Three hundred-plus days of sunshine a year. Spectacular orange-pink-red-purple sunsets. Star-studded nights. Hiking through unspoiled land. Dry, soothing air. The ability to play outdoor sports year-round. These are just a few of the reasons people move to desert cities. But the best reason of all is this: When you buy a primary or secondary home in a desert oasis, you get so much more for your money than you do in crowded urban coastal areas. Land, land, land! Enough for the pool of your dreams, a tennis court, a horse corral...or all three!
Palm Springs is one such oasis and features fantastic restaurants, theater, and entertainment thanks to its decades-old reputation as the "playground of the stars." The thriving Coachella Valley is also home to a number of other communities — such as Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indian Wells, and Rancho Mirage — that are also attracting upscale buyers of primary and secondary homes.
Approximately 120 miles from both San Diego and Los Angeles, Palm Springs is flanked by the San Jacinto Mountains to the east and the Santa Rosa Mountains to the south. The greater Palm Springs area has been exploding with growth since the end of World War II. Today, there are 15,500 hotel rooms to serve the 3.5 million annual visitors. The area also boasts 600 tennis courts and more than 10,000 pools.