What You Need to Know About a Hidden Cali Treasure: Cathedral City

FamilyIt was named one of the "Most Livable Cities" in America by the United States Conference of Mayors. It boasts some of the most viable real estate in its state, with per square foot price going up — meaning now's the time to get in! It's a region with a family fun vibe, offering a range of recreations, as well as a flexible and dependable school system.

Sure, everyone knows about San Diego and Los Angeles, but this region of California's Riverside County is a hidden treasure with a lifestyle both old school and cosmopolitan. A neighbor of Palm Springs, the city that started as a housing subdivision inherited its moniker because local rock formations reminded settlers of a cathedral.

If you haven't figured it out, we're talking about Cathedral City.

Finding Property in Cathedral City

You're going to find a range of beautiful properties that will fit any need or budget here. You simply have to contact Gerry Johnson, a one-stop shop realtor who can assist in everything from buying and selling to learning why Cathedral City will provide a life experience unlike any other.

Besides calling us with any questions you might have about living here, including neighborhoods, schools, dining, shopping, movie theaters or any other facts, you can always browse our website. Our tools are broken up by convenient categories. You can do defined searches that will help you find anything from number of bedrooms to square footage and features like built-in grills and spas. We list open houses that you might find interesting. And we maintain a constant updated library of properties with professional images to give you a broad idea of what you're looking at.

Anyone who's done this knows looking for a home can be a difficult and long process, and that having an experienced agent that knows Cathedral City will help streamline the process. Besides specific information about every square foot of this town, our site has tools for estimating mortgage payments, as well as a library of resources for walking you through the buying process. We can help you find single and multi-family housing, rentals, vacation spots and investments. And, as we said, if you have any questions, you can call us directly or come by the office.

Why We Love Cathedral City

The Best Schools for Your Kids

SchoolThis is a city noted for its strong educational spirit. The school district and active community participation has helped in the design of an educational system that's been recognized for its dedication to creating citizens that will prosper in any city. It starts early with schools like Rio Vista Elementary, which has an impressive API score of 883. On through high school, this is a town that nurtures education and wants students to excel in everything from academics to sports. For higher education, nearby colleges and universities include Mayfield, Redlands, Community Christian and Professional Golfers Career College.

You Can Stay Active

Besides offering great homes, Cathedral City gives you plenty of reason to get outside and enjoy yourself. It doesn't matter if you just want to explore or have a specific activity in mind, you're covered. Nearby Palm Springs Lanes is a fun and inexpensive way for the family to play. If you prefer your entertainment sitting down, check out the family friendly Desert IMAX and the Mary Pickford Theater by the Civic Center. There are plenty of open spaces, including Panorama, Century and Soccer parks. You can hike in canyons or browse the latest models in the area's largest auto center. And no self-respecting town in California wouldn't have golf. You swingers can get out to Desert Princess, Cathedral Canyon and Cimarron, to name a few. If you're not ready for 18 professional holes, take a trip to Boomer's! There's mini-golf, as well as go-carts, bumper boats and virtual reality horse racing and snow boarding.

Dine & Shop 'Til You Drop

ShoppingThis is a city that wants to be the greatest place to live, play and work. That means making it convenient to do the things you want and need to do. And many of us like to eat and shop good! Find anything you have a taste for here. Home décor shops, mouth watering fast food or delicacies, supermarkets and more are at your disposal.

The town is located in a geographically advantageous region of the Coachella Valley. That means access to great jobs and businesses. If you're looking for high scholastic standards, fine art programs, eclectic recreational opportunities and the homes you're going to love ending every day with, this is the place for you.

If you want to know why more and more people are opting for Cathedral City to shop, dine, play, work and stay, you need to contact Gerry Johnson today.

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