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About Indian Wells

Nestled between Palm Desert and La Quinta is Indian Wells, a city with a rich and colorful history. As early as the 1800s, Indian Wells was a thriving village inhabited by Cahuilla Indians who formed their village before gold was discovered on the Colorado River.


Indian Wells was opened up to the world by William D. "Bill" Bradshaw, a western pioneer and prospector who forged the Bradshaw Trail in 1862. The trail was from San Bernardino, California, to La Paz in New Mexico, giving the areas of California's west coast a direct route for prospectors to get to the Gold Rush fields. This famous trail also opened up Indian Wells to settlement and development.


Despite the risks and extreme weather, settlers arrived in the area, including the families of William Blair, Ernie Chapin Sr., Melvin Harmon, and James O'Neal, who opened "Dan's Market" and established the first Indian Wells post office.


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Caleb Cook, who is credited with pioneering the valley's date industry, established the first sizable Deglet Noor garden and encouraged others to become successful date ranchers. By 1922, Indian Wells was noted as undergoing rapid and substantial improvement.


In the 1950s, Milt Hicks and Desi Arnaz began building the Indian Wells Country Club and Golf Course, and in the late 1950s, Arnaz opened the Indian Wells Hotel. Indian Wells was incorporated in 1967 and has continued to preserve its residents' independence and vision from other cities that wanted to control it.


Despite facing financial challenges due to an economic downturn, it turned things around and built up $8 million in general fund reserves by the fiscal year 1995-1996. This turnaround impressed Palm Springs Life magazine, which noted that Indian Wells residents were some of the nation's most affluent people with responsible city management. A few years later, the city emerged to be with the highest national income, with a median household income of $120,680.

Things to Do in Indian Wells

Indian Wells and its neighboring areas boast an impressive list of attractions, making it a popular playground for celebrities and presidents. Visitors can indulge in world-famous golf courses, witness the excitement of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, or take in the stunning views from the high-altitude Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.

The Indian Wells Tennis Garden is the second-largest outdoor tennis court in the world. With different membership programs, you can find the perfect plan that will suit you. If you are a golfer, Indian Wells has several well-manicured golf courses, such as the Indian Wells Country Club, which has a challenging 36-hole golf course, beautiful views, a fitness center, and dining.


The Indian Wells Golf Resort is another 36-hole golf course with a Celebrity Course and Players Course located just a few minutes away from four luxury hotels. You can spend an afternoon here with your group, hold your dream wedding ceremony, or enjoy a weekend getaway with your family.


If you want a nice aerial view of Indian Wells, you should book the Fantasy Balloon Ride! You can book a ride as part of a team-building outing, with your family, or as a special treat. This hot air balloon ride will inspire appreciation for this city and its founders.

Our Services in Indian Wells

Are you looking for a trusted solar energy service provider in Indian Wells? Look no further because we have been in the business for more than 30 years. We have a team of seasoned professionals who are experienced in solar panel and home battery installation, energy conservation, and technical repairs.


As Planet Solar, we value our customers and only use quality materials. Thus, we offer a product guarantee that once we install your solar system, it will serve you as it should for 12 years. If your solar system fails before 12 years, we offer to make up the difference!


As a resident of Indian Wells, take advantage of the 5-year return on investment guarantee that residents of the greater Coachella Valley are enjoying for choosing to become energy independent. Remember that the national ROI average is ten years.


You also get tax credits, are financially dependent, and leave no carbon footprint for future generations. By installing solar panels, you increase the value of your home and make it more attractive to potential buyers. We also install solar batteries to store the energy produced by your solar panels and reduce your dependence on grid electricity.

Do you want to learn more about the benefits of installing solar energy? Contact us now, and we will happily provide you with all the information you need.

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