Palm Springs, a city in the Sonoran Desert of southern California, is known for its hot springs, stylish hotels, golf courses and spas. It’s also noted for the most desirable mid-century, modern and Spanish villas in the valley. The core shopping district along Palm Canyon Drive features vintage boutiques, interior design shops and many wonderful restaurants. The surrounding Valley offers hiking, biking and horseback riding trails.
With worldwide recognition, the resort town with a rich Hollywood history dating back to 1930 has been long defined as one of the country’s premier small towns overflowing with sophistication. Located on the west end of the Coachella Valley, Palm Springs is the first of the Valley’s nine cities you approach when driving from Los Angeles. Palm Springs maintains a fashionable international destination for celebrities, entrepreneurs, and the wealthy.
A population of less than 45,000 keeps the city feeling relaxed. The City has top choice hotels, resorts and spas to small upscale boutique properties, each with their own signature style.
Known for its friendly community spirit and welcoming the LGBT community, Palm Springs attracts a diverse group of part-time and full-time residents. From retirees to snowbirds from Canada, Northern California, Washington, Oregon and as east as Chicago who escape the cold to spend “season” in Palm Springs.
One of the biggest reasons Palm Springs is such a sought-after community is the diversity in housing from luxury country clubs to single-family neighborhoods with their own distinct style.
The architecture of Palm Springs includes some of the oldest homes in the Coachella Valley as well as restored historic Spanish Colonial style gated estates. Palm Springs has carved out a design niche for significant Mid-Century Modern homes designed by iconic architects such as Richard Neutra, Donald Wexler, Albert Frey, and John Lautner.
Mid-Century Modern and Modernism is like a religion in Palm Springs. Palm Springs Neighborhoods like Las Palmas, the Tennis Club, the Movie Colony, and Warm Sands all sport these design. The inherent design of these homes beckon singles, couples, and families with their versatility. They are perfect for entertaining from daytime pool parties to evening cocktails and outdoor dinners.
There are several festivals and annual events visitors and residents look forward to. These include the Palm Springs International Film Festival where today’s Hollywood glamour is celebrated and Modernism Week.
To learn more about this highly desirable city, contact us today. As a resident and expert in the Coachella Valley real estate market, we can help you find your perfect location.
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