Retire in Palm Springs

Best Retirement City - Palm Springs

See why many believe that Palm Springs is the best city to retire

Why not retire where most people have their dream vacations? Despite once being known for glitz and glam, Palm Springs has quite the new reputation thanks to its many modifications over the past several years. While the fun is still in high demand in Palm Springs, it has now become a desirable retirement community as well, with an array of activities for those 55+ who desire to live an active lifestyle. Palm Springs has an abundance of quality restaurants, shopping, golf, and of course, hot springs! All of this, plus the fact that you're only an hour and a half from the beach, and Palm Springs is definitely worth a closer look. Head in the opposite direction of the beach, and mountain vistas yours to enjoy. Palm Springs has a variety of neighborhoods to choose from. Snow Creek, for example, is a popular neighborhood for retirees, with homes priced around the $400,000 range. Click the tabs on the left to learn more about what it's like to retire in Palm Springs!

City Highlights

  1. Year-round warm weather
  2. Top restaurants and shopping
  3. Excellent golf
  4. Variety of outdoor activities

Potential Drawbacks

  1. Not tax friendly
  2. Can feel touristy

At a glance



Median age:


Median Household Income:

$ 45,497

Nearest City with Population of 200k+:

San Bernardino, CA

Population Growth Last 3 Years




Age Breakdown (%)

  • 55 and under
  • 55 to 64 years
  • 65 to 74 years
  • Over 75

Gender breakdown over 65 years (%)

  • Men
  • Women


Closest Airport:

Palm Springs International Airport

Distance to Closest Airport:


Closest Major Airport:

Palm Springs International Airport

Distance to Closest Major Airport:


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