fitone saidI'll advise you with some advice...palm springs
Palm Springs affordable? jobs? isn't that the land for the retired, old rich celebs?
+1 ..big time, but dont forget the gay nude resorts on Avenida Caballeros :cP I haven't been to any there but I always remember the street name cus I thought it was funny. Its a nice place to visit though.
I moved to San Diego, CA about 12 years ago to get away from the south Texas mindset, and I've never felt a need to look elsewhere. Los Angeles is close, Palm Springs is too... and Tijuana, MEX is like 45 minutes away. Got a great gay neighborhood which happens to have alot of medical centers nearby, (you guys are medical professionals yea?)
The cost however is kind of up there, I believe it ranks 5th on top ten most expensive places to live in the US. Alot of people I know live further south near the border where new development has sprung up alot of neighborhoods in Chula Vista, or out in El Cajon near the Native American casinos.
Mission Beach and Blacks Beach are awesome too