Montecito is a community of homes in Palm Desert
Montecito is a community of homes in Palm Desert

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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.

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About Montecito

The neighborhood of Montecito Homes in Palm Desert, California, is small and upscale. This guard-gated community offers semi-custom homes, that have two to five bedrooms, and range between 2,525 and 4659 square feet.

The development of Montecito homes began in the early 1990’s and continued into the 2000’s. The sizes of the lots range from 10,000 to 15,000 square feet. Some of the homes have spectacular views of the Desert Willow Golf Course. And almost all of the homes have private pools and spas. Of course all homeowners enjoy low Home Owners Association dues.

Many of these single-family homes have been upgraded with travertine flooring, designer lighting, alarm systems, and wooden shutters as well as surround sound. The floor plans allow for a flowing access from one room to another and the family rooms are spacious. The gourmet kitchens are newly remodeled and bright. And the master suites have large closets. Residents love to entertain with large covered patios and saltwater pools and spas. The yards are very private and some homes have three-car garages.

Montecito Homes is located between Frank Sinatra Drive and Country Club Drive off Cook Street. It is within minutes to the Eisenhower Medical Center and Desert Willow Golf Course as well as restaurants, shops, and entertainment. Interstate 10 takes you to many attractions in the city of Palm Desert.

Public facilities for the Montecito Homes community include James Earl Carter Elementary, Palm Desert Charter Middle, and Palm Desert High School, all highly ranked. Palm Desert is also the site of the College of the Desert and the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens which has a state-of-the-art animal hospital.

The city offers many trials for hiking and biking as well as community parks. The Civic Center Park features 72 acres of courts, trails, and fields. It has three swimming pools and an amphitheater. There many parks throughout the city including Cook Street Sports Complex, Hoyley Soccer Park, Freedom Park, Cahuilla Hills Park, Ironwood Park, and CapHomme/Ralph Adams Park.

Montecito Schools

School District

  • Desert Sands Unified

    47-950 Dune Palms Road, La Quinta, CA 92253-4000

    Phone number:

    (760) 777-4200

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