La Quinta

33.6634° N, 116.3100° W

La Quinta CA Real Estate

La Quinta, California, is surrounded by mountains, so residents have picturesque views everywhere they look. The architecture is classic Old California with terracotta tile roofs. Streets are lined with palm trees, and the many golf courses and parks make the area feel lush with green spaces. Main Street is bustling with energy, from the boutiques to the events like the weekly farmers' markets and art fairs.

If you are looking for a beautiful place to live with a myriad of activities nearby, La Quinta may be the place to look. The community boasts highly rated schools, plentiful outdoor activities, festivals of all kinds, and a pride and character that unites the residence.

From its early beginnings with Walter Morgan’s La Quinta Resort, the city has drawn celebrities and wealthy individuals from all over the world to call it home. With beautiful views of the Santa Rosa mountains, it’s the perfect place for beautiful desert mornings and stunning sunset evenings.

La Quinta Real Estate Market Trends

In La Quinta as of April 2022:

  • Homes sold for a median price of $787,500, a 31.3% increase from the previous year.
  • On average, listings were up for 27 days before homes were sold, compared to 36 days in the previous year.
  • A total of 147 homes were sold in April 2022, down from 248 in the previous year.

What to Love

  • Variety of golf courses and exclusive clubs
  • Old Town La Quinta
  • Surrounded by the Santa Rosa Mountains
  • Art on Main Street

Local Lifestyle 

The people here are welcoming and as lovely as those southern Cali sunsets. The city feels like an oil painting, dazzling and running with color. The style somewhat mimics that of perhaps a town in Spain. It certainly doesn’t quite feel like you’re standing in California. The community is diverse and open. A smiling face or a friendly neighbor isn’t the exception but the norm. So, whether you’re a fan of browsing the local walk-in shops and bodegas or need a day to me-day at Spa La Quinta, you’re guaranteed one thing: you’re always going to feel that you belong.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

La Quinta Cliffhouse is set in the cliffs of Coachella Valley, which makes their cliffside patio especially divine. The menu features a nice selection of steaks along with seafood and pasta.

Morgan’s in the Desert has a piano bar and a fire-lit courtyard in addition to their dining room. The ambiance at Morgan’s feels like Tuscany mixed with old California. The menu features seared scallops, sea bass, filet mignon, braised short ribs, and an extensive wine list. 

The Lavender Bistro has an award-winning patio surrounded by fresh flowers and live music. The menu features items like lobster, oysters, steak, and pistachio-crusted rack of lamb. The La Brasserie Bistro and Bar serves classic Parisian bistro fare, like grilled octopus and maple leaf duck. 

La Quinta has a wonderful Main Street called Old Town La Quinta, with classic California architecture. The district has indoor and outdoor shopping, from boutiques to art shows. The dining village has a wide range of restaurants to enjoy. Old Town hosts the Certified Farmers’ Market on Sundays and Art on Main Street on Saturdays in select months. 

Things to Do

Residents enjoy swimming, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, and more at the Lake Cahuilla Veterans Regional Park. The park covers 710 acres and provides spectacular mountain views. The La Quinta Civic Center Campus is a 17.5-acre park in the center of town. It features relaxing walking paths around water features.  

La Quinta Museum has a display and gallery of the Cahuilla Indian village that originally resided in the area. It is a cultural museum that covers two floors with new, revolving exhibits every few months. 

Coachella Valley is known for its golf courses, and La Quinta is no exception. Tiger Woods, Annika Sorenstam, and other professional golfers enjoy The Coral Mountain Golf Club. The PGA West is one of the top 100 courses in America. It is a private club with nine golf courses. They also have a Citrus Club in the middle of citrus groves with views of lakes, mountains, and fairways. The La Quinta Resort and Club has possibly the best spa in the area.

Private Schools in La Quinta CA

According to the online school database Niche, the following private schools are in and around La Quinta and are among the top rated:

  • Palm Valley Schools
  • Xavier College Preparatory High School
  • Desert Christian Academy

A Family-Friendly Oasis in the Desert - La Quinta CA

Nestled in the embrace of the Coachella Valley, La Quinta, CA, beckons families with a unique blend of tranquility, educational excellence, and recreational abundance. The city's inclusion in the esteemed Desert Sands Unified School District ensures access to top-notch education, fostering a foundation for academic success and personal growth for children.

La Quinta stands out as a secure and welcoming community, prioritizing safety to create an ideal environment for families. Abundant recreational opportunities, including parks, playgrounds, and community centers, provide spaces for children to engage in various activities, promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.

La Quinta's commitment to cultural enrichment includes museums, art galleries, and community events that provide educational and enjoyable experiences for families. Ultimately, La Quinta isn't just a location; it's a place to call home—a nurturing and vibrant community where families can thrive and create lasting memories in the heart of the California desert.

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Overview for La Quinta, CA

37,846 people live in La Quinta, where the median age is 49.6 and the average individual income is $54,089. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for La Quinta, CA

La Quinta has 15,375 households, with an average household size of 2.46. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in La Quinta do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 37,846 people call La Quinta home. The population density is 1,073.4 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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