Palm Springs is the famous California desert city less than 2 hours east of Los Angeles.
Palm Springs is a small city, population approaching 44,000, but with the cultural amenities of a large city with first-class entertainment, recreation, shopping and dining. Approximately 1.6 million tourists visit the city annually.
The striking beauty and diversity of the desert and mountain setting lure the visitors to year-round outdoor recreational activities including some of the best golf courses in the world.
The city downtown district is at the foot of Mount San Jacinto, a 10,800 foot tall mountain that offers spectacular desert vistas from a snow-covered peak.
Among GreatPlacesToRetire.com cities, Palm Springs ranks high in population density, water quality and proximity to the nearest big city. Palm Springs ranks low in air quality, age of population and natural hazards risk.
For more detailed city facts -- including data on home prices, population demographics, medical care, air quality, water quality and more -- click on the City Report graphic below:
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