It’s Really Nice Here!

Desert Hot Springs is a desert city of more than 32,000 people in Riverside County, California. Known as “DHS”, it is the fastest growing of the nine cities of the Coachella Valley, which is otherwise known as Greater Palm Springs.  And boy is DHS growing!

Greater Palm Springs is very gay! According to in their article of January 2020, of the top ten gayest places to live in California, the Coachella Valley is home to four. Palm Springs is the gayest place in California. The city of Rancho Mirage is the third gayest, Cathedral City is number four, and Desert Hot Springs is number seven.  The Coachella Valley is an oasis for gay people. It can be difficult to feel alone here.

What sets Desert Hot Springs apart from the other Coachella Valley cities are its housing affordability and sense of community.

People want to live in Palm Springs because of the fun and excitement and resort lifestyle, until they see how much it costs to rent or buy a home there! Homes in DHS often sell for half the cost of the same size home in Palm Springs. We have a mix of brand new developments and established neighborhoods to choose from, and you can still buy a two or three bedroom, two bath home for a little over $300,000. We have many new housing developments offering brand new homes of all sizes and prices, and many more housing developments are being planned across the city. And, our land is not Indian lease land. You own your land free and clear in DHS.  Our rents are lower too.

DHS is more of a bedroom community.  Our neighborhoods have a mix of gay and straight residents peacefully coexisting. Although we have LGBTQ of all ages and backgrounds, our residents tend to be a little older, a little more mature, and they are at a point in their lives to know what they want.  Many are men and women in their fifties and sixties and older, ready to live calmer, more relaxed lives with much less drama.  They come here for peace.  We are a community of neighborhoods, not high-rises.  There is no “gay”section of town, we live throughout the city.  On a Friday evening you can host a potluck for the two new guys next door. On Sunday morning, have the two ladies across the street over for coffee and a bagel. And after that, how about a jump in the hot tub with the guys down the block?