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San Marino's Lacy Park, Old Mill, and Taiwanese Sister City

San Marino is home to one of the world’s greatest cultural, research, and educational centers the Huntington Library. A private, nonprofit institution, The Huntington was founded in 1919 by Henry E. Huntington, an exceptional businessman who built a financial empire that included railroad companies, utilities, and real estate holdings in Southern California. Huntington was also a man of vision – with a special interest in books, art, and gardens.


“I’m always happy to call this unique and charming community my home. La Quinta is known as 'the Gem of the Desert' and exemplifies that in so many ways: gorgeous, desert-sensitive landscaping, numerous parks, hiking and biking trails, state-of-the-art fitness center, a library and museum that both feature the rich history of our City, and an outstanding public golf course.... great restaurants, hotels and shopping opportunities round out La Quinta's 'to-do' list. Yes, we have a lot to offer; however fiscal responsibility and public safety still remain our first priorities. I believe our residents are proud of what we’ve built over the past 30 years, and I'm humbled to be a part of it." - Kristy Franklin, Council Member


“La Quinta is my healing oasis. Its many opportunities for healthy living just can’t be matched. Hiking, biking, running, walking…enjoying the breathtaking Santa Rosa Mountains; it’s all at my doorstep.” - Linda Evans, Council Member


“La Quinta is more than my home; it’s my preferred way of life. I enjoy a peaceful sense of community here which is supported by art and culture. Great examples are the La Quinta Arts Festival every March, our ever-growing Art in Public Places program, and our beautiful and dynamic museum. La Quinta is a place like no other…” - Terry Henderson, Mayor Pro Tem


“I fully enjoy my life in La Quinta. It’s a charming city that has it all…the best in golf, art, culture, shopping, and dining. Life really can’t get any better than this.” - Mayor Don Adolph