27 Cheap Apartments for rent in Palm Desert, CA

Last updated September 24 at 6:08PM
73850 Fairway Drive
South Palm Desert
Palm Desert, CA
Updated August 10 at 10:54AM
Studio
$950
Results within 5 miles of Palm Desert, CA
12670 Parma Drive
Desert Hot Springs East
Desert Hot Springs, CA
Updated August 7 at 2:06AM
2 Bedrooms
$900
Results within 10 miles of Palm Desert, CA
66338 2nd Street
Desert Hot Springs
Desert Hot Springs, CA
Updated August 24 at 12:55PM
1 Bedroom
$700
6388 El Dorado Ave
Yucca Valley
Yucca Valley, CA
Updated September 9 at 9:31AM
2 Bedrooms
$750
9251 Vista Del Valle
Desert Hot Springs
Desert Hot Springs, CA
Updated September 15 at 3:44AM
Studio
$625
Results within 20 miles of Palm Desert, CA
52791 Pine Cove Rd
Pine Cove
Idyllwild-Pine Cove, CA
Updated September 21 at 5:45PM
2 Bedrooms
$724
7145 Barberry Ave
Yucca Valley
Yucca Valley, CA
Updated September 24 at 6:08PM
2 Bedrooms
$795
55100 Airlane Dr. 1B
Yucca Valley
Yucca Valley, CA
Updated September 16 at 10:51AM
2 Bedrooms
$850
66399 5th Street
Desert Hot Springs
Desert Hot Springs, CA
Updated August 15 at 3:36AM
2 Bedrooms
$650
56633 Bonanza Dr
Yucca Valley
Yucca Valley, CA
Updated September 24 at 6:08PM
2 Bedrooms
$800
81359 Avenida Morinda
Indio
Indio, CA
Updated September 23 at 9:58AM
Studio
$900
78155 Cabrillo Lane
Indian Wells
Indian Wells, CA
Updated September 6 at 10:20AM
Studio
$950
13757 Verbena Drive
Hot Springs Oasis
Desert Hot Springs, CA
Updated September 9 at 2:05AM
2 Bedrooms
$950
61935 Mountain View Cir.
Joshua Tree
Joshua Tree, CA
Updated September 21 at 10:37AM
2 Bedrooms
$925
6615 Ivanpah
Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms, CA
Updated September 21 at 1:08PM
2 Bedrooms
$800
7796 Acoma Trail
Yucca Valley
Yucca Valley, CA
Updated September 4 at 12:23PM
3 Bedrooms
$925
7395 Cibola # B
Yucca Valley
Yucca Valley, CA
Updated September 23 at 10:52AM
2 Bedrooms
$675
4579 Camarilla Ave
Yucca Valley
Yucca Valley, CA
Updated September 23 at 10:55AM
2 Bedrooms
$875
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Rent Report
Palm Desert

September 2017 Palm Desert Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2017 Palm Desert Rent Report. Palm Desert rents remained steady 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 held steady over the past month

Palm Desert rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased 0.4% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Palm Desert stand at $950 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,190 for a two-bedroom. Palm Desert's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 4.5%, as well as the national average of 3.0%.

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.

  • Ontario has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 7.0%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,460, while one-bedrooms go for $1,170.
  • Over the past month, Indio has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 0.4%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,200, while one-bedrooms go for $960.
  • San Bernardino has the least expensive rents in the Riverside metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,030; rents were up 0.6% over the past month and 4.0% over the past year.
  • Corona has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Riverside metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,130; rents increased 0.1% over the past month and 6.8% over the past year.

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.

  • Other cities across the state have seen rents increase, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 4.5% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 5.0% in Los Angeles, 4.6% in San Diego, and 2.2% 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 3.0% over the past year compared to the 0.4% rise in Palm Desert.
  • While rents in Palm Desert remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Seattle (+5.4%), Los Angeles (+5.0%), and Phoenix (+4.9%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,710, $1,740, and $1,020 respectively.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Palm Desert than most large cities. For example, San Jose has a median 2BR rent of $2,580, 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 $1,020 $1,280 -0.3% 3.7%
San Bernardino $830 $1,030 0.6% 4.0%
Fontana $1,020 $1,280 -0.2% 1.8%
Moreno Valley $1,340 $1,670 -0.2% 5.9%
Rancho Cucamonga $1,360 $1,700 0.5% 6.7%
Ontario $1,170 $1,460 0.1% 7.0%
Corona $1,700 $2,130 0.1% 6.8%
Murrieta $1,390 $1,740 0.6% 5.6%
Indio $960 $1,200 -0.4% 3.2%
Chino Hills $1,520 $1,930 1.3% 4.9%
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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.