Palm Springs. Magical. Alluring. Romantic.

When it comes to world-class desert destinations, few can surpass the beauty and allure of the cities of Greater Palm Springs, California.

Two hours east of Los Angeles and San Diego, Greater Palm Springs flows like an oasis along the base of the rugged San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains. Dappled with gatherings of date palm trees and citrus trees ripe with fruit, the Coachella Valley is more reminiscent of ancient Mesopotamia than the United States.

Throughout the day, sunlight and moon-glow transforms shapes, textures and colors almost minute by minute, creating a dreamy, transcendental state. From the moment you arrive here, it is obvious why so many retirees call it home.

Long known as a playground and respite for Hollywood’s Golden Era stars like Clark Gable, Dinah Shore, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, today the area is drawing a new crop of younger movie A-listers, like Leonardo DiCaprio and Roman Coppola.

High profile tech gurus, Bill Gates, Larry Ellison (owner of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden) along with a younger, diverse, creative crowd are breathing energy, excitement, and life into Palm Springs.

A diverse mix of hipsters, young families, and retirees are recreating the cities of Coachella Valley. Developers, home buyers and entrepreneurs are restoring and re-purposing Palm Springs 70’s era mid-century properties, and building new homes, high-end shops, hotels, cultural, and entertainment centers,  with a fresh, new contemporary look.

Downtown is bustling with renewed vigor and the temperature on fun has been turned way up! New shops, restaurants, arts, entertainment, and cultural diversity, are making for a more enriched qualify of life for all.

The Coachella Valley’s primary industries are Tourism, Healthcare and most recently, Energy. For those people looking for a great retirement in an area that is considered more resort than urban, than this is one to consider. It’s proximity to southern California beaches and towns  (about 2 hours) makes it a better choice for beach lovers than places like Arizona, Nevada or New Mexico.

Call Donna at (206) 755-9823; or email donna.ambrose@kw.com, or visit my website http://www.PalmSpringsDreaming.com to search for your home in the California sun.

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