8. Desert Hot Springs
Welcome to California’s Spa City. If you are looking for an affordable area with some of the best drinking water in the country, this is your place. There are over 2 dozen mineral hot springs and spas to choose from when you want to soak in the healing waters. Light traffic, convenient shopping for grocery and drugstore needs, and pretty desert and mountain views appealing to those who want a quiet, place to live. Desert Hot Springs is slightly isolated, but only a 10-minute drive to Palm Springs and Palm Desert.