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

Carmela is an affordable gated community in La Quinta that features Mediterranean inspired homes. Adjacent to the Madison Club, it currently has 61 houses with plans and lots to build an additional 40. You’ll find the entrance to this neighborhood on Monroe Street, between 52nd and 54th.

Carmela was established by builder Taylor Woodrow between 2005 and 2007 in the midst of some of the finest area amenities like the PGA WEST golf courses. This neighborhood has a desert architectural feel with a mix of Santa Barbara and California Ranch styling. These single-family homes range in size between 2,700 square feet to 3,000. And each home has a private courtyard and spacious entertainment rooms. Some residents have game rooms with up to four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Others have the option of sky decks for outdoor dining. Prices range from the low $400,000’s to the mid $500,000’s and the homeowner’s association fees are low.

Residents also have access to a central park area that offers a basketball court, recreational activities, and equestrian trails. The scenic views are complimented by the surrounding local resorts like Hideaway and Mountain View Country Club. You’ll love the mesquite, cypress trees, river rock, desert flowers, and colorful lantana which add to this lush scenery.

La Quinta residents enjoy many amenities including golf discounts at the nearby SilverRock Resort. The La Quinta library is available for quiet reading and study. And many people love the enormous array of shops and dining experiences in Old Town. You can also commune with nature on the hiking and biking trails. And tennis players of all ages can take affordable lessons at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

Residents in this area send their students to Mountain Vista Elementary, Cahuilla Desert Academy Junior High School, and Coachella Valley High School.

Carmela 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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