Rich with old Hollywood glamour, Native American mystique, sunny blue skies, world-class golf courses, spectacular desert and mountain landscapes and the home of Mid-Century Modern architecture, Palm Springs is unique by anyone’s standards. Small city charm with big-city amenities, Palm Springs has been the destination of choice for celebrities, snowbirds, and world-seasoned travelers for decades. From luxury estates to modern, mid-century bungalows, Palm Springs has it all, making it the perfect choice for year-round living or a vacation getaway.
One of the Desert’s most centrally-situated and popular cities, Palm Desert has every luxury and convenience possible right at your fingertips. A beloved retreat for snowbirds who gather each year to escape winters, Palm Desert features exquisite restaurants, fashionable shopping on famous El Paseo, unrivaled entertainment venues and world-class golf. Upscale Palm Desert boasts an abundance of luxury homes and spacious estates as well as many affordable choices for growing families.
Spectacular and upscale La Quinta has been dubbed “The Gem of the Desert” and with good reason. Situated at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains, La Quinta has a physical beauty and near perfect climate that has made it arguably the fastest growing city in the Palm Springs area and one of the leading golf destinations in the United States. La Quinta’s expanding population is a result of the abundant amenities and extraordinarily gracious California lifestyle that are afforded to both its full-time and seasonal residents from around the world.
Ranked as one of the top-tier cities in the United States, the city of Rancho Mirage, commonly referred to as “Playground of Presidents”, has been designated by U.S. Presidents, corporate executives, and Hollywood celebrities as the preferred luxury destination in the heart of the Greater Palm Springs area. Rancho Mirage promises the discriminating seasonal and full-time resident the perfect combination of luxury, value and access to some of the world’s finest golf courses, most exclusive residential communities, world-class international events and unrivaled medical resources.
Upscale and gracious, Indian Wells is one of the Palm Springs area’s most charming and unique cities. Over the years it has gained a stellar reputation for its serene and ultra-luxurious resorts. Everything about Indian Wells speaks of elegance and prosperity, from its wide streets lined with graceful palms to its palatial desert estates. With an active art and culture scene, close proximity to unique museums and sophisticated art galleries, it is the playground of the affluent who enjoy the unique California casual lifestyle of the Palm Springs area.
The eastern Coachella Valley city of Indio is one of the larger cities in the Palm Springs area and is also known as “The City of Festivals” thanks to several signature events during the year that have made this busy agricultural city world-famous. Developments of spacious new homes and professionally-designed golf courses now surround Indio, and local Native American tribes have built two magnificent casino resorts, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and Spotlight 29 Casino, making Indio a playground as well as a great place to call home.
Bermuda Dunes is steeped in history and celebrity lore like many of the surrounding Palm Springs area’s other cities. A popular destination for decades, Bermuda Dunes appeals to those who appreciate the privacy and serenity it has to offer. Bermuda Dunes enjoys an incredible average of 354 days a year of sunshine with clean, dry air and offers close proximity to chic Indian Wells and booming La Quinta. Life is easy in Bermuda Dunes, the perfect spot to retire or raise a family.
Cathedral City or “Cat City” as the locals call it with affection, gets its name from the beautiful Cathedral Canyon to the south of the city, thanks to its natural rock formations that reminded the community founders of a cathedral. Cathedral City is one of the Palm Springs area’s most populous cities and offers some of the most affordable real estate in the Coachella Valley. Cathedral City’s central Valley location makes it a popular choice for those who want to be close to the hub of business and pleasure.
With breathtaking, elevated views of the Greater Palm Springs area and surrounded by thousands of acres of unspoiled mountain preserves, Desert Hot Springs, also called DHS by the locals, is the most rural of the Coachella Valley cities in many respects. Located on the north side of Interstate 10, Desert Hot Springs is only a short drive from Palm Springs and yet it seems to exist in a world all its own. Its location, directly over one of the world’s most exquisite natural hot mineral water aquifers, sets Desert Hot Springs apart from every other city in the desert.
The name Coachella evokes images of a rocking Woodstock-style Festival, date groves or even delicious grapefruit, and all images are correct. The easternmost city in the Palm Springs area, Coachella is also dubbed “City of Eternal Sunshine”. In recent years, Coachella has grown by leaps and bounds as the Greater Palm Springs area’s population continues to spread-out in an easterly direction. Today, Coachella offers a charming and affordable place to live, and is an easy drive to Palm Springs or any of the other Coachella Valley cities.