Rancho La Quinta draws California retirees with a picturesque setting dotted with manicured grounds, sparkling lakes and majestic fountains. This Palm Springs area community welcomes residents of all ages yet active adults find it very appealing thanks to its exclusive, golf-oriented country club lifestyle.
With 960 homes built in more than 20 different floor plans, the residential choices are plentiful. The attractive homes at Rancho La Quinta were built from 1994 to 2008 in sizes ranging from 1,550 to 4,243 square feet. Today, buyers can select from resale homes including attached-style designs or single-family styles with two to four bedroooms and up to four bathrooms.
While the houses are what make up a neighborhood, the surroundings are what compose the lifestyle. Winding throughout Rancho La Quinta, are two 18-hole championship golf courses, one designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and the other by U.S. Open Champion Jerry Pate. The Jones course has a more traditional layout, while the Pate course is more modern in design. Rancho La Quinta has even played host to the PGA Tour's Skins Game. With a gorgeous year-round climate golfers can enjoy the links 365 days a year.
Golf isn't the only thing that draws active adults to this luxurious community near Palm Springs. Rancho La Quinta also features a Racquet Club with nine lighted tennis courts, two of which are clay, plus a court with stadium seating. The Racquet Club also features a tennis pro shop plus a fitness center boasting the latest in cardiovascular and weight-training equipment.
To make the most of the beautiful California weather, residents can head to the junior Olympic-size pool to swim laps or relax. This blue oasis also serves as a backdrop for patio dining for breakfast or lunch at The Cantina. Many of the neighborhoods throughout Rancho La Quinta have smaller community pools and spas while trails meander through the community for hiking or bike riding.
Of course, you can't have a country club without a clubhouse, and Rancho La Quinta's is a stellar example. Spanning 23,000 square feet, it's the place residents head for dining, the bar, and the golf shop. Choose from five-star dining or a quick bite at The Turn — or even book the private dining room for your special occasion.
While Rancho La Quinta sometimes feels like an island unto itself, it's actually just 18 miles from the Palm Springs Airport and only minutes from Old Town La Quinta, a favorite destination with unique boutiques and restaurants. Rancho La Quinta is an ideal starting point for weekend getaways to San Diego, Los Angeles, Las Vegas or even Phoenix.
Whether you want to swing a golf club or tennis racquet, or simply bask in the wonderful year-round climate of the Palm Springs area, Rancho La Quinta is definitely an appealing community to call home.
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