Historic Tennis Club is one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, now home to dozens of upscale boutique hotels. Named after Palm Springs Tennis Club, founded in 1937 with courts, accommodation, and a palm-circled pool, the area borders Tahquitz Canyon with access to popular hiking trails. Restaurants serve elevated European and New American fare on twinkly patios with mountain views.
Founded in 1999, the Historic Tennis Club Neighborhood community is located immediately adjacent to the downtown Palm Springs and includes many architectural significant properties. There are 240 single-family residences within the community, numerous condominium and apartments and over 25 small, highly personable petite hotels.
This is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Palm Springs Pioneer Pearl McCallum McManus settled in the area and developed the Palm Springs Tennis Club in 1940. This facility brought world-class tennis to the Desert.
Vista Las Palmas is a neighborhood of restored Mid-Century homes. Their modernist designs create seamless indoor/outdoor spaces and a casual lifestyle which takes advantage of the crisp, dry desert climate and soaring mountain views.
Many homes in Vista Las Palmas are iconic examples of mid-century architecture and designed by world famous architects of that era. Many have been appeared in TV commercials, movies, architectural magazines and TV documentaries about midcentury architecture.
With the advent of residential air-conditioning, Hollywood celebrities were first to discover our neighborhood in the 1950’ s. They were close enough that they could quickly return to their studios if called. The designs and layouts were cutting edge at that time—architecture which utilized glass, concrete, terrazzo, and exposed wood beams to reflect the Southern California Modernist style. Entertainment industry executives, actors and actresses continue to own homes in our neighborhood and are joined by a diverse mix of year-round residents from all over the world.
The Old Las Palmas neighborhood includes about 300 homes. It’s an easy walk to downtown Palm Springs. The architecture has evolved into an eclectic mix of custom homes ranging from single family homes situated on moderate sized lots to large estates covering a complete block. The neighborhood includes homes built in a variety of architectural styles including Spanish Colonial, Mediterranean and Mid-Century Modern.
The neighborhood boasts that it has the largest number of celebrity homes in Palm Springs. Celebrities who have called Old Las Palmas home include Dinah Shore, Liberace, Kirk Douglas, Ann Miller, Mary Martin, Edward G. Robinson, Gene Autry, Jack Warner, Samuel Goldwyn, Debbie Reynolds and many more.
The Movie Colony (TMC) is a neighborhood in Palm Springs, California, named after the many famous movie stars who owned homes between the 1930`s & 1960`s. Some famous movie stars who had a home in TMC are Cary Grant, Dinah Shore, Jack Benny, Marilyn Monroe and Al Jolson.
The Movie Colony is located in central Palm Springs, within walking distance to the downtown. It is comprised of approximately 170 homes. The recognized boundaries by the City of Palm Springs and the Palm Springs Board of Realtors are: Tachevah Road on the North, Alejo Road on the South, Avenida Caballeros on the East and Indian Canyon on the West.
Within TMC are two parks. Ruth Hardy Park. The Park has 8 tennis courts, 2 children`s play areas, a basketball court, 2 volleyball courts, picnic tables, large open fields and ample parking.
The Wellness Park is a 5-acre wellness oasis. It offers a quarter-mile walking/jogging loop, five exercise/fitness stations, and four gardens –meditation, fragrance and a memorial garden.