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Desert Hot Springs
Desert Hot Springs
California
3 reviews
3 out of 5 stars based on 3 ratings
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Desert Hot Springs, also known as DHS, is a city in Riverside County, California, United States. The city is located within the Coachella Valley geographic region, sometimes referred to as the Desert Empire. The population was 25,938 at the 2010 census, up from 16,582 at the 2000 census. The city has undergone rapid development and high population growth since the 1970s, when there were 2,700 residents. It is named for its many natural hot springs. It is one of few places in the world with naturally occurring hot- and cold mineral springs. Desert Hot Springs is home to the largest collection of warm mineral springs in the United States. More than 20 natural mineral spring lodgings can be found in town. Unlike most hot springs, the mineral springs in town are odorless.

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Its age friendly, near Palm springs, people are friendly here.
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Age friendly because of easy access to public transportation and location of several senior facilities. Housing is more affordable than other nearby cities. However town has a reputation that may discourage seniors from living there (crime rate primarily)
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I am in a,55+ gated park community. The people are so friendly.It is,out in the middle of no were,but there are busses, and in town there is everything you might need and there are two,hospitals not to far away in Palm Springs,and Palm Desert.

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How did California earn the grade of C? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. California has a state sales tax of 7.25%. Of particular interest is that California does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. California has an effective property tax rate of 0.79%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how California earned its state tax grade of C.

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