Indian Wells Real Estate for Sale

About Indian Wells

Indian Wells is a city in between Palm Desert and La Quinta. As early as 1853, the area now known as Indian Wells was the site of a thriving Indian village. A decade later, when gold was discovered on the Colorado River, a trail was built from Los Angeles through the desert to the gold mines. A stage line used the trail to transport prospectors and Indian Wells became an important stop along the trail.

Over the next decades, settlers gradually arrived in the area and date ranches became profitable. In the 1950s, the first golf courses were opened at the Eldorado Country Club and the Indian Wells Country Club.

The inhabitants of Indian Wells voted on June 27, 1967 to incorporate as a city, to avoid being annexed by neighboring cities such as Palm Desert. On July 14, 1967, Indian Wells became California's 400th city and the 16th in Riverside County. Since then, Indian Wells has continued to grow, with the development of resort hotels, golf courses and luxury residential areas.

Indian Wells had a population of approximately 5,000. There are 2,745 households; the median age is 66.7 years. There are 5,137 housing units. The median income for a household in the city is approximately $111,000. The city has a total area of 14.6 square miles.

Indian Wells Demographics

Over 86% of the homes in Indian Wells are single family. Half the rest is in country clubs and the other half is condos with some mobile homes.

The graphs below show the demographics of Indian Wells: median income, population density and age, household make-up and adult education levels.

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We have included the above information to provide you a general idea of the community. For specific information about Indian Wells real estate: homes, condos or other property, either call or e-mail us at the addresses below, or fill out one of the forms. We have one for buyers and one for sellers.