Rancho Mirage

Rancho Mirage

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Rancho Mirage is among the most affluent and well-managed communities in the desert, with 80 percent of homes located in gated enclaves. The city also boasts an enviable roster of celebrities, families, and vacationers. Many flock to Restaurant Row and The River at Rancho Mirage to shop, drink, dine, and go to the movies. Gamers seek out Agua Caliente Casino • Resort • Spa for 24-hour entertainment. For more cerebral undertakings, the architecturally significant Rancho Mirage Public Library offers special events, lectures, and exhibits. Rancho Mirage focuses on health, with distinguished facilities like Eisenhower Medical Center and Betty Ford Center. One of the biggest bonus additions is The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands, the spectacular Walter and Leonore Annenberg estate, center, and gardens, which is open for tours, conferences, and special events.

Rancho Mirage is among the most affluent and well-managed communities in the desert, with 80 percent of homes located in gated enclaves. The city also boasts an enviable roster of celebrities, families, and vacationers. Many flock to Restaurant Row and The River at Rancho Mirage to shop, drink, dine, and go to the movies. Gamers seek out Agua Caliente Casino • Resort • Spa for 24-hour entertainment. For more cerebral undertakings, the architecturally significant Rancho Mirage Public Library offers special events, lectures, and exhibits. Rancho Mirage focuses on health, with distinguished facilities like Eisenhower Medical Center and Betty Ford Center. One of the biggest bonus additions is The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands, the spectacular Walter and Leonore Annenberg estate, center, and gardens, which is open for tours, conferences, and special events.

Tips & Fast Facts

  • Study up on the city’s adopted animal: the bighorn sheep.
  • Be moved by exhibitions at The Tolerance Education Center.
  • Take in one of the desert’s most spectacular views from the 18th hole of the Westin Mission Hills Resort and Spa’s Pete Dyedesigned golf course.
  • Splashtopia and Lazy River offer water fun all day long at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa.

Timeline

1963 — The Walter and Leonore Annenberg estate, with interior décor by silent film star William Haines, opens its doors and becomes known for being one of the most coveted invites in the country.

1972 — LPGA’s Colgate Dinah Shore begins, now known as Kraft Nabisco Championship. It’s designated an LPGA “major” event in 1983.

1973 — Unincorporated areas known as the “Cove Communities” merge as the City of Rancho Mirage incorporates.

1982 — The Betty Ford Center, specializing in the treatment of drug and alcohol dependency, opens.

2008 — The 16-story Agua Caliente Casino • Resort • Spa opens with great expectations — and lives up to them.

2012 — Sunnylands Center & Gardens opens to the public.

 

source: Palm Springs Life