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Kyle Caudill
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Anybody out there in Film-Tech land in the Palm Springs CA area. I am transfering out there to a new theatre and would like to know where is a good place to live among other things. Any help would be appreciated.

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Paul G. Thompson
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Before you make the transfer, I would suggest you look at the cost of living index in that area. It is, so I have been told, extremely expensive. California is a nice state to visit, but I certainly would no want to live there. The state of Washington picked California transplants because of high prices. Once I heard that car garages were rented out as dwellings, for about 600 bucks a month.

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David Stambaugh
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It's a beautiful desert community, as desert communities go. Never lived there, but I'll bet the cost of housing is very high. Bring lots of sunscreen and hope to hell your car has air conditioning. [Wink]

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Bill Gabel
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Just like what Paul said California is expensive. I was paying
$975 for a two bedroom apartment in Santa Monica near the beach.
I would drive around 45 mins. to get to the studio in Hollywood.
When I got transfered to New York, I had to look for a place.
Friends said to look in Brooklyn, Queens or Jersey. I found
a very apartment in the city. Now I pay $1775 for a one bedroom in midtown Manhattan in the Theatre District.
Palm Springs is a expensive area too. Other cities around the
area are Desert Hot Springs (just north of Palm Springs),
Cathedral City (just south of Palm Springs), Banning (just west
of Palm Springs on I-10), Moreno Valley (west of Palm Springs).

Good Luck in Cali

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Darryl Spicer
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What he is probably looking for is information for the cathedral city area since that is where he will be going.

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Paul Linfesty
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quote:
I was paying
$975 for a two bedroom apartment in Santa Monica near the beach.

Recently, though? Today that would be a steal!

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Bill Gabel
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Paul, That was two years ago. [Wink]

One apartment I saw on the upper West Side with one bed room,
was going for $2300. [Eek!]

The apartment I have here in midtown is 1 1/2 blocks from work.

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Robert E. Allen
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Kyle:

If you can take the drive try Banning or Beaumont about 30 to 45 minutes west of Palm Springs. They are in the mountain pass and a lot prettier place to live. Probably cheaper too.

Bob
The Old Showman

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Kyle Caudill
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I did the cost of living index and found what I would be payed is what I would need for the increase and a raise. I followed a few of the index, one on msn, one on some gov sight, and a few others. I did some homework before I accepted the offer, but my wife will make more than me out there. I am not the only $$$ maker.

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Timothy Ervin
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Kyle,

What company are you working for in Palm Springs? I wish I had done soem research on the cost of living before I came to Santa Barbara.

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Bill Gabel
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Timothy

So how is it working for Metropolitan Theatres??
Santa Barbara is a nice place to live.

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Gordon Bachlund
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Also consider the Indio/Coachella area for more modestly priced housing but still freeway close to metropolitan Palm Springs. Good luck!

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Timothy Ervin
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Bill,

Your right, Santa Barbara is a nice place. Working for Metropolitan Theatres is somewhat dissapointing. I find them to be too micro-managed and alot of things I have learned in previous theatre jobs such as promotions, marketing and human resources are no use to me here. Plus I hate the location Im at.

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Kyle Caudill
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Cinemark, is in Cathedral City....beside Palm Springs

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Michael Schaffer
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One of our managers is from Palm Springs. He says there is nothing there but desert and golf courses. He also said that there are huge scorpions and spiders and drew pictures of them to freak me out (I am a bit arachnophobic). He was also bitten by a spider and suffered from heavy fever afterwards.

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