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Palm Springs is a vibrant community unlike any other. It’s a destination, pure and simple.

But, it’s a destination among many destinations. The truth is, the state of California is home to many iconic cities - arguably more than any other state in America. And the simple truth is, people want to live here.

So, in a state with such an iconic reputation, how does one city stand above the rest?

The rising costs of owning a home have cut many out of the market completely. San Francisco in the north, and indeed Los Angeles, have both been well publicized in this regard.

So, let’s dive a little deeper, as the trend of home buyers moving away from the bigger cities continues into 2021. With a population of just 47,140 compared to LA’s nearly 4

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Palms Springs is easily one of the most instantly recognizable cities anywhere in the United States. It might be the desert cactuses bordered by towering mountain peaks or it might be the easy cool of the city's unique architecture, or it just might be the unapologetic drive of its residents to forge their own path.

Whatever the reason, few cities feature as many fantastic highlights and photogenic hotspots, ripe for instagram as Palm Springs. With that said, here are a few of our favorite of Palm Springs Most Instagrammable Spots.

There's no way we've included them all, so please let us know in the comments below, if we've missed anything huge!

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Moorten Botanical Garden & Cactarium

Moorten Botanical Garden is

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mid century modern home

Searching for a home in Palm Springs can be more than an exercise in looking at property; it's a master class in Mid-Century Modern architecture. There are few places with such a concentration of well-preserved and restored examples of some of the most renowned architects of residential property from the middle of the last century.

Palm Springs grew at a time when suburban tract homes were going up all over Southern California, but whereas redevelopment and sprawl overwhelmed some of the mid-century neighborhoods in more urban areas, Palm Springs remained a rather quiet resort and retirement community. And in the 70s and 80s, when some of the original residents passed away or left, their homes remained, often untouched and some falling into

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mid century modern style home in a palm springs neighborhood

There are few things that are as emblematic of the city of Palm Springs as the Mid-Century Modern Style of architecture (except maybe Palm Trees). This particular style proliferated big-time in the 1950s and 1960s, and local's love affair with these homes hasn't faded yet.

While you can find many fine example of mid-century modern homes across the city, there are few special neighborhoods that host an especially plentiful bounty.

Join us as we tour these 5 Palm Springs Mid-Century Modern Neighborhoods - you won't be disappointed.

Twin Palms

Twin Palms in South Palm Springs is a true valley original.

The captivating and well-established neighborhood exists in the shadow of both the towering San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains. This

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Rightly or wrongly, mobile homes get a bad rap.

The truth is that they do have some drawbacks, but so does any type of home you’d consider purchasing. One of the best things about the Palm Springs real estate market is how incredibly diverse it is. There are different property types and purchase arrangements tailor made for the many different types of buyers out there.

Particularly in Palm Springs, mobile homes can be a fantastic option for certain types of buyers - especially if you are a first-time home buyer looking to get a foot in the market, a part-time resident or an investor.

We’ve put together this guide to buying a Palm Springs mobile home to help any would-be buyer.

What Exactly is a Mobile Home?

The term has evolved over the

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spanish style property entryway in Palm Springs, California

There are two prevalent building styles in the Palm Springs area. There's the celebrated Mid-Century Modern building style that Palm Springs is so well known for, and then there is also the Spanish-style home that dates back to California's early days.

Both architectural styles have a number of benefits when it comes to both style and practicality.

Here are four reasons to buy a Spanish-style home in Palm Springs:

A Timeless Style

The biggest draw of a Spanish-style home for sale in Palm Springs is their classic style. Since Palm Springs was first settled, these houses have been a popular building style. Many years later, the style is still prevalent.

With corrugated red-tile roofs, white stone exteriors, decorative wrought-iron

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Palm Springs has become an increasingly desirable place to live. The laid back lifestyle it provides along with endless sunny days makes it irresistable for home buyers, vacationers and investors.

But just like any popular vacation destination, as public interest rises so inevitably do home values and sales prices.

Luckily, there is still a deal to be had. Unlike numerous other hotspots across the state of California, Palm Springs remains surprisingly affordable, if you know where to look.

With that said, let's take a closer look at some of up and coming Palm Springs neighborhoods in 2021.

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Demuth Park

More than perhaps any other area of Palm Springs, the

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If you were able to just look at the real estate market across California and nothing else, you might call it a banner year.

Of course, nothing in life is that simple.

No, 2020 was definitely one for the record books, across the Coachella Valley, California and indeed, the world.

The pandemic had a profound effect on the way the vast majority of us lived our lives this year, but somehow the real estate market not only persevered - it thrived.

Predictions at the beginning of the pandemic weren’t so rosy - there were a lot of unknowns. There was even a bit of a slow down in the marketplace amid this uncertainty in late Spring, as Summer approached. These fears turned out to be misplaced, as median sales prices registered growth of 10%

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Current Palm Springs Weekly Weather Forecast

When are the Seasons in Palm Springs?

  • Winter: December to February
  • Spring: March to May
  • Summer: June to September
  • Fall: October to November

Conventional belief is that Southern California doesn't have seasons, or if it does, there's a wet and a dry season.

That's it.

While not accurate, this perception from those on the East Coast or Northwest may seem true, especially on the California coast.

But in Palm Springs, you can experience a full range of seasons, more varied than that in, say, Los Angeles or San Diego. Let's take a look at the seasonal trends when it comes to Palm Springs weather.

Winter in Palm Springs: December through February

Winters in Palm Springs

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