The Mesa Neighborhood Palm Springs CA, Palm Springs Neighborhoods

The Mesa Neighborhood Palm Springs CA

The other day, I rode my bike up and around every street in The Mesa Neighborhood Palm Springs CA.  I came away with the feeling this may now be one of my favorite Palm Springs Neighborhoods!  Why?  Its a feeling I get when riding around and seeing all the wonderful properties.  Then the I take into account the diverse architecture ranging from Mid-Century Modern to Spanish and a few more styles tossed in for diversity.  And now a bit of history….

It was Edmond Fulford’s vision to build a community in a secluded Palm Springs location.  He wanted something unique and protected from the desert winds.  To that end, he established the Palm Canyon Mesa on the lowest hills of the San Jacinto mountains in a very nice caldera.  His dream of the community being private and secluded with a single main entrance never came to be but the rest is as they say history.  The Gatehouse between South Palm Canyon and El Portal remains today as the neighborhood icon and is restored to its original beauty.

The Mesa resides on the east flank of Tahquitz Canyon.
Boundaries Include:
•    El Camino Way/Ridge Road and Alta Vista Road on the north
•    The eastern boundary is along and west of the eastern slope of the San Jacinto mountains
•    The western boundary is west of the centerline of South Palm Canyon Drive
•    The southern boundary is north of, but not including Cantina Way

The canyon is rugged with natural beauty and rich with Indian folklore.  The hills are rolling and the streets wind around the area giving one a great sense of being up in the hills.  The Mesa today is a diverse mix of people, unique architecture and an awesome setting.  Its friendly, walkable and certainly a great place to ride your bike!

And while you’re there, visit the Moorten Botanical Garden.  Its full of native plants and is a great oasis there in the foothills of The Mesa.

The Mesa Neighborhood Palm Springs CA


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  1. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,400 sq ft
    Year built: 1974
    Days on market: 5
  2. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,487 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,405 sqft
    Year built: 2001
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 15
  3. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,616 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,405 sqft
    Year built: 2003
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 15
  4. 8 beds, 8 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,200 sq ft
    Year built: 1981
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 19
  5. 4 beds, 4 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 7,434 sq ft
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 21
  6. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,743 sq ft
    Year built: 1958
    Days on market: 39

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(all data current as of 1/22/2017)

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About Vic Yepello

Vic Yepello has been a Palm Springs resident since 2005.  He moved here at a time in his life when a change was necessary to get away from a high-pressure job and the weather back in Philadelphia. That proved to be the right decision in so many ways. Coming to Palm Springs began a new chapter in his life like never before.

Vic obtained his Real Estate license in February of 2006 working hard to establish a name and trade.  In 2010, he began a business partnership with Ron Jesser. Together, they have enjoyed much success in helping their clients achieve their goals of buying, selling and investing in Real Estate across the desert communities.  To them, they believe an agent should not disappear after Escrow closes.

Vic worked on the water conservation task force and takes part in many other community activities.  He is currently a co-chair on the Active Transportation Committee for the city of Palm Springs and he is a board member for Friends of CV Link.

When not doing any of the above, he can be seen around town quite often on his bike enjoying the scenic beauty of the desert.  Vic has used his bike to raise money for his favorite charity AIDS Lifecycle because giving back is a part of what he does everyday.
As Vic says: “If you want to learn about the city, it’s best done on two wheels!"