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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Palm Springs is a town in California with a population of 46,714. Palm Springs is in Riverside County. Living in Palm Springs offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Palm Springs there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many retirees live in Palm Springs and residents tend to have moderate political views.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$303,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$973
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Palm Springs Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    313
    283
  • Murder
    10
    6
  • Rape
    83
    41
  • Robbery
    195
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    905
    500
  • Theft
    2,650
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    519
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$46,059
National
$55,322
Children
10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
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Having been living in the nearby area my whole life, I can say that it's a very nice place if you're looking for a location close to cities like L.A., San Diego, Big Bear and more; with reasonable driving distances. Palm Springs down town offers great places to enjoy the night life, with restaurants, museums, shops, etc. It also offers a local street fair every Thursday, afternoons. Something notable about Palm Springs, it's is beautiful desert mountains; which many local residents enjoy hiking in the mornings. There's also the well know Palm Spring Aerial Tramway. Overall, there is a strong support for LGBT community, and you can expect a bright, friendly community. If there was something I would change about the area its the weather if I could; which during the summer can reach 100+ Fahrenheit!
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Palm Springs is a great desert get away. The taquitz Canyon is fantastic. On Thursday nights there is a weekly famers market and street fair. Music, Art , FOOD and gambling. The Coachella Valley which houses Palm Springs as well as other neighboring cities such as Cathedral City , Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indio and Coachella is well known for its bright flashy Casinos. They are always a great place to get out of the hot desert heat and have a drink play some games and you never know maybe even win some money . For those guests and residents who really enjoy gambling there is also A hotel with full service bar and nightclub several restaurants and cafes, shopping and even starbucks. I want to go back already!
Palm springs has a great downtown area with shopping, restaurants, casino, museum's and more. The downtown palm springs area also has a movie theater, all the entertainment is with in walking distance. Palm springs has great views of mountains scapes, always sunny. Palm springs has great houses and apartments with hundreds of pools. The area is also known for The Coachella festival thirty minutes away and hotels with mineral water in the pools and private tubs.