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121 Luxury Apartments for rent in Palm Desert, CA

Last updated September 19 at 2:14pm UTC
231 Santa Barbara Circle
Palm Desert
Palm Desert, CA
Updated September 19 at 2:14pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,900
269 Santa Barbara Circle
Palm Desert
Palm Desert, CA
Updated September 19 at 9:10am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,850
485 Desert Holly Drive
Indian Ridge Cpountry Club
Palm Desert, CA
Updated September 19 at 5:12am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$7,500
144 Las Lomas
Palm Desert
Palm Desert, CA
Updated September 18 at 6:00am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$4,300
39515 Manorgate Road
Sun City Palm Desert
Palm Desert, CA
Updated September 18 at 5:58am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$5,000
293 Serena Drive
Palm Desert
Palm Desert, CA
Updated September 14 at 11:00am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$4,200
368 Muirfield Drive
Desert Falls
Palm Desert, CA
Updated September 13 at 10:37am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$4,500
78670 Golden Reed Drive
Sun City Palm Desert
Palm Desert, CA
Updated September 13 at 10:36am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,950
606 Mesa Grande Drive
Indian Ridge Cpountry Club
Palm Desert, CA
Updated September 11 at 6:57am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$6,000
69 Sutton Place East
Belmente Estates
Palm Desert, CA
Updated September 7 at 10:29pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$5,000
78716 Gorham Lane
Sun City Palm Desert
Palm Desert, CA
Updated September 7 at 6:55am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$4,500
685 Box Canyon Trail
Indian Ridge Cpountry Club
Palm Desert, CA
Updated September 6 at 10:04am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$5,500
303 Desert Holly Drive
Indian Ridge Cpountry Club
Palm Desert, CA
Updated September 18 at 7:24pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$7,500
78592 Rainswept Way
Sun City Palm Desert
Palm Desert, CA
Updated September 17 at 6:45am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$4,000
76181 Poppy Lane
Palm Valley Country Club
Palm Desert, CA
Updated September 17 at 2:48am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$5,000
39080 Kilimanjaro Court
Palm Desert
Palm Desert, CA
Updated September 13 at 3:08am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$5,000
78591 Purple Sagebrush Avenue
Sun City Palm Desert
Palm Desert, CA
Updated September 11 at 6:30pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$4,500
336 Paseo Primavera
Palm Desert
Palm Desert, CA
Updated September 10 at 10:17pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,900
75755 Heritage West
Palm Desert
Palm Desert, CA
Updated September 10 at 10:03am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$4,500
117 Trento Circle
Desert Falls
Palm Desert, CA
Updated September 9 at 10:29am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$4,000
73125 Ajo Lane
Palm Desert
Palm Desert, CA
Updated September 9 at 2:30am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$5,000
78938 Waterford Lane
Sun City Palm Desert
Palm Desert, CA
Updated September 8 at 2:30pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$4,000
73148 Carrizo Circle
Palm Desert
Palm Desert, CA
Updated September 8 at 6:51am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,850
432 South Sierra Madre
Palm Desert
Palm Desert, CA
Updated September 8 at 3:03am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,800

September 2018 Palm Desert Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2018 Palm Desert Rent Report. Palm Desert rents declined 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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Palm Desert

September 2018 Palm Desert Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2018 Palm Desert Rent Report. Palm Desert rents declined 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 declined significantly over the past month

Palm Desert rents have declined 0.4% over the past month, but are up marginally by 0.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Palm Desert stand at $960 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,200 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in June. Palm Desert's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.4%, as well as the national average of 1.0%.

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, 9 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Riverside proper has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 4.1%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,330, while one-bedrooms go for $1,060.
  • Over the past year, Indio is the only city in the metro that has seen rents fall, with a decline of 0.2%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,200, while one-bedrooms go for $960.
  • Corona has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Riverside metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,190; rents decreased 0.1% over the past month but were up 3.0% over the past year.
  • San Bernardino has the least expensive rents in the Riverside metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,050; rents went down 0.4% over the past month but rose 1.4% over the past year.

Palm Desert rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

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

  • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 1.4% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.4% in San Jose, 1.1% in Los Angeles, and 0.7% in San Diego.
  • Palm Desert's median two-bedroom rent of $1,200 is slightly above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.0% over the past year compared to the 0.6% rise in Palm Desert.
  • While Palm Desert's rents rose marginally over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including Seattle (-2.4%) and Portland (-2.1%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Palm Desert than most large cities. For example, San Jose has a median 2BR rent of $2,640, 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 $1,060 $1,330 0.4% 4.1%
San Bernardino $840 $1,050 -0.4% 1.4%
Fontana $1,040 $1,310 -0.8% 2.1%
Moreno Valley $1,370 $1,710 0.0% 2.1%
Rancho Cucamonga $1,400 $1,750 0.0% 3.0%
Ontario $1,190 $1,490 -0.0% 1.9%
Corona $1,750 $2,190 -0.1% 3.0%
Murrieta $1,390 $1,740 -0.0% 0.2%
Indio $960 $1,200 -0.4% -0.2%
Chino Hills $1,570 $1,990 0.2% 3.2%
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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:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

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.