Old Las Palmas Real Estate, Palm Springs
Many of Palm Springs’ largest and grandest estates can be found in this neighborhood located between downtown Palm Springs and the mountains. If you're looking for a grand estate within walking distance of downtown you’ll want to consider the homes in Old Las Palmas.
Old Las Palmas Quick Facts
- Recent Home Values: $650,000 to $9 million
- Recent HOA Dues: No HOA Fees
- Year Opened: 1920's
- Non-gated Community
Old Las Palmas has a rich history of being the getaway of movie stars and producers. In fact, Old Las Palmas boasts the largest number of celebrity homes in Palm Springs dating back to the 1920’s when the community was first developed by New York builder Alvah Hicks and his son Harold. Elizabeth Taylor, Kirk Douglas, Rudy Vallee, George Randolph Hearst, Barbara Streisand, Ann Miller, Lilly Tomlin, Dinah Shore and many others called Old Las Palmas ‘Home Sweet Home.’
Old Las Palmas Real Estate
Today, Old Las Palmas is recognized as a highly sought-after location for purchasing a home and is conveniently adjacent to the Palm Springs downtown area. Many of the original estates and homes are being updated or restored.
Many Old Las Palmas estates feature Olympic-sized pools surrounded by lush landscaping, privacy walls and gated entries. Architectural styles range from Spanish to Colonial to Palm Springs Modern.
Old Las Palmas is considered Palm Springs' original neighborhood. While Old Las Palmas does not have an official HOA (home owners association), residents have the option of joining the Old Las Palmas Neighborhood Association. Just above Old Las Palmas is the Palm Springs neighborhood of Vista Las Palmas.
"Just one block from the Old Las Palmas neighborhood at 470 West Vista Chino Drive is The Kaufmann Desert House (pictured below)," Sheri said. "Built in 1946 this home is a famous example of a Mid Century Modern home, many of which can be found throughout Palm Springs. The home is a private residence that was once listed for sale at $15 million."