LQ for short. La Quinta means "country house" in Spanish, better known as a villa. Quinta can also refer to a vegetable garden. Quinta can stand for 5, or the fifth. This luxury neighborhood has grown in population by 70% in the past 2 decades, so it may be busier and more crowded than it was in 2011.
desert w/ palms treed mountain slopes
SW of Indio, CA
on Hwy 111, S of I-10
parks, forests, rivers & lakes:
la quinta campgrounds
Upscale community, with residential, condos, restaurants and shopping downtown. Parks, golf courses and a small recreational lake. Hiking trails into desert canyons of San Jacinto Wilderness.