The road to the Coachella Valley HEAT is well on it’s way!
Summertime is here..the Coachella Valley sweat is ON! As the temperatures stay steady in the triple digits, the Coachella Valley residents are hunkering in for the duration. I’ve been a desert local for 35+ years! A polo player based here in the desert for 18 years, and now a realtor for the past 18 years. Hard to believe, but the heat has just become part of the Local daily life. If you’re looking for a desert home, the summertime is not a bad time to hustle out there in the heat and see what’s there! Call Kim Kelly at 760-285-3578.
Desert Life in the summer
The heat is on; how to survive the desert summer. Still registering 107 degrees at 7 pm..pretty normal for summer in the desert. My friends who are not desert “rats”, always ask me “How do you get through those HOT days??” My days really do change in the intense heat. My real estate clients that buy their winter retreat here in the desert, often end up staying longer than planned. But they normally are out of here by the time the heat rolls in..if you’re thinking about buying a desert retreat, luxury lease property, or equestrian, give me a call at 760-285-3578. I may be melting, but I’m here!
Wide Open Spaces in the desert city of Thermal, CA, lying in the Eastern Coachella Valley
Desert Empire; the Coachella Valley. Today, Southern Californias’ Coachella Valley, is like a beautiful quilt consisting of it’s 9 desert cities as well as untouched expanses of desert land wrapped in the arms of the surrounding snow topped mountains. For 9 months a year, in my local experience, it is a paradise for home owners, or vacation seekers. Our beautiful Desert Empire cities are Palm Springs on the West border of the Coachella Valley, and Indio on the Eastern border. Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert Indian Wells and the City of La Quinta lie between them. If you’re looking for high desert properties for that 15 degree drop in temperature, head North up Hwy 62, through Desert Hot Springs, Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree. For help in your Coachella Valley real estate needs, give me a call at 760-285-3578.
La Quinta offers multiple parks and hiking trails
La Quinta Golf is Plentiful!: La Quinta, one of the Coachella Valleys’ most Easterly desert cities, has much to love. The La Quinta Resort & Spa, is the central anchor of this beautiful City, known as the “Gem of the Desert.” Old Town La Quinta, one of the hubs of the city, is a quaint grouping of shops and restaurants, right next to the Civic Center and La Quinta library. The La Quinta Museum has fun exhibits, often by local artists, and there are multiple parks and hiking trails in the beautiful city. One of the key draws to the city are the multiple golf courses, and gated and non-gated golf communities. If you’re interested in a property in La Quinta, give me 3578.a call at 760-285-3578.
Coachella Music Festival grounds are larger and even grander!
Locals and the Music Festival!! As with all relationships,there is a yin and a yang to the three weekends of the Coachella Music Festivals. The first two bring in current superstars, future hopefuls, and recent New Musical discoveries in the Coachella Music Festival. The only difference this season was the SIZE of the Festival..the city approved a newly enhanced limit of 125,000 people. The grounds themselves were larger too. All this was FANTASTIC! But…increased traffic, increased litter, long waits, detours to stay away from the busy streets..some inconveniences for us locals.
Equestrian Property Specialist 760-285-3578
What IS an Equestrian Property Specialist??? Being a “Specialist” in anything usually means that person knows more about that subject than most of the rest of us do. To call myself a Short Sale Specialist, I had to get the required certifications, attend classes, but most of all…I had to List, negotiate and CLOSE dozens and dozens of Short Sales. I did. What does it require to call yourself an Equestrian Property Specialist? Years of experience with Horses first and foremost. There is simply NO way to learn about what a horse woman requires to maintain a horse properly, other than to live it. I made my living as a professional Polo Player for 18 years, basing my horse operations out of our local Eldorado Polo Club in Indio, California.
Date farms are numerous in our Coachella valley
Dates and Coachella: Dates go with the City of Coachella like Sun block goes with triple digit heat..they just ARE! Our Date growing Valley produces multi varieties of the sweet, juicy fruit. Boxes of dates are shipped internationally and the demand for our local delicacy seems to be growing. Our Eastern cities such as Indio, Vista Santa Rosa, Thermal and Coachella, grow the majority of our dates. The history of one of our local Date growers, Shields, will help you understand what an important part of our local industry, our dates are.
Indoor stalls with misters, high roofs, and fans is the 5 star treatment!
The Equestrians of the desert, learn how to live and ride in the summer heat. For new summer residents with horses, or Locals that are simply preparing for another stretch of intense Heat, Here is how most of us deal with it! Kimberley Kelly, Equestrian Property specialist with HK Lane/Christie’s International, has been working through the heat for many years. “I tell my new ranch owners, or summer riders that their daily riding life is about to change!” Kim states. As we get near, it’s time to stock up on the summer stable supplies, repair your shaders, double check your sources of water, and do your general property maintenance NOW before the heat really sets in! If you’re interested in some great horse properties, give Kim a call at 760-285-3578.
Stalking a local Desert City Agent in the summer
Summer Sales in the Desert Cities of the Coachella Valley, are much different than many Sellers may think, according to local real estate agent, Kim Kelly. Living in the desert year round and working as a local real estate agent, gives you a unique perspective on Summer Sales here in the desert. There are fewer showings, true, but the season no longer ends after the Coachella Music Festivals leave town. Palm Springs Life has kindly gathered market statistics for the desert cities of Indian Wells, La Quinta, Palm Desert, Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage. These are our largest desert cities, so remember that our summer sales in Cat City, Indio, Coachella and Thermal are not even considered..and there are summer sales in all those cities as well! To schedule your tour of any Desert Cities homes, give Kim Kelly a call at 760-285-3578.
Coachella Music Festivals Fall Events???
The Coachella Music Festivals in Indio, California look very likely to add a few more Fall events to their Festival schedule. Fall events could help our Coachella Valley expand the tourism season a few more months, and attract even more visitors to the Valley. Because I sell Condos, Homes, and Farms, which are often used as Luxury Lease properties during the Festival times, this makes even more sense to Buyers! If you are thinking about purchasing an Investment property, that could be used as a Lease property during the Festivals, give me a call at 760-285-3578.