La Quinta

Welcome to La Quinta

This desert gem offers a tranquil lifestyle
If you’re someone who appreciates close access to nature, arts, and golf, you’ll love all that La Quinta has in store for you. This bustling neighborhood is among one of the fastest-growing cities in the Palm Springs area. Nestled at the base of the idyllic Santa Rosa Mountains, La Quinta’s views are stunningly beautiful. La Quinta offers picturesque beauty and a perfect climate, which have made it one of the top golf destinations in the United States.

Before La Quinta was a thriving community and golf mecca, it was an agricultural hub that grew dates, sweet corn, onions, and grapes. As travel to the desert became more easily accessible, Los Angeles residents started to make trips to the area. The town was officially incorporated in 1982 and was named after the La Quinta Resort, which had been established in 1926.

What to Love 

  • Exploring everything that Old Town has to offer
  • Some of the area’s best golfing 
  • Close access to the great outdoors

Local Lifestyle

Since its humble origins, La Quinta has grown to boast a population of more than 40,000 residents. It is a young city with a median age of only 36 years old. With a per capita income that is well above the national average, La Quinta residents enjoy a high quality of living.

Individuals who reside here can take advantage of easy access to the best medical facilities, local hiking trails, health spas, resorts, and a plethora of dining, shopping, and entertainment options. This eclectic dessert town attracts individuals from diverse backgrounds — everyone from retirees searching for a vacation home to outdoor enthusiasts who want access to nature to artists who want to live in an art hub. No matter where you come from, La Quinta is a wonderful place to call home.

Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment 

Some might consider La Quinta a small town, but life here is far from boring. On the contrary, residents here have a wide range of options when it comes to dining, shopping, and entertainment. For a special night out, consider booking a reservation at Okura Robata Grill & Sushi Bar. This sleek restaurant offers Japanese fare and focuses on using a unique style, inventive specialties, and fresh ingredients. If you prefer a more laid-back dining experience, then try out Cork & Fork. This casual joint specializes in creative, locally sourced small plates and an array of unique wines.

Looking to book a tee time? If so, you’re in luck because golf remains one of La Quinta’s biggest draws — and PGA West is at the top of the list. PGA West is composed of six golf courses and has made Golf Digest’s list of Top 100 Courses in America. It’s the perfect place to improve your golf swing while walking in the footsteps of golf legends.

Spend the day wandering through Old Town, which is characterized by cobblestone sidewalks and whitewashed adobe walls. The main street is lined with retailers, shops, eateries, and local boutiques. 

Things to Do 

Regardless of your hobbies or interests, La Quinta has something for everyone. Step back in time and learn more about La Quinta’s rich and fascinating history at the La Quinta Museum. Located in Old Town, this museum features artifacts and displays about the city’s history as well as the area’s cultural arts. 

La Quinta is also famous for its close proximity to some of the area’s biggest festivals — most notably the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Stagecoach Festival. Here you can watch some of your favorite artists perform and make unforgettable memories with your loved ones.


La Quinta is served by the Garden Grove Unified School District. Top educational institutions include:

  • La Quinta High School, 9-12
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