Deepwell Estates Neighborhood
Where Friendliness Is A Way of Life!
Neighborhoods are the soul of the city, inhabited by people who share a desire to reside in an environment that enhances their ability to live safely, fully, and well. These are the values shared by the residents of Deepwell Estates, the friendliest neighborhood in Palm Springs. Our neighborhood stretches from Mesquite Avenue on the North, Sunrise Way on the East, East Palm Canyon Drive on the South and the border of Deepwell Ranch along Palomino Road and Manzanita Avenue and South Deepwell Road on the West. The Deepwell Estates neighborhood was established in the mid-fifties with many homes reflecting the Mid-Century Modern architectural style of the period. The neighborhood consists of over 400 one-story single-family residences, condominiums, resort hotels L’Horizon and Sparrow Lodge as well as Elmer's restaurant.
Deepwell Estates Neighborhood Organization
The Deepwell Estates Neighborhood Organization (DENO) is a group organized for the purpose of acting on a broad range of issues that are important to maintain and improve the quality of life within our neighborhood. DENO is officially a member of Organized Neighborhoods of Palm Springs (ONE-PS). Through our membership in ONE-PS, DENO fosters a partnership of open communication and action between the City of Palm Springs and the Deepwell neighborhood. Every resident (property owner or renter) is considered a part of DENO. To participate in neighborhood activities, we do suggest an annual voluntary donation to DENO which is used to help fund our Neighborhood Watch program, our e-communications and website, our participation at community-wide events, and DENO-sponsored neighborhood social get-together activities for the enjoyment of our residents.
Year Around Neighborhood Activities
Deepwell Estates Neighborhood Organization prides itself on being a friendly place to live. We have many neighborhood events throughout the year to promote our "neighbors-helping-neighbors" philosophy, which dates back decades when the neighborhood was first established. Various homeowners graciously volunteer their residences for our DENO-sponsored events, including evening poolside soirees, afternoon brunches, movies under the stars, and garden walks through the beautiful Deepwell backyards, providing neighbors the opportunity to tour and enjoy the outdoor living spaces of our residences. DENO holds an annual neighborhood-wide meeting in February, inviting all residents to attend, where board members are elected and vital and helpful information is presented by the DENO board, city officials, and special guest speakers.
Helping Keep Our Neighborhood Safe
Our proactive NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH program is based on the foundation of community participation. It has been organized to promote the education of residents in the areas of crime prevention and quality of life issues. Our neighborhood watch program consists of block captains, video team members, dog walkers, neighbors on bikes and those residents who just love walking in our neighborhood. A critical component is our homeowners - the program works through the mutual aid of neighbors watching the property of other neighbors. Neighborhood Watch musters the efforts of concerned residents to promote block-level security through a program of awareness, communication and education. It is an organized program that helps develop everyone's power of observation and fosters mutual assistance and concern among our neighbors.
Deepwell Estates Beginnings
The Deep Well Ranch Estates (also, known as Deep Well Estates, Deep Well Colony Estates, and Deepwell Ranch Estates) has its origins in the Deep Well Ranch. In 1931, Frank and Melba Bennett, along with Phil Boyd (a local banker and first mayor of Palm Springs), bought the property known as Deep Well Guest Ranch and operated the guest ranch for sixteen years. In 1951, residential subdivisions were beginning to encroach on the land around the Deep Well Guest Ranch, and it became clear there was money to be made in real estate. The early beginnings of our neighborhood, now known as Deepwell Estates, was born. William Grant, a local builder for the Rancho Royale, had previously built Sun View Estates, which was immediately adjacent to Deep Well Ranch Estates and just east of Sagebrush Road. Grant purchased a significant portion of Deep Well Ranch and subdivided it for a custom-home development that became Deep Well Ranch Estates.