Joshua Tree is a census-designation place (CDP) nestled in the Southeastern California Mojave Desert, the High Desert area of San Bernardino, California. Located 35 miles northeast of Palm Springs on State Route 62, the community has a population of about 9,000 and encompasses 96 square miles.

The community is made up of artists, musicians, working families, business people and retirees. Its downtown area is filled with galleries, studios and numerous restaurants. Annual celebrations and events are widely attended by visitors from throughout Southern California.

Don’t forget to visit Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown, one of California’s most unique live music venues. Pappy’s clientele are a mix of people and the occasional music icon. Do make a dinner reservation for you never know who will be playing that night, like in October 2016 when Paul McCartney took the stage prior to his gig at Desert Trip in Indio the following weekend.

If you enjoy nature, Joshua Tree National Park is the place to go. The park straddles two ecosystems, the cactus-dotted Colorado Desert and the higher and cooler Mojave Desert. This 800,00 acre wilderness preserve is shaped by strong winds, sudden torrents of rain and extreme climate changes. It is most famous for the region’s beloved Joshua Trees, considered by biologists to be somewhere between 500-900 years old. The park offers incredible rock formations, hiking trails and some of the best rock climbing in the world.

Today, Joshua Tree is a favorite destination for over a million visitors annually and has begun to attract second homebuyers from the large metro areas in Southern California.

Click here to visit the Joshua Tree Chamber of Commercial website. 

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