Coachella Valley Festival traffic is always a challenge! I live here year round in La Quinta, sell real estate in all 9 desert cities, and keep my horses in Coachella, so I need to plan my attacks during festival. The first weekend of the festival is over and I am happy to report that our local roads were congested to be sure, but also flowed to keep people moving along. This is the Festival Map provided by the City, which helps to orientate you.
The roads are clearly marked here in the desert, so pay attention. There are quite a few traffic roundabouts in the desert valley, which are very successful in keeping traffic slow and moving. You will run into one on Jefferson and 52, and again on Jefferson just in front of the Hideaway Golf Club.
Homeowners that live near Coachella Festival grounds, such as at Rancho Santana, anywhere on Avenue 49, The Citrus Club, Tradition and Hideaway, are all issued passes, and if you go to the stores, or restaurants fairly early, you’ll be fine. I’ve asked local restaurant owners if they saw large influxes of clients. Old Town La Quinta, says quite the opposite..people stay away for the weekends of festival. Marios on 50/Jefferson says it’s just normal numbers. Take a look at this potential Short Term Rental investment property, known as Pineapple Hill Retreat, offered at just $1,650,000.