Cali Comparables: What $2.5 Million Buys You in Rancho Mirage

You set a certain budget for your house hunt—and you can’t go a penny over it. But what if you want to expand your search a wee bit beyond a specific neighborhood? We decided to play the comparison game by exploring what you can buy for a certain dollar value in various California neighborhoods in a new series we’re calling “Cali Comparables.” We’re going across the Golden State to give you an idea of how far your dollar goes in certain areas.

Last time traveled to the sandy shores of San Clemente and now we’re headed to the desert community Rancho Mirage—with all the fuss over the music festivals the Coachella Valley is hosting this month, it’s only fitting that we went on the hunt for a desert dwelling of our very own. We have set the asking price at $2.5 million and slightly over/under. Let’s take a look:


Situated on an expansive 2.5-acre site in the prestigious enclave of Thunderbird Cove in Rancho Mirage, the property offers views of the city lights, valley below, and mountains below. Grand entertaining and outdoor living spaces abound. Exceptionally priced, there is also a wine cellar with tasting room and office/billiards room.

29 Evening Star
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270


Elegant iron gates, a circular drive, and porte-cochere welcome visitors to this spectacular home in Mission Hills Country Club Fairway Estates. The interiors offers imported Italian tile floors, a chef’s kitchen, and a 2-bedroom guest wing with ensuites and shared private patio. Walls of glass frame views of the infinity pool, lake, and fairway of the Arnold Palmer course.

12144 Saint Andrews Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270


Spectacular gated Italian villa with over 6,600 sq. ft. of gorgeous interiors. A circle drive leads to the porte-cochere where visitors enter through wood carved doors to the rotunda hall, which is graced with a magnificent crystal chandelier. There is even a private entry to the guest house with kitchen, living room and bedroom. Outdoor entertaining is highlighted by the octagon covered pavilion with kitchen and seating.

40135 Cholla Lane
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

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