Deepwell is an upscale neighborhood located near downtown Palm Springs. The community has about 369 homes including 19 Biltmore homes, but not the Biltmore condos. Deepwell is a mecca for biking, jogging and dog walking. Most homes in Deepwell were built from the ‘50’s through 2013. Deepwell is one of Palm Springs most sought-after neighborhoods given its attractive mix of property types and architectural styles, including newer and historic properties, and several previously owned by movie stars and celebrities.
Indian Canyons neighborhood offers many authentic Mid-Century Modern homes which were built in the late 1950’s and early-mid 1960’s, along with many tile-roofed, Southwestern ranch-style homes. Most of the residents have chosen this neighborhood not only for it distinctive architecture, but also for its diversity, laid-back feel and unique vibe.
Old Las Palmas neighborhood includes the area between downtown Palm Springs and the mountains. Spectacular homes are located on one-half acre lots or larger and several have been designed by famous architects.
Some of the well-known celebrities who have lived in Old Las Palmas are Barbara Streisand, Dinah Shore, Elizabeth Taylor, Liberace, Sidney Sheldon, George Randolph Hearst, Kirk Douglas and many others. Today, Old Las Palmas is recognized as one of the premier locations in Palm Springs and many of the older estates and homes are being renovated to restore them to their former glory.
The Movie Colony is one of the most well-known Palm Springs Non-Gated Communities. The Movie Colony is where you will find the big estates of former Hollywood moguls and legendary movie stars, such as Cary Grant, Jack Benny, Gloria Swanson, David O. Selznick, Darryl F. Zanuck, Frank Sinatra, Estée Lauder, and Harry Cohn. The Movie Colony started growing in the 1930s. Many of the homes in the Movie Colony feature private casitas or guest quarters.
The Mesa is a historic neighborhood of homes in southwestern Palm Springs. The Mesa started off as a gated community developed in the 1920s near the Indian Canyons. Noted residents have included King Gillette, Zane Grey, Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, Suzanne Somers, Herman Wouk, Henry Fernandez, Barry Manilow and Trina Turk. Distinctive homes include Wexler’s “butterfly houses” and the “Streamline Moderne Ship of the Desert”.
Ruth Hardy Park neighborhood is now referred to as Movie Colony East. Today, the community has more than 700 homes. Homes originally designed as second homes and vacation hideouts for celebrities. Residents included Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, Bing Crosby, Carmen Miranda, Keely Smith and Hedy Lamarr.
Homes in the former Ruth Hardy Park neighborhood were built from the late 1930’s to the late 2000’s and include a wide variety and eclectic mix of homes. Price range from as small as 720 sq. ft. to as large as 5,350 sq. ft.