Palmilla is a community of homes in La Quinta California
Palmilla is a community of homes in La Quinta California

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Tom Bashe is an associate broker at Coldwell Banker Residential, a full service Real Estate Brokerage specializing in Residential Real Estate Sales in Southern California. He began his career in real estate prior to graduating high school and was a licensed real estate agent before he received his high school diploma. In 2006, at the ripe old age of 21, Tom became one of the youngest Real Estate Brokers in the industry. In the 11 years since, his team has successfully sold hundreds of properties ranging in price from just over $50,000 to just under $5,000,000. He specializes in selling Single Family dwellings, condos, townhomes, multifamily dwellings, land and estates.

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About Palmilla

Palmilla is considered one of La Quinta’s most prominent gate communities. Fall colors of yellow, rust, and burnt orange abound in this neighborhood of contemporary homes. Residents love the landscape and wrought iron gates. The impressive architecture and sparkling water features represent the community’s serenity and peace.

Palmilla, built by RJT, was the recipient of the Builder’s Choice Merit Award as well as four architectural awards. It won for “Best Designed Homes in the Nation in 2002” and was applauded by Professional Builder magazine and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Its floor-to-ceiling glass with retractable doors impressed judges and showed proof of the incredible indoor and outdoor lifestyle here.

Golfers love the location of The Citrus, right next door to the community and a secret gate links both neighborhoods for easy access to golf carts. And art enthusiasts enjoy the entrance’s art garden and handcrafted gates which were created by Joe Tyler, a famous Southwest sculptor. Water features are situated in front to wash your worries away from the outside world as you enter your sanctuary. Architects Downing, Thorpe, and James planned this neighborhood for peace and comfort. The views are spectacular in this desert oasis with sparkling fountains, meandering lakes, and the majesty of the surrounding mountains.

Palmilla is different than many other communities with its diverse combination of homeowners. Full-time residents take up half of the population while the rest is balanced between seasonal residents and weekenders. Many professional athletes, producers, and business owners reside in this community.

Outside of Palmilla, residents can enjoy many things to see and do in the Coachella Valley. There is lots of shopping at Old Town La Quinta, El Paseo, and Desert Hills Premium Outlets. For entertainment you’ll want to check out the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the McCallum Theatre, and The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens. And the most delicious meals can be found at restaurants like Arnold Palmer’s Restaurant, Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant, and Ruth’s Chris Steak House.

Schools for this area include Harry S. Truman Elementary, La Quinta Middle, and La Quinta High School.

Palmilla Schools

School District

  • Desert Sands Unified

    47-950 Dune Palms Road, La Quinta, CA 92253-4000

    Phone number:

    (760) 777-4200

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