Welcome to Indian Wells
An idyllic oasis in the heart of the Santa Rosa Mountains
As you make your way through the Santa Rosa Mountains in Riverside County, California, you’ll soon come upon a small, pristine oasis known as Indian Wells. This elite community features some of the State’s most luxurious resorts, boutiques, and restaurants, drawing visitors from around the world while still maintaining its quiet and picturesque lifestyle.
While the area was once the home of a thriving Cahuilla Indian village, the Gold Rush brought a number of new settlers through the late 1800s. The city of Indian Wells really came into the spotlight during Hollywood’s Golden Age when stars flocked to the area to enjoy the breathtaking views and stay at Desi Arnaz’s Indian Wells Hotel.
Today, the area is not only known as a wonderful escape for Hollywood’s elite but also the prestigious home of many local residents who enjoy access to world-class amenities as well as some of the most beautiful homes on the market.
What to Love
- Quiet, small-town atmosphere minutes from big-city conveniences
- One-of-a-kind homes in a wide range of styles
- Awe-inspiring views throughout the city
- World-class entertainment and dining options
People & Lifestyle
Indian Wells is widely known as one of the most exclusive communities in Southern California, and the majority of the population works white-collar, executive-level jobs. As a result, residents are able to enjoy the very best in services and amenities, such as private golf and tennis courses, entertainment, and even special activities such as the grand Fantasy Balloon Flights
While residents of Indian Wells pay some of the highest real estate prices and cost of living expenses, they are truly able to live a life of luxury in every possible sense.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The luxurious atmosphere of Indian Wells continues into its world-class dining scene — it’s home to a number of unique and exceptionally rated restaurants. Vicky’s of Santa Fe
has been serving the community for over 30 years and has maintained its astonishing reputation throughout with dishes such as a 20-oz. rib steak, seared sea scallops, and a mind-blowing chicken pot pie.
The Vue Grill and Bar
, located in the Indian Wells Golf Resort, is a favorite among residents, who stop by as often as they can for a taste of their spicy fried chicken sandwich and ahi poke bowls. Or, if you’re in the mood for a more laid-back experience, you can expect exceptional hospitality and delicious dishes and cocktails when you visit The Nest
Things to Do
If there’s one thing Indian Wells is known for, it would be the outstanding, world-renowned golf courses right outside residents’ doors. The Indian Wells Golf Resort
has two courses, both of which are ranked within the top 25 in the entire United States. Their Shots in the Night
event is a great way to spend the evening, offering guests a whole new look at the course filled with lasers and other fun activities.
Indian Wells is also a short drive from El Paseo
Shopping District, which offers everything from unique boutiques to art galleries and spas. Make sure you check out their list of high-quality events they put on throughout the year.
The professional residents of Indian Wells place a high level of importance on education. This is clearly evident from the number of highly-rated schools in the area, including: