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Agua Caliente Band Cahuilla Indians Announces New Cultural Center

Chairman Jeff Grubbe: ACBCI Announces New Cultural Center

On October 6th, Agua Caliente band Of Cahuilla Indians (ACBCI) Chairman Jeff Grubbe announced the Tribe’s plans for their new cultural center in the heart of Downtown Palm Springs.  The location is on their 5.6 acre site at the intersection of Indian Canyon Drive and Tahquitz Canyon Way.  ACBCI Announces New Cultural Center

Groundbreaking is for the early part of 2018 and should take about 2 years to complete. It will feature a cultural museum, a new hot mineral springs spa, a gathering plaza plus gardens and an oasis trail.

From Jeff Grubbe: ACBCI Announces New Cultural Center

“This new cultural center provides an incredible opportunity to share and celebrate our history, culture and traditions with this community and visitors from around the world,” Tribal Chairman Jeff L. Grubbe said. “Each of the 566 federally recognized tribes throughout this country has a distinct culture that includes traditions, language, historic clothing and housing styles as well as historical food and medicine preparations. We want to share that with others as well as acknowledge the fact that we are alive and well today living in the modern world.”

The sacred waters are 12,000 years old and are very unique containing minerals not found anywhere else in the world.

The newly planned oasis trail will meander between the spa and the museum with lots of natural features that include gardens, waterfalls, a sandy beach, a fire pit, and a meditation labyrinth. The idea here is to build on the traditions and features of the ACBCI ancestral lands.

This will leave a true legacy for generations to come who will visit Palm Springs.

ACBCI Announces New Cultural Center
Images Provided by ACBCI

ACBCI Announces New Cultural Center
ACBCI Announces New Cultural Center

From the ACBCI website:

About the Tribe

The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is a federally recognized Indian Tribe located in Palm Springs, California, with 31,500 acres of reservation lands that spread across Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, and into the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto mountains. The Tribe currently owns and operates two 18-hole championship golf courses, the Spa Resort Casino in downtown Palm Springs and the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage. For more information about the Tribe, visit www.aguacaliente-nsn.gov

About the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum

The Agua Caliente Cultural Museum inspires people to learn about the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and other native cultures. The museum educates people about the issues and challenges of Native and indigenous people. The museum currently operates at 219 S. Palm Canyon Dr. in downtown Palm Springs. For more information, visit www.accmuseum.org 

About JCJ Architecture

JCJ Architecture is a nationally recognized planning, architecture and interior design firm with offices in Phoenix, San Diego, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Boston, Hartford and New York City. Since its founding in 1936, the firm has worked with a diverse range of clients, including over 50 Tribal Nations, on projects ranging from hospitality and leisure, to cultural, community, gaming, education, public safety, and civic and having a comprehensive planning and design process that is formulated to address each project’s unique challenge, context and purpose. JCJ is made up of more than 100 employee-owners who are proud to have created buildings and places of exceptional and enduring quality.

Images from the ACBCI website www.aguacaliente-nsn.gov

 

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Why Is Palm Springs California The Best Place For A Retirement Vacation Home

Palm Springs Mid-Century ModernWhy Is Palm Springs California The Best Place For A Retirement Vacation Home?

Time For An Update:

This past week, I attended the State Of The City event at the Convention Center.  Over 400 interested citizens were there with me as we looked at out progress of last year and then looked forward to the good things on the horizon.

So here are the highlights of what I heard:

  • The economy couldn’t be better. Tax revenues up, airport arrivals up; hotel room nights and activity is off the charts.
  • The downtown project will begin to see things go vertical very soon. And the Kimpton will be open by October, 2016.  How very exciting.
  • Most of the subterranean work for the entire parcel is about done.
  • The first tenant to announce their lease is West Elm.
  • The new Trolly is a HUGE success with 35,000 riders so far. (2/20)
  • Lots of new bike lanes coming and more street resurfacing than ever.
  • New construction in other areas is off the charts.  New businesses, hotels and restaurants abound.

So, yes, the time is right here in Palm Springs. We are not only back, we are on course to become the a top-tier vacation spot. The demand for all types of rentals remains very strong meaning if you have a rental, it is booked.  And with so many events to choose from, this place is FUN!

