Voted the best Arts Festival in the United States and the leading Golf destination in the United States. Who wouldn't want to live in La Quinta! The city's downtown commercial district is known as "Old Town La Quinta."  Here you will find Art Shows, and sidewalk cafes and concerts. La Quinta shares the Santa Rosa Mountain range as a backdrop. The late Merv Griffin was instrumental in developing the first equestrian-oriented resort residential neighborhood, named Griffin Ranch. La Quinta also boasts 14 parks, fishing, camping, picnicking, more than 25 golf courses and miles and miles of hiking and biking trails. This area has an upscale suburban feel with the convenience of nearby retail, restaurants, and entertainment available for its residents.