Palm Springs CA - located just 115 miles east of Los Angeles has been a Desert playground for many years. In fact, the city recently celebrate 75 years as a city - though its' history goes all the way back to native Americans.
The mid-century pinnacle of Palm Springs saw stars such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Doris Day, Bob Hope, Keely Smith, Sammy Davis JR, Lucille Ball and Elvis Presley visiting and owning homes in this Desert Oasis. While there was a lull in the Celebrity attraction and growth in the Mid 70's and the 1980's today Palm Springs and the Coachella valley are once again in the limelight.
The Mid-century homes and architecture have spawned a virtual cottage industry capped by the Modernism event held over two weeks in February every year. In fact our little city in the Desert is a virtual outdoor museum to this architectural style. Palm Springs has one of the highest concentrations of these mid century buildings and homes in the world.
Film Festivals, music events and Celebrity residents are everywhere. New hotels, new restaurants and celebrity DJ Pool Parties pop up every month. The International Film Festival held every year in January attracts the top A list Celebrities. Coachella Fest and Stage Coach have become gigantic events that bring the world of Music to our valley.
But it is not all celebrities and parties. Major infrastructure projects are happening. From road building to new commercial space. Most exciting downtown Palm Springs is being totally revamped. A new road will come off of Palm Canyon drive leading people to the Palm Springs Art Museum. Several new hotels are under construction including a Kimpton Branded hotel and a Marriott properly. These pictures show the core of downtown how it looks this month. This area use to be covered by the defunct mall built in the 1980's that was never right for our great downtown area. Condos and new retail and dining are scheduled to fill in the other spaces. A pedestrian mall is planned as well.
Our real estate market remains strong and coupled with low interest rates there may never be a better time to find your place in the sun!