Rancho Mirage

 

Places of Interest • Communities

Location

Rancho Mirage is a beautiful, well-established resort community, about 2.5 hours away from Los Angeles (approximately 115 miles), 2 hours West of Orange County (Disneyland), and 4 hours south of Las Vegas by car.  The city is in the heart of the Coachella Valley, making it a quick trip west to the Palm Springs entertaining, nightlife and shopping, and only minutes away to the south from the ever-popular El Paseo Drive, the Coachella Valley’s own “Rodeo Drive”. 

 

About Rancho Mirage

Rancho Mirage is known for its offerings of high-end living, its long history of attracting many celebrities (Bob Hope, Fred Astaire Ginger Rogers, Lucille Ball, Mary Martin, and many others), as well as its world-class dining and shopping.  With a population of a bit over 17,000, the city has thirteen golf courses, also known as country clubs or golf resorts.  The homes and condos are primarily in gated communities, many are part of the adjoining country club or golf course.

 

History

Rancho Mirage got its claim to fame after World War II. The Annenberg Estate or Sunnylands, owned by philanthropists Walter and Leonore Annenberg, had long been popular with the wealthy and powerful, including Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Patrick Macnee, and Mary Martin. Several United States Presidents have vacationed at the Annenberg estate, including Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and Gerald Ford. President Ford later bought a house in Rancho Mirage and was living there at the time of his death in 2006. The Betty Ford Center, a world-renowned addiction rehabilitation center.  Rancho Mirage is also home to the sought-after Eisenhower Medical Center.

 

Sites and Places of Interest

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  • Concerts in the Park: Free concerts in the park happen at 6 p.m. each Thursday night in October.  When the sun slips below the mountains to the west and the lights come up on the Palm Desert Civic Center Park amphitheater, you know you’re in for a delightful evening of music by some of the top acts from across the region. Held each spring and fall for 25 years, Palm Desert’s free Concerts in the Park series has become a “can’t miss” series of events for residents and visitors alike.

  • The River: The premier destination for shopping, theatre, and dining complex with many restaurants, a multi-plex theatre

  • Children’s Discovery Center

  • Casino: Home to the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, and the Agua Caliente Casino. The casino is a popular destination for locals, tourists, and gambling enthusiasts offering many big acts such as Steve Martin/Martin Short, Howie Mandell, and many others.

  • Parks and Trails: The city and the area offer numerous parks and trails, endless opportunities to go hiking, rock climbing, or simply have a picnic.

  • The Living Desert: One of the main Palm Springs Valley attractions, this 1,200-acre park located in Palm Desert features desert animals and plant life from around the world. It includes many animal enclosures, allowing visitors to see the giraffes against the mountain countryside or the stunning butterfly tent with thousands of breeds of butterflies. It is an unforgettable experience.

  • Palm Springs Aerial Tramway: Take the tramcar 8,516 feet above the desert floor to the mountain top and enjoy the 360-degree view of the valley.

  • Palm Springs Art Museum: In downtown Palm Springs, the Palm Springs Art Museum features 15,000 square feet of sophisticated collections of art, loaned or donated by many local and national affluent residents. The collection rivals urban metropolitan museums and includes works from Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Donald Judd, Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, and many more. It has two outdoor sculpture gardens, a café featuring American and Continental cuisine, and a museum store that includes one-of-a-kind gifts and art-related merchandise.

  • Golfing: Palm Desert has many golf courses, some private, some public. And it is adjacent to all the courses in La Quinta and Rancho Mirage. Throughout the valley, most country clubs have their own golf course, some of which are public. As a resident or as a tourist, you have more choices than almost any other destination in the world.

  • Shopping: There are so many great shopping areas in the valley, it’s hard to mention them all. Whether you are a bargain hunter or high-end shopper, we have it all. From the Shops at El Paseo (the Valley’s own rodeo drive) to downtown Palm Springs to Old Town La Quinta to the many wonderful consignment shops where you can find hidden treasures for your closet or your home. There is something for every shopper.

 

Communities

 

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Artisan is a small gated community in Rancho Mirage, California. With 50 custom luxury estates built-in 2003, the homes are semi-custom homes ranging in size from 3,200 to 6,100 sq ft, range from three to five bedrooms, and have large lot sizes up to three-quarters of an acre.  In the heart of Rancho Mirage, the community is just minutes away from Eisenhower Medical Center, as well as world-class shopping, dining, and entertainment at The River, as well as numerous other restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues.

