Coachella Valley Home Info
The Coachella Valley which comprises the communities of Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Indio, La Quinta, Thousand Palms, Indian Wells, Rancho Mirage, Bermuda Dunes and Cathedral City among others is a very active and thriving bridge community. With the constant influx of retirees, the number of bridge players in the area continues to increase.
Palm Desert is home to Duncan Bridge Center, arguably one of the premier bridge facilities in the country. The dedicated bridge center is run by the non-profit Coachella Valley Bridge Foundation and all income from activities at the center are returned to the community through their bridge offerings. ACBL Sanctioned duplicate bridge games are held afternoons daily with complement games on some mornings and evenings. The games are flighted so that less experienced players can choose to play with those of the same caliber while the open games are available to all. The center has ample parking and sufficient space to have upwards of 300 players at any given time.
Duncan Bridge Center offers regular lesson programs from Beginner through Intermediate up to Advanced and has hosted seminars put on by such well known bridge personalities as Larry Cohen, Eddie Kantar and Audrey Grant.
Palm Desert ACBL Unit 533 has over 1000 members and is proud to be the home of five ACBL Grand Life Masters. The valley boasts over 19,000 tables of sanctioned bridge played every year with about half of them played at Duncan Bridge Center.
In addition to Duncan Bridge Center, there are ACBL sanctioned games played at various Senior Centers throughout the Coachella Valley. Many of the country clubs and gated communities also offer bridge in a more social setting as part of their organized activities.
Most homes in the main areas of the Coachella Valley are within a half hour drive of Duncan Bridge Center. If you want to be closer, the communities of Palm Desert and Thousand Palms are the best locations in which to buy a home with Rancho Mirage and La Quinta homes also providing quick access to the primary bridge facility.
The area, originally made famous by stars like Frank Sinatra and Bob Hope, still touts an exciting, relaxing, and rejuvenating lifestyle. Whether you choose to ride the aerial tram to the top of Mount San Jacinto, visit the Palm Springs Air Museum or golf at one of the over 160 courses in the area, hike among the over 100 trails, bike along 140 different paths, visit recreational facilities, art museums, be pampered in some of the finest healthcare facilities, or shop, eat and dine your days and nights away, it is easy to see why people choose to become “Snowbirds” or “Winter Residents” of this truly unique California desert.
Let’s also not forget what some people believe is the best amenity of all—the beautiful winter weather. The Coachella Valley boasts some of the most beautiful weather in the country. With less than four inches of precipitation per year, many days of pure and uninhibited sunshine, and little to no humidity or extreme wind, taking advantage of reading the morning paper on the porch, BBQ dates with friends, and evening strolls are not just a possibility but an actuality.
Couple the great amenities and the local weather with the Coachella Valley’s prime location, and it is clear to see why living in the Coachella Valley is hard to beat. With less than a two hour drive to the beaches, mountains, bigger cities such as San Diego, Los Angeles or Hollywood, and countless other major attractions like Disneyland, Universal Studios, and Rodeo Drive all within a short day’s drive away, the Coachella Valley is a true desert gem.
If California Desert Living fits your lifestyle, contact Team Peterson Realty to help you find your ideal home.