Indio is a city in Riverside County, in the Coachella Valley of Southern California’s Colorado Desert region. East of Palm Springs, the word Indio is Spanish for Indian. #indio #homes for sale
The population has been growing rapidly in the last 20 years, and today boasts about 100,000 residents. With a large percentage of young families, the warm desert oasis also attracts a large number of retirees and and a large group of annual visitors who migrate down for winter retreats to escape cold climates of Canada and the Northern United States.
Indio was once known as “the Hub of the Valley.” Today Indio most often referred to as the “City of Festivals” because of cultural events held in the city, most notably the huge Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, or simply “Coachella,” which has gained international attention as it attracts up to 200,000 visitors per year to see the most popular music artists. Take a look at Indio, CA homes for sale:
High mountain ranges on three sides contribute to its unique and year-round warm climate, with some of warmest winters west of the Rocky Mountains. Indio is in the Colorado Desert region of the Sonoran Desert. It is adjacent to the geologic Salton Sink and within the site of historic Lake Cahuilla of the Lower Colorado River Valley. Indio is an official National Bird Sanctuary, because of the seasonal bird migration flight routes that cross the town en route to the Salton Sea.
In the past 25 years (from 1984 to 2008), Indio has grown many times its fromer size. Indio experiences unprecedented growth for being a select area of choice for thousands of new residents per year: an average of 25 new residents flock to the city each day.
City leaders and other locals are busy constantly expanding city public services, including recreation venues, commercial retail shoppping centers and industrial complexes.
Two major contributions to the thriving economy are year-round agriculture and winter tourism amid the date palms and citrus groves.
Local businesses include United States Filter Corporation, Guy Evans Inc., Borden, Coca-Cola, Ernie Ball, Ernst and Young, Guthy-Renker, Pulte Homes and Sunrise Company. Other top employers are the county, state, city, hospitals, Boulder West Components, Tidwell Concrete Construction, Mathis Brothers and Home Depot.
Native American Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, owned by the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians and the Spotlight 29 Casino, owned by the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians.
Riverside County has a Regional Occupational Program facility in Indio that provides vocational educational courses in the Coachella valley’s job market. The California Desert Trial Academy School of Law
Three daily newspapers serve Indio, the Desert Sun, Riverside-based the Press-Enterprise and the Los Angeles Times are available in markets, coffee shops and book stores. Indio is served by several free weekly publications, as well as The Sun Runner Magazine, based out of Joshua Tree, but covering the California desert region. Tidbits newpaper is very popular read in the area.
Indio has ten local television stations serving the Coachella Valley, and six Spanish-language networks (local or regional affiliates like KUNA-LP and KVER-CA), some are over-air signals from Mexico. About eight Los Angeles television stations are available on cable and satellite service.
Three radio stations.
Bermuda Dunes Airport (FAA designator: UDD)
John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital is a General Acute Care Hospital in Indio with Basic Emergency Services as of 2006.
The city of Indio has 20 public parks:
City of Indio Park.
Miles Avenue Park near the Coachella Valley History Museum.
Doug York Plaza.
Downtown Indio Park (Grass lot).
Fiesta Tamale Park (Grass lot).
Indio Teen Center and Park, across from Indio High School.
South Jackson Park with Pawley Pool facility, a soccer field, a little league baseball stadium (Davis Sports Complex) and a YMCA/Boys & Girls club.
North Jackson Park, near Jackson School.
Tingman Park under the Jackson street bridge/Indio Boulevard (Historic US Route 99), named for city co-founder Pat Tingman.
Dominguez Park on Crown Way, named for Al Dominguez, the city’s first Mexican-American councilman in the 1950s/1960s.
Dr.Carreon-Nobles Ranch Park-Playground with water tower arts mural of local history.
Yucca (Lane) Park-Playground.
Cahuilla Park- formerly called Indio Terrace Park.
George S. Patton Park.
Mulligan Dog park.
In 2001, Forbes magazine listed Indio west of Monroe Street as one of America’s wealthiest areas.