Cathedral City, CA

Population: 53,268

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  • Cathedral City has a Livability Score of 67/100, which is considered average
  • Cathedral City crime rates are 51% lower than the California average
  • Cost of living in Cathedral City is 20% lower than the California average
  • Cathedral City real estate prices are 50% lower than the California average
  • Rental prices in Cathedral City are 13% lower than the California average

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      Top Rated Schools in Cathedral City

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Rio Vista ElementaryKG - 572339%
      Cathedral City High9 - 121,84138%
      James Workman Middle School6 - 81,41333%
      Landau ElementaryKG - 569229%
      Sunny Sands ElementaryKG - 597326%
      Nellie N. Coffman Middle School6 - 81,08124%
      Agua Caliente ElementaryKG - 562121%
      Cathedral City ElementaryKG - 579717%
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      The City in the Middle

      Attractions5/10
      Community5/10
      Nightlife5/10
      Dining5/10
      Shopping6/10
      Cathedral City, CA is the city in the middle of it all of Palm Springs, CA; Rancho Mirage, CA; and Palm Desert, CA. You can sit in your yard and watch the sunset over the majestic San Jacinto Mountains. You can drive down Highway 111, through the palm trees with one great view after another, finding the perfect activity for you from Palm Springs, CA to La Quinta, CA.

      When I lived in Cathedral City, CA, I worked, ate, shopped in either Palm Springs, CA or Palm Desert, CA. There are wonderful attractions to see, such as the Living Desert, which is the deserts version of a zoo; Tahquitz Canyon for hiking, or the San Jacinto Tramway out of Palm Springs, CA. There is a Boomers which has miniature golf, go carts and more. If one is into golfing, there is pretty much a golf course on every corner throughout the desert. My families favorite restaurant was Margaritas, located in Palm Springs, CA, it has amazing Mexican Food, Sushi, and the best Sunday Brunch Ever.

      Palm Springs, CA and Palm Desert, CA are the higher end communities within the desert, so the better shopping and restaurants are located there, but if you want to live in a cheaper area, Cathedral City, CA is the area, especially with what you have around you. There are a few things that I did not enjoy about living in the desert. The cost of living, cost of gas, food, etc. is a lot more than other states, and the temperatures of 120 degrees for more than a few months out of the year, was a little much. Though during winter time, when it is 75 degrees out, it can be a beautiful area to live in.
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      Source: The Cathedral City, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).