 

Cypress Heights is a spectacular estate community located in Rancho Mirage, California.  Refined architectural styled homes are the focal point of this community, ranging from $1m to $3m. The neighborhood offers spectacular views of the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa mountains, with stunning outdoor amenities and yards with sparkling pools, spas, expansive outdoor entertaining areas in each home.  This lavish upscale neighborhood is centrally located near Eisenhower Medical Center, and minutes away from world-class dining and shopping at The River and other surrounding restaurants and destinations.

 

Desert Island is a golf club and country club community located in the heart of Rancho Mirage, California.  Desert Island is unique in Rancho Mirage, as it is one of the only luxury residential high-rise condominiums serving as the main offering in the community, offering many personal services to the residents.  The units range in size from 1,500 square feet to approximately 4,000 square feet. The property has many high-end amenities. The private residences are surrounded by a 25-acre lake, as well as an 18-hole championship designed golf course. Every unit in Desert Island provides unbelievable views of the lake, golf, and/or mountains.

 

Clancy Lane is an exclusive estate community in the heart of Rancho Mirage, California, with large lots in a prestigious location offering homes from $1.3m to $5m, and 3-7 bedrooms.  The neighborhood is known as an equestrian community allowing for horses, stables, and equestrian facilities. Clancy Lane Boarding Stables are also part of this neighborhood. Clancy lane homes are primarily Spanish and Ranch style, with pools, spas, and large entertaining-style yards.  It is very close to the world-class dining at The River and other surrounding restaurants, and minutes away from Eisenhower Medical Center. 

 

Escala is a small, prestigious community located in Rancho Mirage, California.  This neighborhood is made up of 57 single-family homes with stunning architectural styles ranging from Santa Barbara style to Tuscan.  Built between 2007 and 2014, you can choose from three spacious floor plans.  Prices range from $900,000 to $1m and vary in size from 3,200 to 4200 sq ft.  The neighborhood is beautifully landscaped.  It is centrally located minutes away from Eisenhower Medical Center and from world-class dining, shopping, and entertainment at The River and many other nearby restaurants and venues.

 

Ivy League Estates is an upscale community in the heart of Rancho Mirage, California. This Mediterranean style community offers some of the most distinguished homes in the area. The community was built between 2001 and 2003 and offers 3 to 5 bedrooms. The homes range from 3,000-4,500 sq ft, with lots from 12,000-24,000 sq ft and prices ranging from $650,000 to $1m.  Lush beautiful landscaping with wide streets makes this small neighborhood special. Centrally located, Ivy League Estates is just minutes away from Eisenhower Medical Center, as well as upscale shopping, fine dining, and entertainment at The River and many other surrounding world-class restaurants and shops.

 

La Toscana is a prestigious gated community located in Rancho Mirage, California. The community is Tuscan-themed and is adjacent to the well-known Mission Hills Country Club. This elegant community is made up of only 48 homes, each offering high-end finishes and lovely yards with beautiful views. No clubhouse or golf course, resulting in very low HOA’s.  La Toscana is close to world-class golf courses, major shopping, a wide array of entertainment, and fine dining.

 

Magnesia Falls Cove is a prestigious, sought after non-gated community in Rancho Mirage, California.  The homes are single-family homes, with architectural styles ranging from mid-century to contemporary, and Mediterranean to Mission. Homes vary in size from 1,500 to 4,500 sq ft and many lots are oversized, up to 24,000 sq ft.  Home prices range from $175,000 to $800,000.  it is an eclectic neighborhood, with homes having been built from the 1950s to the present.  Located just south of Hwy 111, it is 2 minutes away from world-class dining, shopping, and entertainment at The River, as well as numerous other restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues. HOA dues are $25/year.

