La Quinta MLS Listings

Quick History

La Quinta is surrounded by the Santa Rosa Mountains and located on the floor of the Coachella Valley.  When the Colorado River changed its course five hundred years ago, the east Coachella Valley flooded creating the freshwater Lake Cahuilla.  You can still see the lake’s water line today along the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains.

The Cahuilla Indians were the first ancestors of the La Quinta area.  In 1876 the first scheduled trains began operating between Los Angeles and Indio, as the area had a plentiful water supply from wells dug by the Cahuilla. La Quinta’s climate was ideal for growing exotic dates, sweet corn, Bermuda onions and seedless grapes.  Farmers were able to transport their vegetables, melon, citrus and date crops to metropolitan areas.  As travel to the desert became easier, Los Angeles residents began making trips to the area.  When La Quinta incorporated on May 1, 1982, it was named for the La Quinta Resort, established in 1926.

Today

The city of La Quinta is booming with a growing population, as well as a large seasonal population of “snow birds” from other states and Canada. La Quinta is home to numerous private country club communities.  There are retail stores along Highway 111 and Washington Street. Old Town Village showcases boutique shops and restaurants,and a variety of recreational and cultural activities. The city is also home to SilverRock Golf Resort, which sets against the backdrop and natural beauty of the Santa Rosa Mountains. This Arnold Palmer Classic design, former home course to the PGA Tour’s Bob Hope Classic from 2008-2011, sprawls over 200 acres of natural beauty with massive native bunkers and stunning water features.

Additional Info:

PRIVATE COUNTRY CLUBS AND GOLF CLUBS

Andalusia at Coral Mountain, The Madison, Mountain View Country Club, PGA West, Rancho La Quinta Country Club, The Citrus, Trilogy in La Quinta (The Golf Club at La Quinta), The Hideaway, The Madison, The Palms, The Quarry, The Tradition

SINGLE FAMILY HOME COMMUNITIES (no golf course)

Acacia at La Quinta, Aliso, Alta Verde at Coral Mountain, Bella Vista, Cactus Flower, Capistrano at La Quinta, Carmela, Codorniz, Desert Club Estates, Desert Cove, Desert Pride, Desert River Estates, Duna La Quinta, Enclave Mountain Estates, Esplanade, Flores de Montanas, Griffin Ranch, Haciendas at La Quinta, Hidden Canyon, Highland Palms, La Cantera, La Quinta Cove, La Quinta Del Oro, La Quinta Del Rey, La Quinta Highlands, La Quinta Palms, La Quinta Vistas, La Quinta Polo Estates, Lake La Quinta, Los Estados, Marbella, Mira Flora, Monticello, Painted Cove, Palmilla, Parc La Quinta, Piazza Serene, Point Happy, Polo Verde, Rancho Ocotillo, Rancho Santana, Renaissance, Santa Rosa Trail, Sonrisa, Starlight Dunes, Sunflower, Talante, The Estancias at Rancho La Quinta, The Estates at La Quinta, The Estates at Happy Point, Quinterra

CONDOMINIUM COMMUNITIES

Legacy Villas, Puerta Azul, Santa Rosa Cove

 

SINGLE FAMILY HOME/CONDO MIX

La Quinta Fairways, Laguna De La Paz, Mountain View Country Club, PGA West, Rancho La Quinta Country Club

 


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