With 80 percent of the homes located in gated enclaves, Rancho Mirage is among the most affluent and well-managed communities in the desert.
The city boasts a fine roster of celebs, families and vacationers. Many flock to Restaurant Row and The River to shop, drink, dine and enjoy new films. Game lovers love Agua Caliente Casino | Resort | Spa for 24-hour entertainment. The literati enjoy the architecturally significant Rancho Mirage Public Library for special events, lectures and exhibits. The city also offers some of the best medical care in the country with distinguished facilities like Eisenhower Medical Center and Betty Ford Center.
Rancho Mirage has seen its hospitality properties pour more than $750 million into upgrades and renovations.
Also on the horizon is Sunnylands, the spectacular Walter and Leonore Annenberg estate that will open to the public for tours, conferences and special events in early 2012.
*Desert Publications Inc. (Desert Guide September 2011 Annual Edition)