The City of La Quinta is a community nestled at the base of the majestic Santa Rosa Mountains, just 30 minutes from Palm Springs, in southern California 's Coachella Valley. With its small-town friendliness, La Quinta is a peaceful and relaxing community. However, it is also a year-round, multi-recreational and destination resort community. Known as the "Gem of the Desert," La Quinta enjoys low humidity combined with an abundance of sunshine year-round.
Golf and tennis enthusiasts from around the world visit or locate to La Quinta for the fabulous facilities and spectacular events hosted here annually. PGA West, internationally recognized as one of the world's most magnificent resort communities, has been the site of numerous national and professional events.
Incorporated in 1982, La Quinta had a population of just over 5,200. Today, the population has grown to approximately 30,450 and La Quinta is listed as one of California 's fastest growing cities. The vast majority of its open area is attractive for development with the opportunity for planned growth. For more than a decade the City of La Quinta was California’s second fastest-growing city. Since 1990, the city’s permanent population has blossomed 172%.
True, this can be attributed in part to developable land, diversity of workforce, and local leadership; however, the fact is, it is just one extraordinary place to live thanks to its magnificent mountain views, 360 days of sunshine and friendly residents.
La Quinta — it’s a great place to call "home."
Discover housing opportunities unparalleled in the Coachella Valley. From traditional single family homes and apartments to world class gated communities, La Quinta offers a variety of housing styles that will meet your primary or second home needs. From housing opportunities at water-oriented Lake La Quinta to a whole host of golf-oriented projects such as PGA West, The Tradition, Alicante, Rancho La Quinta, the Citrus and Palm Royale, the selections are unlimited.
La Quinta is home to some of the most phenomenal golf communities in the world. In fact, The Robb Report has named La Quinta as "America’s ultimate golfing destination."
And golf is just the beginning. Tennis, hiking, bicycling, swimming, horseback riding and water sports at Lake Cahuilla are there for the folks who like a workout enhanced by the beauty around them.
World-class events are also a highlight of La Quinta — everything from the internationally acclaimed La Quinta Arts Festival, the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic and the Skins Game are enjoyed by residents and visitors each year.