Let me preface this by saying that the content of this article is my opinion. Certainly there are people that have different ideas, wants and needs than what I am discussing. However, I wanted to share my thoughts and insights on the neighborhoods that I like best and why.
Let’s start with land. There are very few reasons that I can understand why someone would not be interested in owning the land that they live on. Perhaps if you are elderly or travel much of the time and you simply want a quiet place to hang your hat, that might make sense.
Otherwise, I would suggest neighborhoods where you own the land. Many of the neighborhoods in Coachella Valley (the Palm Springs area for those that aren’t familiar) lease the land from Indian Tribes and many of them have not one, but two or three, HOA dues associated with them.
I also prefer non-gated communities. In my opinion they are providing a false sense of security, and another largely unnecessary (in my opinion) reason to charge more for the HOA.
So here are my suggestions for neighborhoods that are not in gated communities, where you own the land and there are no HOA dues.
We will start our tour in Palm Springs and work our way East along the valley floor.
Palm Springs has some wonderful neighborhoods and beautiful architecture, some from the middle of last century, some dating back to the beginning of the last century, like Old Las Palmas, Vista Las Palmas, the Movie Colony and El Rancho Vista Estates.
Cathedral City is multifarious. The neighborhood that I recommend is Cathedral City Cove, which is mostly large single level midcentury homes on large lots. Many able to accommodate RVs.
Rancho Mirage has fewer older, vintage homes than Palm Springs. But many of the offerings are on large lots and conveniently located near the center of the valley, like Clancy Lane and Magnesia Falls Cove.
Palm Desert has some interesting offerings for mid-century modern buffs in Silver Spur Ranch which is near The Living Desert and the El Paseo Shopping District. Even closer to the shopping, literally less than a mile, is “Area 323” and is chock full of charming homes.
Another hidden gem in Palm Desert is Palm Desert Country Club. Only the homes in the original development have HOA dues, and they are a very reasonable $330.00 per year. Otherwise, the other homes have no HOA dues at all.
In Bermuda Dunes there are only a handful that fit the criteria. However, there are a wide variety of styles to choose from ranging from starter homes to estates.
Moving on to La Quinta, there are an abundance of such properties to choose from.
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