palm spring versus los angeles: a cost comparison

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 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 million, Palm…

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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 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's 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…

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Palm Springs Architects: The Masters of Mid-Century Modern Design - Part 3

This is Part 3 of our three-part series on the most influential architects in the history of Palm Springs Real Estate. Each one of these professionals brought their own style, as well as the styles of others, to bear on the area. Their architectural influence has made an indelible mark on Palm Springs and Coachella Valley real estate.  Please click on the links below to go straight to the architect you'd like to read about. Enjoy!

  • E. Stewart Williams: He's Everywhere
  • Donald Wexler: Steel & Glass
  • Albert Frey: The Desert Modernist

E. Stewart Williams: He’s Everywhere

E. Stewart Williams Palm Springs ArchitectBorn over a century ago, in 1909, architect E. Stewart Williams's work has helped shape modern…

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Palm Springs Architects: The Masters of Mid-Century Modern Design - Part 2

This is Part 2 of our three-part series on the most influential architects in the history of Palm Springs Real Estate. Each one of these professionals brought their own style, as well as the styles of others, to bear on the area. Their architectural influence has made an indelible mark on Palm Springs and Coachella Valley real estate.

Click on the links below to go straight to that section.

  • George & Bob Alexander: Building Palm Springs
  • John Lautner: Space Age Pads
  • Richard Neutra: An American Master

George and Bob Alexander: Building Palm Springs

George and Bob Alexander Palm Springs ArchitectsWhen prospective home buyers shop for property in Palm Springs – especially if they’re interested in something…

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Palm Springs Architects: The Masters of Mid-Century Modern Design - Part 1

Searching for a home in Palm Springs can be more than simply an exercise in looking at property; it's a master class in Mid-Century Modern architecture. The architects who designed many of the homes in Palm Springs were masters of their craft and helped to shape the mid-century modern movement. 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. In contrast, while redevelopment and sprawl overwhelmed some mid-century neighborhoods in urban areas,…

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mid century modern style home in a palm springs neighborhood

Few things are as symbolic of the city of Palm Springs as the Mid-Century Modern Style of architecture (except maybe Palm Trees). This 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 examples of mid-century modern homes across the city, few special neighborhoods 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 the towering San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains. Less than 10 minutes from the city's central core, it…

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