Known for its stunning ocean views, Marina Del Rey is always steps away from a quick getaway to some smooth sailing. Residents of the area’s luxury homes enjoy a fine coastal lifestyle, the always fresh breeze and close proximity to wetlands nature and wildlife at Oxford Lagoon Estuary & Bird Sanctuary.
Marina del Rey is an unincorporated seaside community in Los Angeles County, next to the City of Los Angeles. Boating and sailing are close to LAX, dynamic and progressive businesses of Silicon Beach and fine sandy beaches with gentle waves in an ideal climate.This neighborhood encapsulates the very essence of inspiring, full service, high rise living. Outstanding amenities and world class services; close to everything worth having near. For discriminating home owners who recognize the value of a tremendous, one-of-a kind trophy asset. | HOMES FOR SALE
Fisherman’s Village offers a view of Marina del Rey’s dominant feature, the Marina, the world’s largest man-made small craft harbor with eight basins having a capacity for 5,300 boats and is home port to approximately 6,500 boats. The harbor is perhaps the county’s most valuable resource. This area also features marina access, world famous beaches, Abbott Kinney, bike paths, dog walk, shops, restaurants, movie theaters, 405 freeway, LAX & more! #marinadelrey #mdr #homesforsale
Sections include Marina Peninsula, Via Dolce and Via Marina. Bordering neighborhoods include: Venice, Playa Vista, Playa Del Rey and Culver City.
The marina itself, a specially designed harbor with moorings for pleasure craft and small boats, is surrounded by high-rise condos, hotels, apartments, shops, and restaurants. The area also includes the University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute and the UCLA Marina Aquatic Center.
Chace Park—the Marina del Rey Summer Concert Series is held here on Thursdays and Saturdays from June to August.
Pacific Mariners Yacht Club
California Yacht Club
UCLA Marina Aquatic Center
Lloyd Taber Marina del Rey Library
Marina del Rey High School
Parks and recreation
Marina del Rey has two main parks: Chace Park and Yvonne B. Burke Park, renamed from the original Admiralty Park in 2009 to honor long-time Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke
The County of Los Angeles Public Library operates the Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Library. The library has a nautical collection to serve small boaters in the area.
Indio (the Spanish word for Indian) is a city in Riverside County, located in the Coachella Valley 23 miles east of Palm Springs, and 127 miles east of Los Angeles. The City of Indio grew into existence, starting in 1876, because of the need for a halfway point between Yuma, Arizona and Los Angeles where the Southern Pacific Railroad could refill its engines with water. The first permanent building in Indio was the Southern Pacific Depot station and hotel.
Although Indio started as a railroad town, the local economy later revolved around agriculture. Today, real estate is among the largest of Indio’s industries. #indio #homes #forsale
Indio developments and neighborhoods include: Bella Vida, Desert Collection, Desert Trace, Foxstone, Fred Waring, Generations, Haciendas, Indio Blvd, Indio Blvd / Jackson Street, Las Brisas, Miles-Clinton, Montecello II, Mountain Estates, North Indio, Pallazo, Paradiso, RCB Resort, Regency Park, Sandhurst Cove, Shadow Hills, Shadow Hills Villas, Shadow Ranch, Silverwood, Sonora Wells, Sun City, Sun Gold, Sun Gold Park, Talavera andTerralago,
The USDA built the “Date Station” in Indio in 1907 and performed scientific research on the fruit that grew to be a major part of Indio culture. This research helped turn the Coachella Valley into the leader of date production with exports shipped all the way to the middle east- the County Fair became known for its theme featuring dates and Middle Eastern styles.
Coachella and Thermal became larger cities than Indio for a time, but Indio retained the name as the “Hub of the Valley”, and by the 1930’s it was a thriving city which outpaced its neighbors and incorporated. On September 6, 1930, storekeeper Fred Kohler received the first official business license from the city. Visiting soldiers from Patton’s training grounds in Chiriaco Summit located 30 miles to the east also helped the city to grow. After the recession of the late 2000s, the local economy has rebounded and wealthier residents have moved in fueling something of a real estate boom.
