Every four years, Palm Springs Life asks the community to nominate outstanding young leaders and professionals to the magazine’s prestigious 40 Under 40. From more than 100 nominations, our selection panel chose individuals who make a positive impact on our desert communities, offering their expertise and service at the highest levels, both professionally and philanthropically. This video series highlights our 2022 honorees.
Curtis Butler | Chief Operations Officer, Brady Sandahl Real Estate Group
As a transplant, Curtis Butler has found a home in the Coachella Valley as he has for many homebuyers he works with at Brady Sandahl Real Estate.
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Random Facts About Palm Springs
Palm Springs is a popular vacation destination that combines mid-century architecture, arts and culture, and outdoor activities. The temperate climate makes it an excellent getaway during the winter months. Palm Springs is also a popular destination for Hollywood stars. In the 1920s, many Hollywood stars began to visit the desert oasis, and in the 1930s, Palm Springs was the most popular desert getaway for the stars, ahead of Las Vegas. Today, Palm Springs is known as the Golf Capital of the World. While tennis was originally associated with the city, golf has become its primary sport.
Downtown Palm Springs offers several places to shop and dine. Many stores stay open late on Thursdays, making it an ideal day for shopping. The city is also home to an indoor mall with retail shops and CineMark Theaters. The main shopping district features designer stores, boutiques and public art. Whether you prefer shopping in the mall or enjoying a night out with friends, there is something for everyone to do in Palm Springs.
The first white settlers in Palm Springs were Jose Maria Estudillo and Jose Romero, who visited the area in 1823. These men recorded the existence of Agua Caliente and recorded the town’s first name, “Palm Springs.”