You set a certain budget for your house hunt—and you can’t go a penny over it. But what if you want to expand your search a wee bit beyond a specific neighborhood? We decided to play the comparison game by exploring what you can buy for a certain dollar value in various California neighborhoods in a new series we’re calling “Cali Comparables.” We’re going across the Golden State to give you an idea of how far your dollar goes in certain areas.

Last time we traveled to San Francisco and this week we’re headed to Southern California to explore the Coachella Valley. We’ve set the budget at $1.5 million (plus or minus), let’s take a look at what that gets us.

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Built in 2013, the contemporary estate is situated on almost a half-acre and was designed to showcase commanding panoramic mountain views from almost everywhere. Resting in the prestigious gated community of Alta in South Palm Springs, luxury amenities and fine finishes abound. Outdoors, find a 50’ pool, modern-styled cabana with kitchen and dining areas, and fire pit.

3139 Cody Ct.
Palm Springs, CA 92264
$1,585,000

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Located in the exclusive gated community of Thunderbird Heights, the approximately 4,093-square-foot property resides on nearly a half-acre. Stunning views of the Valley and Mountains are enjoyed from almost every area of the home. Experience the best in outdoor living with covered patio areas, built-in BBQ area, built-in heaters, pool, and separate spa.

70236 Calico Road
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
$1,399,000

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This custom home in Indian Wells boasts a spacious floor plan comprised of 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, formal dining room, living room, family room, den, and gourmet kitchen. A newly remodeled backyard is the centerpiece of the property with a stunning pool area featuring a waterfall and rock elements. A built-in BBQ island, oversized stone fire pit with seating, misting system, and meditation garden adds to the home’s resort-like feel.

45790 Rancho Palmeras Drive
Indian Wells, CA 92210
$1,330,000


Search coldwellbankerhomes.com to find more Coachella Valley homes.