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Bermuda Dunes


Bermuda Dunes Formerly the community's name was Myoma. Bermuda Dunes was developed in 1962 by Ernie Dunlevie and Ray Ryan. Among other celebrities Clark Gable had a home in Bermuda Dunes. Bermuda Dunes is served by the Bermuda Dunes Airport.

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Geography

Bermuda Dunes is located at 33°44′40″N 116°17′7″W (33.744503, -116.285241). 

The CDP's name originated from the Bermuda Dunes country club, a golf course community first opened in 1962 and the former site of the Bob Hope Chrysler Golf Classic. There are 10 other golf clubs and communities within the 5-mile (8.0 km) radius, including Sun City Palm Desert. Bermuda Dunes Airport is located in the community.

Public Services

The area's public services: Education - the Desert Sands Unified School District, plus a private school: Christian Schools of the Desert, which is a preschool - grade 12 school. Electricity is provided by the Indio-based Imperial Irrigation District and Southern California Edison across Washington Street. Water is provided by both the IID the Myoma Dunes Water Company   and Telephone service is by Verizon.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.5 km2), all of it land. The elevation of Bermuda Dunes is 30 feet (9.1 m) above sea level, but the surface drops by over 80 feet (24 m) from west to east.

The distance from Bermuda Dunes to Washington, D.C. is approximately 2,318 miles (3,730 km). The distance to Sacramento, the California state capital, is approximately 445 miles (716 km), and to Los Angeles, the state's largest city is 120 miles (190 km). Bermuda Dunes shares two zip codes with Indio: 92201 and 92203. Its telephone area code is 760.

Terrain and Climate

Located in the Coachella Valley desert region, Bermuda Dunes is sheltered by the San Bernardino Mountains to the north, the Santa Rosa Mountains to the south, by the San Jacinto Mountains to the west and by the Little San Bernardino Mountains to the east. This geography gives Bermuda Dunes its hot, dry climate, with 354 days of sunshine and only 3.44 inches (87.4 mm) of rain annually.  Bermuda Dunes has a warm winter/hot summer climate: Its average annual high temperature is 89.5 °F (31.9 °C) and average annual low is 62.1 °F (16.7 °C) but summer highs above 110 °F (43 °C) are common and sometimes exceed 120 °F (49 °C), while summer night lows often stay above 82 °F (28 °C). Winters are warm with daytime highs often between 70–86 °F (21–30 °C) and corresponding night lows falling to 48°F-68°F (9°C-20°C). The mean annual temperature is 75.8 °F (24.3 °C). 

Climate data for Bermuda Dunes, CA
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 97
(36)
100
(38)
103
(39)
109
(43)
117
(47)
123
(51)
125
(52)
121
(49)
122
(50)
115
(46)
101
(38)
96
(36)
125
(52)
Average high °F (°C) 71.9
(22.2)
75.3
(24.1)
81.3
(27.4)
87.5
(30.8)
95.7
(35.4)
103.1
(39.5)
107.3
(41.8)
106.6
(41.4)
102.0
(38.9)
91.9
(33.3)
79.6
(26.4)
71.0
(21.7)
89.5
(31.9)
Average low °F (°C) 44.6
(7.0)
48.0
(8.9)
54.8
(12.7)
60.7
(15.9)
67.7
(19.8)
74.2
(23.4)
80.3
(26.8)
80.3
(26.8)
74.0
(23.3)
63.7
(17.6)
51.8
(11.0)
44.2
(6.8)
62.1
(16.7)
Record low °F (°C) 13
(−11)
20
(−7)
25
(−4)
33
(1)
38
(3)
45
(7)
59
(15)
56
(13)
46
(8)
31
(−1)
23
(−5)
17
(−8)
13
(−11)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.56
(14.2)
0.64
(16.3)
0.43
(10.9)
0.05
(1.3)
0.07
(1.8)
0.01
(0.3)
0.04
(1)
0.54
(13.7)
0.04
(1)
0.26
(6.6)
0.18
(4.6)
0.62
(15.7)
3.44
(87.4)
Source: www.ncdc.noaa.gov  

Politics

In the state legislature Bermuda Dunes is located in the 37th Senate District, represented by Republican Bill Emmerson, and in the 64th Assembly District, represented by Republican Brian Nestande. Federally, Bermuda Dunes is located in California's 45th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +3 and is represented by Republican Mary Bono Mack.

In Bermuda Dunes and Sun City Palm Desert, alike most of the Coachella Valley are center-right or Neoconservative. Except for the 2008 presidential election where Obama won by 50-60 percent, an estimated 65 to 80% voted for Republican candidates in most congressional, U.S. or state senatorial and presidential candidates. About three-fourths of locals registered in the Republican Party, but one-fifths are registered Democrats and the rest are independents.

Famous Residents

  • Casey Merrill, former running back of the Green Bay Packers, New York Giants and New Orleans Saints (NFL)

 

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