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Palm Springs Living: A Heartbeat Away from Downtown's Buzz


Palm Springs downtown living

Paul Kaplan

I've made it a professional goal to be known as a leader in the Real Estate industry in the Palm Springs market for the past 20+ years...

I've made it a professional goal to be known as a leader in the Real Estate industry in the Palm Springs market for the past 20+ years...

May 13 6 minutes read

The allure of Palm Springs living often centers around its vibrant downtown scene. With its trendy shops, acclaimed restaurants, and exciting nightlife, it's no wonder many dream of residing close to the action. But how close is "close enough?"  This post explores the vibrant neighborhoods surrounding Palm Springs' downtown core, offering a range of options for those who crave easy access to the city's center.

West of Palm Canyon Drive: Where Chic Meets Community

Old Las Palmas: Palm Springs' premier neighborhood boasts a rich history and stunning architecture. Once a citrus grove, this area now features luxurious walled estates and celebrity homes, surrounded by lush landscapes. It's a must-visit for its elegance and historical charm. There are also a few mid-century condominium complexes located in this area. Steeped in history and brimming with character, it has big, beautiful estates and some of the most stunning homes in Palm Springs. Adding to that, the cachet of the movie stars of yesteryear like Doris Day and Elizabeth Taylor is a large part of its charm.  The Dinah Shore Estate, now owned by Leonardo di Caprio, is problem one of the most iconic mid-century homes in this neighborhood.

Old Las Palmas offers a charming alternative to the hustle and bustle of downtown.   Here, you'll find a curated selection of art galleries, local boutiques, and trendy cafes, all within a short distance of your residence. Residents enjoy Stump Town coffee at Ernest Coffee, on Palm Canyon. Another restaurant favorite, is Copleys, located in the Cary Grant Estate. For eclectic shopping, head to The Shops at 1345, a collection of boutique shops located in a vintage mid-century building.    For those who can afford it, the neighborhood fosters a strong sense of community, making it ideal for those who want to be close to the action while enjoying a peaceful atmosphere.

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The Tennis Club:  
Living in the Tennis Club neighborhood in Palm Springs offers a unique blend of serenity and urban convenience. Nestled against the backdrop of the San Jacinto Mountains, this historic area boasts charming mid-century homes and lush landscapes. This area is also a paradise for architecture lovers, boasting breathtaking mid-century modern homes designed by legendary architects, such as Albert Frey.  Residents enjoy proximity to downtown Palm Springs, with its vibrant array of shops, galleries, and restaurants. The neighborhood's namesake tennis facilities adjacent to Spencer's Restaurant, and community-focused events make it a lively yet peaceful place to live, merging luxury with local culture. Melvyn's Restaurant at the Ingleside Inn, is famous for old school dining.   Despite its proximity to downtown, The Tennis Club offers a tranquil and secluded ambiance.

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East of Palm Canyon Drive: Affordability & Established Charm

Section 14:  This exciting development zone offers a vibrant mix of new construction and established communities. Here, you'll find a variety of numerous smaller housing options, mostly condos,  making it an attractive choice for those seeking a more affordable alternative to the pricier areas closer to downtown..

Established Communities:  Nestled east of Palm Canyon Drive, a collection of established gated communities like The Biaritz, Plaza Villas, and The Deauville provides residents with a sense of security and a well-maintained environment. The new Spa at Seche is located here and was recently voted the best health spa in the US.Enjoy your favorite coffee beverage at a Palm Springs mainstay, Koffi.  Another Palm Springs institution, is Sherman's Deli.  Further east, you'll find other like St. Tropez, Village Racquet Club, 48@ Arenas, and other condominium developments.  These communities offer housing options, catering to diverse needs and budgets.

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The Movie Colony:The Movie Colony neighborhood in Palm Springs is a captivating mix of Hollywood glamour and desert oasis. Once the retreat of stars like Cary Grant and Frank Sinatra, this area offers stunning mid-century homes with private gardens and pools. Adjacent to downtown Palm Springs, residents enjoy quick access to trendy eateries, chic boutiques, and vibrant nightlife. A favorite restaurant for breakfast, is Cheeky's, located adjacent to this area on Palm Canyon Drive.  One of Palm Springs most unique shopping experiences, is at Mojave Flea Trading Post, which is located nearby.  The community's quiet streets and lush greenery provide a tranquil escape, making it an ideal spot for those seeking both excitement and serenity. 

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The Benefits of a Centrally Located Lifestyle

Living close to downtown Palm Springs offers a plethora of advantages. Imagine stepping out your door and being mere moments away from the city's cultural heart. Forget the hassle of traffic and parking – explore art galleries, savor culinary delights, or catch a captivating show, all within a comfortable distance.

Finding Your Perfect Downtown-Adjacent Oasis

Whether you crave the historic charm of Old Las Palmas, the active vibe of the Tennis Club, or the affordability of established communities, there's a vibrant neighborhood waiting to welcome you close to Palm Springs' downtown core.  The Paul Kaplan Group, your trusted Palm Springs real estate partner, is here to assist you in navigating these exciting options and finding the perfect desert oasis that aligns with your lifestyle aspirations.

Contact The Paul Kaplan Group today! Let's explore the possibilities and transform your dream of a centrally located Palm Springs life into a reality.

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