La Quinta

A Golfer’s Paradise in A Stunning Resort Town.

Welcome to La Quinta

Recognized as the nation’s leading golf destination, La Quinta is a scenic oasis and an idyllic resort town. Residents are proud to call this spot home for its many premium amenities, gorgeous climate, and its nearness to world-class dining and events. The city is located in Riverside County and is a little over two hours away (by vehicle) from Los Angeles.
Aside from its status in the golf world, La Quinta is also close to where the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is held annually. This multi-day event hosts top music acts and provides plenty of side entertainment for festival-goers. Approximately 250,000 people from across the world flock to this festival every year and have been doing so since it was founded in 1999.
Prospective buyers will find a great selection of both condos and ranch style homes in La Quinta. The average property price is around $600,000. Because of the high density of golf courses in the area, you’re guaranteed to live minutes away from a top-rated course.

What to Love

  • One of the top golfing destinations in the U.S.
  • Close to where the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is held
  • Known as a resort town with beautiful scenery

People & Lifestyle

As you might expect of a town that is centered around golf culture, life in La Quinta is laid-back, quiet, and sophisticated. Even with the seasonal influx of tourists, the area is peaceful and serene. This is especially true when you factor in the stunning views of the Santa Rosa Mountains.
La Quinta isn’t solely about golf. There are many other wonderful elements that make up the personality of the city. It is home to a number of arts and culture festivals, as well as wonderful shopping and dining.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

Another beloved aspect of life in La Quinta is the many top-quality places to eat and shop. Even though the city is close to neighboring areas with great establishments, you will never have to travel more than a few minutes to find what you’re looking for in town.
There are several exceptional places to go out for a day of shopping. One of the top favorites among residents is Old Town La Quinta. The small shopping village features an impressive 30+ shops, boutiques, and other establishments — including Lulu’s, Le Chateau Boutique, Pedego Electric Bikes, and Art on Main Street. Plaza La Quinta is another outstanding shopping destination that features a variety of stores and restaurants.
Those familiar with the area also know one of La Quinta’s best-kept secrets: it is a hidden gem for craft beer. If you fancy a pint (or two), check out places such as La Quinta Brewing Co and The Beer Hunter. For a delicious meal, visit places such as La Quinta Cliffhouse, La Brasserie Bistro & Bar, and Okura Robata Grill & Sushi Bar.

Things to Do

When you live in La Quinta, you never have to play at the same golf course in the same week. The number of top-rated golf courses that are packed into this city is nothing short of impressive.
A sample of the breathtaking golf courses that you can visit include Tradition Golf Club, Hideaway Golf Club, The Madison Club, The Citrus Club, Rancho La Quinta, Palms Golf Club, The Quarry at La Quinta, and PGA West Private Clubhouse & Golf Courses.
If that weren’t enough, there are other outstanding places to check out inside of La Quinta. Take in the beauty of the Santa Rosa Mountains, enjoy the fun at the La Quinta Arts Festival, and hear some of today’s best music at Coachella.


La Quinta is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:

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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50.86 / 49.14%

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Schools in La Quinta, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby La Quinta. 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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Benjamin Franklin Elementary
K - 5th
10th - 12th
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Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle
6th - 8th
James Madison Elementary
K - 5th
John Adams Early Childhood Learning Center
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Harry S. Truman Elementary
K - 5th

Around La Quinta, CA

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

Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including GOLFTEC La Quinta, US Taekwondo Team, and S.E. SKIN.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Active 3.79 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.65 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.88 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.8 miles 21 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.93 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.83 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
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