Palm Springs Real Estate Information
Palm Springs is a medium sized community found in the southern portion of the Golden State, California. Palm Springs has a population of approximately forty two thousand eight hundred residents, making it rather populous for its location in the Coachella Valley. Palm Springs is somewhat similar to the cities of Los Angeles and Las Vegas in the sense that they were both brought into existence from a desert landscape, leading to their designation as desert cities. Palm Springs real estate is spread out over a total area of just above ninety five square miles, including a meager four fifths of a square mile of surface water. Palm Springs has a population density of almost five hundred persons per square mile, and has a metropolitan area including more than four hundred and ten thousand residents.
Palm Springs has a rather low average median household and per capita income, although this does not necessarily reflect a state of widespread poverty. Rather, it is an indication of the large number of retirees that decide to purchase Palm Springs homes for sale. The original inhabitants of what is now considered Palm Springs were the Agua Caliente tribe of Cahuilla Indians, who now reside predominately in the Agua Caliente Reservation. Palm Springs' recent popularity is largely attributable to the year-round high temperatures, which resulted in a boost to the real estate and hospitality sectors of the economy. The name “Palm Springs” is most likely taken from a US government survey which listed the location of a spring near two palm groves.
The educational needs of Palm Springs are met predominately by the Palm Springs Unified School District, which includes a total of fourteen elementary schools, the middle schools of Desert Springs, James Workman, Nellie N. Coffman, and Raymond Cree, as well as four high schools and eight preschools. There are also a number of private schools available to residents of Palm Springs houses for rent, including Xavier College Preparatory High and Marywood-Palm Valley School. Points of interest in Palm Springs include the Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium, the San Jacinto Mountains, and the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies.
Featured Palm Springs Properties For Sale
Bold + Iconic + Legendary + Timeless = The Bob & Dolores Hope Estate. Mere words cannot describe this majestic and historical piece of architecture which was the largest...
- Beds 10
- Baths 13.0
- MLS 14726483PS
Those looking for an extraordinary alternative to the country club or golf resort, who prefer a unique escape into a serene yet luxurious estate amongst nature, will fall...
- Beds 10
- Baths 11.0
- MLS 13702201PS
In 1966 this historic mid-century estate was leased to Elvis Presley where he & Priscilla spent their honeymoon; Lisa Marie was born 9 months later. This iconic modernist...
- Beds 4
- Baths 5.0
- MLS 14748647
A contemporary masterpiece, perched atop the side of the hill on 1.45 acres in exclusive Southridge. Unparalleled views from every room. Just completed in 2013 with the h...
- Beds 5
- Baths 9.0
- MLS 214009066
La Piedra is at the top of the hill overlooking Palm Springs in the famed Community of Southridge. Having the mountains so close you feel you can almost touch them, and t...
- Beds 5
- Baths 6.0
- MLS 214025140
Information Deemed Reliable But Not Guaranteed. © 2014 CARETS ®
Free Daily Email Updates
- Automated home searches
- Favorite properties
- Email updates
- And much more…