With the summer solstice just around the corner, many Palm Springs residents are expecting to see their mercury rise to just around the 100°F mark this month. 

While this can be intimidating to those who aren’t used to such sweltering levels of heat, longtime locals have become well versed in various methods of beating the scorching summer sun. 

If you’re looking to stay cool while making sure you benefit from everything Palm Springs has to offer this summer, here are a few ideas to get you started.

Find a Cool Pool

Taking a cool dip on a hot day might be the best option to enjoy the California sun while still managing to stave off the oppressive warmth. Try cooling down in your own private cabana at the family friendly main pool at…

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Golfers look out over Rancho Mirage landscape 

Rancho Mirage is a golfer’s paradise, with enough courses to keep even the most avid players entertained for a lifetime.

Located just south of Palm Springs, this historic California town is nestled at the foot of the awe-inspiring Santa Rosa and San Jacinto mountains in the Coachella Valley.

The natural beauty of the area and the numerous varied courses are the main draws that keep golfers from all over the world coming back to tee off in this peaceful, laid back city.

To make sure you aren’t missing out on the best golf courses in Rancho Mirage, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite fairways.

Sunrise Country Club

This extravagant community located just off the conveniently named Country Club Drive is a portal to paradise — at least,…

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palm springs, a top second home or vacation home market in the US

Palm Springs is a hugely popular destination for second home ownership, and there’s a good reason for that.

Many of them!

Buyers worldwide are attracted to this city thanks to its warm winter climate, vibrant culture and, of course, beautiful architecture.

But, if you’re still weighing up your options, here are several factors that make Palm Springs a top second home destination.

It’s Great for All Ages

Palm Springs is family-friendly and favorable for all ages - from older adults to kids.

Many older adults retire to Palm Springs as the year-round dry climate is good for them. Yes, it's a desert, so it can get very hot during the summer months - but everybody has air conditioning and misters. It's a dry heat!

If you're into…

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view of palm springs, california from simonetta kennett viewpoint

OK, it’s not really invisible.

But it is a map that won’t show up on Google Maps or your nav system. And it is a map you’re going to want to refer to when you’re looking for Palm Springs real estate.

We’re talking about a map that indicates where the fee simple and lease land is in the city of Palm Springs and the surrounding area. People searching for homes to buy in Palm Springs may be unfamiliar with the concept, that is, the difference between fee simple (or just plain “fee”) and lease land because they come from someplace with only fee land.

And it’s confusing because fee land sounds like you have to pay a “fee.” But it’s lease land where you need to make a (usually) monthly payment, basically like rent, because you don’t own the…

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