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Old 04-14-2011, 05:31 PM
 
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My parents lived in Palm Desert for about 12 years and loved it. They had a cute little 2 bd/2 ba house in the Del Web off of Washington. Their neighbors were great and there was lots to do. There are quite a few Canadian snowbirds out there. My parents had a golf cart that they could drive to the store in the shopping center just outside the gate. My sister and I sold the property when my parents passed away. Ironically my husband and I have made numerous trips back out to the desert RVing and my daughter got a job teaching out there and now lives in Palm Springs. Where they lived in Palm Desert it seemed quite safe. Palm Springs is a little iffier but not nearly as bad as the Los Angeles area where we live. Fortunately the general area where we reside is great but every city has it's bad parts. My daughter and I spent a lot of time checking out the her area before she found the right place for her. So far so good except for " Where is the 20 something crowd out there?" As a retiree you won't have to search high and low for people of a certain age in the desert.
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:43 AM
 
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My husband and I have been to PD a couple of times and we are planning on buying a condo down there in the next year or so ourselves. PD is fine, other area's like Indio and Coachella I would stay away from, I don't care if they have a few new neighbourhoods (CDN spelling) and I heard Desert Hot Springs ain't so great either. The long winded post sounded like someone who has had a bad experience, you can have a bad experience anywhere. We have many friends who own condo's in Palm Desert and have never had any problems.
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:59 PM
 
Location: CA
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Default Consider Hemet?

Hemet has lots of snowbirds. More crime than is totally desirable but many more nice people than not.
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Old 08-21-2011, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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I like Palm Desert the best. If I were you I would check out a place called "Palm Valley Country Club". Let me know if you have any more questions. I live in Seattle but I have spent lots of time in Palm Desert and Palm Springs. There are lots of great places down there to buy right now.
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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Just don't try to install solar panels on your roof at PVCC. There is currently pending litigation because the HOA won't allow individual homeowners to install solar for the purpose of saving money and energy. You will be paying full Edison prices at PVCC.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Florida
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But other than that ...... it's a really nice place!

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Old 01-08-2013, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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How many Quebecois are living in Palm Springs?
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Murrieta California
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How many Quebecois are living in Palm Springs?
Not very many. They all go to Florida.
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:03 PM
 
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How many Quebecois are living in Palm Springs?
My Mom was Quebecois but she moved to California in the 1950s. Los Angeles then Hemet in the late
1970s-2008. She never met another Quebecker but met some Canadians. One woman from France but
she didn't stay. Her Husband, American, bought in Hemet instead of Palm Springs because it wasn't as
hot. Plus I would guess it was closer to Los Angeles where he had business.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:33 AM
 
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The man from Alberta sounds nuts to me and good riddens to him in Oregon which is "Shangrila" to him. To each his own. I don't know why there are so many Oregonian's living 6 months in the Coachella Valley - they must see something nice here. Yes, 400,000 people does not make a small town, but it is a conglomeration of over 10 cities both incorporated and unincorporated sprawled out over a very large valley that goes from small town suburban to rural agricultural. And yes there are fire ants, crickets and rats, but there are birds and bees and butterflies, and star fillled skies, carpets of wildflowers, more golf courses than anywhere else in the world and beautiful snow capped mountains in the wintertime. I have lived part time and full time in Palm Desert and Indian Wells for the past 21 years and I find it to be quite a lovely area. Wherever I go, the merchants, supermarket checkers, and restaurant servers all address me by name, so to me it feels as though your living in a small town. Palm Desert's population, I believe is around 55,000, so it is the size of a mid size suburb. I think, if you look around Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells or La Quinta, you should be able to find something to your liking, housing-wise. Check the crime stats, yes there are gangs, but they are not living in these areas, and are not rampant through the valley, as the transplanted Albertan stated.
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