74 Apartments for rent in Palm Springs, CA

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Last updated September 24 at 9:57AM
421 West MARISCAL Road
Chino Canyon
Palm Springs, CA
Updated August 15 at 5:26AM
3 Bedrooms
1025 TAMARISK Road
Ruth Hardy Park
Palm Springs, CA
Updated August 15 at 5:26AM
3 Bedrooms
2290 North CERRITOS Drive
Ranch Club Estates
Palm Springs, CA
Updated September 7 at 11:08AM
2 Bedrooms
1141 South LA VERNE Way
El Camino Estates
Palm Springs, CA
Updated August 31 at 8:12PM
3 Bedrooms
6044 DRIVER Road
Palm Springs
Palm Springs, CA
Updated September 22 at 6:07PM
2 Bedrooms
3581 Melody Lane
Palm Springs
Palm Springs, CA
Updated September 23 at 11:08AM
2 Bedrooms
1230 East BUENA VISTA Drive
Ruth Hardy Park
Palm Springs, CA
Updated September 18 at 1:52AM
3 Bedrooms
1028 E. Palm Canyon Drive #201
Palm Springs
Palm Springs, CA
Updated August 17 at 10:58AM
2 Bedrooms
465 East Simms Road
Racquet Club Estates
Palm Springs, CA
Updated September 24 at 9:57AM
3 Bedrooms
280 S. Avenida Caballeros
Palm Springs, CA
Updated September 23 at 10:51AM
2 Bedrooms
Canyon Corridor
Palm Springs, CA
Updated September 19 at 6:36PM
2 Bedrooms
277 East Alejo Road
Downtown Palm Springs
Palm Springs, CA
Updated September 20 at 10:03AM
1 Bedroom
940 East MURRAY CANYON Drive
Indian Canyons
Palm Springs, CA
Updated September 21 at 2:27PM
3 Bedrooms
3545 RIDGEVIEW Circle
Los Compadres
Palm Springs, CA
Updated September 22 at 2:37AM
3 Bedrooms
2391A Miramonte Circle
Melody Ranch
Palm Springs, CA
Updated August 17 at 1:31AM
2 Bedrooms
100 East STEVENS Road
Uptown Palm Springs
Palm Springs, CA
Updated September 19 at 10:27AM
3 Bedrooms
Araby Commons
Palm Springs, CA
Updated August 15 at 5:34AM
2 Bedrooms
343 BIG CANYON Drive
Historic Tennis Club
Palm Springs, CA
Updated August 15 at 5:34AM
3 Bedrooms
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City Guide
Palm Springs
Moving to Palm Springs

Moving to Palm Springs is easy: just pack your bags, get on the I-10 from Los Angeles and drive east toward Palm Springs. Of course, this being Los Angeles, you will have a hard time finding an empty stretch of highway leading out of the city. Depending on the traffic, the 107-mile ride should take you nearly 3 hours. The good part is that once you leave Tinseltown behind, youll be greeted with the breathtaking sight of Mount San Jacinto and the neon glow of Palm Springs beyond.

How much will you have to pay?

For a city that has more tourists than Times Square and a higher chance of running into Frankie Muniz or Tom Skerritt than any other town in the country (barring L.A., of course), rental prices in Palm Springs are rather affordable, especially if you are comfortable moving into a smallish, sun-soaked condo. Rental prices vary by neighborhood, though the closer you get to the mountains at the city’s western edge, the higher rent you’ll have to pay. There is an exception, however: rental prices near the golf-courses along the city’s eastern edge can be extremely high as well. No matter what you end up paying in Palm Springs, just keep in mind that you could be living on the same street that Judy Garland, Cary Grant and Ava Gardner once called home.

When should you start looking?

Like everything else on the West Coast, house hunting in Palm Springs is a pretty relaxed affair (which, to New Yorkers, is about as extraordinary as a talking pet giraffe). Youll need the regular stuff, of course income proof, identity proof, a half-decent credit history but you’ll find Palm Springs landlords a decidedly laidback breed. That is to say, it’s going to be more Silent Bob than Jay. In terms of moving season, it’s best to avoid spring when the town has more students than the OSU campus. Droves of Canadian tourists flock to the city during the summer, so its best to avoid this season as well, unless you like to hear Bryan Adams and a lot of apologies (sorry). Winter, on the other hand, is relatively quiet; the tourists crawl back into the woodwork, the students head back to UCLA/USC and the movie stars get busy vacationing in the Caymans (the A-list, at least!) making it the best time to get a pad in Palm Springs.

