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Living a Golf Lifestyle in Banning, California

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Where to Retire in Banning and Home Prices

Since Palm Springs is only 29 miles away, the area is filled with active adult and 55+ communities, with many more to come (see Banning Active Communities link at top right, also look at our California directory under "Find a Community" box for nearby towns). 
The median home value was $405,802, in late 2022, according to Zillow.

What Is Special about Banning

If you like desert and mountains Banning is has some very interesting terrain. Banning has a number of nice parks.

What Is Not Special about Banning

It is a small, somewhat remote town. Unemployment is high. Statewide, water is a precious resource.

Climate and Physical Environment

Banning is 100 miles east of Los Angeles and 25 miles west of Palm Springs. The average July high temperature is 96 and the average January low is 40. The wettest month is January (4").

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The Banning Cultural Alliance works to bring arts to the community, and the Malki Museum exhibits art, artifacts, and historical materials of the Indians of the San Gorgonio Pass area. For additional culture you can go to one of the nearby Indian casinos or travel to Palm Springs. The public library opened in 1916.


Crime in Banning has been steadily dropping below the national average.

Medical Facilities

San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital serves Banning. Other hospitals are in nearby Palm Springs and Riverside.


I 10 runs through Banning.

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