As a real estate agent located in the Coachella Valley, not surprisingly, I am often asked "Why should I buy in the desert?" Although there is no "one size fits all" answer, I ask the potential buyer to consider the overall unique quality of life offered by the desert communities. And not only the climate. Yes, the desert is sunny and dry, and yes, the air is clean and the skies are blue. But there is so much more to consider. Desert communities are alive and vibrant with amenities and cultural events. You will be surrounded by a friendly, small town attitude with a slower pace of life. But not too slow. Todays modern desert dwellers have access to PGA level golf courses and tournaments as well as world-class tennis tournaments and facilities. If you don't like sports but do like to shop, we have our own version of Beverly Hills in the El Paseo district in Rancho Mirage. And if you don't like sports or shopping, I assume you are interested in good food and let me assure there is an abundance of fine dining to be found within the desert communities. Of course if you want to kick back, watch the NFL on a big screen TV while sharing a brew with friends, we have that too. And if you don't like sports, shopping, or food, or a friendly community of like-minded individuals, or for that matter, blue skies and warm nights, well I don't know what to tell you. So ask yourself when you say "life is good" what does that really mean? If the above sounds good, then perhaps it is time for you to consider buying in the desert. I dare say you'll be glad you did.