12 Cheap Apartments for rent in Palm Desert, CA

Last updated November 17 at 3:55pm UTC
Results within 5 miles of Palm Desert, CA
5300 East WAVERLY Drive
Palm Springs
Palm Springs, CA
Updated November 11 at 2:22am UTC
1 Bedroom
$850
Results within 10 miles of Palm Desert, CA
66338 2nd Street
Desert Hot Springs
Desert Hot Springs, CA
Updated November 16 at 9:36am UTC
1 Bedroom
$775
66456 2nd Street
Desert Hot Springs
Desert Hot Springs, CA
Updated November 12 at 1:37am UTC
Studio
$600
Results within 20 miles of Palm Desert, CA
7145 Barberry Ave
Yucca Valley
Yucca Valley, CA
Updated November 15 at 2:23am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$850
63663 4th Street
Joshua Tree
Joshua Tree, CA
Updated November 14 at 11:02am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$825
56223 Navajo #B
Yucca Valley
Yucca Valley, CA
Updated November 14 at 10:52am UTC
Studio
$625
61529 Division St. Unit 1
Joshua Tree
Joshua Tree, CA
Updated November 17 at 10:56am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$825
49366 Canyon House Road
Morongo Valley
Morongo Valley, CA
Updated October 27 at 2:05am UTC
Studio
$600
52791 Pine Cove Rd
Pine Cove
Idyllwild-Pine Cove, CA
Updated November 16 at 12:29pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$675
6615 Ivanpah
Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms, CA
Updated November 15 at 11:37am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$800
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November 2017 Palm Desert Rent Report

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

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November 2017 Palm Desert Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2017 Palm Desert Rent Report. Palm Desert rents increased over the past month. 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 increased significantly over the past month

Palm Desert rents have increased 0.4% over the past month, and have increased marginally by 0.8% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Palm Desert stand at $960 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,190 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in July. Palm Desert's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 4.3%, as well as the national average of 2.7%.

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. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Moreno Valley has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 6.8%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,690, while one-bedrooms go for $1,350.
  • Over the past month, Ontario has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 0.7%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,450, while one-bedrooms go for $1,160.
  • Corona has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Riverside metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,140; rents were up 0.6% over the past month and 6.2% over the past year.
  • San Bernardino has the least expensive rents in the Riverside metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,040; rents increased 0.7% over the past month and 3.9% over the past year.

Palm Desert rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased marginally in Palm Desert, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Palm Desert is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Rents increased significantly in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 4.3% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 4.0% in San Diego, 3.9% in Los Angeles, and 3.0% in San Jose.
  • Palm Desert's median two-bedroom rent of $1,190 is slightly above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.7% over the past year compared to the 0.8% increase in Palm Desert.
  • While Palm Desert's rents rose marginally over the past year, many cities nationwide saw more substantial increases, including Jacksonville (+4.2%), Seattle (+4.2%), and Phoenix (+4.1%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Palm Desert than most large cities. For example, San Jose has a median 2BR rent of $2,570, which is more than twice 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 $1,030 $1,290 0.6% 4.4%
San Bernardino $830 $1,040 0.7% 3.9%
Fontana $1,040 $1,300 2.0% 3.6%
Moreno Valley $1,350 $1,690 1.0% 6.8%
Rancho Cucamonga $1,350 $1,690 0.0% 4.8%
Ontario $1,160 $1,450 -0.7% 5.4%
Corona $1,710 $2,140 0.6% 6.2%
Murrieta $1,390 $1,730 -0.2% 5.5%
Indio $960 $1,210 0.8% 3.5%
Chino Hills $1,520 $1,930 -0.6% 4.8%
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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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We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.