Palm Springs lies on the western edge of the Coachella Valley in central Riverside County, approximately 107 miles east of Los Angeles. Often described as a small city with the cultural amenities of a metropolitan area, residents and one million annual tourists enjoy first-class shopping, entertainment, dining, culture and recreation. Palm Springs is a place to enjoy life. And because it is only a two-hour drive from Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties, many second homes are located in Palm Springs. The permanent population is approximately 45,000, with another 30,000 residents in the winter, and approximately one million tourists annually. A bustling downtown is nestled against the impressive Mt. San Jacinto, and is surrounded by well-established neighborhoods with a mix of eclectic architectural styles. Palm Canyon Drive hosts the city’s many parades and festivals, as well as antique shops, art galleries, boutiques, restaurants and night clubs. Once the trendy playground of Hollywood stars, Palm Springs maintains its chic charm. Distinguished schools, museums, hiking paths, bicycle routes, a water park and equestrian trails are also some of the city’s rich amenities.