Coachella Valley Water District

The Coachella Valley has nine diverse cities: Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Palm Desert,
Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Desert Hot Springs, Indio, and Coachella, as well as
portions of unincorporated Riverside County that have their own unique histories and
personalities. The Valley is an alluring destination for both residents and tourists alike with
year-round sunshine, low cost of living, and a variety of cultural activities. Lush golf courses,
sensory spa treatments, excellent dining options, natural beauty, and an exciting nightlife
combine to make the ultimate resort experience. The Valley is more than a destination, it
has its own distinct vibe and lifestyle. The Valley is a desert in Southern California which
extends approximately 45 miles in Riverside County, southeast from the San Bernardino
Mountains to the northern shore of the Salton Sea. It is approximately 15 miles wide along
most of its length and is surrounded by scenic, rugged mountains. To the north is Mount
San Gorgonio; on the north and the east, the Little San Bernardino Mountains; to the west,
the San Jacinto Mountains; to the south, the Santa Rosa Mountains; and to the east in the
distance, the Chocolate Mountains. With more than 350 days of sunshine per year and the
warmest winters in the western US, the Valley is recognized as the golf, tennis, and polo
capital of the West. Recreational hiking and horseback riding are popular in the many
accessible canyon and mountain areas. The Valley draws a significant numbers of leisure
travelers with its variety of attractions and special events.