The Palm Springs area’s exciting
resort lifestyle has something for everyone. The
Desert offers everything from its 120 golf courses,
great art exhibits, children's museum, casinos,
concerts and theater to nationally acclaimed attractions
like the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, the Pacific
Life Open Tennis Masters Tournament, the Bob Hope
Chrysler Classic PGA tournament, the Kraft Nabisco
LPGA golf tournament, the Living Desert Zoo and
Botanical Gardens, the Palm Springs Air Museum
and the world renown Palm Springs Film Festival.
Current population of the Valley
is above 415,000 with the Valley’s average
age being 37. Projections estimate a population
of near 600,000 in a few short years.
Educational opportunities have
expanded with the California State University’s
newest campus located in Palm Desert and the University
of California, Riverside's Richard J. Heckmann
International Center for Entrepreneurial Management
campus. This is in addition to the College of
the Desert's recent $350 million expansion.
Because the Valley boasts
the best climate anywhere in the United States,
with approximately 330 days of sunshine annually,
tourism is a major source of revenue with 3.5
million tourists and conventioneers visiting annually.