The Movie Colony

Welcome to The Movie Colony

This neighborhood is known for its rich and fascinating history
Referred to as TMC among locals, The Movie Colony is a sought-after neighborhood in Palm Springs. This idyllic neighborhood was originally developed in the 1930s and 1940s and was home to Hollywood stars such as Marilyn Monroe and Cary Grant. In fact, the neighborhood was even named after the multitude of famous movie stars who resided here.

Since then, the community has transformed into a desirable place to call home and is loved for its peaceful and private atmosphere. Beautiful homes, vintage hotels, cozy restaurants, and lush green spaces are some perks that come with living here.

A drive through this idyllic neighborhood will reveal homes nestled on spacious lots complemented by thick palm trees and sweeping mountain vistas. It is home to the iconic architecture of the Spanish Colonial Revival style and the mid-century modern style.

What to Love 

  • A quiet, secluded lifestyle
  • Close access to downtown 
  • Enjoying the sunshine at The Wellness Park

Local Lifestyle 

Removed from the heart of downtown, residents of this neighborhood get to soak up a quiet and peaceful lifestyle. This attracts a diverse range of individuals who are looking for a simpler and more downtempo pace of life.

However, one of the perks of residing in The Movie Colony is its incredibly convenient proximity to downtown Palm Springs. This allows locals to experience all the appealing aspects of big-city life while living away from the endless hustle and bustle of downtown.

Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment 

The easy access to downtown gives residents a plethora of options for dining, shopping, and entertainment. If you’re looking for a casual meal out, head over to Pinocchio in the Desert. This eatery, located in downtown Palm Springs, specializes in American and European-inspired food and is known for its warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary or birthday, Zin American Bistro is the perfect setting for a celebratory occasion. This charming eatery offers American fare and is known for its charming and idyllic ambiance. You can even enjoy patio seating and scenic lake views while enjoying your meal. Copley’s on Palm Canyon is another popular option when it comes to upscale dining. This restaurant offers elevated American dishes in a romantic and picturesque setting.

Looking to tackle some shopping? The Vineyard Shopping Center is designed to meet all your shopping needs. This open-air shopping center features a plethora of retailers, including a variety of luxury brands. There’s also plenty of restaurants and family-fun activities you can experience here!

Things to Do 

Whether you enjoy exploring the great outdoors or spending the day shopping, TMC has something for everyone. Connect with nature by spending time at The Wellness Park. This five-acre park offers a quarter-mile walking/jogging loop and five fitness stations, providing plenty of ways for you to exercise and get in tip-top shape. You can also explore the four gardens located here: meditation, healing, fragrance, and a memorial garden. So whether you’re looking to go for a jog or escape to the gardens, The Wellness Park has something for everyone.

If you’re considering embarking on a staycation, you’re in luck because The Movie Colony is known for its chic lodging options. TMC has four hotels that have been completely renovated, with The Movie Colony Hotel at the top of the list. This boutique hotel is a celebration of vintage style and forward-thinking hospitality.


The Movie Colony is Palm Springs Unified School District and includes top schools, such as: 

  • Katherine Finchy Elementary School, K-5
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