Coachella Valley Real Estate By Kimberley, SFR, HAFA, GREEN
Residential, Equestrian, Land
I Do Real Estate The Same Way I Played Polo – To Win!
Coachella Valley Properties By Kimberley, SFR, HAFA, GREEN
Residential, Equestrian, Land
I Do Real Estate The Same Way I Played Polo – To Win!

Equestrian properties

Equestrian farms in the Coachella Valley

Equestrian farms for sale in coachella valley

Equestrian farms for sale in the Coachella Valley

Equestrian Farms in the Coachella Valley:  Most of our equestrian farms and properties are located in our Easterly cities of Indio, North Indio, Vista Santa Rosa (unincorporated), a few in Bermuda Dunes (unincorporated), Coachella and Thermal. If you are looking to buy or sell a horse property in the Coachella Valley, give local equestrian and agent, Kim Kelly a call at 760-285-3578.

I have found that most of my horse clients are looking for smaller parcels, ideally 5-10 acres, with a barn already there.  If there is a house, they don’t want a large house, and it has to be casual.  If they want a larger home, they will build one in the future.  Most importantly it must be laid out for a horsey lifestyle.

Barns are most important.  Though not hard to build, or have delivered and put together, it does take time, permits, and infrastructure, so if there is one already there, great!  An arena with good footing is preferred.  Open riding spaces that are manicured and gopher free is a HUGE bonus.  A track or just open working spaces is another plus.  If it has a mobile home, or casita, or small dwelling for their help, that is through the roof!

I have several farms that fit the bill and they will be shown when the horse season comes back around in November.

  • 10 acres near the HITS showgrounds with a 12 stall barn w/in and outs.  A lovely irrigated arena.  Track to free ride on, mature landscape, multiple turnouts, completely fenced and no nearby neighbors that aren’t horsey.  Container home for the grooms.  $3.1 mil
  • 20 acres near the HITS showgrounds with a grassy riding area, multiple turnouts, tackroom, several RV spaces or tiny home spaces, an outdoor bathroom facility, pool, event space, private well.  $3.3 mil.

Take a look at this gorgeous equestrian, 20 acre, working farm.  Not currently for sale, Forsythe Farms is just East of Monroe/54 and is a boarding and training facility run by Laura Forsythe. 


Equestrian Estate becomes Coachella event site

Equestrian Estate becomes Coachella event site:  I’ve been a Coachella valley resident for about 40 years now, first as a part timer, then a full time desert rat.  In my past life as a polo professional, I had been a guest on the Merv Griffin show.  He did a show about women who were successful in typically male fields.  What an experience!  What a kind, very funny man.  He shared with me at the time that he had a ranch in the Coachella Valley where he would come to be with his horses and to relax.  Fast forward, and that former Griffin equestrian estate is listed for sale..for 36 million!  If you are looking to buy or sell in the Coachella Valley, give local resident and 23 year agent, Kim Kelly a call 760-285-3578.

The original estate was approx. 240 acres, then the family sold about 200 acres which were developed into the gated community known locally as Griffin Ranch.  Griffin Ranch is a popular gated community for both Polo players and also participants in the famous HITS horseshow.  The current estate is approx. 39 acres, and is located on Avenue 52, just past Madison St.  Merv Griffin added his personal touch to the home which was built in the 80’s, creating a Moroccan motif throughout the residences as well as the barns.  Very unique!  The current owner paid 7 million for the property.  The Merv Griffin Equestrian Estate is known locally as a vacation rental and event site.  

If you’re looking for some local land here in the Coachella Valley, take a tour of this 9.77 acre organic date farm located on Monroe and Avenue 62 in Thermal, CA.  Offered at $795,000, this completely fenced, farm has a reservoir, power to site, and an extremely good location. 


Equestrian corner site for sale, Coachella.

