Banning, CA, is situated 20 NW of Palm Springs and approximately 85 miles east of Los Angeles. The city of Banning, located on Interstate 10, which makes commuting out of the area convenient. With no new home construction in Banning, Ca for almost two decades this about to change.
Banning has some beautiful views of San Gorgonio Mountain and Mt San Jacinto that make for an inspiring backdrop. The summer weather in Banning can be hot and dry during the day but dry and cool in the evenings and at night. Winter weather is typically warm with cool nights.
Several new communities planned for construction in Banning, with the first to start construction in 2020. Banning has not seen a new master-planned community in almost 20 years. The first community to get underway is the master-planned community of Atwell, and the community of Rancho San Gorgonio is planned but not yet started.
The Atwell community broke ground in October of 2018. The Atwell master-planned community will span 1,528 acres, with plans for over 4,400 single-family homes. This community adds approximately 40 neighborhoods to the city of Banning. The development will Craftsman, Spanish and Italian style homes, ranging from 1,800 to 2,600 square feet. The first model homes are anticipated to open sometime in January 2020 and the first home sales occurring in May 2020. The first phase will include a K-6 school site and two commercial sites in addition to the 480 homes in the plan.
In future phases, there will be one new elementary school constructed, hiking trails, community parks, a 3,500-square-foot community center, and other commercial pads.
Atwell’s location grants scenic views of the San Bernardino Mountains and the adjacent San Jacinto Mountains. Presenting spectacular views from almost everywhere within the community. With the historic Smith Creek winding through the development, it naturally allows for natural open spaces. The master plan developer had a healthy outdoor lifestyle in mind when they were laying out the plans for the community. While exact details are still being worked out, we know the builder will be incorporating pathways and playgrounds as well as approximately eight swimming pools upon completion. Several activity centers are in the plans and will include a recreation center with a large pool, tot lot, meeting rooms, kitchenette, and barbeque area. A roughly eight-mile scenic-rich trail system is also planned and will be open to the public upon completion.
Atwell not only offers residents exquisite design in their new homes but wellness aesthetics part of the community. Also, the location is convenient for commuting. To help with commuting public bus routes, along with carpool and rideshare parking lots were incorporated into the plan. Most of the new homes will be inside the Beaumont Unified School District while Banning Unified School District be serving approximately 700 the new homes.
Pardee Homes is the developer building the Atwell community and anticipates 20-30 years to complete the project.
Rancho San Gorgonio
Rancho San Gorgonio is a master-planned community located on 831 acres of property located on the south side of Westward Avenue between Sunset Avenue and San Gorgonio Avenue/Highway 243. At this time, 161 acres of the planned community lies within the City’s Sphere of Influence area, an area outside of the city of Banning and in an unincorporated part of Riverside County. This parcel of land will be required to annex to the City of Banning’s corporate boundaries.
The plan includes 3,385 dwelling units, 188.5 acres of parks and trails and a 10-acre neighborhood commercial center. Thoughtful planning went into every detail and designed to provide a healthy, safe, and exciting life for new homeowners and the citizens of Banning.