Frequently Asked Questions
When relocating to the desert, many people have questions about living here. Here are a few of those queries and answers:
Summers here are hot but tolerable. During June through mid-September, the daytime temperatures are usually in the low 100’s. Nights can range from the 70’s to 80’s Keep in mind that homes and businesses are air-conditioned. If you like walking around in shorts and sandals day or night, you will be happy here!
Regardless of the time of year, swimming, hiking, golf, and tennis are some of the outdoor activities. For nightlife, there are many venues for food, music, movies, dancing, and theater. Palm Springs has a world-class art museum and aviation history museum. Downtown Palm Springs is reinventing itself with new hotels and malls.
Palm Springs International Airport has many flights to cities in the U.S. and Canada. Some cities with nonstop service to Palm Springs include San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Calgary, Denver, Chicago, Salt Lake City, Dallas, Houston, and, during the season, New York.
Roads and Notable Locations
The major freeway connecting Palm Springs to Los Angeles and Phoenix is I-10. LA is only 1.5 hours away. The mountain resorts of Big Bear and Arrowhead are also a short drive from the desert.
There is also a public bus service in the desert connecting the desert cities. Sunline Transit offers a taxi voucher program where they will pay half of the cost of a taxi with cooperating taxi companies.