Life in Palm Springs, California

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Are you thinking of moving or relocating to Palm Springs, California? Would you like to know what the quality of life is like living in Palm Springs?
Maggie reports in this review:
WeatherHow much crime?What are the neighborhoods like?What are the people like?
Since this town is in a desert the weather is generally always hot. In the summer months the temperature averages at about 110 degrees. In the winter months the average temperature is 70 degrees. There are always heavy winds in this town with occasional heavy rain in the winter. There are no flooding, mud slides, snow, or hurricanes or tornado's in this town.The crime rate in this town is very high and it's not that safe of a town to live in to raise families. The kinds of crime I've heard of happening in this town are property crimes, robbery, and theft. About 44% of the crimes in this town are thefts, and 35% burglaries.The best parts of town are in the neighborhoods of S Palm Canyon Dr/ E Bogert Trail. The median home prices in this part of the city is $717,000 with the rental prices being $1,459. Most of the homes are established but not old, having been built between 1970-1999. Majority of the races that live here are White, Russian , and European. The lower quality parts of town would be the neighborhood of Snow Creek. The homes are primarily made up of 1 to 2 bedroom apartments and 3 bedroom homes. Most of the people living in this neighborhood are White.Most of the people in this town are same sex couples, or retired. There's a large gay community in this town with quite a few hippies as well. The people can be friendly and some are rude. Those who want to live away from the city life, enjoy the heat, and are planning to retire would enjoy living here. Those who are single, want to raise a family, and young would not fit in a town like this because there isn't much to offer and it can get boring.
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The shopping centers here are good especially on the main strip in Palm Springs. There are a variety of little shops and restaurants. There is also a nearby shopping outlet with high end clothing stores and restaurants.The best restaurants in this town are Purple Palm Restaurant, Matchbox Palm Springs, and La Perlita Mexican food.The quality of schools are average. There aren't many schools in this town because its in a desert and most of the teachers could use more cultural education and better counselors.There are quite a few night clubs and bars here for singles to meet. They offer a variety of restaurants on the main strip of Palm Springs.
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There is an airport nearby and that would be a cause of unusual disturbance for some residents. There is also a lot of heavy winds through out the summer months and that can bother some people.Compared to its neighboring town of Palm Desert. Both are of the same terrain but Palm Desert is more expensive and has less crime rates. Palm Springs offers less schools and the city is better for retirees. Palm Desert would be a better place to live because its much cleaner, and offers better shopping and restaurants. The homes here are beautiful and have gated communities.Desert Regional Medical Center is the nearest hospital in this town. The quality of the hospital is average. From what I've heard the physician assistants are unprofessional and the hospital charges you quite a bit.Some of the nicest places to visit are Knotts Soak City, Downtown Palm Springs, Golf Resort, and the O'Donnell House Historic tour.
General comments   
My general impressions of this town is that its slow and not overly crowded. It's very hot here with a beautiful scenery. You get the feel of just wanting to walk around in t shirts and shorts because it's always hot. The city feels as though you're at the beach but you're not. Palm Springss is a great place to visit in the spring and summer months just to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, it's a great place for vacations.   
Palm Springs, California population: 44552

How many black people live in Palm Springs? How many white people?
Number of White People33720Percentage of White people75.7%
Number of Black People2329Percentage of Black people5.2%
Number of Hispanic People11599Percentage of Hispanic people26%
Number of Asian People2516Percentage of Asian people5.7%
Number of American Indian People858Percentage of American Indian people1.9%

Note: Numbers may add up to >100% because some people are more than one race.

Palm Springs, California

Percent college grads: 32.9%
Percent grad school grads: 13.3%
Unemployment rate: 8.6
Median house value: 352700
Median income: 44728

How many singles in Palm Springs?

Single men ages 20-34Single women ages 20-34Ratio of single men to women age
217016341.33men for each woman
Single men ages 35-44Single women ages 35-44Ratio of single men to women age
20138652.33men for each woman
Single men ages 45-54Single women ages 45-54Ratio of single men to women age
380916242.34men for each woman

Crimes in Palm Springs, California
CrimesAbsolute numbersAverage percentage chance of being a victim in
by typeof crimesOne YearFive Years
Aggr. Assault1900%2%
Auto Theft1780%2%

Weather History for Palm Springs, California

Palm Springs, California Basic Temperatue and Weather (30 year averages)
MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year000000319166178
How many days and how much precipitation and snow for Palm Springs, California?

Number of days of rain
(.1 inch or greater)
total rainfallNumber of days of snow
(.5 inch or greater)
Total snowfall
Average year10400
Realistic temperatures, taking into account precipitation, amount of sunlight during the day, winds during the day, and humidity during hot days.

MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year000003109208450

How many hot humid days a year does Palm Springs, California have?
How many cloudy days a year does Palm Springs, California have?
How many sunny days a year does Palm Springs, California have? How sunny is it?
How many windy days a year does Palm Springs, California have? How windy is it?
See below for the answers!
MonthNumber of hot, humid daysNumber of very windy daysNumber of windy daysNumber of somewhat windy daysNumber of calm daysNumber of clear daysNumber of moderately cloudly daysNumber of somewhat cloudy daysNumber of very cloudy days
Average year0019010669168467379

(Note: Humidity, wind, and cloudcover information is based on (a) 30 year averages and in many cases (b) a large nearby weather station. If you're in an area with a lot of "micro climates" actual conditions may vary.)

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Sources of information: Census, FBI Crime Statistics, NOAA
Disclaimer: The information presented here are for the general population, assume the same rate of crime in the future, and an evenly distributed amount of crime throughout the city in question. They are not meant to accurately predict whether one person in particular will be a victim of crime. Percentages are based on the population of the city/town in question, except for burglaries, which are based on the number of households.