5. Rancho Mirage
Ready for luxury? Then you’re ready for Rancho Mirage, The Playground of Presidents. Privacy and security at the highest levels are built-in to many of the housing choices here, particularly at Thunderbird Country Club, which was home to Presidents Eisenhower and Ford in their post-White House years. Gorgeous views, high-end restaurants, world-class resorts, and the Presidents’ favorite - excellent and relaxing golf - make Rancho Mirage the place for those who aspire to rub elbows with the rich and famous.