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"Goin' back home to the village of the sun, Out in back of Palmdale where the turkey farmers run" (- Frank Zappa, "Village of the Sun") Read Guide >
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Palm Chaparral
38441 5th St W
Palmdale, CA
Updated January 19 at 07:56pm
Studio
$1,248
1 Bedroom
$1,200
2 Bedrooms
$1,520
Luxury studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments minutes from shopping, dining, entertainment and Antelope Valley Freeway. Pet-friendly community with pool, business center, media room, tennis court and on-site laundry. Modern kitchens, fireplace, walk-in closets, patio/balcony.
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Regional Center West
570 Knollview Ct
Palmdale, CA
Updated January 19 at 07:20pm
2 Bedrooms
$1,657
3 Bedrooms
$1,737
Located in West Palmdale, close to shopping, schools and museums. Units feature patio/balcony, granite counters and garbage disposal. Community offers basketball court, BBQ grill, pool and courtyard.
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The Cape Apartments
250 East Avenue R
Palmdale, CA
Updated January 19 at 07:14pm
1 Bedroom
$1,165
2 Bedrooms
$1,340
3 Bedrooms
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Opposite Antelope Valley Mall, these cable-ready homes feature private patios, fireplaces, and central air conditioning. This pet-friendly community has on-site laundry and a sparkling pool, among other amenities.
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5745 Charlotte Pl
5745 Charlotte Place
Palmdale, CA
Updated January 19 at 10:56am
4 Bedrooms
$1,800
6134 Meredith Avenue
6134 Meredith Avenue
Palmdale, CA
Updated January 19 at 10:56am
3 Bedrooms
$2,000
2341 Sycamore Lane
2341 Sycamore Lane
Palmdale, CA
Updated January 19 at 10:56am
3 Bedrooms
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4 Bedrooms
$2,800
2739 Stephanie Avenue
2739 Stephanie Avenue
Palmdale, CA
Updated January 19 at 10:56am
3 Bedrooms
$2,195
37450 Conifer Dr
37450 Conifer Drive
Palmdale, CA
Updated January 19 at 10:56am
4 Bedrooms
$1,850
2230 E Avenue Q-4, Unit #43
2230 E Avenue Q4
Palmdale, CA
Updated January 19 at 10:56am
3 Bedrooms
$1,695
1527 Kings Rd
1527 Kings Road
Palmdale, CA
Updated January 19 at 10:56am
5 Bedrooms
$3,495
3932 SUNGATE DR.
3932 Sungate Drive
Palmdale, CA
Updated January 19 at 10:55am
3 Bedrooms
$1,975
36903 Summerholly Cir
36903 Summerholly Cir
Palmdale, CA
Updated January 19 at 08:36am
3 Bedrooms
$1,950
39324 FAWNRIDGE CIR
39324 Fawnridge Circle
Palmdale, CA
Updated January 19 at 08:36am
3 Bedrooms
$1,895
37940 42nd St E Apt 118
37940 42nd Street East
Palmdale, CA
Updated January 19 at 08:36am
3 Bedrooms
$1,645
3214 Redbud Ln
3214 Redbud Lane
Palmdale, CA
Updated January 19 at 08:36am
4 Bedrooms
$2,100
1731 Amberidge Way
1731 Amberidge Way
Palmdale, CA
Updated January 19 at 10:47pm
3 Bedrooms
$2,100
38873 Barrington Street
38873 Barrington Street
Palmdale, CA
Updated January 19 at 09:31pm
3 Bedrooms
$1,000
37337 Ivywood Court
37337 Ivywood Court
Palmdale, CA
Updated January 19 at 09:13pm
4 Bedrooms
$2,250
37650 Lemsford Avenue
37650 Lemsford Avenue
Palmdale, CA
Updated January 19 at 09:13pm
4 Bedrooms
$1,850
453 Questa Court
453 Questa Court
Palmdale, CA
Updated January 19 at 09:13pm
4 Bedrooms
$2,000
39845 Tesoro Lane
39845 Tesoro Lane
Palmdale, CA
Updated January 19 at 09:13pm
3 Bedrooms
$2,050
4 Bedrooms
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3157 Crowne Drive
3157 Crowne Drive
Palmdale, CA
Updated January 19 at 09:13pm
4 Bedrooms
$2,575
40335 Heathrow Drive
40335 Heathrow Drive
Palmdale, CA
Updated January 19 at 09:13pm
3 Bedrooms
$2,195
4927 Aleta Way
4927 Aleta Way
Palmdale, CA
Updated January 19 at 09:13pm
5 Bedrooms
$2,600
City GuidePalmdale
"Goin' back home to the village of the sun, Out in back of Palmdale where the turkey farmers run" (- Frank Zappa, "Village of the Sun")

Palmdale is located in northern Los Angeles County, with a population of 153,876. Separated from Los Angeles by the San Gabriel Mountain Range, this gorgeous area is the 6th largest and the fastest growing city within Los Angeles County. The locals have a high quality of life. This city has some very notable places to hike and bike, such as Devil's Punchbowl, which is said to be like a mini Grand Canyon, or the Rancho Vista Golf Course for those who prefer to take to the green instead of the trails. There is something for everyone in the city of Palmdale, including some affordable rental homes worth checking out.

Moving to Palmdale

When you know you are going to move is when you should begin preparing for the event, because it is certainly an event! Have the obvious necessities ready from the start, which means you should have your identification, rental history, credit history and references, in addition to your proof of income or work history. Those are the basics everyone needs to cover the requirements, since landlords tend to be mostly interested in making sure tenants can actually pay rent. What a concept!

Next you will want to find a realtor or agent in the Palmdale area who is familiar with the housing options here. Prepare a list stating what your specific needs are in a home so that the agent or realtor can begin to narrow the search, saving you some time and trouble. Security deposits are a given, so you will want to prepare to have enough on hand for first and last month's rent, as well as any pet deposits if they are required. Once you have all of this in order, finding the perfect place to live should be a relatively simple step... it's the packing, moving and unpacking that will be the real challenge!

Neighborhoods in Palmdale

Before you move to this city, you should get an idea of the different areas to live in. After all, they're certainly not all the same. Each area has some distinct landmarks, amenities, and most importantly prices!

Sierra Hwy and Pearblossom Hwy: This suburban neighborhood is incredibly affordable, especially by Californian standards! Single-family homes, row houses, some mobile homes and a few apartment complexes are predominantly found in this area. The vacancy rate is about 7% in this area, giving those who wish to find a place a fighting chance!

Leona Valley: The Leona Valley neighborhood is gorgeous. This area is suburban and slightly remote at the northwestern edge of Palmdale. This affords residents privacy without the dreadful commute to and from work each day. In fact, the average commute is only 15-30 minutes, depending on weather and other conditions.

Angeles Forest Hwy and Carson Mesa Rd: This is a very rural neighborhood with moderately average rental prices. The homes here are few and far between. So if you favor wide open spaces, little to no traffic, and a mile or two between you and your closest neighbor, then this might just be the area for you!

Angeles Forest Hwy and Aliso Canyon Rd: Situated below Vasquez Rocks Park and west of Devil's Punch Bowl Park, this remote neighborhood is not only gorgeous, but very affordable! Dotted with single-family homes of various sizes and some mobile homes.

Elizabeth Lake Rd and Godde Hill Rd: If a somewhat remote suburban setting is what you are seeking, look no further! The views, the space and the ability to see the stars at night make this area well worth the cost. The vacancy rate is very high at about 13%. The commute is a short 15-30 minutes on average, making this neighborhood a sweet place to call home!

Quartz Hill: This tiny neighborhood is situated on the northern end of Palmdale. The rental prices are very affordable, but at the same time, they're not exactly cheap. The area is considered very urban, which is nice because the local residents enjoy walking around here a lot.

Sungate Dr and Brisa Dr: Just below Quartz Hill sits this sweet little gem. Densely populated and urban. There are many spacious, well-established homes.

Rancho Vista Blvd and 30th St W: This small but very urban neighborhood is just minutes from the Rancho Vista Golf Course and Marie Kerr Park, both frequently visited and thoroughly enjoyed by the locals in the area. The commute is negligible, nothing to get worried about unless there is construction or a traffic accident.

Four Points: Located in east Palmdale. Predominantly populated by medium to large single-family homes and townhomes. This is stunning, established suburban area.

30th St W and W Ave O: Back up to the northern edge of town, close to the Rancho Vista Golf Course sits this urban neighborhood. The vacancy rates are moderately low at about 6%, and the commute is typically very short. It is considered to be very walkable, and is one of the more favored areas of town to live in.

Living in Palmdale

Important freeways that you will no doubt be using include the 138, 18, and the 14. If you plan to use public transit, check out the Palmdale Transportation Center, where you can catch the Greyhound Bus, Amtrak, or Metrolink, which is the rail system here.

If you have any time left over after that long commute, you'll want to check out the Antelope Valley Mall. It has a movie theater, plenty of dining options, around 140 stores, and get this about one million square feet within the building. That's a lot of shopping to do! Palmdale also has plenty of outdoor recreation, including hiking preserves, trails, golf courses, and more. So this city is worth at least a visit during your search for rentals!

January 2019 Palmdale Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 Palmdale Rent Report. Palmdale rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Palmdale rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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January 2019 Palmdale Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 Palmdale Rent Report. Palmdale rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Palmdale rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Palmdale rents decline sharply over the past month

Palmdale rents have declined 8.9% over the past month, and are down sharply by 6.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Palmdale stand at $1,450 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,860 for a two-bedroom. Palmdale's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.3%, as well as the national average of 0.9%.

    Rents rising across the Los Angeles Metro

    While rent prices have decreased in Palmdale over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in 6 of the largest 10 cities in the Los Angeles metro for which we have data. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Lancaster has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,610; the city has also seen rents fall by 6.7% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro.
    • Santa Clarita has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.9%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,580, while one-bedrooms go for $2,010.
    • Irvine has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,720; rents grew 0.2% over the past month and 0.5% over the past year.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Palmdale

    As rents have fallen sharply in Palmdale, many large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Palmdale is less affordable for renters.

    • Other cities across the state have seen rents moderately increase, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 0.3% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.7% in San Jose, 2.4% in San Francisco, and 1.5% in San Diego.
    • Palmdale's median two-bedroom rent of $1,860 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.9% over the past year compared to the 6.0% decline in Palmdale.
    • While rents in Palmdale fell sharply over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Austin (+3.4%), Phoenix (+3.3%), and New York (+2.7%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Palmdale than most large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,030, where Palmdale is more than one-and-a-half times that price.

    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
    Los Angeles
    $1,360
    $1,750
    -0.2%
    1.5%
    Long Beach
    $1,370
    $1,760
    -0.6%
    0.3%
    Anaheim
    $1,630
    $2,100
    -0.6%
    1%
    Santa Ana
    $1,440
    $1,850
    -0.4%
    -0.2%
    Irvine
    $2,110
    $2,720
    0.2%
    0.5%
    Glendale
    $1,420
    $1,820
    0.5%
    1.9%
    Huntington Beach
    $1,810
    $2,330
    -0.7%
    -0.1%
    Santa Clarita
    $2,010
    $2,580
    -0.6%
    3.9%
    Garden Grove
    $1,630
    $2,090
    -0.1%
    -0.3%
    Lancaster
    $1,250
    $1,610
    -8%
    -6.7%
    Palmdale
    $1,450
    $1,860
    -8.9%
    -6%
    Pomona
    $1,090
    $1,400
    -5%
    -2.9%
    Torrance
    $1,620
    $2,080
    2%
    2.5%
    Pasadena
    $1,630
    $2,090
    0.1%
    0.6%
    Orange
    $1,780
    $2,290
    0.4%
    1.6%
    Fullerton
    $1,550
    $2,000
    -0.2%
    2.9%
    El Monte
    $1,450
    $1,860
    17.3%
    18.6%
    Downey
    $1,560
    $2,010
    11.9%
    12.6%
    Costa Mesa
    $1,840
    $2,360
    0.3%
    1.1%
    West Covina
    $1,780
    $2,290
    0.2%
    2.3%
    Norwalk
    $1,560
    $2,010
    3.1%
    2.9%
    Burbank
    $1,640
    $2,100
    0.4%
    -1.4%
    Mission Viejo
    $2,070
    $2,660
    -1.1%
    1.9%
    Santa Monica
    $1,690
    $2,170
    0.8%
    1.4%
    Westminster
    $1,580
    $2,030
    -1.7%
    -1.4%
    Newport Beach
    $2,870
    $3,680
    0.8%
    1.8%
    Hawthorne
    $1,240
    $1,600
    4.7%
    5.3%
    Lake Forest
    $1,890
    $2,430
    0.7%
    3.4%
    Bellflower
    $1,340
    $1,720
    -2.2%
    -2.5%
    Tustin
    $1,930
    $2,480
    0.5%
    1.3%
    Redondo Beach
    $1,900
    $2,440
    -4.2%
    -4.5%
    San Clemente
    $2,330
    $3,000
    0.6%
    0.5%
    Laguna Niguel
    $1,830
    $2,350
    0.6%
    1.5%
    Fountain Valley
    $1,830
    $2,350
    -1.9%
    0.4%
    Paramount
    $1,450
    $1,870
    -0.6%
    2.1%
    Placentia
    $2,060
    $2,650
    13.3%
    18.6%
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    $1,960
    $2,510
    0.5%
    1.5%
    Rancho Palos Verdes
    $3,830
    $4,920
    9.8%
    12.3%
    Brea
    $1,940
    $2,490
    9.2%
    12%
    Claremont
    $1,400
    $1,800
    -2.8%
    -1.9%
    West Hollywood
    $2,090
    $2,680
    2.9%
    3.7%
    Beverly Hills
    $2,710
    $3,480
    -13.3%
    -14.3%
    San Dimas
    $1,850
    $2,370
    0.3%
    3.6%
    Dana Point
    $2,060
    $2,650
    0.3%
    1.4%
    Agoura Hills
    $2,300
    $2,960
    -2.8%
    1.3%
    Hermosa Beach
    $2,010
    $2,580
    -7.7%
    -7.4%
    Marina del Rey
    $3,610
    $4,640
    0.2%
    1.7%
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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.