Two weekends. Four days. Endless music. Oh yes—it’s Coachella time again! Every year, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival takes over Indio, California for a four-day party that has become legendary across the nation. And the 2013 line-up will not disappoint music lovers. Over 120 renowned and up-and-coming artists will be performing over April 12–April 14 and April 19–April 21, including headliners The Stone Roses, Blur, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Phoenix. Other not-to-be-missed performers are the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, Vampire Weekend, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Moby, and New Order. The full line-up is impressive, so be sure to check it out.

In 2012, Coachella attendance set a new record: 80,000–85,000 people attended each day. So, where—you may ask—do all these people lay their heads at night? A lot of people opt for on-site and off-site campgrounds, but those who prefer a little comfort after getting down and dirty in the desert may opt for the comforts of a nice hotel or spa.

Here’s another scenario for you, though: Wouldn’t it be wonderful to just go home after a night of Coachella? If you owned a home in the Indio area, that could be your reality…and you’d likely be the envy of most Coachella-attendees. The music festival obviously isn’t the only motivation to buy in the desert area. Most of the time, the Coachella Valley and its surrounding areas are known for their tranquility and gorgeous desert beauty, along with access to world-class golfing, hiking and biking trails, great restaurants, and museums. All of that and one of the most exciting Music and Arts Festivals just around the corner? The desert definitely sounds like the place to be.

In case a vacation retreat is in your cards, here are a few homes in the Desert Region, ranging from affordable to full scale luxury, that might spark your interest.


47479 Marrakesh Dr
Palm Desert, CA 92260


75297 Falling Rock Ln
Indian Wells, CA
$12, 000,000