Rancho Mirage Real Estate for Sale
About Rancho Mirage
Rancho Mirage is a resort city near Palm Springs. The current full time population is approximately 18,000 but the seasonal (part-time) population can exceed 20,000. In between Cathedral City and Palm Desert, it is one of the eight cities of the Coachella Valley.
Rancho Mirage was incorporated in 1973 from a merger of Mirage Cove with five unincorporated areas known as the "Cove communities" (Desert, Magnesia, Palmas, Tamarisk and Thunderbird). Although the first modern settlements date back to the 1920s and 1930s, Rancho Mirage got its claim to fame after World War II when various presidents, foreign dignitaries and sundry other famous people came to visit the Annenburg's at their estate, which is the largest single piece of real estate in the valley.
Rancho Mirage has twelve golf courses, in various country clubs or golf resorts. The city's first resort was the Thunderbird Guest Ranch, opened in 1946 for entertainers and business clientele. Other golf resorts are the Tamarisk, Mission Hills, the Springs, Sunrise, KSL Resorts' Rancho Las Palmas hotel which opened in 1979 to replace the Desert Air golf and private airport from 1954–1978, Rancho Mirage, Morningside, Mission Hills North Course, Mission Hills resort, and Sunrise Country Club.
The city has a total area of 24.8 square miles and there are 8,829 households and 14,243 housing units. The median age is 62.3 years. The median income for a household in the city is over $60,000 and the median income for a family is over $80,000.
Rancho Mirage Demographics
Rancho Mirage housing consists of over 72% single family homes. There is a large component of mobile homes, 14%, with the remainder in country clubs and condos.
The graphs below show the demographics of Rancho Mirage: median income, population density and age, household make-up and adult education levels.
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We have included the above information to provide you a general idea of the community. For specific information about Rancho Mirage homes for sale: homes, condos, country clubs, vacation homes or investment property, either call or e-mail us at the addresses below, or fill out one of the forms. We have one for buyers and one for sellers.