A lot of people know that the Racquet Club Estates neighborhood got its name from the Racquet Club golf and tennis club, which was known as “The cradle of tennis.” A lot fewer people know that initially all of these single-family homes were built during the 1940s solely as vacation homes for club members. Today, with the exception of a few vacation homes on a seasonal basis, there is absolutely nothing left from those roots. Racquet Club Estates real estate is considered by many to be some of the most desirable in Palm Springs and it offers all types of living opportunities whether one’s ideal home in this luxurious community is primarily for everyday living or whether they are interested in purchasing an investment property.

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1,400 single-family residences were constructed in the neighborhood between 1959 and 1960. Alexander Construction Company was responsible for 350 of those residences and they account for the largest cluster of mid-century modern homes that Alexander developed. The homes are characterized by floor plans averaging 1,200 square feet, floor-to-ceiling windows, and elevated ceilings for a greater indoor feel. These properties are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Fifty years and a lot of renovations later, many Racquet Club Estates homes remain primarily unchanged. Most are still constructed with brick exteriors accented by wooden doors and windows. Though the layout of individual rooms may have changed over time, you’ll often find wood-burning fireplaces in living rooms and kitchens featuring granite countertops, gas range stovetops, and modern cabinetry that reflect what these spaces might have looked like when they were first built.

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While some properties in the north end of the neighborhood belong to gated communities like the ones on Sundance Circle or Park San Rafael, where low walls and thick hedges give streets the benefit of privacy, other properties vary from modern homes that make up surrounding blocks, but are no less appealing due to their reddish tile roofs, outdoor swimming pools, and treed lots.

A short drive south will take you to the more suburban area of Palm Springs: Downtown. As soon as you are passing through the city, you’ll know that something different is going on. You’re in a different world now with exciting things all around you.

In fact, if you’re driving from anywhere in town, it’s impossible not to see activity and entertainment everywhere. From the hip boutiques and relaxing cafes along Palm Canyon Drive to the movie theater, there is plenty of fun and excitement waiting for anyone who wants some shopping or a relaxing day out after enjoying first-hand samples of Palm Springs’ culture.

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In the 1950s, professionals who lived in the Racquet Club Estates would go to the Racquet Club (which was originally opened west of this location). They would play tennis and dine at the restaurant located there. It also attracted celebrities like Frank Sinatra, Natalie Wood, James Dean, and Marilyn Monroe. Later on, as cars made it easier for people to travel longer distances, they would go to other locations with four different tennis courts instead.

Although the tennis club in town that the celebrities used to frequent has closed down, residents of Racquet Club Estates still have lots of local amenities within close proximity. Traveling a mere five minutes away, you’ll find an intersection with local convenience stores and your regular fast-food chains on East Vista Chino and Sunrise Way. Practically right out your front door, they’re open day and night.

In the very heart of the neighborhood, you’ll find Vista Del Monte Elementary School and Victoria Park and in the center of these, you’ll find a lush, green park alongside eight acres of area for picnics, volleyball courts, and play park facilities. The strategic location of these amenities makes going to and leaving the school will only take children and parents a few minutes. 

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