Indian Wells

A Luxurious Oasis and Home to The Nation’s Top Tennis Action.

Welcome to Indian Wells

Tranquility and luxury are the two best ways to describe life in Indian Wells. Bordering Palm Desert and La Quinta — as well as Eisenhower Mountain — the area’s natural beauty is evident throughout every neighborhood. Surrounded by palm trees, sunny skies, and mountain views, it is easy to unwind and relax when residing here.
Currently, the city’s population (which has climbed steadily for the past decade) sits at just over 5,300. In a little more than two hours, you can get to both Los Angeles and San Diego by car. Indian Wells is best known for its role in the tennis world. As a local, you find some of the best spots to both play and watch the sport.
Because it is a premier location, the prices of properties in Indian Wells tend to be a bit higher than nearby neighborhoods. The current median home price sits at just over $1.1 million. However, properties in the area provide spectacular views, offer luxurious features, and have outstanding amenities.

What to Love

  • One of the nation’s top tennis destinations
  • Peaceful neighborhoods and luxurious homes
  • Minutes away from the mountains

People & Lifestyle

Although close to busier parts of the region, its small size and close proximity to the mountains make Indian Wells feel tucked away from the hustle and bustle of life. Neighborhoods feel private and calm and offer plenty of spots to play golf and tennis. At times, it can even feel as though you’re on vacation when enjoying time off in Indian Wells.
The area is most ideal for those who enjoy outdoor recreation and for individuals who want to get away from neighborhoods that feel more hurried. There are fewer businesses and attractions in Indian Wells, which also contributes to the more relaxed environment. 

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

When you’re looking to shop, visit the spa, or dine in town, there is a great selection of top-rated spots to frequent in Indian Wells.
Planning to pamper yourself? Book services at Village Salon at Indian Wells, The WELL Spa, the spa at Sands Hotel & Spa, and Spa Esmeralda. If you are in search of some new stores to visit, browse the shopping establishments at The Village at Indian Wells.
Along (and just off of) 111, you’ll find the area’s best restaurants. Find the cuisine you’re in the mood for at places such as Eureka!, Cafe Italia, Don Diego’s of Indian Wells, and Vue Grille & Bar. In addition to establishments found in town, residents of Indian Wells are minutes away from excellent dining options in bordering cities — including Palm Desert.

Things to Do


Being outdoors is what you do when you live in Indian Wells. There are so many opportunities to enjoy the weather and play your favorite sport any day of the week.

Tennis enthusiasts are particularly fond of Indian Wells. The BNP Paribas Open (commonly known as the Indian Wells Masters) is held annually at Indian Wells Stadium. Every March, fans gather to watch tennis masters compete against one another. Aside from watching some of the biggest names in tennis, locals can also take lessons and practice at top-rated tennis courts.
Those who enjoy playing golf will enjoy the many courses located throughout Indian Wells. If you are interested in joining a country club, you’ll have quite a few options from which to choose. Many of the area’s country clubs are quite spacious and offer top-tier amenities for members. As you explore the area, be sure to check out Toscana Country Club, Desert Horizons Country Club, Indian Wells Country Club, and The Vintage Club.


Indian Wells is home to an excellent elementary school:
  • Gerald R. Ford Elementary School, Kindergarten through 5th grade

Overview for Indian Wells, CA

4,827 people live in Indian Wells, where the median age is 67.4 and the average individual income is $108,699. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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67.4 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Indian Wells, CA

Indian Wells has 2,517 households, with an average household size of 1.91. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Indian Wells do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 4,827 people call Indian Wells home. The population density is 337.11 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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47.23 / 52.77%

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Schools in Indian Wells, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Indian Wells. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Gerald R. Ford Elementary
K - 5th

Around Indian Wells, CA

There's plenty to do around Indian Wells, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Points of Interest

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Name Category Distance Reviews
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Shopping 3.46 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.43 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.25 miles 26 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.2 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.17 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.51 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
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