From Visitors to Neighbors

By Walter K., New York, NY

My family started coming to Palm Springs for vacation in 2016. As a family of four, we always like to rent vacation homes because we love having a kitchen, our own pool and more space to stretch out and feel at home.  For each reservation, we have always had the home owner or agent explain the rules with the understanding they exist to respect the full-time neighbors and to help preserve the sanctity of the neighborhood. We were happy to comply because we understood that we were guests in the neighborhood and we were there to relax!

We live in New York, and every time we visit, immediately upon arrival we notice the stark difference from the fast pace of the city to the ease and relaxing feel of the desert. The huge mountains that surround us and the beautiful desert landscape were the initial draws for us, but eventually it was the welcoming community in Palm Springs that made us fall in love with this wonderful city.   

We loved coming here so much that we decided to buy a home in early 2020 and are lucky enough to get to live here full time for six months. For our family, coming to Palm Springs is something we always look forward to and we are counting the days until we can retire here full time.