how is it to live there?

Asked by Tarik Hussein, New York, NY Mon May 28, 2012

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Betty Kerr,…, Agent, Irvine, CA
Mon May 28, 2012
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?

go to :

http://www.palmsprings-ca.gov/index.aspx?page=893

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.

Call me if I can assist you further with your real estate needs. I will give you the answers to your questions.
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thanks for that website, It showed me other areas of Palm Springs, and Crime.
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Edith Karoli…, Agent, Winnetka, IL
Tue May 29, 2012
You got some interesting answers below.... Your question in general is vague, we do not even know what it is that you are interested in. Remember everybody is looking for something different in their home (location, lot size, floor plan, style of home etc.) the very same goes for How is it to live there....

Everybody is looking for something different, someone may want to be next to public transportation, others near a bike trail, others near shopping, or a play ground..... I am trying to make a point..... that
only YOU will know what it is that you are looking for .....

Realtors cannot recommend and area or neighborhood to clients, as it may be perceived as steering them into or away from an area and this is against the law. But of course Realtors can advise you on to which websites to go to for various items of information.

The very BEST though always is to drive through a neighborhood yourself at different times of the week, check out how far things are away from a certain area you may be interested in, and yes
use the websites for other information as agents below suggested.

Hope this helps a little

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tj schroeder…, Agent, La Quinta, CA
Mon May 28, 2012
You asked more about the crime rate and raising kids today. Don't think that's and easy task anywhere today.

Of course, certain areas have a reputation that you might want to avoid, but they are localized in small parts of a few communities. Desert Unified School District has a good reputation for its schools, and there are many choices of homes near enough for walking, bus or driving. And, a new school in Rancho Mirage opening soon.

We have gated communities for that extra level of protection, some 24/7 guarded, others with a electronic key access. You have many options in the Coachella Valley - for your home, your schools and work, where you can find safety in your life. It takes of bit of time for you to learn the areas and get comfortable, and for someone to learn about you to be able to help you find the right place.

Again, come and see.
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Barry Shapiro, Agent, Camarillo, CA
Mon May 28, 2012
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. Whether it’s a round of golf in the winter or a massage at a first-class spa resort, Palm Springs is the place to enjoy life. Often described as a small city with the cultural amenities of an urban area, the shopping, entertainment, dining and recreational opportunities are first-class.

Palm Springs lies on the western edge of the Coachella Valley in central Riverside County approximately 107 miles east of Los Angeles. It is within the ecological area known as the Colorado Desert and is 487 feet above sea level. Rising behind the downtown is the impressive Mt. San Jacinto, elevation 10,831 feet. Palm Springs covers a geographical area of 96 square miles with well-established neighborhoods. Recently there has been a fascination with mid-century modern architecture - something Palm Springs is proud to have as part of its mix of eclectic design styles.

Because it is only a two-hour drive from Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties, there are a large number of second homes in Palm Springs. The permanent population is 43,800 as of 2001, with another 27,000 to 30,000 people living in the City in the winter, bringing the total population to almost 75,000 residents during the winter season.

Learn more here: http://www.palmspringsca.gov/index.aspx?page=631 Camarillo is along the coast of Southern California, and offers a senior retirement community with excellent weather year-round.
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tj schroeder…, Agent, La Quinta, CA
Mon May 28, 2012
In a word - "fabulous!"

The Southern California desert is a great place to live and work. You are in a mosly arrid dry area, but within a few hours from skiing in the mountains and sailing or swimming in the ocean. Did you know that we have scuba diving club in the desert!

Lots of sports, golf, tennis, shopping and wonderful restaurants for your health and entertainment.

Live every community - there are some ocassional issues, such as a couple of very warm summer months, but with air conditioned cars, homes, shops, etc. it's doable. We have beautiful foilage and great mountains and Gods beautiful coloers to see every day.

I have lived in the Palm Spring area for over 40 years and loved every day of it.

Come on along and see.
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