Indio, CA

City Of Indio Offical LogoIndio 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.




Fair and Date FestivalAgriculture 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.

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Indio plays host to two of the fastest growing music festivals in the country Coachella Fest and Stagecoach Festival as well as Art shows, the Tamale Festival and the National Date festival.

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.

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