Located in the heart of the Coachella Valley, Desert Hot Springs offers thousands of acres of beautiful mountain preserves, which makes it a stunning place to live or visit. Considered one of the fastest-growing communities in Southern California, Desert Hot Springs has witnessed a 49 percent population increase since 2000. Today, roughly 27,700 people live in Desert Hot Springs, according to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. People looking for Desert Hot Springs apartments for rent will love the town's proximity to amenities, transportation options and regional recreation opportunities. To boot, the city boasts award-winning municipal drinking water because it was built over one of the world's finest natural hot mineral water aquifers.
In 1913, Cabot Yerxa was drawn to the stunning natural beauty at the base of the San Bernardino Mountains and constructed the first permanent building in the area in 1914. By the 1950s, Desert Hot Springs became a tourist destination for people seeking spa vacations in a sunny locale, and by 1963, the city was incorporated.
Today, Desert Hot Springs still serves as a tourist destination, but many reside in the area full-time as well. People living in Desert Hot Springs rentals and homes have access to a thriving job market. Top employers in the county include March Air Reserve Base, Stater Bros. markets, University of California, Riverside, Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center, and Pechanga Resort and Casino.
Residents have virtually no excuse for boredom in Hot Desert Springs. From the annual festivals like Coachella Music and Arts Festival--which takes place every April for two weekends--to recreation options like golf courses, spas and shopping centers, Hot Desert Springs has it all.
Cabot's Pueblo Museum is a top attraction in the region. The structure is handmade, and constructed from reclaimed and found objects, such as windows and doors from abandoned homesteads, old telephone poles and buckboard wagon parts.
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