Indio California was incorporated in 1930 and is the oldest and largest city in the Coachella Valley. The current population is over 80,000 residents. The median age of this city is 34.1 years. Signs welcoming you to Indio will say “City Of Festivals” and it is easy to see why when you start reading about all the events below. The City began life as a railroad town, with the Southern Pacific Railroad Depot. Golf has always been a part of that history with records showing the second Golf Course built in the city about 1947 – now know as Indian Palms Country Club.
Agriculture played a big part in the history of the city and the Date was the king of it all. For many years the city was called the Date Capital of the United States and since the 1940’s has played host to the National Date Festival. In modern times during Desert Storm in the 1990’s millions of pounds of Indio Dates were airlifted to the Middle east to feed the refugees from the conflict there.
Today Indio is a diverse community with a strong commercial segment, the Fair Grounds, golf resorts, planned developments, Casino with events center, hotel and golf course, condos, a major hospital and the County Court systems within city limits. The College of the Desert expects to locate an East Valley campus in Indio in the near future.
Some of the Indio advantages include lower business costs and a higher quality of life, low-cost utilities, quality public services, State Enterprise Zone tax benefits, business-friendly government and location, location, location.
Indio is also home to the Coachella Valley History Museum
The museum campus contains the Smiley-Tyler House, a 1926 adobe home which houses the main exhibits, the historic 1909 Schoolhouse, and the soon to be opened Date Museum. Also, the spacious grounds hold a variety of gardens, including a Memorial Date Garden, a Japanese Garden, and the oldest Cork Oak tree in the Coachella Valley. Other highlights include our Submarine house, a Blacksmith shop, and the archives for the Historical Society.
The museum is located at 82-616 Miles Avenue, Indio, CA 92201, near Old Town Indio.
Indio is the perfect place to check out for year round or seasonal living in the Coachella Valley.
APRIL 11-13 & 18-20 2014
Click on the Poster above to be taken to the complete lineup information page for the event. Spread over two weekends in April one of the top music festivals in the world brings artists from so many genres to the Coachella Valley/Palm Springs area for two weekends in April . A hybrid music festival/Art festival the event is also a big contributor to local charities.
Imagine owning your own great home in INDIO CA just a mile and a half from the fairgrounds! See it here Enjoying this great event would be so much easier with your own private four bedroom pool home! The rental potential would be outstanding.
Coachella Fest is just one of the many great events held each year in Indio. Up and coming is the Stagecoach Music festival and every February you have the Riverside County Fair and Date Festival and there is also a Tamale Festival every December.
April 30th – May 1 – 2011 the Polo Grounds in Indio, CA will host one of the largest and fastest growing Country music events in the Country. The roster of performers reads like a who’s who in the genre with everyone from pioneer Loretta Lynn to Newcomer American Idol Carrie Underwood.
Many different levels of ticket packages are available and camping and lodging information is available on the event site. Click on the Poster above to be taken to the main site.
Great music in the Desert another thing that makes the Palm Springs area a very special place to be.
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