More than a few of my gay friends have bought vacation property in Palm Springs. I don't get it. Honestly, I can't see living there or vacationing there for more than a few days after experiencing the oppressive heat and dearth of activities outside golf and gay retiree dinner parties. I guess it could be nice if you are into gay socializing and thrive on gay "culture". I think after you hit all the Mid Century Modern consignment shops you'd be out of there. I suppose they have a gay mayor but is it that much of a wonderful place to buy a vacation house and jet down from San Francisco every month to be in oppressive heat and be around gay guys? Is it cheap? What's the allure? It's not like Provincetown, Fire Island or Key West in that it's not a cute town - there's just a whole lot of empty boring sprawl out there and that heat. ugh.