267 Apartments for rent in Palm Desert, CA

Last updated August 24 at 3:44AM
237 Serena Drive
Palm Desert
Palm Desert, CA
Updated February 10 at 10:18PM
2 Bedrooms
$3,800
540 Gold Canyon Drive
Indian Ridge Cpountry Club
Palm Desert, CA
Updated July 12 at 10:18AM
3 Bedrooms
$9,000
76235 Poppy Lane
Palm Valley Country Club
Palm Desert, CA
Updated May 1 at 6:46AM
2 Bedrooms
$3,600
220 Calle Del Verano
Palm Desert
Palm Desert, CA
Updated February 25 at 2:42PM
3 Bedrooms
$3,800
449 Sierra Madre
Palm Desert
Palm Desert, CA
Updated May 9 at 4:27PM
2 Bedrooms
$4,200
355 Indian Ridge Drive
Indian Ridge Cpountry Club
Palm Desert, CA
Updated August 21 at 10:17AM
3 Bedrooms
$6,500
192 Castellana South
Palm Desert
Palm Desert, CA
Updated November 2 at 1:08PM
2 Bedrooms
$4,100
78819 Tamarind Pod Court
Sun City Palm Desert
Palm Desert, CA
Updated July 1 at 10:14AM
2 Bedrooms
$3,200
72727 Eagle Road
Palm Desert
Palm Desert, CA
Updated May 27 at 12:40AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
761 Dove Run Circle
Indian Ridge Cpountry Club
Palm Desert, CA
Updated May 6 at 1:43PM
3 Bedrooms
$9,000
76319 Dahlia Circle
Palm Valley Country Club
Palm Desert, CA
Updated June 7 at 6:08AM
3 Bedrooms
$5,000
45880 San Luis Rey Avenue
Shadow Mountain Golf Estates
Palm Desert, CA
Updated August 24 at 3:44AM
3 Bedrooms
$2,100
317 Desert Falls Drive East
Desert Falls
Palm Desert, CA
Updated August 22 at 3:10AM
2 Bedrooms
$3,800
400 South Sierra Madre
Palm Desert
Palm Desert, CA
Updated August 12 at 5:58PM
2 Bedrooms
$4,000
76932 Joetta Place
Oasis Country Club
Palm Desert, CA
Updated August 18 at 12:41PM
2 Bedrooms
$3,600
73415 Shadow Mountain Drive
South Palm Desert
Palm Desert, CA
Updated July 20 at 1:51PM
2 Bedrooms
$2,400
78936 Edgebrook Lane
Sun City Palm Desert
Palm Desert, CA
Updated July 13 at 2:14AM
2 Bedrooms
$3,200
73845 Flagstone Lane
Shadow Mountain Golf Estates
Palm Desert, CA
Updated June 15 at 4:25AM
3 Bedrooms
$5,500
76216 Poppy Lane
Palm Valley Country Club
Palm Desert, CA
Updated August 1 at 2:57AM
3 Bedrooms
$2,900
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City Guide
Palm Desert
Palm Desert, CA

In search of rolling horizons with pink sunsets and palm trees waving in the breeze? Need some respite from the cold, snowy north? Or maybe you already live in Palm Desert, CA and just want to find a nicer apartment. Whatever your situation, we’re certain the answer to a better living place lies within our apartment and rental house listings. From cool, modern apartment complexes with high-rise balconies, wi-fi, terraces and posh fitness centers to older homes for rent with lots of character that offer features like fireplaces and hardwood floors, you're sure to find a perfect fit here in Palm Desert. So let's get started!

Palm Desert is a sunny community in southern California famous for seasonal residents, retirees and “snowbirds” dodging the cold winters. It’s loaded with golf courses, spas, country clubs and other recreational outlets. The best part? You won’t find a soul complaining about the weather. Other compelling attractions include the world-class shopping found at El Paseo, the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert and McCallum Theater. Rest assured, you'll have plenty of options to fill your time outside of the house.

