Windmills and Snowcapped Mountains.....Real Estate in Whitewater, CA

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with CELLing Realty CalBRE #01445865

If you don't know where Whitewater, Ca is, just look for the windmills.  Several years ago you could find the area easily, there was a huge dinosaur that seemed to just jump out at you as you drove down the 10 freeway going to or from Palm Springs.  Today however that dinosaur is hidden behind a couple of restaurants.  It's still there, you just  can't see it as easily, but you can't miss White Water if you look for the windmills.

                       San Jacinto Mountains near White Water/CA

 

Whitewater, also known as White Water, is an area about 15 minutes from downtown Palm Springs to the East, and 15 minutes to the cities of Banning, and  Beaumont  to the West. For years, this little part of the desert was basically ignored by developers, Riverside County, and everybody else. On both sides of the hills, Whitewater offers residents the serenity of desert living, only minutes to downtown Palm Springs. The Original name for this development is West Palm Springs Village.

Developers have now found White Water.  Many of the older homes are being replaced with affordable new homes. We all know California home prices are out of reach for many people, but here you can still find  vacant land or a new 3 or 4 bedroom home you can afford. A new home and majestic views of the snow-capped San Jacinto Mountains; it doesn't get any better than that...

Windmills are helping the State with renewable energy, and I am helping families like yours find your new home

                           Whitewater, CA Real Estate

Call me if you want more information and I will be glad to show you around. I know this area!!!  You can call me: Kathy McGraw -CELLING Realty at (951) 849-8600. 

To see my current newsletter , just click on this link: http://whitewatertimes.com

 

 

By: Kathy McGraw- CELLing Realty

 

Images are copyrighted by Kathy McGraw

Comments (19)

Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
(RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE
Hey...that was pretty neat. When I was small I saw a picture of a windmill in Holland or somewhere over there....and I have loved them ever since.  Thanks for the look into identifying "signs" of Whitewater
Sep 05, 2007 04:03 AM
Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate

Sally,

Thanks for stopping by.  I saw your Holland windmills last year, and the new ones look like this, the old ones have the charm though.

Sep 05, 2007 06:23 AM
Ginger Wilcox
Sindeo - San Francisco, CA

Ah-ha!  Now I understand where you work.  Those are really great pictures of White Water!

 

Sep 05, 2007 12:01 PM
Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN
SpousesSellingHousesTM
What an Awesome Landmark Anchor for your territory Kathy!!! Terrific photo quality as well! Great Post!
Sep 05, 2007 01:21 PM
Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate

Ginger-

You found me........yes this is the area I love to work, there is a lot of history here, and I love listening to the old timers telling them. Thanks for the compliment.

Jeff & Grace-

Beautiful isn't it?????  There's a waterfall that comes down the front of the mountain, and in the spring you can see it from most of the homes in the area.

Sep 05, 2007 02:09 PM
"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Kissimmee, FL

Ahhh...

Very nice balance. Thank you :)

TLW...ROAR!

Sep 06, 2007 02:56 AM
Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate

TLW-

Actually out of 43 Posts more than half are Real Estate.....but after your Post I decided to really make sure there was more RE.  Thanks, it was a good reminder :) :)

Sep 06, 2007 03:03 AM
Ann Heitland
Retired from RE/MAX Peak Properties - Flagstaff, AZ
Retired from Flagstaff Real Estate Sales
Now I know EXACTLY where you are! When I first encountered those windmills several years ago on a drive to San Diego, it was one of those "Wow" moments.
Sep 07, 2007 06:18 AM
Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate

Ann,

Aha :)  yes the picture is pretty descriptive of the area, you really do remember it if you've been by there.  Today the area has changed, and a 23 story Casino is close right off the 10 fwy. Hope you enjoyed San Diego, my other favorite area :) :)

Sep 07, 2007 10:22 AM
Patrick Canavan
Keller Williams Realty - Yorba Linda, CA
Orange County Real Estate Voice

Hi Kathy,

I went to Joshua Tree yesterday and just finished writing about it.  It was funny to come across your blog because we were walking around the Dinosaurs last night!  We stopped at the Burger King that's in front of them.  It was really windy yesterday and the windmills were really working hard!

Sep 07, 2007 11:42 AM
Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate

Patrick,

I just posted where I was yesterday......hopefully you weren't in the same area :)  Next time you're around give me a call, IF I can answer (see new post) :) :)Did you go a little further west? Morongo just opened a Ruby's Diner.... 

So glad someone on here knows where Whitewater is, and indeed it is windy........

Sep 07, 2007 01:15 PM
Joanne Hanson
Coldwell Banker Colorado Rockies Real Estate - Frisco, CO
Summit County, Colorado Realtor
Hi Kathy, I think I remember you commenting on my post on windpower about your windmills.  It is nice to see a photo of them, but they seem a little incongruous with the mountains behind.  I always think of windmills out on the plains.
Sep 07, 2007 03:19 PM
Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate

Joanne,

Oh, we have several of those, miles of them.......and they are on the hills here too.  this particular photo was taken so I could incorporate the two focal points for the area.

Sep 07, 2007 03:26 PM
Colleen Graves
LandAmerica Commonwealth - Escrow Division - Banning, CA

You know, until last weekend I was naive enough to think we had the only "windmill farm" in California.  Now, after driving up the 5 freeway past the 46 turnoff (where I usually cut over to the 101), I found another huge "windmill farm".  I guess we have the only one in SOUTHERN California. 

Great pictures -

Colleen

Sep 10, 2007 08:04 AM
Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate

Colleen,

Could we give them ours???? There are actually problems with windmills to natural habitats, birds, etc. I have plenty of people that would like to see them go away.......and yes, I have seen another windmill farm, but hadn't remembered where, so thank you.......now I know where it is :) :)

Sep 10, 2007 10:42 AM
Cheryl-Anne Priest
Inviting Spaces - Home Staging Calgary - Calgary, AB
Inviting Spaces - Staging Calgary
Kathy - when I saw your photo it reminded me of the windmills here in Alberta.  Similar photos - see the link for  windmills and snow capped mountains. 
Sep 10, 2007 03:17 PM
Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate

Cheryl-Anne,

Now that is a beautiful picture......I love the colors......thanks for sharing that.

Sep 10, 2007 03:43 PM
Cheryl-Anne Priest
Inviting Spaces - Home Staging Calgary - Calgary, AB
Inviting Spaces - Staging Calgary
Kathy- very similar pictures.  Whenever I go through the Crowsnest Pass and see these giants I am amazed.  I was also surprised to find a similar landscape in Spain and to discover that one of the smaller towns was completely reliant on wind power.
Sep 10, 2007 03:57 PM
Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate

Cheryl-Anne,

This once again goes to show how small the world really is.......

Sep 10, 2007 04:01 PM