Connect

Find us on...

Geoffrey Moore

120 W Arenas Road, Ste 7
Palm Springs, CA
92262

Contact Us

Dashboard

New Search X

Moving to Palm Springs

Found 20 blog entries about Moving to Palm Springs.

Conventional belief is that Southern California doesn’t have seasons, or if it does, there’s a wet and a dry season. That’s it. While not accurate, this perception from those on the East Coast or Northwest may seem true, especially on the California coast.

But in Palm Springs, you can experience a full range of seasons, more varied than that in, say, Los Angeles or San Diego.

Winter: December through February

Winters in Palm Springs are among the mildest in the continental United States, with temperatures ranging from around 40 – 70° F (4.5 – 24°C). 

Like the rest of Southern California, winter is the rainy season, but Palm Springs only receives about five inches of rain per year. It’s really hard to call that “rainy.” 

It’s the mountains

4 Views, 0 Comments

Palm Springs, centrally located in the Southwest, is within driving distance of several metropolitan areas, and the airport (PSP) provides great service to the Bay Area, the Northwest, and Phoenix. And that makes it easy for all your friends and family to visit you all year long. 

Driving to nearby cities

The closest metropolitan area is, of course, Los Angeles, at least in terms of distance. In terms of drive time, that depends on when you leave Palm Springs, and when you return. The 10 freeway is the most common route to get to central LA, and, say, to Santa Monica. But it’s also the most congested. If you leave Palm Springs on weekday mornings or on an Sunday afternoon, you’re bound to get in traffic, no matter which way you go. Early Saturday

106 Views, 0 Comments

Living in Palm Springs gives you the opportunity to attend any number of local events and festivals without the costs of hotels and transportation. And there are really too many to choose from, especially in season from January through May. But more and more attractions are coming to the desert in the summer. August is now the scene for Splash House parties at several local, hip hotels, like the Ace and Saquaro. And rates drop at many gay resorts sponsoring splash parties during the summer months.

Below is a list compiled from many different sites. Be sure to check out the links for up-to-date information. Dates change somewhat from year to year.

Starting in January:

Palm Springs International Film Festival. Early January. This festival has

1,446 Views, 0 Comments

New building in Palm SpringsLook around. Palm Springs is booming. The last several years have brought new hotels, restaurants, clubs and housing to Palm Springs. Downtown is undergoing a revitalization, and the Uptown Design District is hopping with hip shops and cafes.

What was known as primarily a sleepy retirement community has suddenly morphed into a sexy destination for young people – all year round. Major events follow one after another, especially in season, from the Palm Springs Film Festival to Modernism Week and the Coachella Music Festival. All these visitors need places to stay, to eat, and shop. And those businesses need employees, who need places to live.

So, what’s new on the horizon? Some of the projects you see when driving around town include:

New Hotels

416 Views, 0 Comments

When you move to Palm Springs, you might notice everyone’s wardrobe is about the same: shorts and t-shirts. Except for more formal occasions when folks opt for a polo shirt. For most months of the year, clothing is scanty. Expect to show lots of skin.

Hence, the abundance of gyms, fitness studios, and outdoor activities of various kinds to help you look your best. In and out of clothes.

Gyms

The Palm Springs area – and for our purposes, we’re limiting ourselves to Palm Springs and Cathedral City – has many of familiar, chain gyms. They vary in size, price, hours and clientele. Most have aerobic classes of some kind, and maybe yoga or mat Pilates. Not all are mentioned here. A good practice is to visit each on a trial basis and see which one suits

968 Views, 0 Comments


Whenever you relocate, there are some many mundane considerations. Things you took for granted for where lived before: Where is the best, closest grocery store or pharmacy? It took years to find my someone who knows how to cut my hair; now, what do I do? Where is a decent dry cleaner, a reliable mechanic, a dog groomer? 

But perhaps one of the most important concerns is how to replace your doctor. What can you expect from medical services in the Coachella Valley?

The Coachella Valley has excellent medical resources. Doctors, medical centers, urgent care and hospitals can be found throughout the desert from Palm Springs to Indio. There are two major networks that provide all services: The Desert Care Network and Eisenhower Health. (For those seeking

176 Views, 0 Comments


Moving to a new city means change. Among those changes is the likelihood that you’ll need to find a new health care provider. And for those people with chronic conditions, such as HIV/AIDS, it’s important that your new community can provide you with the same or better level of care than you’re used to.

Palm Springs is unique for a small town in that it has a large community of people living with HIV, many of whom are 50-plus years old. The availability of health services for this demographic is particularly outstanding in the Coachella Valley and comparable to those you’d find in a city like San Francisco or Los Angeles.

Health and wellness have always been in the DNA of Palm Springs. The Aqua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians were aware of the

180 Views, 0 Comments

If you’re looking for a home in Palm Springs, and you’re not from the southwest, the landscaping around here may be unfamiliar, even confusing. On the one hand, you’ll see lush, Mediterranean gardens, with green lawns, tropical-looking palms, bougainvillea, olive and citrus trees. On the other, lots of rock and gravel, some spikey-looking things, and a few trees that don’t appear to have much going on in the leaf or shade department. And if you’re into gardening, trying to figure out what to do with your new yard can be intimidating.

Golf courses in a desert?

People forget: this is a desert. All Southern California is dry. And we just came out of a years-long drought, with water rationing, rate hikes, and a mandated push toward drought resistant

278 Views, 0 Comments

Beautiful mountain scenery, gorgeous weather, and an endless surplus of the best golf courses around encompass the greatness that is Palm Springs. Just imagine waking up every morning with the sun peeking over the mountains just outside your window and starting your day in a sunny paradise. With its high end hotels, modern architecture, and an accepting atmosphere, it’s no wonder so many people choose to live there. 

If you live and work here, you’ll probably never want to leave. However, no matter how much you may not want to leave, sometimes travel is unavoidable. If you know anything about Southern California, you know that the traffic can get a little much to say the least. Luckily, there are a handful of tips and tricks to getting around the city,

778 Views, 0 Comments

Yes, the global gay conspiracy has had one of its early successes in the city of Palm Springs. It may be the one city in the US where restaurants and clubs can be referred to as “straight-friendly.”

Recently, Palm Springs received media attention as being the only city in the U.S. with an all-LGBT city council. All five elected members trouped up to Sacramentoto receive official recognition from the state legislature.  Indeed, Palm Springs has more gay couples per household than any city in the U.S. 

How did the city become such a gay mecca? The truth is that Palm Springs was always a place for privacy; for people, including gay people, to be themselves, away from the constraints of so-called “acceptable behavior.”

 

A Remedy for Hollywood

395 Views, 0 Comments