Introduction to Coachella, California
Coachella, California, in Riverside county, is 46 miles E of Hemet, California (center to center) and 72 miles E of Riverside, California.The city is conveniently located inside the Riverside - San Bernardino metropolitan area. There are an estimated 22,724 people in Coachella.
The Southern Pacific Railroad came to the area in the year 1876 and named it Woodspur. The current name came about around 1901 when the residents voted to accept Coachella as the new name for the community. The origin of the name is not really known. Some people think it as a misspelling of Conchilla, the Spanish word for small white snail shells that were found there. The city was incorporated in the year 1946 and it wasn't until after that time that real development began to take place. The region includes many farms and fruit groves.
Coachella and nearby Attractions
- Sierra Vista Park
- Dateland Park
- Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Park
- De Oro Park
- South Jackson Park
- Miles Park
Things To Do In Coachella
The city has many lovely parks which make for wonderful places to relax and enjoy free time. The recreation department of the park regularly organizes various events and programs for the city people. Food lovers can enjoy treating themselves with the gastronomic delights at the various restaurants and cafes situated in the city.
Palm Springs International is the nearest major airport that serves the city.
Coachella Higher Education
The city is served by University of California-Riverside.