Palm Springs Architectural Neighborhoods

There are many great neighborhoods in Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage and the Coachella Valley worth driving through to see great examples of desert modern architecture. Many of the most famous houses in the area are inaccessible due to gated communities, privacy hedge walls and other restrictions.

Here are my top modern neighborhoods in the Palm Springs area:

Las Palmas – home of the Kaufmann House by Richard Neutra as well as many other modern gems. (Jay Leno has a home here)

Twin Palms – modern tract homes worth a drive through.

Sumnor – a small but well kept up modern neighborhood.

Movie Colony – home of Frank Sinatra’s first home as well as other interesting houses.

Tamarisk Country Club (Rancho Mirage) – unique custom homes surrounding one of the older golf courses in the Coachella Valley.