Welcome to Tahquitz River Estates Neigborhood Organization (TRENO)
Spectacular Entrance to South Downtown Palm Springs
Tahquitz River Estates Neighborhood Organization, (TRENO) is a volunteer, non-profit organization of neighbors helping neighbors that was formed in 2006 and is recognized as an organized neighborhood by the City of Palm Springs. Tahquitz River Estates is located at the entrance of South Palm Springs, stretches along both banks of its namesake, Tahquitz Creek in the watershed of nearby Tahquitz Canyon, the historic home of the Aqua Caliente Indians and includes the Cahuila Elementary School. With a 70 year history of iconic Palm Springs architecture, including Mid-Century Modern, Spanish Revival and Modern Contemporary styles, Tahquitz River Estates boasts many fine restaurants, vintage hotels and specialty stores and is just minutes away from downtown Palm Springs.
Modernism Week • Palm Springs 2019
70 Years of the Modern Lifestyle:
Architecture of Tahquitz River Estates
Celebrate 70 years of modern architecture in one iconic Palm Springs neighborhood,—Tahquitz River Estates. Tour 7 classic properties, from Early Trousdale to an inspired Modern Contemporary that epitomize 7 decades of Modern architectural design.
Incredible turnout for the 2018 TRENO Annual Meeting and Social Get-Together! With a 56% increased attendance from 2017, The Tahquitz River Estates showed it’s neighborhood spirit. The spectacular, newly renovated Villa Royale Hotel hosted the vibrant event and and treated it’s fellow neighbors with mouth-watering appetizers and signature cocktails.
My partner Rob and I purchased our 1958 mid-century modernhome on E San Lucas in December 2009. We immediately embarked on stripping away design “elements” that were not original to the house (mirrors, shiny marble tile etc.). In addition we restored things that had been removed (the wooden beam ores had been sawed off; original breeze block etc.). The 80/90s were not kind to our house.
The City of Palm Springs have established an ordinance to ban all gas leaf blowers effective as of January 1, 2019. Only electric blowers will be allowed and the PS Municipal Code allows blowing from 8 AM to 8 PM in residential zones.
Tahquitz Canyon is a place where an evil spirit hunts for people’s souls. Banished by the Cahuilla People for causing death and destruction, Tahquitz (pronounced Taw-kwish) is reported to appear as a green meteor-like ball of fire.
Let me begin by welcoming new neighbors and thanking new and old for their support of TRENO. Since becoming chair of TRENO in September 2017, I’ve met a lot of neighbors, and I’ve asked them “what can TRENO do for you?”
As we all know, South Palm Springs has had some challenging development projects and some turnover with businesses. But there’s also good news. Palm Springs’ transformation from retiree oasis to retiree oasis AND hipster haven has brought “new” business to our part of town. “Recent” arrivals include: Dead or Alive Bar, Kreem Ice Cream and Coffee, and Villa Royal/Del Rey Restaurant.