High mountain ranges on three sides of the Coachella Valley contribute to its year-round warm climate, with some of warmest winters west of the Rockies. Indio has a warm winter and hot summer climate. Low temperatures in the winter average a mild 62°F, but summer highs can reach 120°F during the day time and night lows often stay above 82°F. Average annual precipitation is under 4 inches with at least 348 days of sunshine per year.
Indio has its own police department. The city contracts for fire and paramedic services with the Riverside County Fire Department through a cooperative agreement. Indio has 4 fire stations housing 4 engine companies, 3 paramedic ambulances and 1 truck company.
Year-round agriculture and tourism are the two major sources of revenue for the city with the majority of tourism between October and May. Indio is one of Southern California’s most important agricultural regions, and still grows most of the nation’s crop of dates. The area has seen some decline in agriculture however, as new residential development has pushed the date and citrus groves and vegetable fields to the south and southeast of the city. Travelers from around the world still can stop by Shields Date Gardens though, where a large retail store is still maintained next to State Highway 111 in Indio. Over the past decade, most new jobs have been in the retail and hospitality industries with many hotel and golf resorts being built in the area. There is some light industry in the city dating back to the 1960’s with companies producing ammunition for the U.S. military, train engines for Southern Pacific, and even moon rover and computer parts for the Apollo moon landing program.
Many corporations have also located offices in indio because of the low cost and easy access to major transportation routes. Some of the businesses include fruit packing and shipping firms, United States Filter Corporation, Guy Evans Inc., Dimare Fruit Co., West Coast Turf, Sun World Inc.; and move-in companies such as Borden, Coca-Cola, Ernie Ball, Ernst and Young, Ferguson, Fulton Distributors, Guthy-Renker, Pulte Homes, Sunrise Company, SunScape Tech and Tala Industries.
There are two Native American owned casinos in and near Indio: the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, owned by the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, and the Spotlight 29 Casino, owned by the Twenty-Nine Palms Band.
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Arts and culture
The Indio Chamber of Commerce has made the city’s official nickname “The City of Festivals” because of the many festivals and special events held there annually. Two major annual festivals held here are the National Date Festival and the Indio International Tamale Festival.
The Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival are held each February at the fairgrounds, located on Highway 111 in the heart of Indio. Since 1947, this festival has celebrated the the Coachella Valley date fruit crop because of its importance to the regions economy and culture.
The Tamale Festival is held each December on the streets of Old Town Indio and is one of the world’s largest tamale festivals with 120,000 in attendance for the Dec. 2000 event. The festival also once held the record for the world’s largest tamale, over 1 foot in diameter and 40 feet in length!
The Riverside County Fairgrounds also hosts various events year round such as music concerts, 4×4 monster truck rallies, rodeos or other special events.
In 1993, Pearl Jam performed a concert at the Empire Polo Club in Indio and six years later the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was born. Coachella has become an annual event that brings bands and musicians known around the world to the desert, including: AC/DC, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guns N’ Roses, Prince, Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Radiohead, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Pixies, The Cure, The White Stripes, Jay-Z, Tool, Beastie Boys, Jane’s Addiction, Roger Waters and hundreds more. In May 2007, the promoters of Coachella started Stagecoach, a two-day country music festival held the weekend following the Coachella. Performers have included George Strait, Kenny Chesney, the Eagles, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Kid Rock.
Indio is also the site of the annual Southwest Arts Festival, the Cabazon Indian National Pow Wow, the Heritage Festival at the Coachella Valley History Museum, and many more.
Some other points of interest are the Coachella Valley History Museum on Miles Avenue in Indio which has a two-acre campus, that includes the Smiley-Tyler House, built in 1926, the 1909 Schoolhouse, and the Date Museum dedicated to the history and development of the fruit (the only date museum in the world), plus gardens and archives preserving historical artifacts of the Coachella Valley. Visitors can also find 10 murals around the city, painted on the sides of various buildings in old town and a water reservoir tank on Monroe Street depicting the city’s history and cultural roots.
Indio is served by two public school districts: Desert Sands Unified and on the city’s south eastern corner, Coachella Valley Unified. Indio’s six elementary and two middle schools are highly rated under the California Distinguished Schools program. Because of Indio’s growing population and above-average number of young people with families, the two school districts are expanding, with plans on building more schools, along with remodeling the older ones with new buildings and designs.
