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222 Apartments for rent in La Quinta, CA

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Last updated January 21 at 5:13pm UTC
78715 Castle Pines Drive
Grand Terrace
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 9 at 4:27am UTC
3 Bedrooms
54595 Tanglewood
PGA West
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 21 at 5:13pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
50590 Santa Rosa Plaza
La Quinta
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 3 at 11:20am UTC
1 Bedroom
78980 Citrus
Citrus Club
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 6 at 4:14am UTC
3 Bedrooms
48280 Via Solana
Rancho La Quinta
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 17 at 9:45am UTC
3 Bedrooms
51173 Marbella Court
Mountain View Country Club
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 20 at 1:58am UTC
4 Bedrooms
48525 Via Amistad
La Quinta
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 3 at 11:24am UTC
3 Bedrooms
80300 Via Valerosa
Mountain View Country Club
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 3 at 11:24am UTC
3 Bedrooms
78975 River Rock Road
La Quinta
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 19 at 1:30am UTC
4 Bedrooms
48224 Big Horn Drive
La Quinta
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 4 at 12:18pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
80120 Via Pessaro, Lot 206
Country Club of the Desert
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 3 at 11:20am UTC
4 Bedrooms
47925 Wind Spirit Drive
La Quinta
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 20 at 9:38am UTC
3 Bedrooms
PGA West
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 3 at 11:47am UTC
3 Bedrooms
52025 Avenida Diaz
Santa Carmelita at Vale La Quinta
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 18 at 6:54pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
78758 Via Carmel
Rancho La Quinta
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 9 at 4:27am UTC
4 Bedrooms
79685 Buttercup Lane
La Quinta
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 19 at 9:11am UTC
4 Bedrooms
54820 Avenida Vallejo
Santa Carmelita at Vale La Quinta
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 18 at 6:57pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
54425 Avenida Obregon
Santa Carmelita at Vale La Quinta
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 18 at 9:55am UTC
3 Bedrooms
54480 Alysheba Drive
Griffin Ranch
La Quinta, CA
Updated January 3 at 11:45am UTC
4 Bedrooms
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City Guide
La Quinta
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.

Rent Report
La Quinta

January 2018 La Quinta Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2018 La Quinta Rent Report. La Quinta rents declined 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 rents declined over the past month

La Quinta rents have declined 0.1% over the past month, but are up slightly by 1.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in La Quinta stand at $1,110 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,390 for a two-bedroom. La Quinta's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 4.3%, as well as the national average of 2.8%.

Rents rising across the Riverside Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of La Quinta, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Riverside metro, all of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Temecula has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 7.9%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,820, while one-bedrooms go for $1,440.
  • Over the past month, Moreno Valley has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 0.2%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,700, while one-bedrooms go for $1,360.
  • Corona has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Riverside metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,140; rents increased 5.9% over the past year but remained flat month-over-month.
  • San Bernardino has the least expensive rents in the Riverside metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,050; rents increased 0.5% over the past month and 5.0% over the past year.

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

As rents have increased slightly in La Quinta, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Compared to most large cities across the country, La Quinta is less affordable for renters.

  • Rents increased moderately in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 4.3% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.4% in Los Angeles, 3.3% in San Diego, and 2.7% in San Jose.
  • La Quinta's median two-bedroom rent of $1,390 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.8% over the past year compared to the 1.7% rise in La Quinta.
  • While La Quinta's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide saw more substantial increases, including Jacksonville (+4.5%), Phoenix (+3.8%), and Seattle (+3.0%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in La Quinta than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,020.

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 $1,050 $1,310 0.1% 6.3%
San Bernardino $840 $1,050 0.5% 5.0%
Fontana $1,060 $1,320 0.7% 5.3%
Moreno Valley $1,360 $1,700 -0.2% 6.3%
Rancho Cucamonga $1,370 $1,720 0.6% 5.2%
Ontario $1,170 $1,460 0.3% 5.8%
Corona $1,710 $2,140 0.3% 5.9%
Murrieta $1,380 $1,730 -0.0% 4.6%
Temecula $1,440 $1,820 7.9%
Indio $980 $1,230 0.4% 5.6%
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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.


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.