Real estate agent Geoffrey Moore is highlighting and applauding the recent influx of LGBTQ residents who are flocking to Palm Springs, CA, to escape the hectic lifestyle of major cities. Geoffrey Moore is encouraging those who are considering moving to Palm Springs to head over to his website and check out the Palm Springs Neighborhoods Map to find the ideal location in the city that fits their needs and budget.
A recent article from the Bay Area Reporter, a publication from San Francisco that has kept its pulse on LGBTQ issues since 1971, says that a lot of gay residents from San Francisco, Los Angeles, and other metropolitan areas around the country are moving to Palm Springs due its reputation for being LGBTQ friendly, having affordable rent or home prices, beautiful mid-century architecture, progressive city politics, close proximity to nearby cities, and year-round pleasant weather. Due to the city’s significant LGBTQ population, it also offers gay residents lots of options for socializing with others like them. Downtown Palm Springs is also home to Arenas Road, a strip populated with popular bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and stores that are heavily drenched in and celebrate LGBTQ culture.
The article from Bay Area Reporter also notes that the real estate market in Palm Springs is extremely affordable and reasonable compared to the rampant price ballooning of the real estate market in cities such as San Francisco. This gives retirees who have limited funds and need to stretch what they have, enough wiggle room to afford a place that matches the needs of their newfound leisurely lifestyle while still being within budget, leaving enough assets leftover for sustaining a long and comfortable future. Current Palm Springs residents who are mulling selling their existing property can check out a Sellers Guide penned by Geoffrey Moore himself that discusses facts and tips regarding getting the best deal for their property assets.
The article from Bay Area Reporter draws a lot of its observations from interviews with real people who made the transition from the chaos of the big city to the calm and serene suburb-like peacefulness offered by Palm Springs. Some of the interviewees say that they moved to Palm Springs to enjoy the slowed-down and mellow lifestyle that is in stark contrast to the hustle and bustle of a big city such as San Francisco. Some interviewees remarked that the move to Palm Springs allowed them to enjoy retirement without having to deal with the stress that comes with having to live in a crowded and fast-paced urban environment and offers them a chance to focus on and take care of their health.
Other residents who were interviewed by the magazine reported moving to Palm Springs for a temporary hiatus but loved the experience so much that they set up roots there. Some entrepreneurial residents even found the demographics of the city ideally suited for expanding their small scale, artisanal businesses that soon turned highly profitable, prompting them to set up the base of their operations in Palm Springs. One respondent suffered a major financial setback when his business in San Francisco shuttered at the start of the pandemic. Once he moved to Palm Springs, he was able to find a renewed sense of purpose and a new, sizeable client base.
Geoffrey Moore expresses his thoughts on the reason behind the exodus of gay residents from city centers and their move to Palm Springs by saying, “The coronavirus was a major once-in-a-lifetime event that prompted Americans from all strata of life to reevaluate their life choices and make the difficult decisions that better serve their personal life goals. For gay people, it is an even more nuanced decision as cities are some of the only few safe havens where they are free from judgment and exploitation in a country that still has a fair way to go before it catches up with the 21st century. So a city like Palm Springs, which offers gay people the best of both worlds - the acceptance of a vibrant and growing community along with the laid-back lifestyle of a small town, is a no-brainer option that many are seriously considering and also acting upon. As a Palm Springs resident, we welcome everyone who wants to make our lovely city their home and promise that it will live up to all of their expectations.”
Readers who want to find out more about the services that Palm Springs real estate agent Geoffrey Moore offers can head over to his website or check out his Palm Springs real estate buyers guide to find out more about the city.
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