“We are very excited for this opportunity to build a new Rilington community in the heart of Palm Desert in a fantastic location with superb community amenities already in place,” explains Mickie Riley, President, and Founder of the Rilington Group. Villa Portofino’s central location – within minutes to an abundance of prime shopping, dining, leisure, and recreational options – is perfect for active adult home buyers. Nationally known Eisenhower Medical Center is only two miles from Villa Portofino.
Build-out plans call for a total of more than 400 homes. Construction of Rilington’s first phase of 8 homes and 3 models are expected to start in Summer 2019. The homes range from 1895 sq. ft. to 2400 sq. ft. for detached homes and 1600 sq. ft to 1926 sq. ft. for attached homes. A well-built home with distinct style offering top value at competitive price points remains a core value of the Rilington Group. Prices at Villa Portofino will start in the mid $300,000’s for attached homes to the high $400,000’s to $500,000’s for detached homes.
“We have been watching this project in this wonderful location for quite a long time. It was always clear that it was the perfect fit for Rilington to build a new vibrant community with homes that fit the active adult lifestyle buyer who want to be in the middle of everything,” notes Riley. “When the opportunity finally came up for us to purchase the majority of the lots at Villa Portofino we were ready to immediately move forward knowing it was the right project at the right time for Rilington, the market and Palm Desert,” Riley adds.
The 1,200 square foot sales center is also set to open in Summer of 2019. A 30,000 square foot luxury completed clubhouse, the centerpiece of the community, features a full-service restaurant and sports bar, 100-seat movie theatre, fitness center, junior Olympic sized pool, spa, library, card room, billiards room, 9-hole putting green and more.
Villa Portofino has a long history and The Rilington Group intends to relaunch the community and “take it to the finish line,” Riley explains. “Villa Portofino fits perfectly into the unique portfolio of Rilington communities, including Lido at Terra Lago, lakefront homes in North Indio, Domani, active adult homes in Palm Desert, Rio del Sol, single family detached homes in Cathedral City and Semi-custom homes on 12,000 sq. ft lots in Bermuda Dunes Country Club,” he adds.