Transformational Tourism

When they come to play and decide to stay, visitors have a positive impact on the workforce.

Lisa Marie Hart Vision

The thought strikes often and in so many places — bouncing to electronica inside Coachella’s Sahara Tent, eating street tacos at Saguaro’s El Jefe, chilling at a DJ pool party at the Ace Hotel, imbibing at a Modernism Week cocktail soiree, zooming around a race track in Thermal, floating in a tepid mineral pool, or wading by the 40-foot waterfall

desert hot springs

Thar She Grows!

Welcome to Desert Pot Springs, the valley’s redheaded stepchild who’s poised to 
become a real economic beauty.

Shea Johnson Real Estate

Two years ago, in September 2014, real estate broker Paula Turner was eyeing retirement, having spent 35 years in the business, and having weathered the pre- and post-recession markets. Then a 100-some-acre parcel sold for $620,000 in a Desert Hot Springs tract where Turner also sold a few. Like many industrial developments, it had been far from attractive as a