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Though ease of manufacturing once made the Ranch one of the country's most popular styles during the 1950s, the examples that you'll find in Palm Springs tend to be uniquely bespoke, with upscale additions and meticulous design choices that enhance, rather than reject, the Ranch's heritage as a middle class suburban idyll. Originally popularized by builders like Cliff May in the California-based Sunset Magazine, Palm Springs Ranch homes for sale recognized the potential for comfortable family living in the sprawling single-story layout of traditional Spanish Colonial homes. By the 1940s, however, May and his followers introduced modern elaborations like oversized picture windows and decorative garage doors that reflected the ideal postwar lifestyle.

Though they only rarely appear on the market today, these prized Palm Springs Ranch-styles homes for sale provide large footprints and open floorplans that make it easy to shape the interior space however you see fit. Backyards, similarly, often include features like covered porches, patios, grilling areas, kidney-shaped swimming pools, and much more. Some of the more attractive features you'll find in these listings include:

  • stainless steel appliances
  • gas fireplaces
  • wood-beamed ceilings
  • salt water spa pools
  • original tile floors

Starting around $400,000, you'll find some classic examples of this classic style. Today, you can find Ranch homes in suburbs across North America, but those that you find in Palm Springs are the unique, historical models from which all others were stamped. If you want to be a true original, these properties may be for you.

Life in Palm Springs Ranch Homes For Sale

Palm Springs has long been synonymous with luxury. Sitting on the western flank of the Sonoran desert, this resort city is famous for attractions and opulent amenities that have long made it a sanctuary for the elite of Southern California, including some of Hollywood's most radiant stars. That's certainly one reason why Palm Springs is home to so many resorts and spas, excellent upscale shopping—in places like Palm Canyon Drive and the Gardens of El Paseo—and literally hundreds of adored restaurants. Because it has sometimes sought to cater to the sophisticated tastes of a select few, Palm Springs can dazzle visitors and residents alike.

But this reputation for glitz and glamor sometimes hides the fact that the cost of living in Palm Springs is actually less than the California average and that this is an extraordinarily unique community, home to a great diversity of people who bring with them a vibrant art and cultural scene, including the Coachella Music Festival and Palm Springs International Film Festival. Additionally, Natural attractions like Coachella Valley and Big Morongo Wildlife Reserve, along with an average of 350 days of sun each year, have inspired active-yet-relaxed lifestyles that may seem at odds with Palm Springs luxe reputation.

Palm Springs Ranch homes for sale put you at the center of all this and more. Though you certainly won't want to leave often, these properties are also popular with people who'll be occasionally visiting elsewhere in California. By taking the Santa Monica Freeway or flying from Palm Springs International Airport, you can quickly get to places like Los Angeles, San Bernadino, or Riverside, which is a mere 50 miles away. Daily commutes to LA are long but comfortable, with plenty of compelling places to stop along the way.

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