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We hear similar stories repeated in different ways from our clients; At first, they look forward to stolen weekend's to golf & relax in the desert - they gradually discover they're crafting ways to spend more time here until it becomes clear, life just doesn't get any better than this."

Once that realization hit's, the process of change begins... We know what an extraordinary commodity your home is - buying or selling a home can be one of the most important decisions you will make and having the right team on your side will make the difference.

We specialize in homes throughout the Palm Springs Valley including Palm Desert Real Estate & Homes, Indian Wells Real Estate & Homes, La Quinta Real Estate & Homes, Rancho Mirage Real Estate & Homes, Palm Springs Real Estate & Homes& Indio Hills Real Estate & Homes. Whether you want to buy or sell an estate, lock & leave property with income potential, a resort property, land to build your dream home, or a property located in a country club or golf community we know the desert and are here to help. Our motto, If its important to you, it's important to us, guides us as we help our clients buy or sell a home in the desert.

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Palm Desert Air Park

Ever heard of The Palm Desert Air Park?  We hadn’t either, but found this bit of Desert History interesting and thought you might too!

Palm Desert Airpark

Did you know the current Omni Resort in Rancho Mirage was once a destination airport called The Palm Desert Air Park?

After World War II, many airports created destination stops for the sole purpose of enticing wandering aviators to drop in from the sky.

The Palm Desert Airpark featured two 3200′ green grass landing strips for flying enthusiasts. In 1946 Los Angeles architect Hank Gogerty purchased a few hundred acres of desert land about 10 miles southeast of Palm Springs.  There he sculpted & groomed a pair of beautifully manicured grass runways shaped like a pair of emerald scissors.

Palm Desert Airpark

The luxury overnight accommodations at the airpark originally were war-surplus barracks that Gogerty had trucked in from Beaumont. By 1951, though, he completed the opening of his Desert Air Hotel, a true Desert Oasis complete with individual cottages, pool, dining room, and fabulous watering hole that attracted pilots from near & far.

During its heyday, you would see as many as 100 visiting airplanes for holiday weekends. Many belonged to Hollywood celebrities, politicians, royalty, and other notables seeking escape.

The airfield itself was sod with 2 crossing runways, the longest of which was about 3,000′.

Like so many other airports, The Palm Desert Airpark fell victim to escalating real-estate prices & was eventually purchased by land developers in 1968.  Over the years since, that land has been developed into what is now the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort, the Rancho Las Palmas Country Club, and  Rancho Las Palmas Shopping Center in Rancho Mirage.

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  • Cathi & Ben Walter
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  • 44530 San Pablo, Suite 101
  • Palm Desert, CA 92260
  • P: (760) 218 – 5752
  • E: Cathi@DesertAreaHomeFinder.com
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