84045 Avenue 52, Coachella

Equestrian corner site for sale, Coachella:  84045 Avenue 52., Coachella, CA.  $2,350,000.  Looking for a small, manageable sized farm that could be a fantastic equestrian site?  Then this could be the one.  7.8 acres, flat and located on a corner parcel in Coachella, only a short 15 minutes to the showgrounds and a bit less to the Eldorado polo club.  The farm has direct access through a wide electronic gate from Avenue 52.  Plenty of room for direct entry with a large rig full of horses!  If you are looking for an equestrian opportunity for the season, give me a call for a tour at 760-285-3578.

The home on the farm is approx. 2400 sf and was remodeled about 7 years ago.  It has a front and rear porch, fenced yard and is located on the Northwest corner of the property.  3 bedrooms/2 bathrooms, it is on septic and well water as most of the farms here in the Coachella Valley are.  The great news is that there is gas and electric to site and city water is right there so if in the future you wanted to switch to City water, it wouldn’t be a long haul to do it.  Currently, the farm shares a domestic well with the farm next door, and that would carry over for a year after close.  CVWD ag water to the farm for irrigation and inexpensive water for the farm and horses.

There are approx. 100 date palms that come with the farm.  The seller is very willing to either remove them, or re-locate them in case the new owner has a plan for landscape and wants them moved to accommodate that.  This corner parcel is part of Leja Farms, a date production  facility.  It is offered separately.

7.8 acre corner farm in Coachella, CA. $2,350,000

There is plenty of room to add a barn and turnout paddocks as the parcel is just under 8 acres.  Fenced and flat, just needs an equestrian to plan it out, and get rolling for the 2024 season and beyond.


As for future development??  This particular parcel is zoned Commercial, so if a buyer wanted to develop it in the future, say build a hotel or an event site, it is already zoned.  Great location, great opportunity, equestrians take note..lovely place to have a horse facility in Coachella!


NEW seasonal rentals available now!

4 beds/3 baths in Coachella; for lease

NEW seasonal rentals available now!  If you’re looking for a seasonal rental near the polo fields and HITS showgrounds, I can suggest two to consider.  I do not handle leases/rentals myself, but the management company reached out to me and because I know these properties personally, I am proud to refer them.  If you are an equestrian, polo player, HITS competitor, or just someone coming down for season who wants some room to roam, give management a call:  858-925-3122  Rates vary depending on length of stays.

  1. Coachella:  This one is SO nice!  1960’s ranch style home + guest home, on over an acre on Jackson St.  Remodeled to perfection in that cool, mid century vibe with original terrazzo floor and corner fireplace, totally re done kitchen, updated bathrooms, large covered porch, new pool being installed as I write.  3 beds/2 baths in the main home and an over size casita with kitchenette and bathroom.  Detached garage.  Gated entry.  Dog/children friendly as the lot is large!  Available for short or long term (seasonal) lease.  

2.  Indio:    This is another WOW!  Located off of Ave. 48, walking distance to the Festival grounds.  The parcel is approx. 1 acre, and offers a main home, with 3 bedrooms/3 baths, a large gueshome with 2 bedrooms, a California room (outdoor party pavillion), and a large RV garage + a couple of RV hook up spots.  There is a secondary guest home attached to the garage; sleeps lots!!  The pool area is outstanding and party friendly!  Call management to reserve this one!  858-925-3122, or visit the website at


Deer Creek Equestrian Center in Thermal, CA.

Farm for sale in Coachella Valley

Deer Creek Equestrian Farm with community fields and track, Thermal, CA.

Deer Creek Equestrian Center in Thermal, CA.  Looking for an equestrian property that is secure, gated, private, yet friendly?  This HOA equestrian community in Thermal just might be a good fit.  Contrary to what some people may think, horses in general, love and thrive in the desert heat!  Lots of fresh water, shade, electrolytes and moderate exercise..pretty much the same as for us humans, and your horses will be bloomy and happy!  For more information on equestrian properties, land, or residential, call local Realtor, Kim Kelly at 760-285-3578.

The HOA of $900/mo., includes 2 playing tickets, a polo manager, 2 full time employees so it’s never vacant, all common area maintenance, and personal pasture irrigation.

