral City fosters and advances performing and visual arts in the community, including works lining major public places and the production of concerts and other live performances. The city created its own app for walking and driving tours to give residents and visitors the opportunity to locate and enjoy all the publicly available works scattered throughout the city proper.
With tons of outdoor activities, beautiful art installations, and enjoyable entertainment throughout the year, Cathedral City is an incredible destination to visit and an amazing place to reside.