“The allure of the desert lifestyle — clean air, constant sunshine, poolside lounging, tennis, golf, and horseback riding — captured the imagination of the rich and famous as early as the 1930s. Celebrities such as Frank Sinatra, Kirk Douglas, Marilyn Monroe, and Rock Hudson; political giants including Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Ronald Reagan; and visionaries like Raymond Loewy and Walt Disney came to Greater Palm Springs to escape, play, and sometimes make a home.

Since those halcyon days, the popular resort destination has grown and evolved, serving successive generations of A-list personalities, but also expanding the landscape for full-time residents from many other walks of life. In keeping with the times, resorts and communities have been adapting and upgrading to meet changing expectations and sensibilities — sometimes with surprising results…”

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