Los Angeles Estates & Luxury Homes - LA's Beach Cities (2nd in Series)
Venice, on the other hand, tends to be funkier, more urban and more wildly eclectic than L.A.'s other coastal communities. This may be both a defect and recommendation, depending on your perspective. Venice also features the famous canals (the lesser,) the immensely popular Abbot Kinney business district, and notorious boardwalk which has mostly commercial and high-density development.
Santa Monica has the only major downtown district on the bay. It sits on a high bluff over looking the sea lined by older high-rise residence buildings. High density residences also predominate the beaches at the southern end of the city by Venice.
Finally, the north end Santa Monica and Pacific Palisades start to resemble the kind of homes and estates found elsewhere in the hills. Palisades in particular has a number of rural feeling homes and estates, both new and old, on the hill sides overlooking the Pacific.
Look for an examination of lifestyle, features, and architectural styles in some of some of Los Angeles' most famous communities in the upcoming 3rd article in this series.
La Quinta, California is home to some of the world's finest golf courses, and Tradition Golf Club is no exception. This golfing community has been named one of America's top one hundred golfing communities, and it has earned every bit of the distinction since it opened in 1997. In addition, Tradition has consistently ranked as one of the "top 10 exclusive country clubs" in California and in 2009 was ranked the #1 "golf community in Southern California" by Travel and Leisure magazine.
Renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. designed one course, while former US Open champion Jerry Pate designed the other course. Rancho La Quinta Country Club offers several different golfing activities and tournaments throughout the year and you don't have to be a master to enjoy them. Nearly half of the residents are members of the golf club, but there are not so many that you can't enjoy a relaxing day on the course.
In addition to the incredible golfing experiences, there are some truly luxurious amenities available at Rancho La Quinta Country Club. For your membership fees, you can enjoy the use of the clubhouse, spa services, tennis courts, restaurants, cocktail lounges, and sparkling social events. There are certainly membership fees involved, but the rewards for these fees are immense.
You can call Rancho La Quinta Country Club your home if you desire. There are hundreds of homes in the area, with the option to either purchase or lease when they become available. Because this is such a desirable community, it is rare to see homes vacated, but it does happen. If you want to be the first in line for the next available property, it would be wise to work with an experienced and knowledgeable real estate agent right away. Real estate agents learn about available properties at Rancho La Quinta Country Club well before the general public. In many cases, the homes become available and then sell before a sign can even be placed in the yard. You can take advantage of an agent's inside knowledge and get the home of your dreams.
LA Luxury HomesThere seems to be growing international interest in Los Angeles' luxury real estate market right now and asking prices have declined significantly since last year.