La Quinta, nestled in the rolling hills between Indio and Indian Wells in Riverside County, California, is a mecca for millennials with a passion for golf. Rated by the Robb Report as the number one golf destination in the nation, La Quinta is a perfect choice for “Life Behind The Gate.”
80 million individuals born between 1975 and 2000 make the up generational group known as Millennials. Their generation is considerably larger than Baby Boomers and more than 20 percent larger than Generation X. Today, Millennials make more than 25 percent of consumer discretionary purchases, including housing, and account for greater than a trillion dollars in direct purchasing power.
The majority of people in this group are married, successful professionals with young children. When purchasing a home, their desire for privacy, a need for safety and security for their families and a prudent business acumen that recognizes that exclusive upscale, gated properties hold the greatest potential for enhanced appreciation, heavily influences their home purchasing decisions.
Gated community homes for sale in La Quinta typically feature a diverse range of exclusive amenities and luxury lifestyle options – and of course the desert’s perfect weather all winter long, clear mountain air, spectacular scenery, excellent public schools, and beautifully landscaped properties. Homes for sale in the prestigious gated communities in La Quinta range from condominiums to exquisite custom estate homes – and everything in between.
In general, the positive benefits of living in a secure La Quinta gated golf resort community far outweigh the minor disadvantages. There is great peace of mind in having a 24-hour gate guard that screens visitors and only allows persons to enter that are validated by the property owner. When you live in a gated community, door-to-door salesmen or religious zealots banging on your door no longer bother you. Also, many people highly value their privacy and enjoy living in a gated community knowing people can’t just pop in unexpectedly.
Many of the high-end gated luxury developments of La Quinta also feature concierge service at varying levels, such as signing for and taking delivery of packages or monitoring access and exits of housekeeping or yard maintenance service people when you are not in residence.
Safety And Security
In gated golf resort communities, crimes both against persons and property are considerably lower than in non-gated residential developments because perpetrators tend to avoid areas with which they are unfamiliar and where it is likely to be much harder avoid detection or to find a viable escape route.
Another one of the most appreciated qualities of a gated community is that they are free from the pollution and noise that heavy road traffic brings. An added bonus is that neighbors living in the community are more mindful of children playing or people walking. Residents that recreate together get to know each other and enjoy an enhanced sense of community – something that is a fantastic side benefit for individuals and families looking for a lifestyle that includes a tight-knit circle of friends.
Enhanced Property Value
Gated and guarded communities are able to invest more into neighborhood amenities like lighted tennis courts, swimming pools, exercise facilities, clubhouses, state-of-the-art community centers as well as well maintained natural and landscaped walking, biking and equestrian trails. Guards, gates, and fences provide the perception of safety, security and privacy. In affluent residential resort communities, privacy means exclusivity and therefore increased property values. Gated communities are considered premium neighborhoods, and in real estate terms, this perception adds value. There is strong evidence that life behind the proverbial gate equates to an added value of up to $50,000 per home.
Gated golf course resort communities in La Quinta often include a wide range of exclusive amenities that other communities do not feature. Many of the prestige properties for sale in La Quinta are located in exclusive neighborhoods that offer grocery stores, beauty salons, spas, shopping venues and gourmet dining options nearby.
Non-gated communities are often limited to providing minimal amenities that can be inexpensively maintained and secured. Because gated communities limit access, they find that they can invest more into amenities without the security concerns that plague publically accessed locations.
Choose The “Right” Realtor To Find The “Right” Property
No matter if you are a snowbird seeking a second home to escape the cold, or looking for a permanent residence for fun in the sun, you will find dozens of wonderful gated communities that offer course-side living, as well as more than 40 gated communities that are not golf-centric. We know the area extremely well, and can help you find the perfect home to meet your budget and lifestyle goals.
When searching for luxury real estate in La Quinta California, rely on a La Quinta real estate agent who knows the features and character of each these communities. Contact La Quinta real estate agent Scott or Patty at Doyle Properties, and they will help you find the La Quinta home perfect for you and your luxury lifestyle.