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Construction starts on 164 new homes next to Palm Springs olive-tree farm

Mar 14th 2019 By Johnathan Lansner / jlansner@scng.com | Orange County Register

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  • Woodbridge Pacific Group of Mission Viejo’s models at Miralon in Pam Springs are expected to open in November. (Sketch courtesy of Woodbridge Pacific)

    Work has begun on 164 residences in a new home community next to an olive-tree farm in the Coachella Valley.

    The 300-acre Miralon in Palm Springs will feature a noteworthy design element — it’ll be built around a working olive-tree farm where a golf course had been envisioned. The project is said to be one of the nation’s largest agricultural neighborhoods, or “agri-hoods,” where new homes crop up around community farms.

    Here are the companies that developer Freehold Communities has lined up to build the first residences in a community that will eventually house 1,150 residences. Prices at Miralon are expected to run from the high-$300,000s to at least the mid-$700,000s …

    Woodbridge Pacific Group of Mission Viejo: 44 homes, with as many as three bedrooms and 2,800 square feet. Models are expected to open in November.

    Christopher Homes of Newport Beach: 70 homes, with as many as three bedrooms and 2,200 square feet. Models are expected to open in January 2020.

    Gallery Homes of Canyon Lake: 50 single-family residences, with up to 4 bedrooms and 3,200 square feet. Models are expected to open in January 2020.

    Coachella Valley homebuying last year was essentially flat.

    ATTOM Data Solutions found in 17 ZIP codes covering the area around Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, 10,733 homes sold vs. 10,817 a year earlier, a decline of 0.8 percent.

    Prices increased in 13 of this region’s ZIPs, while sales rose in six ZIPs.

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