Thinking of moving to Palm Springs? People are always talking about the many and desirable Palm Springs neighborhoods, but where are they? Let’s take a time out and find out where the best neighborhoods Palm Springs has to offer are!
My name is Neal Nussbaum and my colleague Stephen and I are going to take you through a tour of some of Palm Springs best neighborhoods. Palm Springs has many different areas with homes ranging from our well-known mid century architecture to more moderately priced homes all the way up to upscale luxury properties and the locations vary. We think of Palm Springs as three different areas, Palm Springs, north, Palm Springs, central and Palm Springs South. All three areas have different pluses and minuses, so let’s get started.
Desert park estates: it’s a neighborhood made up of a diverse mix of housing styles, and building started here in the 1950’s and it continues today. This neighborhood also contains many mid century type homes and the home prices here range from the 350,000 price range all the way up to a million to a million and a half dollars.
Old Las Palmas, some of Palm Springs most stately homes and grand estates are here. Many of these were built by Hollywood movie producers and movie stars. One famous home here is Rancho Autry, former residents of America’s favorite singing cowboy gene Autry. Most of these homes are surrounded by lush landscaping with historical architectural splendor. Old Las Palmas is located between the San Jacinto mountain and downtown Palm Springs. Price ranges on these homes start a little over a million and go up as high as 20 million.
Ruth Hardy park: this area is fairly close to the desert regional hospital complex. This area has a mix of small homes plus larger fence to States. And, of course the popular Ruth Hardy park is in the neighborhood as well. One home here was owned by Lucille ball and Desi Arnaz. Homes in this neighborhood range from about 500,000 all the way up to between two to $3 million as senior Palm Springs. This is a 450 acre plan community, but the Jack Nicholas golf course and the asina lounge and grill. These are all newer, larger homes having been built in the past few years. Pacino homes are noted for their great blend of desert views and architectural styles. Most homes have their own pool and some have to see this. The scene is close to the Palm Springs airport but has little airport noise prices ranging from 600,000 up to about a million 0.2.
Andres Hills is located in the South part of Palm Springs in the Indian canyons. These are some of the newest homes in the South Palm Springs area. It’s a quiet and peaceful area and many of the homes have spectacular mountain views. The prices range from around 800,000 all the way up to $8 million. Some of the condos, however, are less expensive.
The Movie Colony, along with old Las Palmas, the Movie Colony was also named for all the movie stars, producers and directors that have owned and still own homes today in this neighborhood. Some of these homes and gated property state back to the 1930s. Frank Sinatra’s first Palm Springs home was called twin Palms. It was designed by desert architect E Stuart Williams. Homes here in the Palm Springs movie colony range from about 1 million up to 5 million.
The Historic Tennis Club: area hugging the mountains just West of downtown Palm Springs. This area is also a mix of many Palm Springs small boutique hotels and it’s great if you want to be close to downtown Palm Springs.
Deepwell prime Palm Springs neighborhood in Palm Springs third most important celebrity neighborhood. It has some larger homes and many with lush landscaping and Palm trees. The home behind me was once owned by film and TV legend, Loretta young. Deepwell is close to fine dining and shopping and is almost Winfrey most of the time. Many of these homes have been recently upgraded over the last few years. Price ranges here from 500,000 up to about 2 million
Park Andreyes, Bella Monte, Monte Sereno – these are all newer, larger homes in new neighborhoods in South Palm Springs. These neighborhoods have a mix of full time and part time residents. Homes in these neighborhoods, but bugger trail range from 800,000 all the way up to three to $4 million.
The warm sands neighborhood is located just East of downtown Palm Springs. This area is a diverse mix of architectural styles including homes and condos and also boutique small hotels. Most of the boutique hotels that were originally built still exist, although the names of tank. Prices range here from the mid five hundreds up to about 2 million.
The Mesa is located South of downtown Palm Springs and it’s right up next to the mountains. It’s also a favorite area for celebrities and no two homes in the Mesa are exactly alike. It’s a great area that really overlooks all the Palm Springs. Sonny bono of Sonny and Cher fame used to live in a home here. Sonny was also the former mayor of Palm Springs and then later our local Congressman. These homes in the Mesa had great views and they range from $750,000 all the way up to $30 million.
Los Palmas is located between old Las Palmas and the San Jacinto mountain. There are many homes in this neighborhood and many of these were built in the 1950s and 1960s and many are now being upgraded. Many of the homes in this neighborhood sell from about 500,000 all the way up to about $3 million.
Indian canyons is home to one a Palm Springs oldest and well known golf courses, the Indian tannins golf course. It’s also near the smoke tree stables and is the gateway to the Indian canyons on the Southeast side of Palm Springs. Many of these homes have been recently renovated and are contemporary and design ranging from about 700,000 up to about 3 million.
The racket club, known as the racket club, is actually the North gateway to Palm Springs. It runs very close to the old pony expressway into Palm Springs. This historic neighborhood takes its name from the racquet club hotel and resort, which was founded by Charles Farrell and the actor Ralph Bellamy. This home has a wide variety of architectural styles and the prices range from around 400,000 all the way up to $3 million.
Chino Canyon and little Tuscany is West of the racket club and fairly close to the Palm Springs aerial tramway. It’s a mixture of large homes and different architectural styles. Many of these homes have large boulders and they’re incorporated into the landscape. The King of rock and roll, Elvis Presley loved Palm Springs and Palm Springs loved Elvis and incidentally, Elvis bought this home from Dick McDonald, one of the brothers that founded the McDonald’s hamburger chain. Homes here in Chino Canyon and little Tuscany ranged from about 500,000 all the way up to about $3 million.
So, there you have it, a brief tour of some of Palm Springs best neighborhoods. If you’d like more information about these and any other Palm Springs neighborhoods, be sure to let us know. Both of us can help you with that information.