Thunderbird Heights Rancho Mirage Real Estate

Thunderbird Heights Rancho Mirage Real Estate


Thunderbird Heights Rancho Mirage Real Estate

Thunderbird Heights Rancho Mirage Real Estate:  Thunderbird Heights is a prestigious, gated community situated on a hillside across from the Thunderbird Country Clubin the heart of Rancho Mirage, CA. Established in the 1950s, the Club features an 18-hole championship golf course and has been a favorite among celebrities like Bob Hope and Bing Crosby over the years.  Four presidents including Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and George W. Bush have all played golf at Thunderbird.

The neighborhood of Thunderbird Heights offers a mix of Mid-Century Modern homes, Desert Contemporary-style homes, and remodeled classics. Most of the homes are on oversized lots and feature sweeping views of the valley below. The neighborhood has a rich history, previously home to Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, and President Gerald Ford and Betty Ford. A tunnel under highway 111 connects Thunderbird Heights residents to the amenities of the Country Club. Rancho Mirage’s restaurant row is just outside the front gates, and The River at Rancho Mirage, a popular shopping, dining, and entertainment destination, is less than 2.5-miles away on Highway 111.

On our easy-to-navigate website, you’ll be able to browse the MLS for the most up-to-date listings on Thunderbird Heights Rancho Mirage homes for sale. Be sure to scroll down below to learn more about Thunderbird Heights Rancho Mirage real estate and lifestyle, and the benefits of living in beautiful Rancho Mirage, CA:  

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Thunderbird Heights Rancho Mirage Real Estate & Lifestyle 

Thunderbird Heights features an eclectic mix of hillside homes on oversized lots with breathtaking views of the valley below. The neighborhood includes older, classic homes built between the 1950s – 1970s and newer homes – priced from $950K to over 5 million. HOA fees: $300 to $600/monthly (HOA Information deemed reliable. Please check with your agent for current accuracy). 

Thunderbird Heights Country Club & Amenities

The first golf course built in the Coachella Valley, Thunderbird Heights Country Club is one of the finest and most historic locations in the desert. Like most prestigious private clubs, membership at Thunderbird is by member invitation. The soul of the Club is a par-71, 18 hole championship golf course. In addition to great golf, Thunderbird members enjoy a 48,000 square foot clubhouse, a 6,600 square foot, state-of-the-art fitness center, and tennis and pickleball courts. 

The Club offers a fun relaxed tennis and pickleball experience where members can hone their racquet skills. The Club’s tennis program accommodates beginning to advanced players and annually, members can get involved in lessons, matches, socials, and tournaments. Members also have access to Mike Fedderly, USPTA certified Head Tennis Professional. The Club’s fitness center offers personalized training programs, spa services to enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being, group classes, scenic hiking tours, and more. 

Members also enjoy mingling, tastings, themed event buffets and elegant seated meals, live music and dancing, and an active social calendar. The Club’s varied array of planned activities and events include the Guest Speaker Series, Tuesday Casual Dinners in the Grille, Art Gallery Shows, Art Class, Bridge, Wine Tastings, Wine Dinners, Tennis Tournaments & Events, Men’s & Women’s Golf Choose Ups, among other fun events.

Living in Rancho Mirage, CA

Located between Cathedral City and Palm Desert in Riverside County, CA, Rancho Mirage is one of the nine cities that comprise the Greater Palm Springs area of the Coachella Valley. Known for its luxurious resort-lifestyle and world-class golf courses, Rancho Mirage has been home to political leaders, corporate executives, and top entertainers over the years. Several past U.S. Presidents, including Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon, and Barack Obama have all enjoyed spending time in rancho Mirage, earning the city the nickname “playground of presidents.”

Rancho Mirage offers plenty of interests for all ages with some of the area’s most exciting attractions within its borders. Sunnylands is a 200-acre estate with a nine-acre lush garden, stunning landscaping, walking paths, and a nine-hole golf course played by the famous from all around the world. The Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert includes 80 interactive, hands-on exhibitions such as the rope maze, rock climbing, gravity ball fall, loom weaving, and more. Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage is a popular destination for locals, visitors, and gambling enthusiasts.


The River at Rancho Mirage

Families can shop, dine, and catch a movie all on the same day at Greater Palm Springs’ only waterfront shopping and entertainment hub – The River at Rancho Mirage. The high-tech Rancho Mirage Amphitheater offers top-notch performances with seating up to 1,000 guests. More than a dozen, world-class golf courses are situated throughout the city, making it the perfect golfing destination such as the Pete Dye and Gary Player greens at Westin Mission Hills Resort and the Sinatra Resort & Country Club,  just to name a few (List of all Rancho Mirage Golf courses). 

For parents with school-age children, Rancho Mirage is served by the highly acclaimed Palm Springs Unified School District. Palm Valley School is a private school covering preschool-12th grade. The city is also home to a campus of Santa Barbara Business College, with academic degrees and career training. Rancho Mirage is only a 20-minute drive (11.5 miles) of world-class shopping, dining, and cultural and entertainment options in Palm Springs, with the Palm Springs International Airport only 12 minutes away. 

Partner with Elaine Stewart, #1 Individual RE/MAX Agent for 11 years Straight in the Coachella Valley!

Whether you are interested in Thunderbird Heights Rancho Mirage real estate, or it’s time to list your current home, experience is what matters most in an ever-evolving market. With over 28 years of experience in Coachella Valley real estate, Elaine Stewart is able to provide her clients with the kind of knowledge, skills, dedication, and personalized service they need when buying or selling a home.

As your agent, Elaine will protect your best interests, advocate for you, negotiate on your behalf, and go the extra mile to ensure the best results possible. If you or someone you know is interested in buying or selling real estate in Rancho Mirage or in the Greater Palm Springs area, please give luxury REALTOR® – Elaine Stewart a call at (760) 668-2399 or get in touch here.

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Elaine Stewart
RE/MAX All-Pro
1775 E. Palm Canyon Dr. Suite #610,
Palm Springs, CA 92264
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Thunderbird Heights Rancho Mirage Real Estate