Cathedral City Real Estate

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Cathedral City, California, is located just east of Palm Springs. In 1850, Colonel Henry Washington was visiting this area when he described the canyons as resembling the interior of a grand cathedral and gave them the name Cathedral Canyons. Later in 1925, when developers where establishing the first subdivision here, they agreed with Washington’s description and decided to name the town Cathedral City. The city was incorporated in 1981. Cathedral City is part of the Coachella Valley-area, which was originally home to the Cahuilla Indians. In 1876 the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians established their reservation in the area. This reservation makes up about 28% of Cathedral City today. Cathedral City covers about 21.8 square miles. There are approximately 53,000 residents living in the city and a large percentage of them identify as Hispanic. On the third weekend in September, City Hall host a big event called “El Grito de Dolores” to celebrate Mexican Independence Day.