Cathedral City

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Who would’ve thought that the beautiful yet stark desert landscape of the Coachella Valley would be home to what has been named as one of America’s “Most Livable” cities? Cathedral City, which has long enjoyed a lower profile than its neighbors, is now coming into its own and more people are now flocking here to discover its delights.

Lovingly called “Cat City” by locals and frequent visitors, Cathedral City is comparatively quieter and laidback than Palm Springs or Desert Hot Springs. Here, you’ll find a mélange of attractions from the eccentric to the mainstream. Independent boutiques, locally-owned restaurants, and world-class resorts are scattered throughout the area, making a Cathedral City exploration a must.

Check the city calendar whenever you’re in Cat City so you won’t miss an upcoming event or two. Cathedral City is fast becoming known for its line-up of colorful and exciting events, such as the Cathedral City LGBT Days and the Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival. Let Cathedral City show you how to have a good time.

Cathedral City CA Real Estate, Homes for Sale and Luxury Homes

One of America’s most livable cities is home to a vibrant real estate market predominantly composed of single-family residences with some Mexican, Mediterranean, or Spanish Colonial touches. Unlike Palm Springs, expect more traditional housing options in Cathedral City, which may make it more family-friendly as well as comparatively affordable.

Other housing options in Cat City include condos, townhomes, and apartments. To give you an idea of what you can get for your money, a 2-bedroom/2-bathroom condo unit can be yours for less than $200,000. Still, there will always be more affordable or pricier options in every real estate market. The key is to know what you’re looking for and where to look.

Cathedral City is served by the Palm Springs Unified School District.

Interesting Facts about Cathedral City

  • If Palm Springs is known for its Desert Modernism, Cathedral City is known for its art scene. One of the most iconic art installations in Cat City is the Fountain of Life, designed by Jennifer Johnson and Reuel Young, A.I.A.
  • The Fountain of Life, which is located in the town square, was constructed using the help of artisans from families who have been sculpting stones for over six centuries.
  • Stop by the Mary Pickford Theatre and Museum to catch a movie and to marvel at the building’s well-preserved architectural details.