Newly Listed: Well-Located Palm Springs Condo

Our latest listing is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo in Palm Springs. This condo has played an especially important role in my life.

View of the San Jacinto Mountains from the balcony.

View of the San Jacinto Mountains from the balcony.

When I lived in LA from 1985-94, I would frequently visit this condo on weekends and school breaks. It was only a 2 hour drive from West LA without traffic (ha ha). The condo was my escape/respite from LA’s craziness (and my roommates). Plus, who doesn’t love hanging out in Palm Springs? Blue skies, smogless air, lovely vistas and lots of quiet. When I had time, I loved hiking in the mountains, including the Santa Rosa Mountains, the Garner Valley/Desert Divide and Joshua Tree.

In the summer of 1991, I couldn’t find a 1L summer job anywhere. My mom suggested that I could stay in the Palm Springs condo for free–I’d just have to pay the air conditioning bill–so I redirected my job search to Palm Springs and found a receptive job market. I got hired at a firm then called Sanger & Stein as a law clerk. Later, on my trips back to Palm Springs, I would sometimes visit with Howard Sanger socially. During winter break 1993, I visited the condo to hike and relax, and Howard graciously invited me to join his family for a New Years eve dinner. At dinner, I met Howard’s daughter, Lisa, who was applying to law school and had some questions about the process. We continued our conversation on email…and fell in love, got married, had kids and built our lives together….

I can’t promise you’ll find the love of your life because of this condo, but I can say you’ll find a wonderful getaway. It’s located on the second/top floor of the building with staircase access and a 2nd floor balcony. It has 2 master suites, each with an en suite bathroom, so it’s great for 2 couples or a family. There are pretty views of the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa mountains. We just redid the carpet and paint.

The condo is located in the Desert La Palme development. I visited the development in November and was impressed at its condition; the HOA is doing a fantastic job maintaining the place. The common areas include an inviting pool and hot tub just a few steps from the unit.

The condo is conveniently located in town. It’s virtually across the street from the Palm Springs airport, and you could easily walk to/from the airport terminal to the condo. Downtown Palm Springs is 2 miles away, and there are several shopping centers and other services within walking distance. When I worked at the law firm, I even walked to work. Often, when I’d come out for the weekend, I would walk everywhere and leave my car parked the entire time.

The MLS listing. I believe there will be an open house this Sunday noon-3.