What You Can Get for 800k: Palm Springs vs. Los Angeles

Located a short drive from Los Angeles, Palm Springs has long been a popular retreat for SoCal residents who want to be close to the city but sheltered from the chaos and congestion of metropolitan L.A. The smaller city offers a cost advantage as well. We’ll show you how much further your money goes in this desert oasis, with our tour of properties for sale under $800,000.

Midcentury Architecture


1824 South Mesa Drive – $799,850 – 3 bed, 3 bath – 2,743 sq ft

Palm Springs is known as a “Midcentury Mecca,” which includes unique midcentury homes in a range of prices and layouts. This dazzling vintage property, a streamlined take on Mission-style adobe, includes a pool in vintage Palm Springs style. A generous open-plan kitchen opens directly onto the patio for convenient entertaining.

Click here to read our list of the most iconic midcentury properties in the high desert region near Palm Springs.

Courtesy of Ross Stout from KUD Properties, Inc.

Expansive Backyards


207 East Palo Verde Avenue – $798,000 – 4 bed, 2.75 bath – 2,041 sq ft

Lower prices per square foot means more space to stretch out in! This charming hacienda-style property includes its own freeform pool, sheltered patio, and natural stone fire pit. Distressed wood and terra-cotta tile recall the Mission-style buildings so characteristic of old Southern California.

Courtesy of Ross Stout of KUD Properties, Inc.

Sweeping Mountain Views


965 West Via Olivera – $799,000 – 3 bed, 3.5 bath – 2,429 sq ft

Palm Springs is surrounded by mountain ranges, and many suburban properties allow you to gaze out at majestic mountain landscapes from your bedroom window or backyard patio. This contemporary Mediterranean home sits high above the valley floor, offering stunning views on every side.

Click here to see a list of the estates with the most breathtaking vistas in Palm Springs.

Courtesy of Jason Cochran from Keller Williams Hollywood Hills

Sparkling Swimming Pools


960 South Camino Real – $769,000 – 3 bed, 2 bath – 2,240 sq ft

Bigger lots and more amenities mean one thing in Southern California: your own backyard pool! This expansive corner lot includes a side and back yard with a capacious pool and spa combination. The landscaped garden includes numerous fruit and citrus trees. A sturdy covered patio provides the perfect setup for outdoor entertaining.

Courtesy of Ross Stout from KUD Properties, Inc.

Whether you’re looking for a contemporary update or a midcentury classic, the Palm Springs property market allows homebuyers to explore an array of beautiful architectural options at a much lower cost than similar properties in the Los Angeles suburbs. Visit Palm Springs, and see what inspires you!

Are you interested in learning more about the unique properties on offer in Palm Springs? At Iconic Properties Palm Springs, we’re overjoyed to show off the extraordinary homes on offer in this beautiful Southern California city! Contact us for a consultation today!

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