There are currently 3 farms for sale in the community.  A 10 acre parcel near the polo field, no house, but paddocks and a small barn for $1,800,000.

84024 Lovely Sage Ct., Thermal,:  $1,995,000.  6 acre turnkey farm with a custom Pool home, 8 stall barn, multiple turnouts, hay barn, and several tackrooms.

84485 61st Ave., Thermal:  $2,995,000.  10 acre farm located a close ride to the polo field, a custom Adobe style home which sits on an elevated central location overlooking the pastures, and 5 acre turnout.  A long, tree lined road goes past the pipe pens and tackroom, to the house with it’s spectacular views.  Take the tour below, and give me a call for your personal tour.



August real estate round up

Indoor/outdoor living in the beautiful Coachella Valley.

August real estate round up.  Here we are nearing the end of the summer, so it’s time to slow down and do a real estate recap.  It’s been a steady summer of sales, whether it’s vacant land, equestrian properties or residential.  Inventory remains low in all price points, and average Days on the market is sitting at 36 days, where it was 80 days in August of 2020.  If you are looking to buy or sell in the Coachella Valley, give Kim Kelly, a local realtor, a call at 760-285-3578.

There are all kinds of statistics, and remember that we have 9 desert cities, so the median of the valley doesn’t mean a ton, except that when you compare the stats year to year, it does translate.  These stats are from the MLS.

Average list price:  $785,115 which is a 15% increase from last year.

Average sale price:  $681,418 an increase of 25% from last year.

Number of closed units in all price points has dropped dramatically from 2020, but probably due to reduced inventory.  The price points in the desert that continue to beat last years numbers are the pricier ones.  $1,9-2 million sales are up 166%.  $4.5-4.7 sales numbers are up 600% and 5 mil and over is up 114%!!

Take a tour of this incredible 10 acre estate in an incredible location.  Just a bike ride from the festival grounds, about a 5 minute drive from Old Town La Quinta, across the street from The Madison Club.  It’s a wow!  $9,500,000.




What to do in the Coachella Valley heat!

A favorite thing to do in the heat of course is to swim!!

What to do in the Coachella Valley heat?  It’s HOT here in the desert right now.  Key word being “desert”, so that shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone.  As a local Realtor, my summers remain busy showing property, but there is still lots of time in the heat.  First off, get up Early; I mean really early!  It’s gorgeous at 4-5 a.m., and since you need to be in the shade or A/C by 11, that gives you 5 hours or so to get some stuff done!!  There are lots of fun and interesting things to do in the summer here in the Coachella Valley.

One of the favorite things to do in the coachella valley heat, is of course, to find a swimming pool and SWIM!  We have plenty of public pools that have lap swimming, and also open swimming, if you don’t have your own.  Save the gym for the heat of the day, and use the morning hours to hit one of the many hiking trails, BUT, do NOT go hiking if there are heat advisories.  And for heavens sake, leave your dog at home.  We humans need to be smart about our limitations and those of our pets.

Horse people are still riding early mornings, or early evenings.  Bikers continue to ride bikes, even in the desert heat, as we have amazing biking paths throughout the desert cities, but again…go BEFORE the extreme heat.  Head up the hill to Idyllwyld for the day, hit the antique stores in Joshua Tree, take the time to stroll through the museum in Palm Springs or La Quinta.  And did I mention the golf?  So great in the summer because there are discounts at all the courses.  I hit more golf balls in the summer than the entire season!

And of course you can always go looking at real estate! 



Just Sold! Farms in the Coachella Valley

SOLD, Coachella Valley. 5+ acres, custom home, $1,399,000

Just Sold!  Farms in the Coachella Valley.  It was a busy year last year, 2020, and we are off to 2021 with a continuation of real estate sales.  Here in the Coachella Valley, the main problem for us local Realtors is lack of inventory.  No matter the price point, there is not enough inventory!  For more local real estate information, give Kim Kelly a call at 760-285-3578.


