Neighborhoods around Palm Springs
Racquet Club Estates
Desert Park Estates
Old Las Palmas
Racquet Club Estates is where Palm Springs Lemon Drop can be found. Developed by the renowned Alexander Construction Company, the homes here are designed in the mid-century modern vernacular and has soaring wafer-thin rooflines, clerestory windows, and an open floor plan. The beauty of these homes are further enhanced by its big lot sizes.
A lot of the early homes here were started in the late 50's to early 60's. Some of those were designed to be low-set with slightly-sloped roofs, with post-and-beam construction features. At present day when you visit this neighborhood, you'll be able to see different architecture from ranch to Mediterranean to Spanish-inspired.
The homes in Old Las Palmas are mostly detached and are near the foot of Mount San Jacinto. There's a variety of home designs that you can find here including contemporary, mid-century, Western, Spanish, and more. Popular celebrities who are said to reside or have resided here include Desi Arnaz, Leonardo Di Caprio, Judy Harland and more.
In the 20's after Palm Springs was known to have health resorts in the area, it was then converted to residential. That's the time when famous Hollywood celebrities got notice of it as a place for retreat and relaxation because of its proximity to Los Angeles.
A scientist and an influential person in the rubber industry back then named Henry Pearson was said to have purchased land in this area. He had the idea to dig hundreds of feet below ground which was said to be one of the deepest wells in the Coachella Valley, thus the name.
Stan Sackley, Dan Palmer and William Krisel were some of the leading architects that conceptualized and designed most mid-century modern custom homes in this area that was developed in the 60's. Famous celebrities who have been here back in the day were Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra and The Rat Pack.
Sunrise Park is known to be the place of Camelot Theatre where a lot of film festivals in Palm Springs are usually held. It is about a mile away from Uptown and Downtown Palm Springs and a peaceful community with mid-century and post-war tract homes.