Palm Springs Luxury Real Estate
Beautiful mid-century architecture, reach-out-and touch mountain views spectacular sunsets all set against a background of cool and happening dining, shopping and entertainment spots. One of the country’s coolest Tiki bars draws residents and visitors alike. Add the area’s natural beauty combined with hiking and equestrian offerings and it’s easy to see what a unique destination Palm Springs is whether for a weekend or as a homeowner.
A popular resort town with a history of Hollywood’s top stars and power brokers dating back to the thirties has long defined Palm Springs as one of the country’s premier small towns brimming 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 remains the hot and fashionable international destination for celebrities, entrepreneurs, and the wealthy.
A population of less than 45,000 keeps the city’s small-town and relaxing feel. Insiders know you can do as much or as little as you want to enjoy Palm Springs to its fullest. The City has top choice hotels from resorts and spas to small upscale boutique properties, each with their own signature style.
There’s plenty of history in Palm Springs from tours of celebrity homes to hiking in the beautiful Indian Canyons where waterfalls and rock formations date back hundreds of years.
Palm Springs is an established city known for its friendly community spirit and welcoming LGBT community where neighbors of all types become lifelong friends.
Palm Springs attracts a diverse group of part-time and full-time residents. From retirees looking a piece of paradise to snowbirds from Canada, Northern California, Washington, Oregon and as far east as Chicago who escape the cold to spend “season” in Palm Springs.
Palm Springs’ climate is most appreciated from November to May. Daytime temps range from the ’60s (in the dead of winter) to springtime highs in the 80’s. Winter nights are chilly and many homes in Palm Springs have both indoor fireplaces and cozy outdoor firepits for entertaining.
Initially established as an easy getaway from Los Angeles for the famous, and wealthy, Palm Springs is noted for its natural beauty, an abundance of resorts, out of the ordinary tourist destinations, and exciting cultural activities. Its prime location two hours east of Los Angeles and a few hundred miles west of Phoenix, Arizona allows people to meet and mingle with people from all over the world.
The architecture of Palm Springs includes some of the oldest homes in the Coachella Valley, with some areas boasting restored historic Spanish Colonial style gated estates. Palm Springs has carved out a real estate and design niche as the top spot to own a significant Mid-Century Modern home designed by iconic architects including 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 gems. Greatly appreciated for their open concept design and walls of glass where indoor-outdoor living is the focus of these gems. 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 alike look forward to. These include the Palm Springs International Film Festival where Hollywood glamour of today is celebrated. Modernism Week and all the unique and tres cool activities that accompany these events make Palm Springs the place to be.
One of the biggest reasons that 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.
There are eight distinctive neighborhoods within the city, each with unique activities, communities, and housing styles. Here’s a sampling of some Palm Springs neighborhoods:
- Las Palmas
- The Movie Colony
- The Mesa
- Smoketree Ranch
- The Tennis Club
- Warm Sands
- The Mesa
- Racquet Club Estates
- Deepwell Estates
- South Palm Springs
For more information about specific neighborhood properties and luxury homes for sale in Palm Springs, contacts us directly.
Things to Do in Palm Springs CA
Both locals and residents alike find there is something to do seven days a week from morning to midnight.
- Landmarks in Palm Springs include the Palm Springs Walk of Stars, the Palm Springs Art Museum, Indian Canyons, the Palm Springs Air Museum and shopping on Palm Canyon Drive.
- Eateries abound from Cheeky’s for breakfast to Copley’s (Cary Grant’s former estate) to Vietnamese at Rooster and the Pig. For an all-day Happy Hours check out Trio and Lulu’s California Bistro, both located on Palm Canyon Drive.
- Take a ride up the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway which climbs in rotating tram cars up over 8,000 feet up rugged Mt. Jacinto to the often snowcapped, Mt. San Jacinto State Park which boasts has miles of unspoiled hiking trails. The view at the top is worth the ride.
Find Your New Home in One of California’s Most Diverse and Beautiful Cities
Buying a home in the Palm Springs area offers the unusual where every day can be different if you choose. Think relaxed luxury and in a style to which you’ll quickly become accustomed.
Ready to take the first few steps towards the home of your dreams? Plan a visit to the Palm Springs area today and learn more about the real estate options that await.
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