A Little About Palm Springs

Palm Springs is a major residential area and recreational hub located in the Coachella Valley of Southern California. The city of Palm Springs has a total population of about forty three thousand permanent residents, in addition to thousands of tourists who frequent the region every month. Palm Springs, which is a part of the larger San Bernardino-Riverside Metroplex, covers a physical area of about ninety five square miles. Palm Springs was originally inhabited by the Agua Caliente Band of the Cahuilla Indian Tribe, and is currently home to the Agua Caliente Reservation. Palm Springs was first explored by Europeans (the Spanish) in the early nineteenth century, and became a popular resort destination for the southwestern United States during the early twentieth century. Palm Springs is located between the Santa Rosa, Little San Bernardino, San Bernardino, and San Jacinto Mountains, and enjoys warm, sunny weather throughout the year. In fact, during winter the temperature rarely drops below seventy degrees, and the sun shines more than three hundred and fifty days per year. The arid environment of Palm Springs is accompanied by an impressive selection of desert wildlife and plants, including the California Fan Palm.

Palm Springs has transitioned from a celebrity vacation destination to a popular year round tourist destination, especially during winter. Palm Springs’ economy is heavily based on tourism, including a considerable selection of casinos and accompanying resorts. Palm Springs also continues to maintain a strong relationship with its Hollywood roots, hosting the annual Palm Springs International Film Festival in January. The entire family can enjoy the impressive recreational selections of Palm Springs, which include high end resort facilities as well as niche boutiques. The region is home to a water park, playgrounds, skateboard parks, and a variety of neighborhood recreational sites. The Palm Springs Convention Center hosts a number of important exhibitions and trade conventions every year, while each week brings the Village Fest to downtown Palm Springs. The Village Fest boasts a range of different attractions, such as a farmer’s market, musical performances, food tents, and arts and crafts demonstrations. There are more professional artistic works on display at the Palm Springs Art Museum, which hosts regular events at the Annenberg Theater. One of the best ways to enjoy the scenery of the Coachella Valley and the skyline of Palm Springs is the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, which provides incredible views from an altitude of up to eight thousand, five hundred feet.

The remarkable scenic beauty of the Palm Springs area is on display near the city at two excellent recreational facilities. The Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium and the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens in Palm Desert exhibit some of the rare flora and fauna which are found in the Coachella Valley. Although there are no major league sports organizations in Palm Springs, the city is the home of two semi-pro baseball teams – the Palm Springs Chill and the Palm Springs Power. Additionally, the region is well known for the BNP Paribas Open Tennis Tournament, the Career Builder Challenge PGA event (formerly the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic Golf Tournament), the ANA Inspiration LPGA event (formerly the Dinah Shore/Kraft Nabisco Championship) and an impressive number of boxing championships. There are well over a hundred golf courses within the Coachella Valley, dotting the desert landscape with stretches of verdant green. Palm Springs is served by the Palm Springs Unified School District, which includes more than a dozen elementary schools, four middle schools, four high schools, and a number of smaller, more specialized facilities. In addition, Palm Springs boasts a number of private schools, and the College of the Desert.

Palm Springs Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Palm Springs

500 W Palm Vista Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262
Photo of 500 W Palm Vista Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (MLS # 219055534DA)
3 beds 2 baths 1,112 sqft $415,000
246 N Hermosa Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262
Photo of 246 N Hermosa Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (MLS # 21677816)
2 beds 3 baths 1,839 sqft $380,000
5300 E Waverly Dr, Unit M 4204 Palm Springs, CA 92264
Photo of 5300 E Waverly Dr, Unit M 4204, Palm Springs, CA 92264 (MLS # 219055512DA)
1 bed 2 baths 522 sqft $151,500
867 E Arenas Road Palm Springs, CA 92262
Photo of 867 E Arenas Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (MLS # 219055502PS)
2 beds 2 baths 1,176 sqft $359,500
575 N Villa Court, Unit 205 Palm Springs, CA 92262
Photo of 575 N Villa Court, Unit 205, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (MLS # 219054721DA)
1 bed 1 bath 589 sqft $167,500
153 W Santa Catalina Road Palm Springs, CA 92262
Photo of 153 W Santa Catalina Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (MLS # 21678210)
4 beds 4 baths 3,002 sqft $1,298,000
89 Desert Rose Drive Palm Springs, CA 92264
Photo of 89 Desert Rose Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264 (MLS # 219055491PS)
2 beds 2 baths 1,440 sqft $159,000
400 E Valmonte Norte Palm Springs, CA 92262
Photo of 400 E Valmonte Norte, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (MLS # 21677984)
3 beds 3 baths 2,579 sqft $1,695,000
685 N Ashurst Court, Unit H200 Palm Springs, CA 92262
Photo of 685 N Ashurst Court, Unit H200, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (MLS # 219055468DA)
1 bed 1 bath 589 sqft $140,000
1490 S Camino Real, Unit 103 Palm Springs, CA 92264
Photo of 1490 S Camino Real, Unit 103, Palm Springs, CA 92264 (MLS # 219055143DA)
1 bed 1 bath 684 sqft $177,700
1153 S La Verne Way Palm Springs, CA 92264
Photo of 1153 S La Verne Way, Palm Springs, CA 92264 (MLS # 21678202)
2 beds 2 baths 1,325 sqft $315,000
1468 Sunflower Circle N Palm Springs, CA 92262
Photo of 1468 Sunflower Circle N, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (MLS # 219055456DA)
2 beds 1 bath 837 sqft $179,900
555 S Indian Trail Palm Springs, CA 92264
Photo of 555 S Indian Trail, Palm Springs, CA 92264 (MLS # PW21005311)
3 beds 2 baths 1,502 sqft $659,000
2921 Sunflower Circle E Palm Springs, CA 92262
Photo of 2921 Sunflower Circle E, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (MLS # 219055451PS)
2 beds 1 bath 837 sqft $185,000
2700 Golf Club Drive, Unit 112 Palm Springs, CA 92264
Photo of 2700 Golf Club Drive, Unit 112, Palm Springs, CA 92264 (MLS # OC21005137)
2 beds 2 baths 885 sqft $185,000

