I lived in Palm Spring twice, both times for less than a year. The weather is much hotter than Area Vibes says it is and feels hotter than the Arizona desert to me and is very windy. Palm Springs has lost it's shine and many have moved to Palm Desert due to the crime. It's really sad but there are so many homeless drug addicts and a serious meth problem in this area. There is a sense of community especially due to the gay population but some serious social problems need to be addressed. It is only a 2 hour drive to the coast yet feels so far from a big city and with gas almost $4.00 a gallon I went less than I would of liked to. The cost of rent is better than the coast but the wages are less so it equals out.