Vista Las Palmas is a quiet neighborhood located just minutes from downtown Palm Springs. A 15-minute walk from downtown brings you to this private neighborhood nestled at the bottom of the San Jacinto Mountains. Formerly known as the Beverly Hills of Palm Springs, this neighborhood was once the stomping grounds of the Rat Pack, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis, Jr. as well as many other notable people. Elvis and Priscilla Presley spent their honeymoon in a spacious and luxurious home in Vista Las Palmas.
Still home to many famous stars and writers, Vista Las Palmas has once again become one of the prime areas for Palm Springs real estate. The Vista Las Palmas community boasts around 375 homes with varying architectural designs. The most prominent design is William Krisel's mid-century modern style ? open, rectangular, spacious homes featuring a variety of facades. Some home have brick walls while others boast wooden or decorative concrete block screens. You can find a variety of roof styles, including low-gabled roofs, butterfly roofs, or folded plate roofs. While this is the prominent style in the Vista Las Palmas area, you can also find double A-frame homes reminiscent of Swiss chalets. Most of these homes were designed by J.C. Dunas and Charles Dubois and were some of the earliest homes in Vista Las Palmas.
For a period of time, the neighborhood became less popular as the Rat Pack moved on to other areas. But, a new interest sparked for this prime Southern California real estate that offers a combination of city life and small town living. Since the late 1990s, many of the homes in Vista Las Palmas have been remodeled, some back to their former, original glory and some with added conveniences and alterations. This rebirth, along with the proximity to the San Jacinto Mountains, which results in cooler summers and warmer winters, has begun to attract younger executives with families. Though within walking distance of downtown, an evening stroll is often the order of the day, when the neighborhood seems to appear lost in a time when socializing with neighbors was the evening entertainment.
Have you been dreaming of a home that offers luxury and is located in a family-friendly neighborhood? With homes available in a wide range of prices, Vista Las Palmas offers the privacy and laid-back feel of a small town or village while providing the conveniences of a larger city just a short walk away.
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With over 20 years of experience in the Real Estate market, Elaine truly enjoys helping people in the process of buying or selling a home.
Elaine Stewart - Remax Real Estate
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