Little Tuscany

An Architectural Wonderland

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Welcome to Little Tuscany

An Architectural Wonderland

Little Tuscany is one of Palm Springs' most prestigious neighborhoods, renowned for its rich architectural heritage and breathtaking landscapes. This enclave, an architectural marvel, traces its origins back to 1934 when builder Alvah Hicks, inspired by the Tuscan landscapes he encountered on a European vacation, envisioned this rugged terrain as a miniature Tuscany nestled among the boulders. Hicks constructed seven Italian-inspired residences, including the only local home once owned by Elvis Presley, setting the stage for the area's distinctive character.
As modernism emerged post-World War II, Little Tuscany underwent a transformation. The neighborhood became a canvas for some of the most internationally acclaimed modernist homes, where challenging hillside lots spurred architectural innovation and technical mastery. Today, the area is dotted with significant works by luminaries like Richard Neutra, Albert Frey, Walter White, E. Stewart Williams, Donald Wexler, Edward Fickett, Michael Black, and Craig Elwood, showcasing a range of styles from the iconic to the avant-garde.
The sweeping valley views and twinkling city lights from the hills extend across the landscape, from the swirling wind turbines in the north to the Salton Sea in the south. This seamless blend of nature and architecture continues into downtown Palm Springs, with homes like the Kaufmann House (1946), Raymond Lowey House (1947), Franz Alexander House (1955), Edris House (1953), Florsheim/Leff House (1957), May House (1951), Edna Root Shapiro House (1969), and the unique Max Palevsky House (1968) marking the path. Notable too is the Frederick Loewe Estate, a 5,000-square-foot marvel of glass and views set on three acres, and a standout modern creation by Sean Lockyer for the Schnable family (2015), epitomizing the latest in desert modernism.
In Little Tuscany, every home and vista tells a story of architectural evolution, making it a must-visit for aficionados and a coveted destination for those seeking to immerse themselves in the pinnacle of desert living.

Overview for Little Tuscany, CA

669 people live in Little Tuscany, where the median age is 57 and the average individual income is $75,925. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

57 years

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Around Little Tuscany, CA

There's plenty to do around Little Tuscany, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Alana Bar & Tapas, The Best Cookie Ps, and Wellness Park.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 1.54 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.43 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.19 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.53 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.61 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Little Tuscany, CA

Little Tuscany has 352 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Little Tuscany do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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63.08 / 36.92%

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