Developed in the late 1950s by Roy Fey, the El Rancho Vista mid-century subdivision was designed by architects Donald Wexler and Bill Harrison. It’s a small neighborhood, consisting of a few long cul de sacs connected by Via Roberto Miguel, near the corner of E. Vista Chino and N. Gene Autry Trail.
The community is just east of the Palm Springs International Airport and across the street from the new Escena Golf Course.
Like its most famous former resident, fitness guru Jack La Lanne, who lived on Via Roberto Miguel, the homes are still looking good, sixty years later. And, thanks to mid-century enthusiasts, many of the homes on these blocks have been preserved in near mint condition, just like Jack. Now, homeowners can also thank Obama and the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act,” for giving the area a facelift.