Paradise 7 months per year
My wife and I have lived in La Quinta, CA for 16 years. Over these years we've seen a tremendous amount of development, which on the one hand has improved shopping and amenities, and on the other hand worsened the traffic.
The best thing about La Quinta is the October through April weather, which is like paradise. Warm and dry. In fact, we probably average a humidity of around 20 to 25. It can be 85 degrees with a humidity of 20, and that's a great day. To live here, however, you must be able to tolerate very hot summers. From May though September, it's rough. We get a lot of days over 100 degrees, and quite a few over 110. Every summer we get a few days that are 115 to 120, and that's when the overnight lows drop only to 88. I'ts brutal. You are basically stuck indoors, although you can always go out to restaurants, movies, and shopping, as there is never any danger on the road, such as in snow and rain climates. We barely get any rain here -- about 6 or 7 inches per year. Read More