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The southern California city of Palm Springs, known as a resort city, is also a lovely place to live in Riverside County. Nestled in the Coachella valley, Palm Springs became a very fashionable resort town in the early 1900’s as word of the healing power of the dry heat climate began to spread through the medical community. A post World War II building boom led to the city’s architectural influence: today, Palm Springs stands as a perfect example of mid-century desert modern architecture. Residents and visitors flock to Palm Springs for the heat, architecture and recreation that this sunny city offers. Palm Springs is an ideal choice for home buyers who want a luxurious lifestyle, year-round.

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With over 130 hotels and resorts, the tourism and hospitality industries are the top employers in lush Palm Springs. Historical preservationists and architects are also drawn to the area as many residents seek to preserve their unique mid-century modern homes. La Quinta, Palm Desert and Cathedral City are nearby and offer a variety of employment opportunities within their school districts and local businesses.

The Palm Springs community is served by the Palm Springs Unified School District: this district boasts high test scores and recognitions on both the state and national levels. The Katherine Finchy Elementary School received a U.S Department of Education National Blue Ribbon award in 2011. Additionally, there are 8 private schools in Palm Springs and an alternative education center.

Palm Springs is an oasis for outdoors lovers. The city has 9 beautiful public parks in addition to a popular city skatepark. The Joshua Tree National park, with its amazing variety of geography and botany, is nearby. For stunning views, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway can take you to the top of Southern California (or almost): the twelve minute ride like no other takes visitors from the Sonoran Desert to an alpine peak. The two tramway stations are beautiful examples of mid-century modern architecture.

As a resort community, museums, shopping, golf and fine restaurants are abundant in Palm Springs. The Palm Springs Art Museum showcases regional art, science and local performing arts endeavors. Fans of celebrity will appreciate the Palm Springs Walk of Stars, done in the style of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. From Elvis Presley to Natalie Wood, the list of stars presented here seems nearly endless. In the tradition of many Southern Californian cities, Palm Springs has adopted a public arts project and the city is now decorated with great murals and sculptures throughout its public places.

The year in Palm Springs is punctuated by numerous annual festivals and celebrations. Every February, fans of modernist architecture descend upon the resort city for Modernism Week. The Palm Springs International Film Festival brings the glitz of the red carpet to the desert every January while the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films opens every June. On the first Saturday of every December, the Palm Springs Festival of Lights delights children of all ages with its spectacular floats and installations.

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