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Rancho Mirage Communities

Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls is a lovely, gated community of single family homes.  The main gate is located on Gerald Ford, just west of Bob Hope.
Number of homesites:  334

Year(s) built:  approximately 1998 to 2003
Property Tax Rate:  1.20623% + special assessments
HOA dues as of December 2008: $196

Sales activity for Victoria Falls, since 2004, is available as an online report.


Mission Hills Country Club (MHCC)
The Mission Hills Country Club community consists of several areas, each with their own feel, look, price range, and location.  Something to suit everyone.  Some areas are on lease land and include a monthly, quarterly, or annual lease payment, in addition to the homeowner's association fees.  Other areas are on fee land, where the homeowner owns the land.  We will be glad to discuss with you the distinctions and help you navigate the community for which you are best suited!

MHCC East - Deane Homes
Mission Hills East, also referred to as the Deane Homes section, is a lovely community within Mission Hills Country Club.  It is on fee land.
Number of homesites:  307
Year(s) built:  approximately 1987 to 1991
Property Tax Rate:  1.20623% + speciall assessments
Floor plans include Augusta (1332), Broadmoor (1620), Cypress (1806), Cypress w/casita (2191), Doral (2259), Doral with Bonus Room (2644), and Evergreen (2736)

Sales activity for MHCC East, since 2005, is available as an online report.

Palm Desert Communities

Desert Falls
Desert Falls is a guard gated, golf course community consisting of 5 unique sections:  Two single family home areas, The Estates and The Links, and three condominium communities The Courtyards, The Villas, and  Original Desert Falls (aka Olde Desert Falls) with a combined total of 1084 units.  The 72 par, Ronald Freame designed course, is semi-private; offering a friendly membership and Top 10 rated golf course, or pay-as-you-play opportunities.  For more information check out Desert Falls Country Club website.

Years built:  1984 to 1993 (condos); The Links homes were built in 1989; the Estates homes are custom built through 2010
Property tax rate:  approximately 1.16107% + special assessments
HOA dues at January 2009:  $435 to $498

Sales Activity for Desert Falls Country Club, since 2005, is available as an online report.  The chart includes the three condominium communities.  Let us know if you would like similar information on The Estates or The Links.


Indian Ridge
Indian Ridge Country Club is a master planned, guard-gated, golf course community developed by Sunrise Colony Company.  There are 1,068 homes.  The Indian Ridge Country Club is a private club with a large fitness facility, lap pool, tennis, and two 18 hole championship, Arnold Palmer designed courses, The Arroyo and The Grove.  For more information about the club's facilities, check out the Indian Ridge Country Club website.

Indian Ridge began development in 1992.  The 467 homes comprising roughly the northerly half of the community have been developed as condominiums and are governed by a separate condominium homeowners association known as the 'HOA'.  Beginning in 1997, individually deeded lots and homes were sold in a legal form known as a planned unit development or 'PUD'.  The Indian Ridge PUD Homeowners Association was formed to govern the PUD portion of the community which includes a total of 601 homes.

Years built:  1992 to 2004
Mello Roos*: (varies by floor plan)
Property tax rate:  1.16107%
HOA/PUD fees:  vary by floor plan and location

*The Mello Roos tax is the result of a bond assessment for the infrastructure of a community. 

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