Just Sold in the Coachella Valley:  5+ acre Equestrian estate with a 2600 sf custom home and a 3 bed/2 ba guest home in the city of Coachella.  Multiple turnouts, and killer location.  Listed and sold for $1,399,000.

SOLD; 9+ acre land parcel with 12 stall barn, Thermal.

Just Sold in the Coachella Valley:  9+ acre parcel in an HOA gated community in Thermal.  $575,000.  Build your own custom home to go with the 12 stall barn.  Community equestrian amenities include  a track, polo fields, mature landscape, spectacular VIEWS.



Take a tour of this gorgeous 20 acre farm in Thermal, California.  Listed for $1,500,000, the farm includes several homes, a 12 stall barn, hay barn, multiple turnout pastures, private well, Ag water for’s ready to go!


Equestrian Estate or Event Site in Coachella Valley

The 12 stall barn at 52450 Monroe St., VSR, CA.

Equestrian Estate or Event Site in Coachella Valley. First time the current owners have offered their exclusive estate for sale.  Located at 52450 Monroe St. in Vista Santa Rosa, CA., this 9.44 Acre fenced, gated, and very private property, is truly one of a kind.  Custom entry gates swing open to an oasis of green lawns, grand tree lined driveway, and a sparkling lake just off to the South.  It is breath taking.  A perfect show place for prized horses, or a magical event site with a variety of different and unique settings.  Vista Santa Rosa is an unincorporated area of the Coachella Valley, which is county and much more friendly to events than neighboring La Quinta.  Call Kim at 760-285-2478, or Kate at 760-409-1532.

This incredible Equestrian Estate offers your horses a classy, comfortable life.  The approx. 3,000 sf., 12 stall barn has vaulted and beamed ceilings for stunning affect, but also for great air circulation.  There are 4 arched entries, and the floor is interlocking pavers to keep the horses from slipping, even when wet.  Two large, grassy turnouts, a smooth round about entry for your rigs, and a short 10 minute drive to the polo fields, or 20 minutes to the HITS showgrounds.

Narendra Patel designed the main home with it’s 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms.

Supurb settings for Events are available throughout the 9+ acres.  The barn, the private orchard, the asado party area, one or all of the 3 homes on site, and that spectacular private lake with it’s wooden dock, and 3-tiered waterfall.  There have been multiple high end events held on the estate in the past, and the future income is prime for growth.  Just a short mile or so to the Coachella Music Festival grounds, yet oh so private.

Take the virtual tour below to experience the unique beauty of this exceptional equestrian estate or event site in the Coachella Valley.


18+ Acre Equestrian Acreage in the Coachella Valley

Coachella Farm

18.6 acre Equestrian Farm near Festival Grounds for sale.

18+ Acre Equestrian Acreage in the Coachella Valley:  Located right on the edge of La Quinta, across the street from The Madison Club and The Hideaway Golf Club, this farm has an incredibly unique location.  With the ability to adjust to potential 5 Acres at the smallest, this farm with it’s nearness to entertainment as well as the Coachella Music Festival grounds, is a win win for both Equestrians or people that just want some room to roam!  Call local Realtor, Kim Kelly at 760-285-3578 for your personal tour today.


18 Acre Equestrian Acreage Amenities:  Listed for $1,395,000

  • New Well in 2018
  • Electricity to site in 2018
  • Box Stall barn and In-n-out Barns
  • Multiple grass paddocks for turnout
  • Alfalfa Field so you can feed your own horses!
  • Sand Arena
  • Outdoor Jumping/cross country jumping field
  • CVWD (Ag) water to site for flood irrigating
  • Zoned A1-10, so prime for your Farm Home and perhaps a guest home.  The farm is a golf cart ride from The Madison Club and also The Hideaway Golf Club.  The Coachella Music Festival Grounds are about 2 miles away, which opens up the possibility of a Luxury Lease Event site in the future.


Take the Walk Tour of this 18 Acre Equestrian Acreage available by Appointment for your personal tour..