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City of La Quinta California


La Quinta, California
La Quinta, "The Gem of the Desert," is the youngest city in the Coachella Valley but one that is seeing an explosion in population, retail and housing. In recent years it has become the residential "it" spot, a popular landing for upper-middleclass families and young professionals.

La Quinta's history began in 1926 when a San Francisco hotelier opened the lavish La Quinta Resort & Club. Today the resort remains a dominant fixture in the city, with more than 640 guest suites and casitas, 25 swimming pools, a luxurious spa, meeting rooms, three golf courses and a nationally acclaimed tennis club.

Old Town La Quinta, along Main Street, is a quaint village of shops, restaurants, artisan bakeries and galleries in an open-air setting where you can relax and easily spend the entire day. The colorful Spanish-style architecture creates an atmosphere that takes you back to early California.

La Quinta plans many city-sponsored, family oriented activities throughout the year including the annual Easter Egg Hunt, a Dog Day for city pooches and their owners and community picnics. La Quinta boasts some of the world's finest golf courses including PGA West and Rancho La Quinta, home of the SKINS Games. Each year the La Quinta Arts Festival welcomes the world to view the works of over 250 North American artists in the open-air atmosphere of town center.

There are five parks including Fritz Burns Park, with lighted tennis courts and a water sculpture; the La Quinta Sports Complex, with ball-fields, playgrounds and basketball courts; Adams and Eisenhower parks, with a walking trail and playgrounds; and Frances Hack Park, with a community building and basketball courts. Lake Cahuilla County Park, a 135-acre reservoir surrounded by grass and date palms, offers recreational activities such as camping, boating, hiking and fishing.


Statistics & Facts
The population of La Quinta is approximately 20,450 (1998).
The approximate number of families is 6,426 (1990).
The amount of land area in La Quinta is 63.109 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.554 sq kilometers.
The distance from La Quinta to Washington DC is 2319 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 449 miles. (as the crow flies)
La Quinta is positioned 33.67 degrees north of the equator and 116.29 degrees west of the prime meridian.


Location
La Quinta location: 30 minutes from Palm Springs
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Climate & Weather
The climate for La Quinta is enjoyable with low humidity and sunshine most of the year.


The incorporation date of La Quinta: 1982

 


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