Buyer Testimonial: Vallera Palm Springs is the Perfect Community for “Rightsizing”

Happy homeowners Joe and Trey in their stunning Vallera kitchen. (Photo Credit: Daniel Eslinger)
Happy homeowners Joe and Trey in their stunning Vallera kitchen. (Photo Credit: Daniel Eslinger)

Dr. Joe Hooper and Trey Isenhower, Longtime La Quinta homeowners, knew it was time to “rightsize” as Dr. Joe Hooper, Spiritual Director at the Center for Spiritual Living in Palm Desert, calls it when their daughter went off to college last fall.

The couple decided to sell their 4,100 square foot home and head to Palm Springs. “I call it rightsizing for retirement,” Hooper explains. “We were ready for a major lifestyle change, which for us meant walking distance to downtown Palm Springs and a smaller place with little maintenance.” They found all that plus more buying their 2,185 square foot detached home at Vallera Palm Springs, with private courtyard, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, large great room with fireplace and a loft. “What we love about living here the most is Vallera is like an old fashioned neighborhood — where people know, care about their neighbors and socialize with them.”

Hooper and Isenhower have made lifelong friends at Vallera where everyone watches out and takes care of each other and where, according to Hooper and Isenhower, “life is truly a party.”

On their wish list was creating a larger social circle now that they had time for one. “We are always having impromptu dinner parties at each other’s houses and we walk into town for drinks together. Plus the homes have fabulous flair and there is a wonderful community pool which is kept heated and a gym with the latest technology, and the HOA dues are low,” Hooper adds.

Hooper and Isenhower chose Vallera as soon as they saw the models. “We saw Residence Three and we were sold,” recalls Isenhower. “We love our floor plan and the price point did not break the bank.” They picked their lot and were involved in the building process and choosing customized design features from the start. “We looked at other communities in the $700,000 to $900,000 range and they weren’t what we wanted. Working with the Rilington team was “fantastic” from day one; they were so accommodating. We’ve become good friends who we also socialize with now”, Isenhower added.

Home buyers can enjoy Vallera’s already completed community amenities including gated entrance, clubhouse, swimming pool and spa. Vallera offers what area buyers want today: low maintenance courtyard living just blocks from downtown Palm Springs, one of the country’s top resort in-demand destinations. Plus Vallera is lowest priced new community of detached homes in Palm Springs. In addition, it is the only new home community priced in the low $500,000’s, within two blocks of downtown Palm Springs.


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As an industry leader with a respected reputation that spans over four decades, the Rilington Group is a family owned and operated full-service real estate development, sales and construction company. The Rilington Group, founded by partners Mickie and Hansi Riley, is fueled by a passion for innovative designs, dedication to the highest level of quality, and an unwavering commitment to outstanding customer care. The company has received numerous industry recognition awards including “Builder of the Year” in 2006.  Whether a small neighborhood of entry-level homes or a high-end community, if it’s a Rilington Group Community, it is built with pride and a deep commitment to exceed the expectations of its homebuyers. For additional information visit or phone 760-698-9616.