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Area Information
This section is designed to provide all the information you need to make some decisions about our community.
Are you moving to 29 Palms this year? Let me be the first to welcome you! I am so happy
to be a part of this community and yes, even though you have been stationed out in the middle of the Mojave Desert, you are not far from some really great area attractions. You may be surprised how nice it is to be away from the traffic and pollution, and find yourself
embracing the quiet beauty the desert has to offer. 

My name is Bill Osgood and in June 2009, I opened my real estate business - OSGOOD REALTY - in the heart of 29 Palms. I have been working in real estate since 1980 so I have many years of experience and satisfied customers. I am always happy to answer any real estate question you may have, and welcome you to stop by my office any time. I am located in the Historic Plaza on the corner of Two Mile and Adobe Road (not far from base).   Read below for some of the many places to visit during your stay!

If you look on a map, you will notice that in almost every direction there is a great destination weekend waiting for you to explore.  Looking to the west, the first thing you notice is San Gorgonio Mountain, home to Big Bear Mountain Ski Resorts and lake. The winters are great
for boarding and skiing while the spring, summer and fall are great for hiking, fishing and boating on the lake.  Festivals such as Octoberfest, Cycling Events, Fourth of July fireworks and so much more are always on the calendar and there are also great little boutiques and restaurants found all around the lake. Many establishments offer military discounts to spend the night, ranging from quaint cabins to lakefront motels. 

A lot closer to home you have access to Joshua Tree National Park with an entrance to the park right here in 29 Palms. Various levels of hiking, climbing and camping are available year round. 
We’ve also got one of the last drive-in movie theaters in the country – Smiths Ranch Drive In – where you can watch two feature films for $5 per person!   If live theatre is more your style, you’re in luck, Theatre 29 boasts a live theatre venue for our desert community, even offering
opportunities to audition for many of the productions they put on annually.  

Joshua Tree, the next closest town, has a certified Farmer’s Market on Saturday’s and a number of great little eatery’s and shops all along the main road. Joshua Tree is a community of artists, musicians, working families, business people, telecommuters and retirees. Downtown has four art galleries, a yoga studio, two outfitters, a New York-style Pizza shop with a shady courtyard, beautiful gift shops, great burgers and great vegan fare, and even a highly rated Indian food restaurant .  A National Park Visitors Center is located right off the main road.

Joshua Tree is home to Copper Mountain College, offering Associate degrees and certificates in the arts, business, technical and medical fields. Also based here is the Hi-Desert Medical Center, the primary regional provider of health services to more than 68,000 people. Cultural
institutions include the Hi-Desert Cultural Center, home of the Kaye Ballard Playhouse, and the Joshua Tree Retreat Center, a world-famous meditation, yoga and conference center designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his son, Lloyd Wright.

The next closest town is Yucca Valley. Just 26 miles northeast of Palm Springs, Yucca Valley offers a wider selection of larger retail outlets such as Home Depot and a new Super Wal-Mart opening this summer 2013. Here you’ll find Starbucks, Applebee’s, Carrow’s and Sizzler along with a bunch of lesser known, but no less great mom and pop restaurants. Right up the road from here, in Pioneertown, is one such place – Pappy & Harriet’s – a great place to stop for some mesquite barbecue, live music and a real feel of the “wild west!”

“Down the hill” from here Highway 62 leads you the I-10.  Head east for Palm Springs or west for Los Angeles and San Diego.

In Palm Springs there are a number of Casino’s and Spa Resorts for a more luxurious
night away . Here you can go for an evening of fine dining and get your retail therapy done!! For the kids, there are places like Knott’s Soak City, a waterpark that is open from mid-May to early October and the The Living Desert Zoo & Botanical Gardens in Palm Desert where you can feed a giraffe or become a Junior Zoo Keeper! The whole family will really
enjoy the Palm Springs Aerial Tram.  This place is awesome. In the midst of summer heat, you can go up the tram and see and play in snow! The tram rotates providing a fantastic view and discounted tickets are available for military.

Heading west you can follow the highway to either L.A. or San Diego in just a few hours. 

On your way to L.A. you can see the infamous Hollywood sign, walk the Hollywood Walk of Fame outside Grauman’s Chinese Theater or see a film at the Dolby Theatre (formerly Kodak theatre). Go online and get free tickets for Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O’Brien or Craig
Ferguson or maybe you want to be a contestant on many of the game shows they produce out here.

See a live concert at the Greek Theatre or Hollywood Bowl, catch a Dodger’s or Laker’s  game or head out to Anaheim and spend a weekend at Disneyland!
A San Diego destination is also a great getaway. For the animal lover in you there’s Sea World, San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Active duty military get in free. A great theme park for kids under 8 there is Lego Land. Or catch a Padres Games or San Diego Chargers. To get closer to the sea you can check out the USS Midway, Seaport Village or go directly to the many beaches that line the coast. 

Further down the coast and you are in Mexico! Just remember you need your passports to cross the border these days!
Other notable driving destinations:
Colorado River
Lake Havasu
Las Vegas

As I mentioned, this is only a handful of ideas. Once you get here, stop by my office, I’d love to meet you and help you get settled in. Whether it’s a real estate question or just a suggestion on where to grab a great meal, I’m happy to help.

Welcome Aboard!!


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