Tony and I are Moving Again and Leaving The Diplomat in Palm Springs, Ryan Field Books

 Tony and I Are Moving Again and Leaving The Diplomat In Palm Springs

After we sold our home in New Hope in 2020 we thought we’d move into a new place and spend a while there. After all, we lived in the New Hope house for almost 20 years. Prior to that, we lived in a townhouse for 7 years. We don’t like to move and we usually stay put. That’s been our history.

However, due to circumstances beyond our control with the sale of the New Hope house, we wound up losing the first house we wanted in Palm Springs and we purchased a townhouse in Lambertville, NJ under duress. We needed a place to live and New Hope and Lambertville have always been home to us. But we knew that would only be temporary. We wanted to move to Palm Springs and we sold the Lambertville townhouse in six months to a very nice single woman with two kids. 

Then we bought a condo in Palm Springs and moved here full time. But the problem here is that we bought the condo sight unseen. And the first day we arrived to move in we discovered that this condo development, The Diplomat, is not pet friendly.  “No Pets Beyond this Point,” was the first sign I saw and my heart just dropped. 

They have 4 acres of land and no one is allowed to bring their pets onto the property. As homeowners, we are forced to bring our pets outside of the property, onto a grass strip along busy Highway 111, and take our chances with heavy traffic. It’s very unsafe, with traffic and vagrants. Our dogs are like our children. Needless to say, that is NOT pet friendly, especially since most places in Palm Springs are so overly pet friendly. Our first small condo in Palm Springs was so dog friendly there were free poop bags everywhere. They welcomed pets. It was wonderful. 

We had two choices: stay and deal with a nasty anti-pet friendly HOA, or move. So we decided to leave this place that is so anti-pet friendly and move to a single-family home. The Diplomat has one of those vituperative HOAs, too, that’s always sending out nasty, aggressive e-mails. Tony and I have lived with HOAs before and never had any issues. Tony was president of one HOA where we lived once. But The Diplomat is very different. We’ve never encountered anything as anti-pet friendly before. 

So if all goes as planned (and you never know what could still happen) we’ll be moving on in about a month. We sold our condo in The Diplomat and purchased a single-family home in North Palm Springs. We still have great views of the mountains and the wind turbines, but it should be much quieter. North Palm Springs has a much different Vibe than South Palm Springs. It’s newer and there are some nice things happening up there. 

And our dog babies will have a safe place to go to the bathroom once again. 

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