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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.

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Quick Facts About Palm Desert

    The unemployment rate in Palm Desert is 4.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Palm Desert jobs have Increased by 3.40 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Palm Desert's cost of living is 25.40% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Palm Desert's population is 51,869 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 123.07 percent.
    Average Commute time is 40 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Palm Desert is $316,200. Home appreciation the last year has been -18.72 percent.
    Palm Desert public schools spend $11,214 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 26.8 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)
Reply to Brian, The Palm Desert area not what it u
"It's A Dry Heat Except in August!"????? What are you talking about? The summer here is longer than your three months that you claim Brian. I have lived in this valley... (read more)
the truth about this desert community
I agree with C in Indio. I have lived in Palm Desert (next community over) and now West Indio, right next to La Quinta and Rancho Mirage. If you like golf, we have... (read more)
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