What is it like to live in La Quinta in the Summer?

Summer in La Quinta


The most frequently asked question we get, as full-time desert dwellers, is "What is it like to live in La Quinta in the summer?"summer in la quinta

Frankly... I love it.  The pace is slower in La Quinta in the summer.  Fewer golfers go by,  less traffic, no reservations needed at restaurants, no waiting in line for anything.  Tourists and snow-birds are gone and the locals rule.


We have a day-date to the movies and catch a happy hour on the way home.  We take little day trips to nearby cities like Borrego Springs, Temecula, or spend the day exploring old Palm Springs.  It's a great time to visit local museums like Sunnylands or the Palm Springs Air Museum.  

We do our travelling in the summer-- visit friends and family who live in cooler areas!  But I'm always happy to return to La Quinta.

Every place has its weather... ours is the summer heat.  A few months of hot is a small price to pay for the gorgeous warm days and cool nights we enjoy for most of the year.  Besides...when you get too hot... you just jump in the pool!




Kathy Schowe   760.333.8886  California LifestyleRealty  California Lifestyle RealtySchowe Properties                                           



Comment balloon 16 commentsKathy Schowe • August 19 2014 12:20PM


Kathy - You're absolutely right, a few months of hot weather is a small price to pay when you have the rest of the year at a perfect temperature!  Once again you show your clients why you're the real estate agent in the know when it comes to the La Quinta area!

Posted by Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers (Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260) about 6 years ago

Thanks for checking in Laura!  Hope you are having a great summer!  K

Posted by Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886 (California Lifestyle Realty) about 6 years ago

I'll take the few months of extreme heat over the unpredictable summers of the northeast any day!  I love the heat out here, though it's much cooler over here.

Posted by John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852 (Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,) about 6 years ago

Kathy, I've never been to La Quinta but it sounds lovely! Especially the part about jumping in the pool 

Posted by Whitney Watson (First Heritage Mortgage) about 6 years ago

Hi Kathy, It sounds like your lifestyle suit you just fine. I'm sure it's nice to have the place all to yourselves in the Summer.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) about 6 years ago

I really do love it here in the summer... it gives me a chance to re-charge my batteries!  Thanks for all your nice comments!


Posted by Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886 (California Lifestyle Realty) about 6 years ago

Hi Kathy -- this has to be your number one asked question by relocating buyers and your answer is perfect!

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 about 6 years ago

My wife and I were in your neck of the woods recently, we love the summer months there. It is a different pace.

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366) about 6 years ago

Loved the question and more so loved the answer Kathy!, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) about 6 years ago

Forecast for Sunday afternoon is a high around the upper 90's and as usual I playing 18.  Just a little warm but thankfully it is not -5 degrees

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) about 6 years ago

Looks beautiful there, and that Pool sure looks refreshing to dive into and cool off! 

Posted by Tamra Lee Ulmer, NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD! (Arizona Resource Realty) about 6 years ago

Happy to hear you love your La Quinta. Just went through the desert once around 1950. It was August and a very hot forty mile drive - the Route 66 California-Arizona border. Remember two names near by - Barstow and Needles. A service gave us an AC to hang on the window and told us not to open any windows during the crossing. We almost died in the car (haha). Probably the air conditioner did not work. At one point we got out of the car to breathe; believe the temperature was 110 or 114. It was cooler outside. Very happy to get to Needles (?) where we were met by a zillion crickets lining the ground like a carpet One thing for sure, Kathy, believe I would prefer your Winters:)

Posted by Jane Chaulklin-Schott, TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836 (TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766) about 6 years ago

Kathy - I have a dear friend in Palm Desert and we always find plenty of things to do in the desert whether it's July or January.

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) about 6 years ago

Hello Kathy,  I just notice that you made 800,000 points for a milestone,  good job!!!

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) about 6 years ago

HI Kathy - it is a good time to recharge your batteries, I know the feeling with lots of tourists, I am glad when Labor Day is over, and it quiets down here too. I love La Quinta, my Mom lives there at Trilogy!

Posted by Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate (Compass) about 6 years ago

Is Hideaway a good place to live? Don't like snobby! Saw a beautiful house there but not even sure I would join the club!

Posted by June about 5 years ago