Hello everyone! We'll be arriving in September and are looking to split a commute between the base and Palm Springs. I am looking for housing in Desert Hot Springs and Morongo Valley. Does anyone have any advice about the area or property managers? Thanks!
Well I am trying to finish my degree and the only 4-year university is CSU in Palm Desert. I would also like to find a job as I work full time here at Camp Lejeune. I just can't commute from Yucca Valley every day and need to what are the best areas are to live in those cities.
DHS covers a large land mass; plus there are some unincorporated areas west of DHS that are considered "DHS". I'd be leery of statements such as all of DHS being considered crime ridden.
I sympathize with the OP's concerns about higher education and full time employment in such a remote area. I know MANY MANY people on base whose spouses have loooong commutes to LA or San Diego area. I'm currently in Burbank after a pleasant 3hr drive to work :) Thankfully I don't have to do it every day.
+1 the western end of YV isn't a bad choice. Its about 30 mins to base / 30 mins to palm desert as Jennin29Palms says. At the western end of YV you avoid all the slow parts (traffic lights; lower speed limits) on 62 that make commuting from 29 palms to palm desert less desirable :)
Thanks to everyone for the advice! I hadn't considered the end of Yucca Valley as an option but I will definitely keep it in mind. I have heard bad things about the DHS area so if we decide to go that route I will definitely be careful about where we live. Although that will be a long drive for my husband so I think he will fight me on that one! I am currently trying to get into nursing school at CSU Palm Desert campus so I will be going to school Mon-Fri and possibly weekends as clinicals get started so I want to live as close to Palm Desert as I can. If I don't get into the program I want to go to school at least part-time to finish some type of degree (I am in a sociology program here in NC) to say I have a degree at least and try to find full or almost full-time employment.
Does anyone have the name of a property manager or realtor in YV or Morongo Valley?