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Palm Springs is a thriving city for both retirees and those seeking a comfortable year round atmosphere. Although Palm Springs is located on the edge of the desert it is also on the edge of the San Bernardino Mountains providing a quick retreat from the summer heat. The economy is excellent due to the many resorts and businesses that cater to tourism, and housing is still moderately priced as compared to other southern California communities. Transportation is provided for those who wish to live green or do not have their own mode of transportation ~ this includes everything from private limo service to public transits. Palm Springs is a city rich with history and art, there are several museums and cultural events held annually.
The climate is generally dry with an average annual rainfall of about 4.83”. The temperature during the winter months averages between the mid 70's to mid 80's making it a perfect place to beat those winter blues. Those suffering from health issues such as asthma and other health issues will find the dry desert air to be very therapeutic.
Tourism is a major supporter of the city's economy and a main provider of jobs for its residents. There over 130 hotels and 100 restaurants providing services to over 1.5 million visitors annually. There are also 100 golf courses, an ice skating rink and a skate park, plus horseback riding facilities and trails for riders, hikers and mountain bikers to share.
Housing costs are at their best for southern California living. The older mid-century modern homes built for the rich and famous are always popular. Many communities are gated including, the Warm Sands Estates built during the twenties made from adobe, to the more modern homes at the Enclave at Sunrise which offers more elaborate features for modern living.
Prices for condominiums start in the mid 60’s with every price range up to multi-million dollar estates ~ gay realtor Palm Springs would be happy to set you up on an automated search for your price range.
The city offers transportation through SunLine Transit which provides transportation within both within the city limits of Palm Springs and also surrounding areas including Desert Hot Springs and Indio-Coachella. There are also several cab companies and limo services throughout the city.
The Palm Springs school district is home to five High schools, Cathedral City, Coachella Valley, Indio , La Quinta and Palm Desert High School. There is also the Xavier College Preparatory High School in Palm Desert. There are four elementary schools, Cahuilla, Cielo Vista Charter School, Katherine Finchy and Vista del Monte Elementary School.
The Palm Springs International Film Festival held each year in January followed in June by the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films. Every Thursday night the downtown business area of Palm Springs hosts a village fest with food, outdoor entertainment and arts and crafts shows.
Palm Springs is home to several museums including, The Agua Caliente Cultural Museum located in the downtown village green. Rancho Mirage is home to the Children's Discovery Museum, which provides hands on science and art exhibits for children. And of course there is the Living Desert and many other opportunities for enrichment.
Palm Springs California was once a city for the stars, a place to retreat from the hustle and bustle of the hectic city life and just relax. Today it has developed into not just a city for those seeking retirement, but individuals and families wishing to raise their families in a city rich in art and history.
The location is perfect for commuting to the beaches of Los Angeles or San Diego, and the nightlife of Las Vegas. Palm Springs is the perfect desert community to call home.
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