Indio Middle School is one of 18 high-performing schools in California recognized as academically excellent, developmentally responsive, socially equitable, and structured for success.
Desert Sands Unified School District
ELEMENTARY: Carrillo Ranch, Dr. Reynaldo J. Carreon Jr. Academy, Amelia Earhart International Studies, John Adams, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Herbert Hoover, Andrew Jackson, Lyndon B. Johnson, John F. Kennedy, James Madison, James Monroe, Theodore Roosevelt, Martin Van Buren, and Horizon Elementary (independent studies).
MIDDLE/JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS: Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle School; La Quinta Middle; Desert Ridge Academy; Thomas Jefferson; Indio Middle; John Glenn ; and Horizon Middle (independent studies).
HIGH SCHOOLS: Indio High; La Quinta High; Shadow Hills; Amistad High, a continuation school; and Horizon High (independent studies).
ADULT SCHOOL: GED TEST preparation, ESL Beg/Int/Adv classes, Citizenship classes, a Language lab, and more.
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Coachella Valley Unified schools
ELEMENTARY: Mountain Vista Elementary.
MIDDLE/JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS: Cahuilla Desert Academy.
HIGH SCHOOLS: Coachella Valley High and Desert Mirage High School, both in Thermal.
Grace Academy (K-8), Indio Christian Center (1-12), River Springs Charter School (K-12), Our Lady of Perpetual Help (PK-8), Trinity Lutheran Child Development Center (PK, K) and Christian School of the Desert (PK-12), located in nearby Bermuda Dunes.
College of the Desert commonly referred to by its initials C.O.D, is the Coachella Valley’s community college. Riverside County has a Regional Occupational Program facility in Indio that provides vocational educational courses in the Coachella valley’s job market.
The California Desert Trial Academy School of Law was approved by the California State Bar as an unaccredited fixed facility law school in Indio and is currently holding classes in the County Law Library in Indio while plans move forward on the school constructing its own campus buildings in downtown Indio.
Bermuda Dunes Airport is on the north-western border of Indio, along I-10 just west of Jefferson Street. It serves small private planes, air carriers and commuter jets. The Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport in Thermal just a few minutes from Indio is used for cargo planes to ship agricultural products. There is also on the four-lane California State Route 86S expressway for international traffic. The closest airport with regularly scheduled commercial passenger service is Palm Springs International Airport, about 20 miles away.
The Greyhound and Amtrak passenger buses have a highly used bus depot in downtown Indio, where buses stop by regularly on the way to stops in Southern California, Arizona and the Mexican border. A recently approved plan for a new transportation center for Greyhound and Amtrak will provide upgraded facilities and services. The city is served by the local bus line SunLine Transit Agency (“SunBus”), which also services much of the Coachella Valley. Highway 111 runs through the city which connects the northern end with the I-10 in Whitewater, CA to the southern end in Mexicali.
John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital is a General Acute Care Hospital in Indio with Basic Emergency Services. One of three hospitals in the Coachella Valley, JFK expanded services in 2005 adding more surgical rooms, intensive care units and a new concrete emergency heliport.
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Parks and recreation
The city of Indio operates 20 public parks, a community recreation center, a senior center located one block from the new teen center, and a Desert Park wildlife refuge north of 40th and 42nd Avenues.
City of Indio Park
Miles Avenue Park
Doug York Plaza
Downtown Indio Park
Fiesta Tamale Park
Indio Teen Center and Park
South Jackson Park with Pawley Pool facility, a soccer field, a little league baseball stadium and a YMCA/Boys & Girls club
North Jackson Park
DrCarreon-Nobles Ranch Park-Playground with water tower arts mural
George S Patton Park
Mulligan Dog park
Golf Clubs / Courses
The Landmark Golf Club now known as Terra Lago, Plantation, Heritage Palms, Sun City Shadow Hills, Indian Springs, Indian Palms, and the Indio (municipal) Golf Club.