Sold Listings in Palm Springs

2424 E Palm Canyon Drive, Unit 3c Palm Springs, CA 92264
Photo of 2424 E Palm Canyon Drive, Unit 3c, Palm Springs, CA 92264 (MLS # 219055279DA)
2 beds 2 baths 1,850 sqft $525,000
1253 E Via Escuela Palm Springs, CA 92262
Photo of 1253 E Via Escuela, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (MLS # 219054754PS)
3 beds 2 baths 1,792 sqft $630,000
2281 S Calle Palo Fierro Palm Springs, CA 92264
Photo of 2281 S Calle Palo Fierro, Palm Springs, CA 92264 (MLS # 219054607PS)
2 beds 2 baths 1,806 sqft $540,000
2383 E Powell Road Palm Springs, CA 92262
Photo of 2383 E Powell Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (MLS # 219054560PS)
3 beds 2 baths 1,268 sqft $400,000
420 Camino Norte Palm Springs, CA 92262
Photo of 420 Camino Norte, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (MLS # 219054543PS)
3 beds 3 baths 2,601 sqft $1,650,000
2860 N Los Felices Road, Unit 106 Palm Springs, CA 92262
Photo of 2860 N Los Felices Road, Unit 106, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (MLS # 219054300DA)
1 bed 1 bath 589 sqft $137,500
1975 E El Oro Way Palm Springs, CA 92262
Photo of 1975 E El Oro Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (MLS # 20668968)
3 beds 3 baths 1,509 sqft $675,000
566 E Sunshine Circle Palm Springs, CA 92264
Photo of 566 E Sunshine Circle, Palm Springs, CA 92264 (MLS # 20668346)
3 beds 2 baths 1,342 sqft $293,000
970 E Palm Canyon Drive, Unit 204 Palm Springs, CA 92264
Photo of 970 E Palm Canyon Drive, Unit 204, Palm Springs, CA 92264 (MLS # 20665380)
2 beds 2 baths 1,116 sqft $420,000
2452 S Sierra Madre Palm Springs, CA 92264
Photo of 2452 S Sierra Madre, Palm Springs, CA 92264 (MLS # 20667586)
2 beds 2 baths 1,287 sqft $525,000
522 W Santa Catalina Road Palm Springs, CA 92262
Photo of 522 W Santa Catalina Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (MLS # 20666190)
3 beds 2 baths 1,560 sqft $530,000
4837 S Winners Circle, Unit F Palm Springs, CA 92264
Photo of 4837 S Winners Circle, Unit F, Palm Springs, CA 92264 (MLS # SW20186638)
2 beds 2 baths 1,286 sqft $387,000
143 VILLAGGIO W Palm Springs, CA 92262
Photo of 143 VILLAGGIO W, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (MLS # 20666108)
2 beds 3 baths 1,813 sqft $1,065,000
306 Desert Lakes Drive Palm Springs, CA 92264
Photo of 306 Desert Lakes Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264 (MLS # 219054092PS)
2 beds 2 baths 1,545 sqft $516,500
4850 N Winners Circle, Unit B Palm Springs, CA 92264
Photo of 4850 N Winners Circle, Unit B, Palm Springs, CA 92264 (MLS # 219054070PS)
2 beds 2 baths 1,191 sqft $392,000

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Palm Springs School Data

Palm Springs School Districts

Palm Springs Unified School District
K-12
http://www.psusd.us

Palm Springs Schools

Cahuilla Elementary School
K-5, public
http://www.psusd.us/Cahuilla
Cielo Vista Charter School
K-7, charter
http://www.cielovistacharter.com/
Raymond Cree Middle School
6-8, public
Katherine Finchy Elementary School
K-5, public
http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/sd/details.asp?cds=33671736032437&Public=Y
Palm Springs High School
9-12, public
http://www.palmspringshighschool.org/
Vista Del Monte Elementary School
K-5, public
St. Theresa
K-8, private
King’s Schools Of The Desert
K-8, private
Montessori School Of Palm Springs
PK-6, private
Desert Chapel Christian School
K-12, private
http://www.dceagles.org
Ramon Alternative Center
7-10, public
Montessori Elementary School Of Palm Springs
K-6, private
St. Theresa School
K-8, private
King’s Schools of the Desert
K-8, private
Montessori Elementary School
PK-6, private
Virtual Pre
K-2, public
Virtual Pre
K-2, public
Desert Learning Academy
K-12, public
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