Rancho Mirage incorporated in 1973 and quickly established itself as a resort city for the affluent with world class resorts and exclusive gated private communities. Seasonally residents flee their homes in cold climes and return to Rancho Mirage. World class resorts lie within its city limits and you will find many upscale (read expensive) gated enclaves here. For seasonal residents these private, gated communities provide especially convenient options. President Gerald Ford, among other notables, made his home here. There are three golf courses located in Rancho Mirage. The city has one of the smallest resident populations in the valley, at 17,000, according to the 2010 census.
Rancho Mirage offers many fine restaurants along “Restaurant Row”, and there are many exclusive service providers such as Spas and shopping venues. The city is also home to the Betty Ford Clinic, the Lucy Cursi Cancer Treatment Center, and the Eisenhower Medical Center, one of the finest medical complexes in California. Eisenhower Medical Center is listed in the “Top 100” for hospital facilities in the nation.
A new Rancho Mirage Public Library is located on Highway 111. Borrowing privileges are extended to residents from around the valley. The library also offers a vibrant ongoing program of lectures, films and concerts.
The average housing price of all residential properties as of March 2017 is $628,000. The condo average price is currently $307,000 and single family homes average $833,000.
The current reported per capita income is $62,814 and annual household income is $71,688.