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Overview of Cathedral City

Located just seven miles from beautiful Palm Springs, the vibrant community of Cathedral City, Calif., makes for an ideal place to call home. According to City-Data, this desirable city was home to more than 51,000 people as of 2010. Boasting a median age almost 10 years younger than the California average, Cathedral City is a wonderful place to raise a family. From its wide-open blue skies to the palm fronds that dot its meticulously landscaped neighborhoods, Cathedral City boasts a combination of natural beauty and quintessential SoCal urban design. This Coachella Valley community sits at the base of the rolling canyons and hills, allowing those searching for Cathedral City apartments for rent to discover all that the California landscape has to offer.

Living in Cathedral City, CA

For more than 2,000 years, the Cahuilla Native Americans thrived and flourished in the Coachella Valley. It wasn't until mid-20th century that developers sought to construct neighborhoods and subdivisions in the Cathedral City region, leading the city to incorporate in 1981. Today, Cathedral City still embodies many of the values that led to its initial construction, such as desire for convenience, love for natural beauty and respect for diversity. This makes Cathedral City rentals perfect for people from all walks of life.

Business has flourished in Cathedral City in recent decades. The city's location between the Los Angeles and San Diego metropolitan areas make it an ideal place for retailers, corporations and businesses to set up shop. The region's expanding economy contributed to its population growth of about 20 percent between 2000 and 2010, according to City-Data. Another draw of the area is its low living costs. The median home price in Cathedral City is about $150,000 less than the California average. The cost of living index here is 114.3, which is significantly lower than the indexes of Los Angeles and San Diego. Those cities' indexes are 134.5 and 130.5, respectively.

Cathedral City Attractions and Special Events

Though Cathedral City is primarily a residential community, it boasts many interesting shops, restaurants and architectural features. The Fountain of Life, a local icon, was built by a family whose sculpture-making roots go back more than 600 years. Another example of the city's commitment to aesthetics is its incorporation of art throughout city spaces. Paintings, sculptures, mosaics and more dot the city's many attractive public spaces as part of its Public Art in Cathedral City program.

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