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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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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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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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view of palm springs, california from simonetta kennett viewpoint

OK, it’s not really invisible.

Palm Springs Indian lease land mapBut 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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windmills in california's coachella valley near Palm Springs

The desert playground of the Coachella Valley is a renowned vacation destination to many types of travelers - from sunshine seekers to hiking enthusiasts to music festival goers and more.

Highlighted by Palm Springs—which is easily the most well-known city in the area and attracts around 1.6 million tourists each year—there are plenty of obvious reasons to visit the valley, but there's a lot more you'll need to know if you plan on living here full-time or buying a vacation home.

It's great to explore the foothills of the San Jacinto Mountains or soak up the sun by a swimming pool, but a lot of visitors to Palm Springs don't have an in-depth knowledge of the entire area. With that being said, here's a bit more info on everything you should know

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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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More often than not, downsizing is a viable course of action for older adults looking to improve their quality of life in their golden years. This is because downsizing, in a nutshell, essentially reduces expenses and responsibilities on the home front, which is a change that many retirees and empty nesters welcome wholeheartedly. 

 

Of course, this generally entails selling long-time homes in order to move to smaller, more manageable, and more accessible ones. Needless to say, much of the success of one’s downsizing efforts depends on being able to find the perfect lifelong home where you can thrive in comfort and safety for the rest of your life. Here are some of the most important features you should look out for as you commence your search.

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