La Quinta

A major resort destination drawing big players to the desert.

Welcome to La Quinta  

A major resort destination drawing big players to the desert

The booming retreat town of La Quinta is rich in history — from its ancient seabed valley to the old Hollywood stars, politicians, and tycoons who have lodged here since the 1920s. Located about 130 miles southeast of Los Angeles, the area has grown dramatically in recent years, with celebrities and jet setters buying premier properties here more than ever before. This desert basin, sheltered by the Santa Rosa Mountains, provides an oasis of unusually warm winters, panoramic views, pristine golf courses — and highly sought-after private communities.

La Quinta’s world-famous golf destinations include La Quinta Resort and Club, the oldest in the valley and ranked in the top 100 of the nation. PGA West is the favorite in La Quinta. Called "The Western Home of Golf in America,” it is long home to all-pro tours. You can golf any number of the area’s impeccably kept courses, adventure through miles of parks and trails, or shop the growing number of quality retail centers in La Quinta. 

What to Love 

  • It's a one-of-a-kind climate with warm winters, hot summers, and pleasant nights
  • Investments from starter homes to mega-million mansions
  • Laidback and cosmopolitan

Local Lifestyle

Many club communities attract second, third, and fourth-time homebuyers. Residents and visitors appreciate well-kept grounds amidst backdrops of wild beauty. A day’s activities range from golf and tennis to horseback riding and hiking.

The Madison Club is among the most exclusive in La Quinta. Its limited memberships and custom estates ensure the pinnacle of privacy and elegance. Celebrities and industry leaders pay for the luxury and privacy of cutting-edge properties on top-designed fairways — with dedicated teams of spa and fitness experts. The Hideaway Golf Club offers another high-profile retreat long favored by the in-crowd. Situated on 600 acres of green and mountain views, the club includes two 18-hole courses, several dining venues, and Spanish and Mediterranean villas with courtyards.

Rancho La Quinta Country Club is one of few HOA-owned communities featuring courtyard homes, casitas, and some newer condos. An impressive 19,000-square-foot clubhouse emphasizes friendliness, while the beautiful grounds provide for every interest and skill set. You will find swimming and tennis in traditional and modern golf courses.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Escape to Morgan’s in the Desert, the “original hideaway” of early Hollywood elites. Relax in the piano bar or dine in the courtyard of this casita-style oasis. The restaurant specializes in locally sourced and traditionally crafted American cuisine. The Lavender Bistro, billed as the “best romantic restaurant,” surrounds you in an enchanting ambiance of French doors, looking onto their renowned patio of glittering lights. Savor fine pastries and meats, sip wine, and dance to nightly live music in their fireside lounge. At La Quinta Cliff House Bar & Grill, people from all over the valley gather for a casual and chic happy hour, followed by finely prepared steaks, seafood, and pasta.

Discover the village-style cafes and shops of Old Town La Quinta, along Highway 111 and Washington Street. Surrounded by mountain vistas, time slows to the bell tolls of the town’s Main Street. Mill through over 30 specialty shops, boutiques, salons, and cafes run by local entrepreneurs. At The Citrus Club, get preferred shopping, spa, and dining with membership, including unlimited play at three Pete Dye golf courses. 

Things to Do

Luxury travelers will want to experience the new Talus Development near the vistas of the Santa Rosa Mountains. This innovative resort community integrates the luxuries of the Montage Spa and Pendry Hotel with cutting-edge business suites, an 18-hole Arnold Palmer golf course, and expansive residences. As part of the PGA tour, the American Express Golf Tournament lets amateurs and professionals compete for three days at PGA West and La Quinta Country Club — complete with concerts after the tournament. The sheer number of desert golf courses in the area is too many to count, along with golf and tennis tournaments.

Enjoy two of the biggest music festivals in the West at the Empire Polo Club, one of the largest in the western US. Join thousands of music fans at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival for two weekends of artists in every genre — from rock and pop to hip hop and electronic. For country concerts, attend the three-day Stagecoach California Country Music Festival, the biggest of its kind in the world. You can move to folk, bluegrass, mainstream, and even learn to dance in the honky-tonk dance hall. 


The Desert Sands Unified School District (DSUSD) serves La Quinta public schools. La Quinta also has two private schools.



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