 

Mirada Estates is a prestigious, well established gated community in Rancho Mirage, California, consisting of only 52 homes, and offers a clubhouse, tennis courts, and a fitness center. It offers two to five-bedroom homes, ranging in size from 4,000-10,000 sq ft. Prices range from $1.5m to $4.5m. HOA dues are $877/month.  Located on a plateau in the Santa Rose Mountains just above the Ritz-Carlton resort at the west end of Frank Sinatra Drive, this small neighborhood offers panoramic views of the entire Coachella Valley with over 270,000 acres of breathtaking views.  Just minutes away from Eisenhower Medical Center, and from the world-class dining, shopping, and entertainment at The River, El Paseo, and many other restaurants, night clubs, shops, and venues.

 

Mira Vista is a 24-hour gated golf community in Rancho Mirage, California.  The Neighborhood consists of 305 homes built between 2001 and 2003 by the Toll brothers. Homes are three to four bedrooms and range from 2,300 to 4,400 sq ft. Prices range from $525,000 to $1.1m. There are 13 spacious floor plans to choose from, with a variety of amenities offered at each home. Oversized lots and beautiful architecture distinguish this community, with high ceilings, oversized lots, and beautiful views of the lakes, golf course, and mountains.  Homeownership in Mira Vista gives you access to the world-renowned Mission Hill Country Club and resort.

 

Mission Hills Country Club is a 24-hour guard-gated community, part of the world-renowned Mission Hills Country Club.  Mission Hills Country Club is frequently named the #1 Country Club in the Coachella Valley. It has three 18-hole championship golf courses:  The Pete Dye Challenge Course, the Palmer Course, and the Dinah Shore Tournament Course.  The community is made up of 2,198 single-family homes and condos ranging from one to six bedrooms and sizes from 1,049 to 10,000 sq ft. Prices range from $200,000 to $1m. HOA fees $207/month to $885/month.  It is just a minute away from Eisenhower Medical Center, and very nearby world-class dining, shopping, and entertainment at The River, El Paseo (our valley’s own “Rodeo Drive”), and many other restaurants, shops, and destinations.

 

Rancho Mirage Country Club is a well-known 24-hour guard gated community located in Rancho Mirage California.  This prestigious enclave built-in 1984 consists of 266 homes with amazing views of the Santa Rosa Mountains and stunning landscaped yards.  The homes are between 2000 and 4,000 sq ft, offer two to four bedrooms, and range in price from $435,000 to $600,000.  Recent HOA dues are $600.  Located just down the street from Eisenhower Medical Center, and minutes from world-class dining, shopping and entertainment at The River, El Paseo (our valley’s own “Rodeo Drive), and many other nearby restaurants, night clubs, shopping areas, and other venues.

 

Mission Pointe is a beautiful gated community in Rancho Mirage, California. It consists of 52 homes and offers a clubhouse, tennis courts, and a fitness center.  Homes are two to four bedrooms, with sizes ranging from 2500 to 3,100 sq ft, with recent HOA dues at $265/month. Prices range from $500,000 to $775,000. The community is just minutes away from Eisenhower Medical Center, Mission Hills Country Club, as well as world-class dining, shopping and entertainment at The River, as well as many other nearby restaurants and shops

 

St. Augustine is a small, distinguished, and lovely neighborhood located in Rancho Mirage, California.  It offers 187 three- and four-bedroom single-family homes, ranging in size from 2,500 to 4,800 sq, with oversized lots ranging from 9,000 to over 15,000 sq ft.  Prices range from $590,000 to $800,000. The neighborhood was built between 1997 and 2004 and offers beautiful views of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto mountains. Enjoy the community’s 3 lakes and water fountains, as well as wide walkways and tennis courts. St. Augustine offers a beautiful 7.5-acre greenbelt.  Recent HOA fees are $360 (includes cable).

 

Sterling Estates is a luxurious and private, 24-hour guard-gated community in the heart of Rancho Mirage, California.  The community is made up of custom and semi-custom homes, with architectural style primarily desert contemporary style.  This neighborhood is in the Tamarisk area of Rancho Mirage.  The homes were built between 2001 and 2004, and offer 3,000 to 4,000 sq ft, with prices ranging from $1.3m to $2m.

