Moving to Palm Springs

Are you considering a move to Palm Springs or the Coachella Valley in sunny Southern California?

Geoffrey Moore is an experienced Palm Springs real estate agent that specializes in relocation. He's a long-time resident of the valley and ready and willing to share all the tips and tricks he's learned over the years. Discover the lesser known hidden corners of Palm Springs and all the best this dynamic and vibrant city has to offer.

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Palm Springs has become an increasingly desirable place to live. The laid back lifestyle it provides along with endless sunny days makes it irresistable for home buyers, vacationers and investors.

But just like any popular vacation destination, as public interest rises so inevitably do home values and sales prices.

Luckily, there is still a deal to be had. Unlike numerous other hotspots across the state of California, Palm Springs remains surprisingly affordable, if you know where to look.

With that said, let's take a closer look at some of up and coming Palm Springs neighborhoods in 2021.

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Demuth Park

More than perhaps any other area of Palm Springs, the

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Current Palm Springs Weekly Weather Forecast

When are the Seasons in Palm Springs?

  • Winter: December to February
  • Spring: March to May
  • Summer: June to September
  • Fall: October to November

Palm Springs WeatherConventional 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. Let's take a look at the seasonal trends when it comes to Palm Springs weather.

Winter in Palm Springs: December through February

Winters in Palm Springs

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Southern California is a literal hotspot for Canadian travelers. Not only does it have fantastic weather, it's home to world-class golf courses and the gorgeous natural landscapes of the Coachella Valley. So what better place to escape the harsh Canadian winters than the beautiful desert city of Palm Springs?

Snowbirds often spend several months at a time in Palm Springs, so many choose to buy a home here.

But buying a home in a different country means understanding a whole new set of rules.

International and faraway travel may be on hold for now, but it won't be like this forever. We're looking forward to life getting back to normal post-pandemic and it pays to be ready when it does.

So, whether you're still deciding on Palm Springs

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work out equipment in palm springs

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.

palm springs gymA good practice is to visit each on a trial basis and see which

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The COVID-19 pandemic brought America to its knees, closing businesses and schools, eliminating travel, and disrupting lives. People everywhere were urged to stay home. Riverside County and Palm Springs in particular enacted strict regulations: requiring masks in public, shutting down bars, closing restaurants except for outdoor dining and take out, and restricting most tourist attractions. Palm Springs busiest tourist season was wiped out. No Coachella Festival, no Stagecoach, no tennis tournament. No Tram!

Is it OK to look on a bright side? Palm Springs’ residents have certain advantages that are the envy of city dwellers in these tough times. So much so that some part-time residents who maintain vacation or weekend homes in the desert abandoned

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Palm Springs Winter Playground, Vintage Postcard

There are any number for reasons to visit the Coachella valley, from the annual, internationally renowned music festival, the high-class shopping, to the year-round excellence of the golf courses in Palm Springs. There is positively no shortage of things to do. 

No matter your reason, take a quick glance at this brief list of the nine different towns in the valley. You may just discover a new favorite!

Palm Springs

Perhaps best known as an escape for 20th century celebrities, Palm Springs prides itself on its upkeep of the spirit of its original inhabitants, the Cahuilla Indians.

The top-tier spas and resorts have made this town a destination for any traveler, international or not. All year long, you can find activities and events for all

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4 most Walkable Palm Springs Neighborhoods

In a place like Palm Springs where more than 90% of days are sunny, it makes sense that residents want to take advantage of the superb weather and exchange their car keys for their sneakers and walk to wherever their weekly errands take them. However, depending on where a neighborhood is, that's not always feasible.

If you're in the market for a walkable Palm Springs home, consider these Palm Springs neighborhoods.

Ruth Hardy Park

When it comes to centrally located Palm Springs neighborhoods, it's hard to beat the affluent community of Ruth Hardy Park. 

Downtown is less than a mile away, and most can make the walk in about fifteen minutes. As such, residents will find that a fun night out on the town is never more than a short walk from

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Many fantastic Palm Springs neighborhoods are located within walking distance of the city’s major shopping, dining and entertainment areas. With year-round gorgeous weather that makes you want to spend time outdoors, being able to step outside your door and walk to your favorite spots is a big plus. 

So, if you’re searching the Palm Springs real estate market for a home with a high “walkability rating,” this is a brief guide to some of the best locations. 

The oldest neighborhoods in Palm Springs are also the closest to Palm Canyon Drive (North, South and East). Which figures. Palm Canyon Drive has always been the main drag, the street where all the original businesses and hotels were located, and the focus of downtown Palm Springs. And it was

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Palm Springs residents and visitors alike bask in the desert’s warmth and sunshine. There’s nothing like lounging all day at the pool, hiking through the canyons and mountains, or playing a round of golf, especially when you know where you are coming from it’s freezing, or raining, or the freeways are in gridlock. But you also need a place to eat, shop, and be entertained. And for that, downtown Palm Springs can’t be beat.

Palm Springs is not some suburb filled with shopping malls and parking lots. It has always been a small town, with a distinctive village feel. The main drag, Palm Canyon Drive, has been the focus for dining, shopping and fun for decades, and after the recent, major downtown renovation project that replaced the aging and unfortunate

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Palm Springs Indian lease land mapOK, it’s not really invisible.

But it is a map that won’t show up on Google maps or on your nav system. And it is a map you’re going to want to refer to when you’re looking for Palm Springs real estate.

We’re talking about a map that indicates where the fee simple and lease land is in the city of Palm Springs and the surrounding area. People searching for homes to buy in Palm Springs may be unfamiliar with the concept, that is, the difference between fee simple (or just plain “fee”) and lease land, because they come from someplace where there is only fee land.

And it’s confusing, because fee land sounds like you have to pay a “fee.” But it’s actually lease land where you need to make a (usually) monthly payment, basically like rent, because

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