Desert Hot Springs was not founded until 1908 by Hilda Maude Gray, and in 1913 natural hot water was discovered by Cabot Yerxa. At this time, he hand built a pueblo revival style home that still stands as one of the oldest adobe-style buildings in the county and has been designated as a state historical site. Desert springs quickly developed as a popular tourist destination in the 1950s as a result of the various boutique and spa hotels built in the region. Many of the hotels and spas have been recently renovated to revitalize the area while maintaining its mid-century charm. One of the most prominent destinations is Two Bunch Palms Resort, and it was features in the film, The Player.

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Located in the Coachella Valley or Desert Empire, Desert Hot Springs, California is located in Riverside County. The city has a population of 25,938 and has experienced rapid growth in the last few decades. Over 65 percent of the housing available in the area is single-family homes. However, there are a number of small apartment and high-rise complexes also available.

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