Palm Springs is a beautiful destination. If you are thinking of moving here, I certainly don’t blame you.
This desert city is known for its hiking, biking, tennis, and majestic mountain views. The population as of 2022 was 44,579 people. This snowbird destination triples it’s population in the winter. The city has a laid-back, relaxed atmosphere.
Palm Springs is the largest city by land in Riverside County, spanning over 94 square miles. The layout of the city is in a checkerboard design, with every other section owned by the area’s original settlers, the Members of the Aglo Caliente Band of Kaia Indians. The city is actually part of the Aglo Caliente Indian Reservation.
Some demographic statistics include the following:
- Average household income: $45,497
- Median home value: $415,300
- Median age: 54.1 years old
- Climate Comfort Index: 7.4 out of 10
The weather here is spectacular. On average, we experience 15 days of rain per year, with February being the rainiest month. Overall, Palm Springs receives 5 inches of rain per year. Compare that to the average U.S. rainfall of 38 inches per year and you understand why we are a desert city.
The warmest month in Palm Springs is July. The average high temperature is 108 degrees, but it can reach higher temperatures. The coolest month is January. The average high temperature is 72 degrees, and the low temperature averages 46 degrees.
The days of sunshine in Palm Springs are above average with 270 glorious days, while the average in the U.S. is 205 days.
If you enjoy outdoor activities, Palm Springs is the perfect place. So grab your tennis rackets, golf clubs, or running shoes, and come see us. Head to the Tahquitz Canyon for some breathtaking views while you enjoy a hike. You will find trails for all levels of hiking, along with the reward of a waterfall at the end of the trail!
Biking downtown Palm Springs is a popular activity in this bike-friendly area. There are all types of biking trails found in the Palm Springs Community.
If golfing is your game, you will be at home here. One of the Palm Springs area’s biggest attractions is being the home to the PGA West and Mission Hills, where the LPGA is played at the Dina Shore course. You will find a fairway that suits your skill level, or age.
Palm Springs has an impressive collection of both public and private tennis courts. Demuth Park has added pickleball courts to meet the growing demands also.
Don’t miss the Palm Springs Visitor Center! This space age structure opened in 1965 as a gas station and is designed to be an entry statement as you came into Palm Springs. Now, it is all things Palm Springs! It was saved and turned into a visitor’s center. Albert Fry and Robson Chambers in the 1990s designed the center.
Another must-see destination is the Palm Springs Ariel Tramway. The world’s largest rotating tram car will take you on approximately a ten-minute journey, where you will view spectacular vistas of the valley floor below. And as a bonus, you will also experience a double-digit temperature drop.
The Palm Springs Art Museum is located in downtown Palm Springs and includes 28 Galleries, four classrooms, exhibits, and the Annenberg Theater. In 2011 the museum purchased the Santa Fe Savings and Loan Building which now houses the Palm Springs Art Museum, and Architecture and Design Center. In 2012, the museum opened a new addition to its locations called Galen, which is in the Palm Desert. The distinctive architecture offers temporary exhibits of internationally influential art.
If you like good spots to eat, as I do, there are some perfect places to visit:
Zin American Bistro is a great place to stop for a fine meal after a day of touring the Palm Springs Art Museum. You can enjoy handcrafted cocktails on the patio with some fine misters dancing on your face.
LULU California Bistro offers a sleek mid-century modern design and chic artwork. The contemporary vibe embodies the spirit of Palm Springs. LULU specializes in California cuisine. On the weekends, a 3-course, prix fixe brunch is available. The menu includes seafood benedict, Russian paninis, and French crepes maison. If you’re looking for a brunch experience with atmosphere and character, head to LULU California Bistro.
Copley’s is in the courtyard of the former Cary Grant estate. This is an almost entirely outdoor space with breathtaking mountain views. They have one of our favorite steaks in town. This is it if you are looking for a quintessential Palm Springs date night!
Palm Springs has no shortage of delicious dishes and scrumptious cocktails for your enjoyment. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with me if you have questions about buying or selling real estate. I would love to speak with you at no cost or obligation. Contact me, Stephen Burchard, The Desert Bowtie Realtor, taking the (k)nots out of real estate.