Welcome to Racquet Club
Discover life in one of Palm Springs’ most sought-after neighborhoods
Racquet Club is one of Palm Spring’s most desirable neighborhoods, and it’s not hard to understand why. Racquet Club Estates features nearly 550 single-family residences, making it among one of the biggest Palm Springs neighborhoods. A stroll through the neighborhood will reveal that the overwhelming majority of homes are Mid Century Modern, designed by esteemed architects. Meanwhile, Racquet Club West is known for its large lots and diverse range of architectural styles. This neighborhood comprises 480 households, spanning from sizable estates, modest apartments, and luxury condos. Racquet Club West also boasts the famous Racquet Club, which was once frequented by notable Hollywood Stars who took advantage of the tennis courts and pools.
Although the Racquet Club Estates and Racquet Club West neighborhoods have slightly different personalities, they both have a bustling and hip ambiance. Plus, there’s plenty of perks to living here - including beautiful homes, hiking trails, and a family-friendly environment.
What to Love
- Beautiful, spacious homes
- Upscale dining at Le Vallauris
- Connecting with nature at Ruth Hardy Park
Racquet Club was originally developed in the late 1970s and has continued to flourish in the following years. Today, this thriving neighborhood is known as one of the best places to live in Palm Springs and, once you’ve spent time here, it’s not difficult to understand why. This neighborhood appeals to individuals from all walks of life. It’s a popular place for retirees looking for a slower pace of life or families searching for a quiet place to raise their children.
Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment
Although Racquet Club is a primarily residential neighborhood, residents can take advantage of easy access to all that Palm Springs has to offer when it comes to dining, shopping, and entertainment. If you’re looking for a casual dining experience, then head on over to Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge
. This modern eatery specializes in New American cuisine and is known for its laid-back ambiance. Trio
, another Palm Springs staple, offers American fare in a sleek space. If the weather permits, consider enjoying your dinner and drinks on the outdoor patio. Lulu California Bistro
is another neighborhood favorite and is loved for its American fare and all-day happy hour. The modern and lively setting makes it a great place to enjoy a date or night out with friends. Meanwhile, if you prefer a more refined culinary experience, book a table at Le Vallauris
. With a French-focused menu, attentive staff, and a romantic setting, this refined locale is the perfect setting to celebrate a special occasion.
Things to Do
Racquet Club offers plenty for residents and visitors to explore, starting with White Party Palm Springs
. This celebratory event is the largest gay circuit party in the United States and historically attracts more than 30,000 attendees. If you’re looking to connect with nature, spend the afternoon at Ruth Hardy Park
. This park spans over 22 acres and features play structures, eight tennis courts, three sand volleyball courts, picnic tables, a basketball court, and a tot lot.
Spend a Sunday morning at the Palm Springs Air Museum
, which is rated as one of the top 14 air museums in the world by CNN Travel. Visitors can get close to the vintage World War II and Korea/Vietnam-era aircraft and enjoy browsing the 70 aircraft on display here. If you’re up for an adventure, book a tour at Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
. Originally opened in 1963, this is the largest rotating aerial tramway in the world.
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