11 Reasons to Live in Cathedral City, CA
Play world-class golf courses! Play the links at challenging Cimarron Golf Club, or Cathedral Canyon Country Club. Most golf courses are within an easy drive of any of the neighborhoods in Cathedral City. In fact, there are almost enough courses in the area to play a different one every week!
A strong rental market! With more renters here (35%) than the state average (33%), finding a rent to own apartment or home shouldn't take too long. That way, you'll have more time to spend shopping at the Date Palm Shopping Center or dining at Cello's.
Lots of great choices for home buying! One of the greatest secrets of California living is the terrific value of homes in Cathedral City. There's plenty of inventory (especially near the I-10, or near Hwy 111) so there are enough choices for you to have some options for rent to own houses. And, Cathedral City has even been named a top 100 Best Places to Live.
There's so much to do! If the weather is on the warmish side, there's always ice skating. Head for the Desert Ice Palace for ice skating in the summer sun, where you'll find internationally classed instructors, hockey, figure skating and free skating at a world-class facility. Or, drop into the Desert IMAX Theater to see if your favorite film is playing in glorious 3D.
Delicious dishes! Frickleburgers will positively please your palate with their great sandwiches and burgers. There are over 35 toppings you can choose to add to customize your lunch. Ocean's Restaurant offers quality fresh seafood for an unexpected change of pace.
Casual California living! Condos are king in Cathedral City, and there are great values for home buyers, especially on the east side of the city near Thousand Palms or Palm Desert. Real estate prices have gone up 28.6% over the past year, and predictions are betting on another 13.9% within the next year.
Outdoor adventures abound! Like to hike? If you're experienced and have a hiking buddy, look into the Cactus to Clouds hike. It's considered the steepest hike in the U.S. that you can, theoretically, do in one day -- climbing 8,000 feet in nine miles. Or you can take the easier route and take the Mount San Jacinto Tramway up and hike back down.
Hunt for antiques! Make sure to carve out some serious time to visit Victoria's Attic Antiques and Collectibles. You'll need it to cover 8,000 square feet of antique mall with 78 dealers. Afterwards, recharge next door at Upper Crust Pizza.
Home appreciation values are rising! The area just west of Mission Hills Country Club in the southeast section of town has seen a dramatic increase (270%!) in home values since 1990. The triangle of land between the Escena and Cimarron golf resorts have also seen an increase of more than 200% in the last few decades.
Get a job! Cathedral City's job growth is 28.22% over last year. That's almost 2.5% more than the national average of similar sized-cities in the country. The largest employer in the area is the health industry, although many people also work at the golf courses in town such as the Desert Oasis Hotel or the De Anza Palm Springs Country Club.