Recognized internationally for its elegant ambience and unique luxury lifestyle, the city of Rancho Mirage is known for its predominance of exclusive gated communities and lush, beautiful golf courses. There is a wide array of fine dining options, with many chef-owned restaurants. In addition, the city boasts the #1 Bentley dealership in the country, as well as one of the top Rolls-Royce dealerships.
The city of Rancho Mirage has a population of approximately 18,000 and offers visitors their choice of several world-class resorts including Coachella Valley’s only 5-star lodging property, The Ritz-Carlton. The Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort is a favored destination for successful Hollywood business leaders and their families. The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, with its spectacular views of the snow-capped San Jacinto Mountains, is adjacent to the Mission Hills Country Club, the home to the premiere ladies professional golf tournament, the ANA Inspiration (formerly the Kraft Nabisco Championship) for over 40 years.
Rancho Mirage is fortunate to be home to institutions like Eisenhower Medical Center, The Betty Ford Center, and the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center – all world-renowned health facilities. Sunnylands, the 200+acre former estate of Ambassador Walter Annenberg and his wife, Leonora, is used by heads of state for conferences and world leadership issues. Several US presidents, visiting royalty, and top US business leaders have vacationed at the beautiful Sunnylands estate (which is now open for public touring.)
Rancho Mirage has 12 country club golf resorts. The city’s first resort was the Thunderbird Guest Ranch which morphed into today’s Thunderbird Country Club. It’s first residents included Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Esther Williams, Mary Pickford and many other major celebrities from Hollywood’s golden era. Gerald Ford lived there until his death. Other golf resorts are Tamarisk, Mission Hills, The Springs, Sunrise, Omni Rancho Las Palmas, Rancho Mirage, Morningside and Westin Mission Hills.
The city also offers visitors top notch shopping at The River shopping complex and the popular Agua Caliente Hotel and Casino. Rancho Mirage promises its residents (and visitors) the perfect combination of luxury, value, and access to some of North America’s finest golf, spa, and dining experiences, located right in the heart of the Coachella Valley.