Best of Palm Springs

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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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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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Sunny, beautiful, peaceful Palm Springs has long had a reputation as a quiet haven for retirees looking to while away their days on the golf course. But for those in the know, Palm Springs is actually a huge draw for young families, trendy professionals, and millennials. One of the secrets of this oasis in the desert? Palm Springs is an excellent destination for remote workers. 

With more employees than ever before switching to remote work platforms, homeowners in every industry are taking advantage of their newly afforded freedom by packing up the old house and moving to exciting new locales. For many clever work from home employees, Palm Springs is a top destination on that list. 

Let’s take a look at the top three reasons Palm Springs is the

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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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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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