Located in the Coachella Valley, Palm Springs has long attracted everyone from celebrities to retirees, golfers, and snowbirds looking to escape the chill of winter. The region is home to nearly 600,000 people, many of whom are second homeowners. Golf remains the primary draw here, with over 125 championship courses, plus an array of premier tournaments and charity events held throughout the year.
The area is also beloved for its year-round recreation, including tennis, hiking and horseback riding, as well as its fine spas, dining, casinos, top entertainment, and shopping at El Paseo, the Rodeo Drive of the Desert. Cradled by the scenic San Jacinto Mountains, Santa Rosa Mountains and the Little San Bernardino Mountains in Riverside County, Palm Springs is about 116 miles east of Los Angeles and 136 miles northeast of San Diego.
Living in Palm Springs
One visit to Palm Springs and you’ll understand why Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, and other classic Hollywood starlets made the glamorous desert oasis their home away from home.
Other than Palm Springs, Coachella Valley neighborhoods include: Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, and Rancho Mirage. Homes range from historic mid-century modern homes and golf course condos to elegant Spanish ranch style homes.
Palm Springs boasts over 300 days of sunshine.
The first official golf course in the history of Palm Springs was a 9-hole course conceived by oilman Thomas O’Donnell in 1926.
Sonny Bono served four years as mayor of Palm Springs.
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., George Hamilton, Bob Hope, Albert Einstein Bing Crosby, Kirk Douglas, Cary Grant, and Jack Benny have all stayed or purchased hideaway homes in Palm Springs.
The cities, towns, and neighborhoods that make up Palm Springs include: