The biggest number of celebrity homes in Palm Springs is found in the community of Old Las Palmas. It’s a very historic place and residents feel honored to live there. The Old Las Palmas Neighborhood Organization has been working to preserve the area’s heritage.
This neighborhood was developed by Alvah Hicks, a New York builder, and his son Harold in the mid 1920’s. It was once a citrus grove and covers the land from Alegjo on the south to Stevens Road on the north with North Palm Canyon and Monte Vista to the east and west. The list of almost endless famous residents includes Alan Ladd, Sidney Korshak, William Powell, Rona Barrett, Rudy Vallee, George Randolph Hearst, Kirk Douglas, Kitty Carlisle, Jack Warner, Harold Robbins, Leo Spitz, Lily Tomlin, Edgar Bergen, Joseph Barbera, Liberace, Sidney Sheldon, George Hamilton, Mary Martin, Donna Reed, and Harold Mirisch.
Many of the homes in Old Las Palmas represent modern and historical luxury. There is so much attention to detail like the designer finishes you’ll find in these homes. Floor plans are open for easy living. Kitchens have stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry, and marble countertops. Master bedrooms and baths feature walls of glass, oversized showers, and porcelainosa tile. On half-acre lots the homes are accented by swimming pools as well as fruit and palm trees. This area is served by the Palm Springs Unified School District with assigned schools Raymond Cree Middle School and Palm Springs High as well as highly ranked Katherine Finchy Elementary.
Old Las Palmas is just minutes away from downtown Palm Springs and offers upscale shopping, dining, and entertainment. The Coachella Valley has trails for horseback riding, biking, and hiking. Palm Springs relies on tourism bringing in over a million visitors each year. It has over 100 golf courses and more than 150 hotel accommodations.
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