Give us a call if any of this makes you want to buy your next home. Or if you want to move up, let’s talk!
Easy, It’s all about location, affordability, weather and lifestyle!

Palm Springs got its vacation/get-away chutzpah for being a playground from the Hollywood set back in the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and beyond. The stars and the movie moguls came here for fun, sun, relaxation and to get away from the Hollywood spotlight, the city mayhem and the Smog not to mention we are actually sunnier than LA!.  What grew up from that was what we have today, this wonderful mix of hotels, resorts, shopping, eateries, homes and condos all playing to the crowd who wants to play.

We Have the Location

Our location makes us ideal for buying a vacation or retirement property.  Palm Springs is 2 hours from Los Angeles,  a bit more from San Diego and we’re a half day drive from Los Vegas and Phoenix.  Then there’s the California coast and all its beauty…..What a deal!

Palm Springs is Affordable

It’s all about affordability, correct?  Right now in this place and in this time, there is no better time to buy here or in any of the desert cities. The prices per square foot are at an all time low and won’t get any cheaper.  And if financing is a must, with rates at 4-5%, how good does that get?

We’ve Got The Weather

Palm Springs sports about 330 days of sunshine per year and our average rainfall is about 5 inches per season.  Like to live outdoors a lot? This is the place.  Now mind you, summer is hot and for some, it’s too hot but many find it OK and even relish the heat.  The winter months are warm, with daytime highs often between 73 °F and 86 ° and corresponding nighttime lows of 50°F to 60°F while the coolest days tend to average from 62 °F to 71 °F and corresponding nights falling to the mid 40s°F.  Summer often sees daytime temperatures between 106 °F  and 112 °F, with overnight lows ranging from 77 °F to 90 °F.  The mean annual temperature is 74.7 °F.  There are 180 days with a high reaching 90 °F or more.

And Then There’s The Lifestyle

We’ve got the life and it’s all about the outdoors.  Many of us live here for the outdoor lifestyle.  Golf, Tennis, hiking, biking, walking, running, swimming, sunning, entertaining and even outdoor shopping such as El Paseo or our Certified Farmers Markets.  WOW!  What more can you ask for?  And I’m sure it’s not a complete list either.  Want more?  Palm Springs has one of the best and finest assortments of eating establishments anywhere.  We’re not talking about the usual corporate schmaltz.  Nope these are all fine independently owned serving food of all prices ranges, types and styles; something for every palette too.

So there you have it.  Now your next step is to talk to us about buying you home tight here in our Paradise called Palm Springs California.

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Buying or Selling Palm Springs Real Estate?

Buying or Selling in today’s real estate market is a challenge and a process that is easily accomplished with the help of a Palm Springs real estate agent focusing on the neighboring desert cities. You will need an expert who has lived in the area, knows the lifestyle and the unique housing market.

The market for real estate in the desert is alive and the values are exceptional especially for those who are looking for an ideal investment or a vacation/retirement property. We have many Palm Springs real estate properties available for every need, budget and amenity list.

Buyers: Are you searching for your primary residence? We have a variety of Palm Springs homes for sale and have what it takes to get you settled in the neighborhood of your choice.

Selling your home? Your home selling experience will be one that is easy, friendly and professional. Our mission is to offer outstanding service while utilizing the best practices and Internet technology available. We are totally connected to the Internet and will market your home on every venue available! Results is what you expect and results is what you will get.

If you are planning to buy Palm Springs investment property, or property in the surrounding area, we have the staff partners who will help with any project or property management tasks while you are away. We have helped with the small properties all the way up to the multi-million dollar projects.

I’m not here just to sell you a home. I’m here to help you find the dream home you’ll love then make it yours!

For more information on how we can best serve your Palm Springs Real Estate and surrounding area needs, please fill out the online contact form or give us a call at 760-413-2871.

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101 Things To Do in Palm Springs, Lifestyle

Palm Springs A Year Round Fun Getaway for the Whole Family

Real Estate News July 2013

Looking for winter vacation ideas?

Palm Springs A Year Round Fun Getaway for the Whole Family

 

Which destination to choose for this year’s upcoming winter? Looking for the perfect getaway from all the snow and blizzards? How about the desert?  After all, isn’t Palm Springs A Year Round Fun Getaway for the Whole Family?

Here the temperatures are high and pleasant all year long. Even though many people’s perception for the desert is a dreadful sizzling hot place, once you visit the magnificent Palm Springs area, you’ll learn otherwise. Continue reading “Palm Springs A Year Round Fun Getaway for the Whole Family”

100 Years Of Palm Springs History, Lifestyle

100 Years Of Palm Springs History – 1913 Cabot Yerxa Comes To DHS

1913 Cabot Yerxa Settles In Desert Hot Springs – 100 Years Of Palm Springs History –

 

Palm Springs History
Flckr photo courtesy of grabadonut

In our continuing series on Palm Springs History, we can now learn about Cabot Yerxa.  As an early settler and explorer, he’s best known for digging a now famous well in Desert Hot Springs and discovered guess what?  The now famous hot mineral springs enjoyed by many tourists; especially those from Europe. Continue reading “100 Years Of Palm Springs History – 1913 Cabot Yerxa Comes To DHS”

101 Things To Do in Palm Springs, Lifestyle

Is Palm Springs a Summer Ghost Town? Palm Springs Summer Activities

A Cool Palm Springs Oasis

Palm Springs Summer Activities

Palm Springs, CA is a year round community and when the Snowbirds leave in Spring, we have a large number of full-time residents.  Sometimes we refer to ourselves as desert rats and jokingly laugh about it because we are.  Some folks, the locals,  like to hear themselves complain about the heat but in reality, they love it and much prefer summer over winter.

At least I do for sure!

So how do we survive 110 to 120 degree temperatures in Palm Springs?

It’s not so bad, it just sounds bad.  First, we dress in very light clothes.  We tend to rise earlier than some and get our summer day started early.  Finish indoor and outdoor chores and run errands as soon as possible.  Then its time to take life a bit easier.  Relax indoors or take a long dip in the pool.

Afterward, anything from relaxing to going to a movie.  It’s just life.  And we do become acclimated to the high temps as do the people who have to survive 10 below zero winters or 98% humidity summers.  It’s all in the desire.

Understanding the closing escrow process...... It's a fire drill!

 

We have lots of places we can visit to get away from it all.  Idyllwild, San Diego, or taking a ride up the Palm Springs Aerial Tram all provide places to go and enjoy cooler temperatures.  And we tend to travel north for our vacations- far north- LOL.

I love to ride my bike so we have a group who gets up early 3 or 4 times a week and we ride before the heat turns on.  Same with the golfers, tennis players, hikers, etc.

NOTE:  When hiking in these parts in summer, remember these two rules:

  1. Let someone know where you are going and when you will be expected back
  2. Take plenty of water!  At least a bottle for every hour you will be out.
  3. Don’t even THINK of not obeying rule 1 and 2.  People perish every year for breaking these two rules.

So if all of this sounds like fun, add the Summer to our fantastic Fall, Winter and Spring and you see why we call this Paradise.

And FYI- the Snowbird season is from November until around May with the peak from December till April.

Palm Springs Desert
The summer heat brings its own brand of fun to Palm Springs, CA

Come Find YOUR Place In The Sun

Buying or Selling Greater Palm Springs Area Real Estate

Buying or Selling in today’s real estate market is a challenge and a process that is easily accomplished with the help of a Real Estate professional.  You will need an expert who has lived in the desert and knows the lifestyle and the housing market here.  The market in the Greater Palm Springs Area is alive and the values are exceptional for those who are looking for an ideal investment or a vacation/retirement property.  We have choices for every need and budget in the communities we serve with any amenity you may desire.  And if this is to be your primary residence we have what it takes to get you settled into a fine family home in the neighborhood of your choice.

When I help you sell your home in the Greater Palm Springs Area, I strive to make the experience easy, friendly and yet professional. My mission is to provide outstanding service while utilizing the best practices and Internet technology available.

If you are plan to rent your home, we have the staff partners who can assist with management as well as a project manager who can assist with projects while you are away from the property.

For more information on how I can best serve your Greater Palm Springs area needs, please give us a call at 760-413-2871.

I won’t just sell you a house but I WILL help you find the home you will LOVE!

Ron is a Greater Palm Springs Area Realtor® specializing in vacation homes, investment properties and primary single family residences. He has the long term knowledge necessary to make the buying and selling of  Greater Palm Springs Area real estate a smooth enjoyable process.

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