Canyon Sands occupies 33 acres and is located
on the corner of Gene Autry Trail and East Palm Canyon in Palm Springs. This is a fine central location within walking distance of stores and postal service. The developer was Amfac Communities, Inc., based in Hawaii. Construction began in 1972 and was completed in 1975. The development is comprised of 299 two and three bedroom, 2-car garage units. They are grouped into units of 6, forming a horseshoe-shaped, "cluster".
Canyon Sands is on Indian lease land. Each unit within the development is on its own individual lease. The leases have been extended to the year 2061.
The arrangement of the condo units in "clusters" around a central garage access area ensures that each family's living area is entirely separate. The only common walls between units are one of the garage walls. The outstanding design of the units is enhanced by a combination of desertscape and generous greenbelt.
The community amenities include 7 pool and spa sets, 2 saunas and 6 championship tennis courts. Three of the courts are lighted for night play. Several walkways and paths wind through the development. Sitting areas and landscaped pathways enhance the park-like feel of Canyon Sands.
The units feature 7 individual floor plans. All have master and guest bath suites, ranging in size from 1155 to 1404 square feet. All have private courtyards and atria as well.
Recent improvements include the complete conversion of all 7 pools from chlorine to salt water, solar heating and major desertscape conversion. Current projects to include ongoing desertscape conversion and complete complex rewiring of landscape lighting.
Canyon Sands has always benefited from on-site management. Sharlene Pierce is currently the association's on-site manager. Canyon Sands Homeowners Association has come to find the combination of on-site management and services is what is most successful. A good part of this success is the enthusiastic participation and involvement of the Board of Directors and its committees.
* Model Floor Plans- 7 plans