A city known for the many events it hosts each year, Indio, California, is a growing desert community in Riverside County. Indio boats a vast inventory of single-family homes and condos with an average sale price that is less than that of the county as a whole. With homes ranging in size from about 1,000 square feet to several thousand square feet and in age from some six decades to just a few years, homebuyers will find a lot of variety in Indio.
Located in the Coachella Valley of the Colorado Desert, Indio has experienced much growth in both population and industry in recent years, reaching a current population of about 86,000 people. Agriculture and tourism make up a large part of the city's local economy. Riverside County and the Desert Sands Unified School District are two of the city's largest employers. Indio has a dry climate with hot summers and warm winters. The Desert Sands Unified and Coachella Valley Unified public school districts serve students in Indio. There also are several private and religious schools in the city. For higher education, the College of the Desert, a community college, is in nearby Palm Desert. And Southern California as a region is home to dozens of colleges and universities.
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