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Scenery typical of the Palm Springs area

While Palm Springs attracts thousands of tourists a year for its world famous golf courses, casinos and restaurants, there’s plenty of other unique Palm Springs activities that draw visitors and locals alike.

The sunny climate of this town combined with the stark beauty of its oasis-like scenery settled at the foot of the sublime San Jacinto Mountains create the perfect area for multiple natural and human made attractions. 

To make sure you don’t miss out on some of the best hidden gems of Palm Springs, we’ve come up with a guide of four lesser known activities to do in the area.

Shields Date Gardens

Date crops have been growing in the Palm Springs area since the late 1800s, when the USDA realized that the local climate is similar to

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Artist creating a mural as seen in Palm Springs, CA

Murals are an important and often overlooked part of community art that does a lot to create vibrant neighborhoods that encourage us to slow down, take in our surroundings and (as all good art does) facilitate conversations about big ideas. 

With all the other draws of Palm Springs life, some may not realize that the city has a wealth of famous murals drawn all over its walls, bringing the city to life in an energetic way.

While there are too many to name here, we’ve created a list of six Palm Springs murals to visit while taking a stroll through this city’s already scenic streets.

Mountain Charmers

Los Angeles based artist Christina Angelina created this influential Central Palm Springs mural back in 2013, and the effects it’s had on the

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4 most Walkable Palm Springs Neighborhoods

In a place like Palm Springs where more than 90% of days are sunny, it makes sense that residents want to take advantage of the superb weather and exchange their car keys for their sneakers and walk to wherever their weekly errands take them. However, depending on where a neighborhood is, that's not always feasible.

If you're in the market for a walkable Palm Springs home, consider these Palm Springs neighborhoods.

Ruth Hardy Park

When it comes to centrally located Palm Springs neighborhoods, it's hard to beat the affluent community of Ruth Hardy Park. 

Downtown is less than a mile away, and most can make the walk in about fifteen minutes. As such, residents will find that a fun night out on the town is never more than a short walk from

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view of chino canyon near desert palisades

With such a beautiful landscape surrounding the town of Palm Springs, there’s no wonder the area surrounding this town has been getting more and more populated over time.

But one of the last areas to have been developed is Desert Palisades, and it’s also home to some of the best views in the Palm Springs region.

Situated above Chino Canyon and just five minutes away from Downtown Palm Springs, this real estate is in a prime location to enjoy the incredible views of the San Jacinto Mountains as well as the twinkling lights of Palm Springs.

Let’s take a look at more features that make this new development among the best in the Palm Springs area.

Desert Palisades Architecture

With only 110 homesites, this luxury community still contains a

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Spanish style home typical of Palm Springs area

Spanish style homes have been an architectural mainstay across the southwest United States for hundreds of years. 

Also referred to as Spanish Colonial homes, this style was introduced by conquistadors who brought the style from Spain because they knew how to build them and it served them well in the dry desert climate.

Before we take a look at the 4 best neighborhoods in Palm Springs for Spanish style homes, let’s take a quick look at some of the features that make this architectural style so unique. 

Features of Spanish Style Homes

Spanish style homes are perfect for the Palm Springs area because they are naturally cooling in the summer and warm in the winter. 

This is due to the white stucco or adobe exteriors — materials that work

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view of mid century modern architecture against palm springs mountains

Mid-century modern architecture is so prevalent in Palm Springs that it’s become a defining feature of this lush oasis town, with more homes created in this spacious contemporary style than anywhere else in the world.

To look at how this architectural style became so popular, let’s look at the many movements and influences behind it and why Palm Springs is the perfect place for homes built with these features.

Bauhaus and International Style Influences

Mid-century modern architecture receives its biggest influences from both the Bauhaus and International styles. 

The Bauhaus movement is an avant-garde style from Germany that began in the early twentieth century with a heavy focus on abstraction, asymmetry, straight, geometric lines and

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Palm Springs Luxury Home

If you're someone who loves to travel and explore the world, then buying a vacation property must be on your list.

Palm Springs is one beautiful city that you should consider investing in.

When planning to buy a vacation property, people tend to look at the cities located at the south-west side.

These cities tend to have comparable climates during winter, but that's about it.

This blog post is dedicated to provide comprehensive information regarding Palm Springs and why the city tops the list when it comes to buying a vacation property in California. Take a look:

Weather in Palm Springs

Relative to other cities located in the surrounding, Palm Springs tends to have a milder weather. Often, it is observed to be less humid and cooler

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View of Palm Springs near mountains

If you’re thinking about buying a home or condo in the Palm Springs area and you plan on renting it out when you’re not staying in it, you’ll need to know whether that will be allowed.  The links below are to the short-term (under 30 days) rental policy pages of the various cities here in the Coachella Valley.  Keep in mind that any property, condo or house, located within an HOA is subject to the restrictions of the HOA first.  Here are links to the various city websites and policies.

Palm Springs Vacation Rental Policies

https://www.palmspringsca.gov/government/departments/special-program-compliance/vacation-rentals-1098

Cathedral City Vacation Rental Policies

https://www.cathedralcity.gov/services/vacation-rental-information

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If you’re in the market for Palm Springs real estate, navigating the complexities of fee land can seem overwhelming. 

To help you better understand this complex subject, we’ll be breaking it down with a simple explanation of fee land as it compares to lease land and what these two different ways of owning property in the Palm Springs area could mean for you.

Palm Springs Fee Land History

To really understand the nuances of why these two ways of owning land in Palm Springs exist, a quick look back at the history of the area will help.

In the late 19th century, when the American government was dividing up the land, they created a checkerboard pattern of one square mile patches of land in which every other square was owned by the Agua

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View of typical palm springs neighborhood

With its top-rated country clubs, premier shopping districts, and outstanding natural landscapes, there's no wonder why so many homebuyers choose to invest in Palm Springs real estate.

Although the city is known for its retirement neighborhoods and active-adult communities, it's also a phenomenal place to raise a family.

The city is filled with convenient amenities, like charter schools and community parks, which make Palm Springs the perfect city for families.

To help you find the ideal community for your lifestyle, here are the best Palm Springs neighborhoods for families:

Ruth Hardy Park/Movie Colony East

Formerly known as Ruth Hardy Park, Movie Colony East is one of the most desirable neighborhoods for families in Palm Springs.

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