Desert Hot Springs, also known as DHS, is a city residing in Riverside County, California. The city is located within the Coachella Valley geographic region, sometimes referred to as the Desert Empire. According to Population.us, the population was 28,164, up from 25,938 at the 2010 census. The U.S. Census Bureau reported the city has a total area of 23.6 square miles, of which 99.89% is land and 0.11% is water. The city has undergone rapid development and high population growth since the 1970s, when there were 2,700 residents.
Nestled among two mountain ranges, San Gorgonio and San Jacinto, Desert Hot Springs hosts panoramic views of the Coachella Valley. Offering a desert climate with more than 350 days of sunshine with less than 6 inches of rain. Summers are hot with days frequently exceeding 107 °F (42 °C) in July and August with night time lows of 78-90 °F (26-32 °C). The winters are mild with day temperatures ranging between 68-82 °F (20-28 °C) and night time temperatures ranging between 50-65 °F (10-18 °C). It is not uncommon during the summer to experience heat waves in excess of 110 °F (43 °C) temperatures. The elevation of Desert Hot Springs is 1, 076 feet (328 m) above sea level, sitting higher than Palm Spring’s 440 feet and Palm Desert’s 224 feet above sea level. This difference in altitude provides a 5 to 7 °F difference in lower temperatures than the rest of the Greater Palm Springs Area.
Named for its many natural hot springs, Desert Hot Springs is known for its award-winning groundwater that is odorless and hosts a perfect pH balance. The city is supplied from two aquifers divided by the Mission Creek Fault providing both hot and cold mineral water. Experts suggest that the quality of the mineral water is a result of a natural and powerful filtration system composed of layered and decomposed granite. Desert Hot Springs is devoted to protecting its most precious resource and has appointed Mission Springs Water District as a Groundwater Guardian. Not surprisingly, spas rule in Desert Hot Springs. Visitors can calm and renew in polished marble resorts, retro-hip motels or ultra-exclusive celebrity retreats. The city also boasts pure and delicious award-winning municipal drinking water.
With its elevated views of the Coachella Valley and thousands of acres of gorgeous mountain preserves, Desert Hot Springs is one of the fastest growing communities in Southern California. Minutes from an international airport, Desert Hot Springs visitors benefit from the Coachella Valley attractions; a premier golf destination hosting approximately 125 golf courses, the Indian Wells Tennis