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These mountains peak at around 11,000 feet (3,400 m) and tend to average between 5,000 and 7,000 feet (1,500 to 2,000 m).
Elevations on the Valley floor range from 1600 ft above sea level at the north end of the Valley to 250 ft below sea level around Mecca.
Families with young children and young adults became interested in Palm Springs and surrounding communities for lower cost housing and apartment rents.
Palm Springs has become a world famous tourist attraction.
Also it became a major real estate destination in the 1980s and 1990s, no longer limited to senior citizens, winter residents and retirees.The San Andreas Fault crosses the valley from the Chocolate Mountains in the southeast corner and along the centerline of the Little San Bernardinos.The fault is easily visible along its northern length as a strip of greenery against an otherwise bare mountain.Geographers and geologists sometimes call the area, along with the Imperial Valley to the south, the "Cahuilla Basin" or the "Salton Trough".The valley connects with the Greater Los Angeles area to the west via the San Gorgonio Pass, a major transportation corridor that includes Interstate 10 and the Union Pacific Railroad.
There is a large population of seasonal residents in the winter months, known as snowbirds, which at peak times may surpass 100,000 with another 3.5 million annual conventioneers and tourists.