Here are things spoken about the area:
The Desert Highland Gateway Estates Community Action Association is bordered on the east by the west side of Indian Canyon Drive, the north side of San Rafael Drive on the south to McCarthy Road and both sides of Tramview Drive on the north to Eastgate Road on the west. The boundaries extend farther west on Rosa Parks Road to Viedo Road and along Gateway Drive to Pamela Drive. The following side streets off of Gateway Drive are also included: Pamela Drive, Juan Circle, Juanita Circle, Ashby Circle and Gladys Circle. The following side streets along Rosa Park Road starting at Eastgate Road also are included: Jiminez Circle, Alberto Circle, Howard Circle, and Lawrence Circle and Viedo Road.
BUT.... I believe your question was how is it to live there?
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This will show you the crime rate for the area.
Properties that have sold sold at at an everage of $32 per sq ft
In Escrow average if $22 per sq ft
Expired (listed and not sold) Average $53
The wind is something to consider. There are some buyers that refuse to look at anything north of Vista Chino. Likewise, I have buyers that aren't interested in South Palm Springs either, because they think it is too far from the downtown.
The wind, it is not constant. The main windy months are when the weather patterns change- in the fall and late spring. Most people buying a 2nd home in Palm Springs, aren't here during those months anyway. There may be other days throughout the year that are windy, however, it could be windy all over town, just the nature of the desert. If you're buying in a built up neighborhood, however, there usually isn't that much sand.
However, if the house you are buying is adjacent to the open desert, sand will be an issue that you will have to deal with. Some clients actually LOVE living in the North End- the wind will keep your pool cooler in summer months. You also tend to have less bugs in the north end. The views I think are the best in the valley, in the north end of town because you can look right up the canyon where the tramway goes.
There's also a lot of development going on in the north end, including the newly renovated Riviera Hotel which will be a hot spot for Palm Springs. Additionally, the Racquet Club is being restored with the reopening of the famous Bamboo Room. Historically the major resorts in town were built in the North End.
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