Rancho Mirage boasts world-class resorts

Recognized for its elegant ambience and unique luxury lifestyle, Rancho Mirage is known for its exclusive gated communities, beautiful golf courses, and superb tennis facilities. Fine dining abounds and the #1 Bentley and one of the top Rolls Royce automobile dealerships in the U.S. are located in the City.

Rancho Mirage boasts world-class resorts, including the Valley’s only five-star lodging property, The Ritz-Carlton. The Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort is a favored destination for successful Hollywood business leaders and their families. The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, with its spectacular views of the snow-capped San Jacinto Mountains and superb golf courses, is adjacent to the Mission Hills Country Club, the home to the premier ladies professional golf tournament, the ANA Inspiration (formerly the Kraft Nabisco Championship) for over 40 years.

Agua Caliente Resort Spa offers round the clock gaming and “The Show”, a 2,000 seat premier concert venue that attracts headliner acts that add sizzle to the generally quiet desert enclave.

World-class Attractions

Rancho Mirage Amphitheater is a state-of-the-art facility that plays host to exciting concerts, art festivals, Broadway productions and more to Rancho Mirage.   Entertainment is in abundance throughout the year for residents and visitors to enjoy. What could be better than outdoor dinner theater or soothing jazz under our beautiful desert night sky?

The Rancho Mirage Observatory is the first of its kind in the Coachella Valley.  Situated just beyond the west end of the Rancho Mirage Library, the addition of the Observatory has elevated the Library’s ever-evolving mission of lifelong learning and has created an educational “campus” for residents and visitors alike.  The current array of daytime tours, nighttime stargazing events, guest lecturer series, and film screenings offers an unforgettable experience.

Rancho Mirage is proud to be the home to institutions like Eisenhower Health, Hazelden Betty Ford Center and the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center – all world-renowned health facilities. The Tolerance Education Center, the Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert and the Braille Institute deliver programs and services that rival those in any major city.

Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage is best described as “a place of history, hospitality and diplomacy”.  Also referred to as the “Camp David of the West”, Sunnylands provides a “place of tranquility and hospitality where national and international leaders convene to promote world peace and facilitate international agreement.” Sunnylands’ Gardens and Visitor Center, as well as the Estate home of Ambassadors Walter and Leonore Annenberg, have become major attractions to visitors from around the world.

Rancho Mirage promises the seasoned traveler, as well as its residents, the perfect combination of luxury, value and access to the finest golf, spa and dining experiences right in the Heart of the Palm Springs Valley.

Rancho Mirage is a special community. Once you visit, you won’t want to leave.


City Flag

White background with blue border; centered seal with blue writing “City of Rancho Mirage” along top, a bighorn in center, with “California, Realm of the Desert Bighorn” written beneath.

City Mammal

Desert Bighorn (Ovis Canadensis)
Adopted in 1975 by City Council

City Bird

Cactus Wren (Camplorhynchus brunneicapillus)
Adopted in 1975 by City Council

City Flower

Desert Sunflower (Geraea canescens)
Adopted in 1975 by City Council

City Facts

  • Type of City: Charter Effective December 25, 1997
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager
  • Area in Square Miles: 24.7
  • Elevation: 252 feet above sea level
  • Population: 18,170
  • Day Time Population: 29,967
  • Total Dwelling Units: 14,568 and growing
  • Median Age: 64
  • Average Household Income: $130,954
  • Average Temperature: 88° daytime; 55° night
  • Average Rainfall: 3.38 inches per year
  • Average Humidity: 27%