 

Sunrise Country Club is a very popular guard-gated community in the heart of Rancho Mirage, California.  It offers 1, 2- and 3-bedroom condos with a beautiful lake, golf course, and mountain views.  Sunrise CC offers an 18-hole Ted Robinson-designed golf course.  Homes range from 845 to 2,900 sq ft, and prices range from $110,000 to $400,000, with recent monthly dues at $515/month (includes social membership, as well as gym membership and cable).  The Country Club includes a clubhouse, fitness center, 12 tennis courts, three pickleball courts, a restaurant with bar and grill, and 21 swimming pools/spas scattered throughout the neighborhood. 

 

The Springs Country Club is a prestigious, 24-hour guard-gated golf club community centrally located in Rancho Mirage, California.  The community offers homes 720 homes ranging from 2,500 to 4,000 sq ft, with three to four bedrooms, with prices from $350,000 to $900,000.  Almost every home has stunning views of the lake, golf course, fairway, or mountain views.  It offers a 48,000 sq ft clubhouse with a variety of social activities, which is one of the primary drawing points about this neighborhood.  Activities ranging from swimming to poker nights to special themed dinners happen all season.  There are 25 pools and spas scattered around the community, 12 tennis courts, three pickleball courts, and much more.  HOA’s are $925 and include social, fitness, and tennis membership.

 

Santo Tomas welcomes you to a scenic nine-acre lake, with the privacy of a gated community and the flair of Mediterranean-style architecture. This community is made up of 152 semi-custom luxury homes, located both on and off the lake, and was built in 2004 by Ashbrook Communities.   Unobstructed panoramic views of Mount San Jacinto and a secluded location off the beaten path make Santo Tomas the ultimate in casual desert comfort. The highly desirable homes in Santo Tomas come in two collections, The Adobe and The Santa Fe. Both collections offer distinctive stucco and stone veneer facades and six different floor plans with 2 or 3 bedrooms, guest casitas, and many more options. Sizes range from approx. 2,300 sq ft to over 3,000 sq ft, with prices ranging from $500,000 to $1.3M.  HOAs are low at only $390/mo. Santo Tomas is located just minutes from Interstate I-10, internationally renowned resorts and golf, shopping, fine restaurants, and more.  For those who enjoy the “Old Palm Springs” or El Paseo areas for shopping & dining, this community is centrally located just 15 minutes from both locations. The Palm Springs International Airport is a mere 10 minutes away.

 

Versailles is a lovely, well-established community in the heart of Rancho Mirage, CA, just East of Eisenhower Medical Center. A beautiful, gated community offering common areas of lush landscape, several basketball courts, and tennis courts, Versailles is an extremely sought-after community in Rancho Mirage.  Versailles’s main entry gate is right off Gerald Ford, West of Monterey. 

Versailles is made up of single-family homes built between 2004 and 2006, ranging in price from $400,000 to $900,000.  There are no condos in Versailles.  Homes range from approx. 2400 sq ft to approx. 4500 sq ft.  The homes have attached garages, many with golf cart garages as well, and are built on large lots, many with private pools and spas and most with South and Western Mountain Views.  The architectural style is California Bungalow and the Mediterranean. HOA fees are reasonable at approx. $210/month, because there is no Clubhouse or golf course to maintain.  Mission Hills Golf Club is nearby as well as many other public golfing opportunities.  Rancho Mirage Pavilions Shopping Center is right down the street.  Versailles is in the Imperial Irrigation District (IID) for its electric power, providing much cheaper rates than other nearby neighborhoods, which fall in southern California Edison coverage areas.

 

Victoria Falls is a lovely, well-established community offering single-family homes ranging in size from approx. 2200 sq ft to approx. 5700 sq ft, with prices ranging from $450,000 to $950,000.  Most are single-story, but some are two-story homes, and there are no condos in Victoria Falls.  Many of the homes have attached or detached casitas and many have attached garages, golf cart garages, and larger lots.

The community was developed by renowned builder, Peter Solomon between 2000 and 2004.  The beautiful entry gates with striking waterfall features are on Gerald Ford Dr. just West of Monterey. Victoria Falls is adjacent to Mission Hills Country Club and the Westin Resort.  Victoria Falls homeowners receive special rates to play golf at The Westin for Rancho Mirage residents.  There is no clubhouse at Victoria Falls, no golf course, and no fitness center, (lower HOA’s, at $300/month). It offers outdoor basketball courts, and tennis courts and lots of shaded streets for walking or bike riding. You can even take your golf cart out the back gate over to Mission Hills!

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