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-Year-round climate
-Diverse economy


-Growth and sprawl
-Traffic and crowding
-Air quality

What Bert Has To Say About Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario Metro Area

Riverside County and San Bernardino County to the north form this metro area. Like many such metro areas in the Southwest, it extends far into uninhabited desert areas, in this case east through the Mojave Desert to the Nevada/Arizona border. Larger than nine U.S. states, it is often referred to as the Inland Empire. Cities in the western portion, including Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario, and a patchwork of other communities, are developed suburbs of the Los Angeles area with a rapidly growing and increasingly self-sufficient economy.


Quick Facts About Palm Desert

    The unemployment rate in Palm Desert is 4.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Palm Desert jobs have Increased by 1.17 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Palm Desert's cost of living is 32.50% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Palm Desert's population is 48,959 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 11.95 percent.
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Palm Desert is $321,600. Home appreciation the last year has been 22.90 percent.
    Palm Desert public schools spend $10,116 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 22.3 students per teacher in Palm Desert.

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Very unhealthy place to live!!
I made the mistake of moving here after a short vacation to be closer to family. Biggest mistake of my life! This is not the place to live if health is important to you.... (read more)
re: Better to vacation here than to live here - 5/
Agree that some East Coast people and golf nuts have tried to ruin the desert.However,you go where they do not exist. I do not understand how anyone would/could leave... (read more)
re: the truth about this desert community - 6/19/2
Why do Americans not organize and boycott,demonstrate,march on Sacramento,work stop sitdowns..anything to fight this mess in... (read more)
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