The community of Chino Canyon in Palm Springs, California, was where Elvis Presley owned one of the two homes he had at the time of his death. After he was gone, the house was broken into and several items were stolen. Everything was packed up and sent to Graceland but as of 2014, the interior was still original. This was also a popular place for architects to experiment, resulting in the birth of the modernist genre.
This unique neighborhood was developed on a hillside integrated with boulders above the valley floor. There is a variety of mid-century modern homes and estates that reflect the rustic luxury of the area. There are many amenities including glass folding doors, fireplaces, custom cabinetry, and updated fixtures. The kitchens in most of the homes have new appliances, countertops, and lighting. Covered patios, pools, seating areas, and built-in barbecue units help entertainers make the most of this Palm Springs paradise. Master suites open out onto balconies that look down into the valley. This neighborhood is assigned schools such as Raymond Cree Middle School and Palm Springs High School. Katherine Finchy Elementary is highly ranked.
Chino Canyon is 5.5 miles long and winds through the north region of the San Jacinto Mountains. It is also part of the Coachella Valley and in less than a mile it drops from over 8,500 feet to 2,700 feet which is one of the steepest in North America. It is bordered by Mount San Jacinto State Park and is the home of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.
Palm Springs is a popular city known for its jazzy restaurants, upscale shopping, hot springs, and many luxury hotels. There are over 100 golf courses in this area and more than 150 lodging accommodations with over 6,000 rooms to choose from. Outdoor enthusiasts come here for horseback riding, swimming, tennis, biking, and hiking.
980 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262-0119
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