Your Referrals Help the Kids. For every referral I receive, I donate a portion to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. With your referrals, you are helping Children’s Hospital ensure that critical life-saving care is available to every child they treat. http://www.ReferralsHelpKids.com
February is about Valentine’s Day, when many of us scramble to ensure that those who are close to us KNOW that we love them! After all – Love is a many splendored thing. While love for our family and friends is the most important, I think it’s also important to express my love for helping people find a home where their heart is. #socal #home #news
My favorite love description is: Love is patient, Love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres.
I could go on with several more examples like – Love Your Neighbor as Yourself, even go all business on you with accolades about how much we love doing business with you, or how much we love your referrals and more – but, the point is we do love helping people to sell and to buy real estate. And those people say that we are good at it!
Also included with this month’s newsletter is a story about a very special 11 year-old boy with a 10 year-old heart! #coreychambers
Please know that my team and I are eager to help anyone you know wanting to make a move, so much so, that we are willing to make an offer that they will LOVE – AND – the Kids at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles will love too.
For the month of February, for anyone considering making a move that you refer to me, we will guarantee them in writing their home will sell or we’ll buy it at a price acceptable to them. We just need to agree on the price and possession date with the seller.
Just like we are thankful for you and your business, I am confident your referrals will be thanking you for pointing them in the right direction to getting their home sold fast!
And remember, YOUR referrals really do help Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles…
We are still on a mission to raise $25,000 for Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. We do this by donating to them a portion of our income from homes we sell. As you may know, Children’s Hospital of LA does miraculous work in helping kids fight through and survive some of the worst life threatening diseases like cancer and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, leukemia.
BUT — they rely on Sponsorships and Donations to continue providing a uniquely supportive and healing environment. Donations also benefit families by helping to keep overall expenses as low as possible. So, YOUR REFERRALS REALLY DO HELP THESE KIDS!
We are on a mission to raise $25,000 for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (we have already raised over $2,500). Kids under the care of Children’s Hospital are more likely to survive serious diseases and cancer. BUT, Children’s survives because of our sponsorships and donations. So, the Corey Chamber’s Team makes it a point to donate a portion of our income from selling homes to help supportthe great work that they do. Your referrals REALLY DO help the kids!
With that in mind — whom do you know that’s considering buying or selling a home? When you refer them to my real estate sales team, not only will they benefit from our award-winning service, but we donate a substantial portion of our income on every home sale to Children’s Hospital. It’s easy to refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members considering making a move. Go to www.ReferralsHelpKids.com and enter their contact info online or forward the link to those whom you know are considering a move OR you can always call me direct at 888-240-2500.
I want to make it easy for you to refer your friends, neighbors, business associates, or family members considering making a move, so here are some convenient options for you:
Just pass along the internet address, www.ReferralsHelpKids.com, to anyone you know who might be considering a move
Contact us directly at 888-240-2500
I want you to know that you and your referrals mean more than ever to my team and me. As we take great strides in 2018, please know we are extremely thankful for you being a special part of our business.
Why I Support Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
I grew up right here in Los Angeles. Born right nearby at St. Francis Hospital. I remember when I first heard about a young person close to our family suffering from a nasty disease and getting treated for that at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. It was then that I began to pay closer attention to the work they do at that hospital. Since then, I have learned that it is a collection of hard working health care professionals, most making their home right here in the Los Angeles area, all coming together for a common cause. That cause is to help young people overcome unfortunate health issues that life sometimes throws our way. Being a Los Angeles area native, I take pride in supporting in any way that I can the good work these people do at Children’s. My team rally’s around our annual goal of raising money and donating portions of our income to help Children’s in their quest to heal young people when they need healing. My team and I are committed to providing outstanding results for buyers and sellers referred to us by our past clients. I have discovered that Children’s Hospital Los Angeles shares similar commitments to their patients.
And since their services survive on sponsorships and donations, we are happy to contribute and proud to support them.
Remember, I want to make it easy for you to refer your friends, neighbors, business associates, or family members considering making a move, so here are those options for you again:
Your Referrals Help the Kids. For every referral I receive, I donate a portion to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. With your referrals, you’re helping Children’s Hospital ensure that critical life-saving care is available to every child they treat. http://www.ReferralsHelpKids.com