Monterra is a community of homes in Palm Desert California
Monterra is a community of homes in Palm Desert California

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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 Monterra

The upscale neighborhood of Monterra, in Palm Desert, California, was developed in 1988 – 1989, and features 95 luxury homes on estate-sized lots.

This guard-gated community offers upscale single-family homes. Ranging from 2,550 to 3,660 square feet each one has three to four bedrooms. Monterra is considered to be perfectly located between Highway 74 and Portola Avenue, north of Mesa View Drive. Residents are close to the fashionable El Paseo and its upscale shopping, galleries, fine dining, and entertainment. El Paseo is often compared to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.

Also within minutes are the Eisenhower Medical Center, The Living Desert, and McCallum Theater, just to name a few. And Monterra is practically surrounded by country clubs and golf courses including Ironwood in South Palm Desert.

The largest floor plan in this community has up to three bedroom suites, a great room, office, and family room. The kitchens have upgraded stainless appliances and granite counters as well as cozy eating nooks. Many homes have travertine tile floors throughout and attached three-car garages. Amenities also include his and hers bathrooms in the master suites as well as skylights. Public education by the Desert Sands Unified School District provides highly ranked facilities like George Washington Charter School, Palm Desert Charter Middle, and Palm Desert High School.

Palm Desert is a Riverside County city and a popular retreat for people from colder climates who come for the affordable housing prices. In the 1980’s and 1990’s it was California’s fastest growing city. Celebrity residents included Rita Rudner and Michelle Wei. Second home owners in this area include Bill Gates and Jerry Weintraub.

The city was built on what was once known as Old MacDonald Ranch. The name was changed to Palm Village when date palms were planted in the 1920’s. Before that, this area’s residents were Cahuilla Indian farmers from the San Cayetano tribe.

Monterra Schools

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  • Desert Sands Unified

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

    Phone number:

    (760) 777-4200

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