The Rilington Group recently announced the acquisition of 140 fully improved lots at Villa Portofino, located in the heart of Palm Desert at the corner of Portola Avenue and Country Club Drive. Surrounded by stunning vistas of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains, the first Rilington neighborhood at this 55+ active lifestyle community will include single family one level detached and paired homes, with construction beginning early summer 2019.
“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.
About the Rilington Group
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 www.rilingtongroup.com or phone 760-777-4040.