Central Palm Springs Real Estate
Central Palm Springs is a mixed-use area located east of Palm Canyon Drive, between Ramon Road (to the south) and East Alejo Road (to the north). The area incorporates a number of exclusive condo developments and resorts, as well as the Downtown Palm Springs CBD, offering some of the best dining and arts venues in the city. A portion of this area also falls within the Baristo neighborhood to the southeast. [Read More...]
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Central Palm Springs Homes & Condos For Sale
Central Palm Springs include many planned and enclosed condo communities. These communities are typified by beautifully landscaped and kept grounds, featuring lush greens, mature trees, and walking paths for easy navigation between the separate units.
Most have condo communities in Central Palm Springs have centralized amenities, like tennis courts, pools, covered patios, and spas. Exclusive gated communities like Sierra Hermosa even offer private pools for each unit.
Communities like Sol and The Morrison, off Avenida Cabelleros street, offer sleek and modern detached units, each with its own pool and spa. Another highlight of these communities is the freedom they offer residents to make their own modifications. As such, many of these homes have solar panels installed, adding that sought-after "green" value, as well as energy savings.
In the southern portion of Central Palm Springs, the residential options consist more of low-rise condo apartments. Notable communities here include Biarritz, Pacific Palms, Latitude 33, and Rancheria Del Sol.
Overall the architectural styles on display in Central Palm Springs are either classic Mid-Century Modern (the style that Palm Springs is famous for) and Meditteranean-inspired contemporary designs. The sure way to tell the difference (from the street) is the roofs. Modern homes tend to have flat roofs with functional elements (like air-conditioning units) protruding, while Meditteranean-inspired homes sport dark terracotta-tile roofs.
Interiors are usually designed to make the best of the weather and surroundings, with large floor-to-ceiling and clerestory windows, balconies, and courtyards. These provide a great way to enjoy the warm weather and take in views of the surrounding mountains.
Things To Do In Downtown Palm Springs | Highlights & Attractions
One of the benefits of living near or visiting the Central Palm Springs area is the many city attractions that are located here. Central Palm Springs boasts a tremendous mix of resorts, retail stores, restaurants, art centers, and other amenities. These are interspersed with ample parking spaces, as well as many empty lots, promising future developments that are bound to bring even greater value and interest to the area.
Most of the commercial and entertainment options in Central Palm Springs follow the two main roads from north to south. These are Indian Canyon Drive and Palm Canyon Drive. On either side of these two routes are a multitude of shopping centers and restaurants, as well as venues within Palm Springs' famed art district.
Art & Culture Attractions in Downtown Palm Springs:
- Palm Springs Art Museum - Located a short distance west of Central Palm Springs, at the foot of the San Jacinto mountains and Skyline Trail.
- Frey House II - House of famous architect Albert Frey. Located on the slopes of the San Jacinto Mountains, a short distance west of Central Palm Springs.
- Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center - Located at the corner of Baristo Road and Palm Canyon Drive, this museum celebrates the iconic aesthetic style of Palm Springs.
- Ruddy's General Store Museum - Sharing a courtyard with the Palm Springs Historical Society and the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum on Palm Canyon Drive. This living museum recreates an early 20th-century general store.
- Agua Caliente Cultural Museum - A large, new complex celebrating the culture of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. Located at the corner of Indian Canyon Drive and Tahquitz Canyon Way.
Other attractions in Central Palm Springs are the Regal Palm Springs movie theater, the Agua Caliente Casino, and the Palm Springs Convention Center.
Another huge draw for this area is the abundance of high-quality restaurants in the Downtown area along Palm Canyon Drive. Here are the top-rated restaurants to check out...
Central Palm Springs' Best Restaurants
- Rooster And The Pig - Vietnamese fusion & cocktails.
- Shanghai Reds Bar & Grill - Seafood and drinks.
- Johannes - Upscale Austrian-Asian cuisine.
- Bill's Pizza - Make-your-own pizza, beer & wine.
- L'Atelier Cafe - Highly regarded, for a casual French-style brunch.
- Ruby and Ozzy's Oyster Bar & Grill - Eclectic seafood restaurant.
- The Sandwich Spot - A popular local chain for, surprise, sandwiches.
- Le Vallauris Restaurant - Upmarket French restaurant.
Downtown Palm Springs Area & Location
Residents of Downtown and Central Palm Springs enjoy the convenience of their central location. The beautiful San Jacinto Mountains are easily visible rising to the west, while the Palm Springs Airport is only around 2 miles away to the east.
Having Indian Canyon Drive and Palm Canyon Drive running through the area provides convenient and quick access north and south. The rest of Palm Springs, the Coachella Valley, and the cities and suburbs located to the west can all be easily reached from this central location.
Does living near Downtown Palm Springs interest you? If so, be sure to connect with me, Geoffrey Moore. I can help you find the best option to suit your needs on the market.
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