Welcome to Twin Palms
Luxury neighborhood defined by its distinctive desert modernist architectural style
What started as primarily open desert up until the mid-1950s has since transformed into the Palm Springs area's most prevalent modernist neighborhood. The pinnacle of desert modernism––an architectural style made famous by famed architect William Krisel––Twin Palms is renowned for its stately mid-century modern homes, many of which feature chic design elements like butterfly roofs and glass-paneled atriums.
Nestled in the southern end of the city, Twin Palms has become an attractive neighborhood for those looking to escape the city’s clamor. Apart from its distinct architecture, this community is known for its refined beauty, rows of lofty palm trees, and vibrant, diverse residents.
What to Love
- Distinct architectural designs
- Quiet and reserved
- Vibrant, diverse community
- Rich history and heritage
- Beautiful mid-century home
People & Lifestyle
Architect William Krisel created the blueprint for the Twin Palms neighborhood. Even though the many houses he's designed to have undergone extensive renovations over the decades, several houses maintain their original exterior colors and designs. Some homeowners were even lucky enough to receive customized landscapes courtesy of Krisel.
Those who live in Twin Palms often reside here because they're attracted to the neighborhood's individualism and impact on the Modernist Movement. The Twin Palms Neighborhood Organization has even launched a museum-quality exhibit in Krisel’s honor. A family-oriented neighborhood conveniently located only minutes away from Downtown Palm Springs, Twin Palms is a naturally beautiful tract of land perfect for those accustomed to luxury accommodations and modern amenities.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
On the neighborhood outskirts, you'll find northwestern staple restaurant Elmer's
, a great spot for breakfast and lunch. Their original buttermilk pancake recipe is famous for a reason, and they still use it to this day! Coffee lovers frequent Koffi Coffee
, a unique coffee destination with garden seating. Voted Coachella Valley's best coffee shop, Koffi roasts their coffee in-house and sells delicious grilled egg sandwiches, freshly-baked cinnamon rolls, and muffins.
Tucked into the beautiful Plaza del Sol is Miro's
, an elegant, upscale dining institution providing the Palm Springs area with delicious homestyle Slavic, Hungarian, Greek, German, and Italian cooking for several decades. Next door is El Mirasol
, a top-notch Mexican restaurant with a festive setting and fantastic margaritas.
Since Twin Palms is only minutes away from Downtown Palm Springs, you'll always be a short drive from the region's best shopping and dining. Whether you're looking for services, retail, groceries, art galleries, boutiques, financial institutions, or whatever else you might need, you're guaranteed to find it nearby. Several notable apparel, hardware, and grocery stores are located right up the street from the neighborhood, such as Ace Hardware
, T.J. Maxx
, Petco, Jensen's Fine Foods
, and the Plaza Del Sol Shopping Center.
Things to Do
The Moorten Botanical Garden and Cactarium
is just across the street from the Twin Palms neighborhood. This 1-acre, family-owned botanical garden specializes in desert flora and is a great place to learn about the natural ecoregion habitats. Divided into multiple sections, Moorten educates visitors on the various desert ecosystems in the U.S., including over 3,000 examples of desert cacti and other plants.
The Backstreet Art District
between E. Palm Canyon Drive, Matthew Drive, and Cherokee Way is a unique artists' community combining studio space, galleries, and businesses for those interested in creative spaces. Here, you'll find a diverse array of original art from locally, regionally, and nationally-recognized artists as well as paintings, ceramics, jewelry, and more. They also host a monthly art walk on the first Wednesday of each month, rain or shine!
If you're into hiking, there are several beautiful parks and well-maintained hiking trails nearby, such as DeMuth Park, Hermit Crest, The Ramp, and the Tahquitz Creek Bike Loop.