Palm Springs Neighborhoods

Palm Springs can be neatly broken down into three chunks: one for the celebrities, one for the retirees, and one for everyone else. Like wildebeests on the Savannah, celebrities tend to group together in the same neighborhoods, usually the Indian Canyons, the Mesa, or the Movie Colony. Wealthy retirees, on the other hand, pick neighborhoods like the Ruth Hardy Park. The rest can pick places like Los Compadres.

Indian Canyons:Located along the Indian Canyons Golf Resort in the shadow of the Mount San Jacinto, this is among the city’s most expensive neighborhoods. Part of the reason is the huge lots with modernist homes that Frank Lloyd Wright would dream of. The fact that movie stars choose their retreats in Indian Canyons to work on their tans is another reason why youll need to be a millionaire a few times over to get a place here.

Movie Colony:Movie Colony has a simple motto: by celebrities, for celebrities. Past residents include Cary Grant, Gloria Swanson, and David O. Selznick. Youd love to get a place here, if only to point out Cary Grant’s house to your children and have them ask, "Cary Grant who?"

The Mesa:The Mesa is similar to Indian Canyon, but instead of the uniform, modernist architecture style of the latter, The Mesa boasts homes that look like an architectural hall of fame. There are the colonial villas built in the 1920s that evoke old world Colombian charm, the ranch-style houses from 1950s that look like they were flown in from Montana, and then there are the sleek, stone and glass modernist homes. That means you’ll have a ton of choices, provided you have the dough.

Tahquitz River Estates: Fantastic mountain views and homes dating back to the 1930s greet you in Tahquitz River Estates. It’s also the city’s largest neighborhood association covering more than 600 homes. Popularity doesn’t exactly mean low prices. However; expect to pay through your nose, teeth, and ears for a pad down here.

Deepwell:Jerry Lewis once called Deepwell home (disclaimer: if you dont know who Jerry Lewis is, you just might be too young to buy a home anyway!), which is perhaps why it ranks among the city’s most sought after addresses. Well, that and the spectacular mountain views. $$$$

Warm Sands:Homes in the Warm Sands area were built in the 1920s, mostly from adobe. For years, this was the favored haunt of screenwriters, editors and other movie professionals a few notches below the stars.

Los Compadres:Los Compadres doesn’t have the glamor of The Mesa or the prestige of an Indian Canyons address. What it does have is a large population of people who frequent the area’s many, many art stores, delis, cafes and world markets. It’s a bit like Williamsburg in New York, the coolest place in a city full of cool places. $

Ruth Hardy Park: Named after the city’s founder, Ruth Hardy, this neighborhood has long been the ultimate address in Palm Springs. Frank Sinatra once lived here, which immediately tells you everything about the neighborhood.

Living in Palm Springs
  • The golf capital of the world:There are hold your breath 2250 holes spread across 125 golf courses throughout the city. You can’t move two blocks without chancing upon a golf course or three.
  • Youll need a car:Palm Springs public transportation system is about as good as the Oregon Trail. You will need a car to get around the city. A better option would be to get a bike the year-round wonderful weather and lack of heavy traffic is perfect for long bike rides.
  • Hollywood culture is everywhere:From the hotels built by movie stars (Hotel Del Tahquitz) to huge statues of Marilyn Monroe to the Venice Beach-like bohemian air, this is the place to be if you like your cities with an extra dose of Hollywood.
  • Arts festivals abound:There are more than a dozen major such festivals spread throughout the year, from the Palm Springs International Film festival and circuit White Party, to the Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade and Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival.
Rent Report
Palm Springs

September 2017 Palm Springs Rent Report

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

Palm Springs rents increase sharply over the past month

Palm Springs rents have increased 0.7% over the past month, and are up moderately by 3.8% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Palm Springs stand at $910 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,140 for a two-bedroom. Palm Springs' year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 4.5%, but exceeds 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 Springs, 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 grew 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 were up 0.1% over the past month and 6.8% over the past year.

Palm Springs rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

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

  • Rents also increased in other cities across the state, 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 Springs' median two-bedroom rent of $1,140 is slightly below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 3.0% over the past year compared to the 3.8% rise in Palm Springs.
  • While Palm Springs' rents rose over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Seattle (+5.4%), Los Angeles (+5.0%), and Phoenix (+4.9%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Palm Springs 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 Springs.

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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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.

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