La Quinta, California Real Estate Overview
La Quinta’s real estate developments are newer than those of most valley cities. Homes for sale in La Quinta aren't just for snowbirds as a growing number of people are making La Quinta their year-round residence. Nearby mountains, beaches and attractions offer lots of options for both year round and seasonal residents.
La Quinta homes for sale include golf and non-golf communities ranging from entry level to ultra luxury such as The Hideaway, Madison Club, and Tradition Golf Clubs. The peaceful area south of Hwy 111 is home to some of the top-rated golf real estate communities in the desert.
La Quinta Quick Facts
- Year Incorporated: 1982
- Population: 44,421
- Median Household Income: $74,452
- La Quinta Golf Courses: 23
- City website: http://www.la-quinta.org
La Quinta real estate is available in most of the cities 23 public and private golf courses. La Quinta property owners can golf at the city-owned Silver Rock Resort course at highly discounted rates. Residence cards, available from the City of La Quinta, are a great deal.
La Quinta is home to several major golf events including the Humana Challange Golf Tournament (formerly the Bob Hope Classic).
Enjoy La Quinta Year-Round
La Quinta is also a year-round, recreational and destination resort community enjoyed by visitors and residents alike. With its small-town friendliness, La Quinta is a peaceful and relaxing community and a haven for those who appreciate impressive desert landscapes, awe-inspiring mountains and rich desert history.
La Quinta’s average age, 36 make its population a bit younger than most desert cities. In the coming years it is likely that the La Quinta intersection of Washington and Hwy 111 will become the new center of the Coachella Valley as real estate development continues eastward towards the Salton Sea.
La Quinta Shopping
La Quinta’s new shopping corridor runs along Hwy 111 from Washington to Jefferson. Everything you could possibly need is close to home from Trader Joe’s to Costco and everything in between. There are quaint specialty stores and myriad dining opportunities as well as a variety of large box stores, grocery and drug stores, and other necessities such as auto repair and service station establishments.
La Quinta History
The city of La Quinta was named after the historic hotel and resort founded in 1926 by Henry Morgan of San Francisco. Mr. Morgan opened his desert get-a-way, the La Quinta Hotel (now the La Quinta Resort), for his wealthy friends and the carriage trade from around the country. Many a Hollywood star, national politician, and captain of industry have discovered this quaint village and have cherished its private setting and the healing qualities of the warm Southern California desert sun.
If you seek an extraordinary lifestyle and peaceful surroundings, you can be sure that investing in a home in La Quinta is a great choice. Sheri and her team look forward to assisting you as you explore the best of La Quinta real estate.