Palm Springs, CA

Las Palmas & Movie Colony Neighborhoods

Mark Lowenstein

For scenic, quiet neighborhood running in Palm Springs, we recommend the historic Las Palmas and Movie Colony neighborhoods, which lie on either side of Palm Canyon Dr., north of Alejo. 

Las Palmas Neighborhood. Create your own route in this neighborhood west of N Palm Canyon Dr. between Alejo and E Vista Chino Rd. Quiet, streets, nice foliage & landscaping, beautiful mid-century modern homes and celebrity status residents. We’ve also mapped a 3.25 mile route. Hint: make sure to detour up Via Las Palmas for a look at Elvis and Priscilla Presley’s famous Honeymoon Hideaway.

Ruth Hardy Park. Mark Lowenstein

Movie Colony Neighborhood & Ruth Hardy Park. On east side side of Palm Canyon Dr. and north of Alejo is the historic Movie Colony neighborhood. Enjoy these quiet streets passing old movie stars’ homes.  Unfortunately, many of the homes are blocked by walls and hedges, but it’s still pleasant. Combine with Ruth Hardy Park, which has nice paths, fields, and a tennis courts. It’s ~0.5 miles around the park.

Essentials
  • 3.3 miles
  • 100 feet
  • Alejo Road
  • Easy access from downtown

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Essentials
  • 3.3 miles
  • 100 feet
  • Alejo Road
  • Easy access from downtown