Situated just around three hours away from Mexicali and Tijuana to the south, less than two hours away from Los Angeles to the west, and four hours away from Phoenix, AZ to the east, the amount of sights to see and activities to do in the nearby vicinity keeps Palm Springs life exciting. 

That’s not to say that Palm Springs doesn’t have a lifetime of things to do just within the city limits. It’s a bustling city with a vibrant nightlife, a thriving art scene and multiple year round festivals.

But for those looking to live in a city that offers more options in the nearby vicinity, Palm Springs makes for the perfect mix of things to do within the city as well as events to find and cities to explore nearby. 

To help get you excited about Palm…

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While Palm Springs is among the most popular cities in California for its rich history, incredible art and architecture and thriving nightlife and dining scene, there’s also plenty to do in the surrounding area. 

Take a trip up to the High Desert area to discover the many restaurants, golf clubs, parks and museums that can be found here. 

What Are The High Desert And Low Desert In California And Where Are They Located?

The High Desert and Low Desert are informally bordered areas in California that are mostly a distinction known to locals of the area. 

High Desert (also known as Mojave Desert) is about 2,000 feet above sea level, and situated just north of the Low Desert (also known as the Sonoran Desert), which typically sits at about 500 feet…

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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 on 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 where there is only fee land.

And it’s confusing, because fee land sounds like you have to pay a “fee.” But it’s actually lease land where you need to make a (usually) monthly payment, basically like rent,…

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