Looking for a quiet neighborhood that is near the action and the beauty of Palm Springs? This is precisely what Vista Las Palmas has to offer as it is a short 15-minute walk from downtown while delivering a private neighborhood feel that is nestled just at the bottom of the San Jacinto Mountains.
This community was formerly known as the Beverly Hills of Palm Springs and was once the place to be for the Rat Pack, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and many other greats. It continues to be a home for many celebrities and writers today as Vista Las Palmas is undoubtedly one of the prime spots for real estate in Palm Springs.
In all, there are around 375 spectacular homes to boast about with each offering a different architectural design full of individuality. The design that is most prominent is William Krisel's mid-century modern style that is open, rectangular and spacious.
Some homes do feature brick whiles while others offer wooden or decorative roofs or folded plate roofs. You can also find double A-frame homes that are very similar to that of Swiss chalets. A majority of the homes in the community are designed by J.C. Dunas and Charles Dubois.
While having a community that housed some of the greatest celebrities is intriguing, at one time it actually became less popular as the Rat Pack moved elsewhere. However, new interest sparked as the Southern California real estate began to offer a combination of city life and small town living.
Since the late 1990s, many of the homes have been remodeled to bring the prime community back to life. The rebirth of Vista Las Palmas has drawn a lot of attention to the area again and the close proximity to the San Jacinto Mountains certainly does not hurt. Add onto it the cooler summers and warmer winters that create a perfect climate and it really is the perfect setting.
With downtown within walking distance, socializing is a cinch no matter what is going on within the community itself. There is a vast price range when it comes to Vista Las Palmas making it an option for a wide array of people. All in all, you will find a community that offers privacy and a laid-back feel within a small town or village with the larger city just a short walk away. Now is the time to check out this gorgeous setting with amazing weather and loads of activities to partake in.