Rancho Mirage is a resort city in Riverside County, California surrounded by Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs, Thousand Palms and Palm Desert. The population hovers around 20,000. Located between Cathedral City and Palm Desert, it is one of the nine cities of the Coachella Valley, commonly referred to as the Palm Springs area. #ranchomirage #homesforsale
After World War II, The Annenberg Estate, also known as Sunnylands, had long been popular with the wealthy and powerful, including Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Several United States Presidents have vacationed at Sunnylands, including Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and Gerald Ford. Ford later bought a house in Rancho Mirage and was living there at the time of his death in 2006. The Betty Ford Center, a world-renowned addiction rehabilitation center, is located in Rancho Mirage at the Eisenhower Medical Center. President Barack Obama has also used Sunnylands for summit meetings with world leaders during his administration. This has led the estate to be dubbed “the Camp David of the West.”
Rancho Mirage offers twelve golf courses, one of its founding industries. Rancho Mirage has recently expanded its economy from one based on seasonal, resort-based golfing and low-paying rentals, to include light industry and commerce near the I-10, as well as luxury retail centers such as The River shopping complex.
The city attracts an abundance of retired seniors, with an above-average household income. The average single family home in 2016 sold for $770,092.
Within driving distance to Los Angeles that is perfect for a weekend getaway, a large number of famous persons have chosen to have a home in Rancho Mirage, including: Gerald Ford, Barack Obama, Spiro Agnew, Stuart Anderson, Walter Annenberg, Desi Arnaz, Lucille Ball, Barbara Boxer, Larry Ellison, Harpo Marx, Ginger Rogers, Dinah Shore, Frank Sinatra and Jane Wyman.