Rancho Mirage Homes for Sale

Riverside County’s Rancho Mirage is known as a resort city in Southern California. It has a seasonal population that swells by as many as 3,000 people during the high season: part-time residents are drawn here by the beautiful weather, natural splendor and sense of community.

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Rancho Mirage’s famous Annenberg estate, called Sunnylands, has been the site of many celebrity vacations since its construction in 1963. Five US presidents have visited Rancho Mirage and Sunnylands, in addition to British royalty and numerous celebrities over the years: Frank Sinatra actually was married at the property. Rancho Mirage is also home to the legendary Betty Ford Center, known both for its excellent medical care and beautiful campus.

Tourism and medical professionals in Rancho Mirage are in high demand. The city’s top employer, the renowned Eisenhower Medical Center, employs over 2,000 professionals each year. The Aqua Caliente Casino Resort Spa has a staff of over 1,300 employees. Several smaller resorts, spas and medical centers also provide jobs to medical and hospitality professionals throughout the year. The cities of Coachella, Palm Springs and Cathedral City are all within easy commuting distance.

The children of Rancho Mirage are served by the highly regarded Palm Springs Unified School District: this district boasts high test scores and recognitions on both the state and national levels. The new Rancho Mirage High School, a state of the art facility, is slated to be finished with construction by the end of 2013. Two private schools, Marywood-Palm Valley and Xavier College Preparatory High School, are located in the city. Santa Barbara Business College, a private college offering everything from certificates to masters degrees, is also located in Rancho Mirage.

Rancho Mirage is home to five stunning public parks, including the inspirational Cancer Survivors Park lushly dotted with tiled benches, lovely waterfalls and ponds. Blixseth Mountain Park is a great place to get out and stretch a bit: easy walking trails, solitude and natural beauty make this park unique. Several hiking and bike trails loop around the city as well, giving active residents the perfect mix of accessibility and natural beauty.

It’s no mirage: something fun is always happening in Rancho Mirage. Join local residents at Whitewater Park in the summer evenings for free outdoor movies on the silver screen. Take a swing at one of the area’s legendary golf courses: book a tee time at the semi-private Rancho Mirage Country Club and you’ll surely find its up to par. Visit the legendary Sunnylands property and discover why so many famous folks have made it their home-away-from-home. The River in Rancho Mirage is a high-class shopping center that offers the perfect mix of food, fashion and adventure. The River features boutique shops, fine eateries, lush waterfalls and a romantic riverwalk.

Avid golfers, celebrity gawkers and and the greater community alike look forward every year to the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic which attracts major celebrities from around the world. Geared exclusively toward talented female golfers, the annual Kraft Nabisco Championship offers its champion a big prize: a $2 million dollar paycheck.

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