Tom Bashe is an associate broker at Coldwell Banker Residential, a full service Real Estate Brokerage specializing in Residential Real Estate Sales in Southern California. He began his career in real estate prior to graduating high school and was a licensed real estate agent before he received his high school diploma. In 2006, at the ripe old age of 21, Tom became one of the youngest Real Estate Brokers in the industry. In the 11 years since, his team has successfully sold hundreds of properties ranging in price from just over $50,000 to just under $5,000,000. He specializes in selling Single Family dwellings, condos, townhomes, multifamily dwellings, land and estates.
One of the most sought after neighborhoods in Palm Springs is Ruth Hardy Park, also referred to as Movie Colony East. This area celebrates its roots in the entertainment business and residents love being so close to city activities and events.
The Ruth Hardy Park lies amid the Hollywood homes of the Movie Colony. It’s a great place to take your family with the tennis and basketball courts as well as a children’s play area. The neighborhood encompasses over 700 homes that were built from the late 1930’s into the late 2000’s. There is a wide eclectic variety of homes and sizes; some are as small as 720 square feet and other are over 5,000 square feet.
Homes in the Ruth Hardy Park have many amenities including upgraded kitchens, large dining rooms and backyards with unobstructed views of the majestic mountains. Public education is provided by the Palm Springs Unified School District with facilities like Raymond Cree Middle School, Palm Springs High School, and highly ranked Katherine Finchy Elementary.
The Movie Colony is one of Palm Springs’ most notable areas because of its history in the movie industry. Many stars considered this the perfect hideaway or second home like Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme, Hedy Lamarr, Keely Smith, Cary Grant, Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Carmen Miranda. The El Mirador Hotel was very popular in The Movie Colony’s early days. With 165 rooms, the hotel was a posh affluent place for celebrities to stay. During World War II it was converted into a hospital and today it is the Desert Regional Medical Center.
Because of its movie industry origins the homes in this neighborhood were built behind large walls and landscaping that gives the residents privacy. There is a mixture of styles including California ranch, Spanish, and mid-century modern.
980 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262-0119
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