Celebs used to live there to get away. Liberace had several homes there. From what I have it's a happy hunting ground for gays... at least that's what Liberace and other's lived there. :)
That other thread has me worried. It's lovely but sounds like it might be a bit boring.
Then again, boring sounds divine.
OP, I live in Palm Springs. ..are you planning to retire, or do you work? The heat is awful. ...yes, but it's a dry heat!!! fuck that, it's just plain unbearable for several months a year. It can be wonderful as a winter getaway, but not for year round living. Also, if you want to get out of the desert, you have to drive 2 hours to get toanywhere of interest. The freeways are falling apart, California is just fucked up. I've been here for 6 years and I'm getting out of here next year.
If you are looking for a soul mate this is ground zero.