33.6634° N, 116.3100° W
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.
In La Quinta as of April 2022:
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.
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.
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.
According to the online school database Niche, the following private schools are in and around La Quinta and are among the top rated:
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