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275 Apartments for rent in La Quinta, CA

La Quinta isn’t just the name of a chain of hotel suites. The town is part of the famed Coachella Valley, where tens of thousands of excited concertgoers descend on the desert to at... Read Guide >
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43100 Palm Royale Dr
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 21 at 04:23am
1 Bedroom
$1,370
2 Bedrooms
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Apartments feature in-unit laundry, stainless steel appliances and private patios. Swimming pool and fitness center. Clubhouse for entertaining guests. Secure garage. Pet-friendly community for cats and dogs.
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52085 Avenida Herrera
52085 Avenida Herrera
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 21 at 05:31am
3 Bedrooms
$4,500
77490 Calle Arroba N/A
77490 Calle Arroba
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 21 at 05:32am
3 Bedrooms
$2,400
240-2 S. Esplanade St.
240-2 Parkway Esplanade West
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 20 at 09:36am
2 Bedrooms
$1,725
48250 Casita Drive
48250 Casita Drive
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 21 at 05:31am
3 Bedrooms
$7,000
78199 Red Hawk Lane
78199 Red Hawk Lane
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 21 at 05:32am
3 Bedrooms
$6,000
77345 Avenida Fernando
77345 Avenida Fernando
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 21 at 05:32am
3 Bedrooms
$9,360
77325 Avenida Fernando
77325 Avenida Fernando
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 21 at 05:32am
2 Bedrooms
$8,500
77752 Tradition Drive
77752 Tradition Drive
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 21 at 05:32am
3 Bedrooms
$12,000
48813 Legacy Drive
48813 Legacy Drive
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 21 at 05:32am
3 Bedrooms
$12,000
81484 Jacaranda Court
81484 Jacaranda Court
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 21 at 05:31am
2 Bedrooms
$2,250
77263 Calle Mazatlan
77263 Calle Mazatlan
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 21 at 05:32am
3 Bedrooms
$10,500
57555 Seminole Drive
57555 Seminole Dr
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 21 at 05:32am
3 Bedrooms
$12,500
77253 Calle Mazatlan
77253 Calle Mazatlan
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 21 at 05:32am
3 Bedrooms
$11,500
76973 Calle Mazatlan
76973 Calle Mazatlan
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 21 at 05:32am
3 Bedrooms
$10,080
49205 Avenida Vista Bonita
49205 Avenida Vista Bonita
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 21 at 05:32am
3 Bedrooms
$10,080
77144 Via Huerta
77144 via Huerta
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 21 at 05:32am
3 Bedrooms
$10,080
77181 Calle Mazatlan
77181 Calle Mazatlan
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 21 at 05:32am
3 Bedrooms
$9,360
49383 Avenida Vista Bonita
49383 Avenida Vista Bonita
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 21 at 05:32am
3 Bedrooms
$11,500
49860 Calle Estrella
49860 Calle Estrella
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 21 at 05:32am
3 Bedrooms
$9,760
78316 Calle Las Ramblas
78316 Calle Las Ramblas
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 21 at 05:32am
3 Bedrooms
$10,000
76950 Avenida Fernando
76950 Avenida Fernando
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 21 at 05:32am
3 Bedrooms
$13,000
50060 Via Puente
50060 via Puente
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 21 at 05:32am
4 Bedrooms
$5,200
53155 Avenida Rmirez
53155 Avenida Ramirez
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 21 at 05:32am
3 Bedrooms
$1,625
City GuideLa Quinta
La Quinta isn’t just the name of a chain of hotel suites. The town is part of the famed Coachella Valley, where tens of thousands of excited concertgoers descend on the desert to attend the annual three-day Coachella Music Festival.  But after the wild music fans go home, life goes on as normal for residents in this resort town area.

La Quinta is a resort city in Riverside County, near other famous vacation spots like Palm Springs. People come here to soak up the desert sun, whether to play on one of the legendary golf courses or just to hike among the beautiful views of the Santa Rosa Mountains.  La Quinta is located very close to the San Andreas Fault line that occasionally causes so many earthquakes, which provides a sense of living on the edge. Tourism makes up a big part of the local economy and "snowbirds" from colder regions often flock here to escape the winter months.

Moving to La Quinta

If you want to move to La Quinta, it’s like a permanent vacation spot. Rental property in La Quinta is widely available simply because there are so many people who want to live here. Yet despite the desirability of living in a resort town, the population here is still small enough that there is plenty of room to spread out. This is not a place for urban sprawl.

Considering that La Quinta and nearby Indio are in a resort area, it’s surprisingly affordable. One-bedroom La Quinta apartments are priced comparably with many Midwestern cities, so you can spend more of your time enjoying the palm trees and mountains than working just to pay your rent.

