An Overview of Cathedral City
Cathedral City is located in the Coachella Valley, nestled between Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage along the Highway 111 and Interstate 10 corridors. A vibrant working city, Cathedral City ranks in the top three cities in the Coachella Valley for population, retail sales, and total taxable sales.
Originally the home of the Cahuilla Indians, the Agua Caliente Tribe of Cahuilla Indians established their reservation in 1876, comprising 28% of Cathedral City. The town`s name dates back to 1850 when Colonel Henry Washington of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers noted the geographic landscapes made by the local canyons resembled the interior of a grand cathedral.