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Geoffrey Moore is an experienced Palm Springs real estate agent that specializes in relocation. He's a long-time resident of the valley and ready and willing to share all the tips and tricks he's learned over the years. Discover the lesser known hidden corners of Palm Springs and all the best this dynamic and vibrant city has to offer.

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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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Palm Springs VillagefestDreaming of a warm winter? You don’t have to if you decide to visit (or even better, relocate) to somewhere naturally warm, like Palm Springs, California. The early months of the year are among the best times to visit Palm Springs — you’ll avoid the summertime heat that residents know all too well while being able to enjoy the consistently beautiful weather.

Events Throughout the Winter

Palm Springs doesn't slow down for the winter, and their event calendar is proof of that. Throughout the winter you will find many festivals. There’s the Villagefest Street Festival, a regular Thursday evening street festival in Downtown Palm Springs where artisans, entertainers, shops, and restaurants showcase their wares and samples to the public. If you’re only in…

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View from San Jacinto Mountain near palm springs real estate

One of the many benefits of living in Palm Springs is being surrounded by miles and miles of the natural beauty of this oasis town.

And with so many hiking trails to explore, residents of Palm Springs never run out of places to take in the breathtaking vistas inherent to the area while also catching a little exercise.

To get you excited about these scenic paths, we’ve come up with 5 of the best hiking trails in Palm Springs.

Mount San Jacinto Peak

To get to this nearly 17 kilometer trail, hikers ride up the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to take in priceless views before even beginning their hike. 

With panoramic scenes overlooking Palm Springs, this hike is a somewhat difficult but incredibly rewarding jaunt. 

Tahquitz Canyon Loop…

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Palm Springs may be an oasis in the middle of a desert, but there’s no dearth of ways to spend a weekend in this tropical paradise. 

While the destination is renowned for its luxury hotels and incredible spas, the desert resort city is a great home base for adventures big and small. The town itself is chock full of quaint cafes, modern eateries, and vintage shops along Palm Canyon Drive. Beyond its borders, a world of active escapades and artistic discoveries awaits.

Ahead of your next weekend in Palm Springs, here are a few ways to spend 48 hours in the playground of stars:

Drive Through Joshua Tree Park 

Joshua Tree National Park is one of the world's most incredible natural wonders. 

Spanning nearly 800,000 acres, the park offers…

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View of golf course surrounding Mesquite Country Club and Golf Course real estate in Palm Springs

Palm Springs is known for its multiple centrally located golf courses, and Mesquite Country Club and Golf Course is among the finest in the area. It’s no surprise that the course has over 600 units settled around this scenic golf course that dishes up beautiful scenes of the San Jacinto mountain range to the west. 

If you’re thinking of moving into Mesquite Country Club and Golf Course homes, we’ve come up with a list of all the finest reasons to live around this scenic area to make your choice even easier.

Luxurious Golf Living 

Life on a golf course can be a dream come true for those looking to step directly out of their living room and onto the fairway — but there’s also benefits for those who have never set foot on the links before.

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For those that are looking to live in the desirable oasis town of Palm Springs affordably, the properties in Desert Highland Gateway Estates may be just what you’re looking for.

Heading east into Palm Springs on the 111, this quintessential Palm Springs neighborhood is one of the first that visitors to this oasis town will see through the palm trees that line this popular highway.

With a combination of single story homes typical of the area and a surprisingly affordable price range, these properties are ideal for potential Palm Springs residents looking to move to this historic California town. 

Read on for more reasons why Desert Highland Gateway Estates could be the perfect place for you to make your next move! 

Desert Highland…

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Palm trees are a quintessential part of the Palm Springs aesthetic, with hundreds of these trees lining any given street in this popular town. Palm trees are thirsty plants, so they can only survive in an oasis — making Palm Springs the perfect area for these trees to thrive. 

While it may seem like this California town got its name from the presence of these trees, this is actually not the case. 

The name originally came from Spanish explorers that named the area La Palma de la Mano de Dios (The Palm of God’s Hand), so it’s entirely coincidental that this area also came to be a perfect place for palm trees to grow. 

In this post, we’ll be looking at some of the most popular types of palm trees that make Palm Springs such an exotic place to…

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Joshua Tree in Joshua Tree National Park

The Palm Springs area is a place with endless things to do — festivals, a great local food scene, endless shopping opportunities and golf courses are all common activities that residents here can take advantage of. 

But one of Palm Springs’ most popular and internationally famous areas lies not within, but just north of this oasis city — The Joshua Tree National Park.

This national park borders the northern side of Palm Springs and provides homeowners with the ideal day trip to explore the many geological formations and, of course, its Joshua Trees.

Joshua Tree National Park Information

Located just north of the city of Palm Springs, Joshua Tree National park is a nationally preserved area that spans nearly 800,000 acres — larger than the…

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View of palm trees near Palm Springs real estate

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 nearby Palm Springs real estate

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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