Finding an apartment that has all bills paid can be a challenge, but you may still be able to find other incentives that make your apartment even more affordable. Some apartment complexes may offer move-in specials or discounts on security deposits.

If you have pets, you may be able to find a rental home that allows them. Landlords and property managers may allow certain types of pets, though they may require additional security deposits or increased monthly rent.

When you want to rent an apartment anyway, including in La Quinta, you’ll have some things to line up first. Make sure you have good rental references from previous places you’ve lived, so that new apartment managers won’t be worried you’ll trash the place. And of course you need a legitimate job, because you’ll need to prove that you earn two to three times the amount of the monthly rent.

Life in La Quinta

La Quinta is in the middle of the desert, so there’s no way around saying it: it’s really hot! Summer temperatures regularly get above a hundred degrees during most of the summer. It’s definitely a dry heat rather than miserably humid, but it’s still just plain hot. Some people prefer this kind of climate, but if you’re not one of them, almost every place has air conditioning and you can just hide indoors from the weather like Midwesterners do during the months of snow storms. But if you’re moving here because you don’t like the cold, you’re in luck: even the average winter temperatures are above 70 degrees. Leave your parka behind, because you won’t need it here.

Like most other cities in the desert, you’ll need a car to get around. La Quinta has very few public transportation options. Fortunately, commute times are pretty short because the area isn’t that large, so you don’t have to worry that you’ll spend a lot of time stuck in traffic.

Living in La Quinta really is like a permanent retreat. The fact that you can live among such beautiful views for such a relatively low price makes this a great place to call home.

January 2019 La Quinta Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 La Quinta Rent Report. La Quinta rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the La Quinta rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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January 2019 La Quinta Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 La Quinta Rent Report. La Quinta rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the La Quinta rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

La Quinta rent trends were flat over the past month

Over the past month La Quinta rents have remained steady. Currently, median rents in La Quinta stand at $1,120 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,400 for a two-bedroom. La Quinta's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.3%, but trails the national average of 0.9%.

    Rents rising across the Riverside Metro

    While rents have remained steady in the city of La Quinta throughout the past year, cities across the metro have seen a different trend. Rents have risen in 9 of of the largest 10 cities in the Riverside metro for which we have data. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Rancho Cucamonga has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.6%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,780, while one-bedrooms go for $1,420.
    • Over the past year, Indio is the only city in the metro that has seen rents fall, with a decline of 0.9%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,220, while one-bedrooms go for $970.
    • San Bernardino has the least expensive rents in the Riverside metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,060; rents were up 0.4% over the past month and 1.1% over the past year.
    • Corona has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Riverside metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,200; rents increased 0.2% over the past month and 2.7% over the past year.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to La Quinta

    Rent growth in La Quinta has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases; in contrast, rents in a few cities have actually declined. Compared to most large cities across the country, La Quinta is less affordable for renters.

    • Other cities across the state have seen rents slightly increase, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 0.3% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.7% in San Jose, 1.5% in San Diego, and 1.5% in Los Angeles.
    • La Quinta's median two-bedroom rent of $1,400 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.9% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in La Quinta.
    • While rents in La Quinta remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Austin (+3.4%), Phoenix (+3.3%), and Charlotte (+2.7%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,430, $1,060, and $1,120 respectively.
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in La Quinta than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,060.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    City
    Median 1BR price
    Median 2BR price
    M/M price change
    Y/Y price change
    Riverside
    $1,060
    $1,330
    -0.1%
    1.5%
    San Bernardino
    $850
    $1,060
    0.4%
    1.1%
    Fontana
    $1,060
    $1,330
    0.5%
    0.2%
    Moreno Valley
    $1,370
    $1,710
    0.1%
    0.9%
    Rancho Cucamonga
    $1,420
    $1,780
    0.8%
    3.6%
    Ontario
    $1,190
    $1,490
    0
    2.3%
    Corona
    $1,760
    $2,200
    0.2%
    2.7%
    Murrieta
    $1,400
    $1,750
    0
    1.1%
    Temecula
    $1,460
    $1,840
    -0.3%
    1.1%
    Indio
    $970
    $1,220
    0.4%
    -0.9%
    Chino Hills
    $1,560
    $1,980
    -0.1%
    3.9%
    Upland
    $1,480
    $1,880
    0.9%
    3.4%
    Redlands
    $920
    $1,150
    0.7%
    1.5%
    Lake Elsinore
    $1,500
    $1,900
    -0.5%
    1.5%
    Palm Desert
    $970
    $1,210
    0.2%
    0.8%
    Palm Springs
    $920
    $1,160
    0.1%
    0.9%
    La Quinta
    $1,120
    $1,400
    0
    0.4%
    Twentynine Palms
    $670
    $830
    0.2%
    1.8%
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    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.