One thing to note about renting in Palm Desert is that, like much of California, apartments are pricey. Prepare your bank account for impact, as you’ll likely pay at least $1000 in rent and in addition to a significant deposit. The upside is you’ll get way more in amenities than you would in many other places. Almost all apartments are considered “luxury,” and it’s hard to find a place without a swimming pool, hot tub and upscale clubhouse. Typical rent hovers around $1000 to $1100 for a smaller one-bedroom apartments and about $2100 to $2200 for three-bedrooms.

Places such as the Regent Palm Desert are a little more affordable, with one bedrooms starting at $825, however two-bedrooms there are $1450 and your deposit will be about $500. For cheaper options, the Desert Fountains complex is perhaps the cheapest in town, offering one-bedrooms in the $725 range. Whatever you choose, you’ll have plenty in the way of creature comforts. Most apartments will have things like concierges, high-speed Internet, saunas, Jacuzzis, covered parking and inside amenities like air conditioning, balconies, ceiling fans, oversized closets, dishwashers and washer-dryers.

Oddly enough, condominiums and houses for rent can sometimes be more affordable than apartments in Palm Desert, CA. You can easily find a two-bedroom condo with about 1000 square feet for $700 or $800 a month. If that sounds like your cup of tea, check around Country Club Drive or Harris Lane. In this neighborhood you’ll find a lot of upscale features, and most places lie within gated communities, so security is a non-issue. One thing to keep in mind, however, is that many houses for rent in Palm Desert are vacation homes or short-term properties, so be sure to clarify you are looking for something to rent year-round.

Whatever you’re looking for, we’re sure you’ll find lots of amenities and sunny landscapes in Palm Desert. Good luck out there and enjoy your hunt!

Rent Report
Palm Desert

August 2017 Palm Desert Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2017 Palm Desert Rent Report. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Palm Desert rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Palm Desert rents declined marginally over the past month

Palm Desert rents have declined 0.1% over the past month, but have increased 0.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Palm Desert stand at $950 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,190 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in April. Palm Desert's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 4.2%, as well as the national average of 2.9%.

Rents rising across the Riverside Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Palm Desert, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Riverside metro, all of them have seen prices rise, and this trend can be seen throughout other areas in the state, as well. California as a whole has logged a 4.2% year-over-year growth. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro, as well as the rest of the state.

  • Corona has the most expensive rents in the Riverside metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,120; the city has also seen rent growth of 7.5% over the past year, the fastest in the metro.
  • Over the past month, Chino Hills has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with decline of 0.6%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,900, while one-bedrooms go for $1,500.
  • San Bernardino has the least expensive rents in the Riverside metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,030; rents were up 0.2% over the past month and 3.9% over the past year.
  • Looking throughout the rest of the state, San Francisco is the most expensive of all California's major cities outside the Riverside metro, with a median two-bedroom rent of $3,060; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, San Francisco, is the only major city to see rents fall year-over-year (-0.0%).
  • Sacramento, Santa Ana, and Fresno have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (8.9%, 6.2%, and 6.1%, respectively).

Palm Desert rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

Rent growth in Palm Desert has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases. Palm Desert is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Palm Desert's median two-bedroom rent of $1,190 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.9% over the past year.
  • While rents in Palm Desert remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Seattle (+5.6%), Phoenix (+5.0%), Las Vegas (+4.3%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,710, $1,020, and $1,090 respectively.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Palm Desert than most large cities. Comparably, Seattle has a median 2BR rent of $1,710, which is nearly one-and-a-half times the price in Palm Desert.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Riverside $1,020 $1,280 0.4% 4.1%
San Bernardino $820 $1,030 0.2% 3.9%
Fontana $1,020 $1,280 0.5% 2.0%
Moreno Valley $1,340 $1,680 0.3% 5.9%
Rancho Cucamonga $1,350 $1,690 1.0% 6.7%
Ontario $1,170 $1,460 0.3% 6.6%
Corona $1,700 $2,120 0.2% 7.5%
Murrieta $1,380 $1,730 1.1% 4.9%
Indio $960 $1,210 0.5% 3.6%
Chino Hills $1,500 $1,900 -0.6% 4.2%
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Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

Methodology:

Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

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