Welcome to Palm Springs
Heart of art and culture in the desert of California
Tucked away in the southern corner of California’s Riverside County lies Palm Springs. This city is an unlimited treasure trove of art and culture intermingled with a wide range of opportunities and events that help make it a one-of-a-kind destination for visitors from around the world.
It is believed that the Cahuilla Indians first settled in this land approximately 2000 years ago, taking advantage of the abundance of lakes, rivers, and hot springs. In 1823 Mexican explorers made the first-ever mention of reaching the area, followed by Jack Summers, the first official European resident arriving in 1862. The city of Palm Springs began its history as the home of luxurious resorts in the early 1900s, and it continues to be an absolute hot spot for international tourism year-round with events such as Coachella, The Palm Springs International Film Festival, and many more.
Residents of this prestigious community can enjoy an extensive array of advantages, including proximity to world-class shopping and dining and stunning mid-century modern architecture for which the area is known for.
What to Love
- Beautiful mid-century modern architecture throughout the city
- Everything within walking distance or close proximity
- World-renowned shopping and dining experiences
- Continuous art and culture related events
People & Lifestyle
Palm Springs offers residents all the conveniences of big-city life while also maintaining the quaint community feel of a small town. For this reason, the area is popular with both young, up-and-coming professionals as well as retirees looking for a place to settle down and enjoy access to fantastic restaurants and numerous entertainment opportunities.
The majority of residents enjoy the balance of urban activities and outdoor recreation that this area provides, making it one of the healthiest communities in the state. You can easily go for a hike through a beautiful desert landscape in the morning and attend one of the hottest music festivals around that very same evening.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Palm Springs has been known for decades as a culinary hub in California, and local restaurants definitely live up to that reputation. Residents can enjoy an evening out at some of the highest quality dining establishments around. Il Corso
serves delicious, authentic Italian favorites in addition to a selection of nightly specials, such as roasted leg of veal, that guests rave over.
Sammy G’s Tuscan Grill
is yet another beloved local establishment serving high-quality Italian classics. Their menu includes dishes such as gnocchi with your choice of sauce, chicken cacciatore, and veal marsala.
Mr. Lyons Steakhouse
is an absolute must for locals and tourists alike, serving guests delicious options such as prime filet mignon, slow-roasted prime rib, and oven-roasted chicken and dumplings. Of course, you’ll also want to make sure you take a good look at some of their signature house-made cocktails as well.
Things to Do
The community of Palm Springs enjoys a wide array of festivals, events, and other activities throughout the year. The wonderful Southern California weather makes it possible for residents to spend their days hiking through some of the state’s most beautiful parks and canyons, including Indian Canyon
, Palm Canyon, and Andreas Canyon
Palm Springs also has a number of world-class boutiques and shopping centers to take advantage of. El Paseo
is a stunning shopping destination full of small, one-of-a-kind shops as well as larger, national brands such as Ann Taylor, Chicos, and Talbots.
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
is also a wonderful place to enjoy a nice day out by yourself or with the family. This unique zoo and botanical garden are dedicated to the preservation and conservation of deserts from all around the world, making sure that their 450 different animals receive the highest quality care possible.
The Palm Springs Community is dedicated to ensuring that the area’s children receive a top-notch education while simultaneously encouraging a deeper understanding of the arts that play such an important local role. Some schools worth noting include: