Welcome to Rancho Mirage
Beauty and luxury in this prestigious Southern California community
In the heart of Coachella Valley lies Rancho Mirage, one of California’s most luxurious and spirited communities. This city has been known as the Presidential Playground for decades after becoming the go-to spot for presidents such as Gerald Ford and Barack Obama, who appreciated the peaceful and gracious community.
Rancho Mirage was first settled in the early 1900s, and after World War II, the city quickly rose in popularity largely in part to the Annenberg Estate known as “Sunnylands,” which drew numerous rich and powerful figures, including Frank Sinatra, Ginger Rogers, and Ronald Reagan. As time went on, the community maintained its reputation as a prestigious escape full of stunning homes built in a mid-century modern design. This style of architecture is still one of the most popular in the area today.
What to Love
- Quiet and peaceful small-town community only a short distance from big-city opportunities
- Stunning local architecture
- Beautifully maintained public areas
- Numerous entertainment opportunities all year round
People & Lifestyle
When you drive into Rancho Mirage, an automatic sense of luxury and refinement washes over you. This is a community dedicated to maintaining the standards set by residents year after year. A large percentage of those living in Rancho Mirage are retired white-collar professionals looking for a place where they can settle down and finally enjoy the many luxuries they’ve earned.
Living a healthy lifestyle is extremely important in Rancho Mirage, and you’ll find many residents visiting the numerous attractions in the area, including some high-quality equestrian centers and world-class hiking trails.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The prestigious feel that permeates Rancho Mirage continues throughout the dining scene. Wally’s Desert Turtle
is a fine dining restaurant serving modern California cuisine and is one of the local favorites. Some of their most popular dishes include potato gnocchi, sauteed Dover sole, and a beautifully sauteed prime New York steak.
has been a great place for residents to escape and enjoy a day out shopping and dining. Considered one of the premier outdoor centers in the state, the River allows guests to peruse shops such as Bath and Body Works and Lyons Johnston Interior Design before heading off to a delicious meal at the outstanding Cheesecake Factory or P.F. Chang’s.
Things to Do
With no shortage of events and activities, Rancho Mirage is a luxurious playground for its residents. Built on the original estate, Sunnylands Center and Gardens
makes for a beautiful day out. You’ll be able to walk through pristinely kept desert gardens as well as take an informative historical tour of the estate itself — a dream come true for any history buff or architecture aficionado.
Michael S. Wolfson Park
is another area in which residents enjoy spending quite a bit of their time. This park has more of a Victorian theme, featuring a water feature and a Braille-marked walking path.
However, if you’re looking for a bit more excitement, you might want to check out Escape Games
at The River, which has countless five-star reviews and awards. You’re sure to have a great time decoding how to get out!
While the majority of residents living in Rancho Mirage tend to have children who have already graduated, the dedication to creating a school system where students can excel is obvious from the highly rated schools in the area. Some institutions of note include: