29 Apartments for rent in Twentynine Palms, CA

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Starting at $950
Updated 21 hrs ago
6238 Mariposa Avenue
6238 Mariposa Avenue
Twentynine Palms, CA
3 Bedrooms
$950
Starting at $1,050
Updated 1 day ago
6061 Bagley Avenue
6061 Bagley Avenue
Twentynine Palms, CA
3 Bedrooms
$1,050
Starting at $900
Updated 1 day ago
73514 Desert Trail Dr
73514 Desert Trail Dr
Twentynine Palms, CA
1 Bedroom
$900
Starting at $1,695
Updated 1 day ago
74781 Diamond Bar Road
74781 Diamond Bar Road
Twentynine Palms, CA
4 Bedrooms
$1,695
Starting at $850
Updated 2 days ago
6056 Morongo
6056 Morongo
Twentynine Palms, CA
2 Bedrooms
$850
Starting at $500
Updated 3 days ago
6630 Adobe Rd., #11
6630 Adobe Rd., #11
Twentynine Palms, CA
Studio
$500
Starting at $1,600
Updated 4 days ago
74388 Rocky Road
74388 Rocky Road
Twentynine Palms, CA
4 Bedrooms
$1,600
Starting at $900
Updated 4 days ago
4664 Stirrup
4664 Stirrup
Twentynine Palms, CA
2 Bedrooms
$900
Starting at $675
Updated 5 days ago
73544 Cedar Dr
73544 Cedar Dr
Twentynine Palms, CA
Studio
$675
Starting at $1,300
Updated 5 days ago
5857 Marine Avenue
5857 Marine Avenue
Twentynine Palms, CA
5 Bedrooms
$1,300
Starting at $1,150
Updated 5 days ago
6707 Palo Verde Ave.
6707 Palo Verde Ave.
Twentynine Palms, CA
3 Bedrooms
$1,150
Starting at $775
Updated 6 days ago
6051 Abronia Ave
6051 Abronia Ave
Twentynine Palms, CA
2 Bedrooms
$775
Starting at $625
Updated 8 days ago
6630 Adobe Rd., #2
6630 Adobe Rd., #2
Twentynine Palms, CA
1 Bedroom
$625
Starting at $1,025
Updated 8 days ago
5628 Cahuilla
5628 Cahuilla
Twentynine Palms, CA
4 Bedrooms
$1,025
Starting at $550
Updated 13 days ago
6633 Datura
6633 Datura
Twentynine Palms, CA
1 Bedroom
$550
Starting at $1,100
Updated 13 days ago
6645 Via Allegra
6645 Via Allegra
Twentynine Palms, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
Starting at $950
Updated 19 days ago
6160 Cahuilla
6160 Cahuilla
Twentynine Palms, CA
3 Bedrooms
$950
Starting at $1,100
Updated 19 days ago
6604 Manzanita Ave
6604 Manzanita Ave
Twentynine Palms, CA
3 Bedrooms
$1,100
Starting at $1,450
Updated 20 days ago
74775 T Anchor
74775 T Anchor
Twentynine Palms, CA
4 Bedrooms
$1,450
Starting at $1,250
Updated 21 days ago
6968 Roberts Ave.
6968 Roberts Ave.
Twentynine Palms, CA
4 Bedrooms
$1,250
Starting at $950
Updated 26 days ago
7348 Persia
7348 Persia
Twentynine Palms, CA
3 Bedrooms
$950
Starting at $1,100
Updated 26 days ago
6673 Oasis Avenue
6673 Oasis Avenue
Twentynine Palms, CA
3 Bedrooms
$1,100
Starting at $1,300
Updated 27 days ago
5126 Verenda
5126 Verenda
Twentynine Palms, CA
4 Bedrooms
$1,300
Starting at $950
Updated 1 month ago
5433 Abronia
5433 Abronia
Twentynine Palms, CA
3 Bedrooms
$950

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City GuideTwentynine Palms

Native peoples once camped in the Oasis of Mara, a watering hole that made this stretch of the Mojave Desert more bearable. By the time gold hunters arrived in the 1870s, the original inhabitants had already hightailed it out of there. (Maybe they knew what a mess the Gold Rush was going to be.) Legend has it that miners counted the trees surrounding the oasis, naming it Twentynine Palms. (An 1858 survey team found 26 palms, but why quibble with a legend?)

Space and more space: that's what brings everybody to Twenynine Palms. (The constant sunshine and small-town feel don't hurt, either.) If you find that even the widely spaced residential and commercial buildings are a bit too confining, hop in your SUV and drive for a few minutes in any direction. Then, all you'll see are miles of open desert, punctuated by desert brush and surrounded by a few mountain ranges. Occupying the southwest part of Southern California, Twentynine Palms sprawls over 59 square miles of San Bernardino County. The city connects with the outside world through California State Route 62, which runs from west to east. The fastest way in from anywhere else is through the two local airports. Twentynine Palms Airport allows private pilots to come in, while Palm Springs International caters to scheduled airlines.

Renting an Apartment

The dozen or so apartment complexes dot mostly the northern half of a one-mile radius around the intersection of SR 62 and Adobe Road. Most of the shops and restaurants line the 62, and Adobe Road heads north to the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. The base is off-limits to civilians like you, but its influence on housing is pervasive. You can't throw a Joshua Tree fruit without hitting a Marine. Many of the places to rent in Twentynine Palms go to servicemen and women who choose to live off the base. So you're likely to be saying "Howdy neighbor" to a member of the Armed Forces.

The biggest amenity you want to look for when renting an apartment is cooling, unless you're a desert lizard. It's typically included, in which case you also want all utilities paid. Otherwise, expect to owe the electric company big-time when the summer temperatures soar past 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

To keep you cool, your housing for rent may have an air conditioner, swamp (evaporative) cooler or both. A swamp cooler spits water vapor into the air and is less costly to operate. It's most effective in the low humidity of the desert and doesn't work when humidity is high. However, you have to check it often to ensure that the moisture pads are wet enough to work correctly. Air conditioners rely on refrigerants, require less maintenance and can work under any humidity level. However, they drain your wallet faster than a date you're paying for.

Check out the heat while you're at it or you'll be shivering when the temps drop below freezing, which happens several times a year.

Other rental amenities that generally come with apts for rent are a free parking spot, Internet access and cable TV. Don't expect anything more, such as pools or spas, which you will rarely find even in private homes -- the blazing sun quickly dries up anything wet. You can't even count on green lawns and colorful flowers. The landscape is naturally brown or gray (depending on the time of day and your sunglasses).

What to Do in Twentynine Palms

The vast distances and empty spaces make getting around by bus about as quick as riding a tortoise. You can brave this mode of public transport through the Morongo Basin Transit Authority, which connects Twentynine Palms with other communities. Your own car is the best way to navigate the distances. As a bonus, there are plenty of spaces to park, including the many empty patches of desert. Walking can be uncomfortable because of the distances and the heat, except at night or in the early morning.

At about 1,235 square miles, Joshua Tree National Park is physically the biggest wonder of Twentynine Palms, attracting over 1.4 million visitors a year. Only the Oasis Visitor Center is within city limits, but this ranger-run center is a useful first step in planning your trip to the land of Joshua Trees, rock climbing, hiking and camping under star-filled dark skies. A walking tour of the Keys Ranch can show you just how much hard work it took to keep up with the challenges of desert living.

You can engage in less expansive outdoor activities at recreation areas such as Luckie Park, which features a swimming pool, several lighted sports fields and courts for play in the cool of night, and picnic shelters.

The murals decorating several public walls should have revealed that the city sees itself as an oasis of culture. If they didn't, then check out the Art in Public Places Program, which encourages local artists to show off their works either through permanent installations or temporary exhibits. More home-grown talents display their abilities at the 29 Palms Art Gallery, which is run, oddly enough, by the 29 Palms Artists' Guild.

More culture, in the form of performing arts, appears in the six annual productions at Theater 29, which is also used for fundraisers and other community events. If you want to know where this love for art came from, view the historical artifacts at the Old Schoolhouse Museum, which is run by the local historical society.

When night falls, only a handful of nightspots, mostly of the dive bar variety, provide any entertainment. Those out for a good time typically head for the happening places in Yucca Valley or Joshua Tree.

If you're willing to wait a few months, you can enjoy several annual events where you can mix with the locals. In April, the Joshua Tree National Park Art Festival puts paintings, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics and photos up for sale at artists' booths. Then there's the Wild West Grand Prix, which races motorcycles on an eight-mile course at the Motorsports Arena. The past is honored with the parade, food, concerts and exhibits of Pioneer Days in October. In November, the Weed Show turns indigenous desert plants and found objects into works of art. End the year with the December Winter Light Parade, which also signals the lighting of the holiday tree at City Hall.

Rent Report
Twentynine Palms

May 2018 Twentynine Palms Rent Report

Welcome to the May 2018 Twentynine Palms Rent Report. Twentynine Palms rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Twentynine Palms rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Twentynine Palms rents declined marginally over the past month

Twentynine Palms rents have declined 0.1% over the past month, but are up moderately by 3.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Twentynine Palms stand at $660 for a one-bedroom apartment and $820 for a two-bedroom. Twentynine Palms' year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 2.1%, as well as the national average of 1.5%.

    Rents rising across the Riverside Metro

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Twentynine Palms, 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.

    • Rancho Cucamonga has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.4%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,720, while one-bedrooms go for $1,380.
    • Over the past month, Indio has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 0.3%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,210, while one-bedrooms go for $970.
    • San Bernardino has the least expensive rents in the Riverside metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,040; rents grew 0.7% over the past month and 1.9% over the past year.
    • Corona has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Riverside metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,170; rents rose 2.6% over the past year but remained flat month-over-month.

    Twentynine Palms rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased moderately in Twentynine Palms, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Twentynine Palms is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Rents increased moderately in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 2.1% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.4% in San Jose, 2.1% in Los Angeles, and 1.9% in San Diego.
    • Twentynine Palms' median two-bedroom rent of $820 is below the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 3.0% rise in Twentynine Palms.
    • While Twentynine Palms' rents rose moderately over the past year, the city of Portland saw a decrease of 1.4%.
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Twentynine Palms than most large cities. For example, San Jose has a median 2BR rent of $2,580, which is more than three times the price in Twentynine Palms.

    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
    $1,050
    $1,310
    0
    3.2%
    San Bernardino
    $830
    $1,040
    0.7%
    1.9%
    Fontana
    $1,050
    $1,310
    0.7%
    2.5%
    Moreno Valley
    $1,360
    $1,700
    0.1%
    1.3%
    Rancho Cucamonga
    $1,380
    $1,720
    0.8%
    3.4%
    Ontario
    $1,190
    $1,490
    0.2%
    3.1%
    Corona
    $1,730
    $2,170
    0.3%
    2.6%
    Murrieta
    $1,390
    $1,740
    0.3%
    2.1%
    Indio
    $970
    $1,210
    -0.3%
    2%
    Chino Hills
    $1,560
    $1,970
    1.1%
    3.1%
    Redlands
    $890
    $1,120
    0.1%
    3.5%
    Lake Elsinore
    $1,510
    $1,910
    -0.4%
    4.1%
    Palm Desert
    $960
    $1,200
    0.3%
    0.6%
    Palm Springs
    $920
    $1,150
    -0.2%
    1.9%
    La Quinta
    $1,110
    $1,390
    0.3%
    1.1%
    Twentynine Palms
    $660
    $820
    -0.1%
    3%
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