163 Apartments for rent in Twentynine Palms, CA

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Last updated December 12 at 5:36pm UTC
71592 Florida Drive
Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms, CA
Updated December 7 at 11:44am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,250
73636 Cactus Drive
Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms, CA
Updated November 30 at 11:49am UTC
1 Bedroom
$900
5828 Ocotillo
Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms, CA
Updated November 30 at 11:49am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$700
6103 Chia
Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms, CA
Updated December 12 at 11:31am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,150
6597 Mesquite Springs
Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms, CA
Updated December 5 at 11:35am UTC
1 Bedroom
$650
73466 El Paseo Drive
Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms, CA
Updated November 29 at 2:06am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
5427 Lupine Avenue
Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms, CA
Updated December 12 at 11:28am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$850
6643 Copper Mountain
Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms, CA
Updated December 2 at 12:43pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,280
6643 Desert Queen Avenue
Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms, CA
Updated November 29 at 2:06am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
7018 Juniper Ave.
Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms, CA
Updated November 30 at 12:37pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,000
5648 Daisy
Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms, CA
Updated December 12 at 11:36am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$975
6873 Peterson
Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms, CA
Updated December 1 at 11:59am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$975
5656 Mariposa Avenue
Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms, CA
Updated November 29 at 2:06am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
6953 Star Dune Avenue
Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms, CA
Updated December 2 at 12:47pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$825
71591 Sunflower Drive
Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms, CA
Updated December 11 at 12:08pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,175
6982 Alpine Avenue
Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms, CA
Updated November 29 at 11:24am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,300
6317 El Rey Ave.
Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms, CA
Updated December 7 at 11:55am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,300
6664 Adobe Rd., #1
Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms, CA
Updated November 28 at 12:04pm UTC
Studio
$500
6016 Cahuilla Ave
Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms, CA
Updated December 7 at 11:47am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
6061 Bagley Avenue
Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms, CA
Updated December 12 at 5:36pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$950
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City Guide
Twentynine Palms
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

December 2017 Twentynine Palms Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2017 Twentynine Palms Rent Report. Twentynine Palms rents increased 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 increase sharply over the past month

Twentynine Palms rents have increased 0.6% over the past month, and are up slightly by 1.9% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Twentynine Palms stand at $650 for a one-bedroom apartment and $810 for a two-bedroom. This is the fifth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in June. Twentynine Palms' year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 4.3%, as well as the national average of 2.7%.

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.

  • Moreno Valley has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 6.7%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,700, while one-bedrooms go for $1,360.
  • Over the past month, Chino Hills has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 0.5%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,920, while one-bedrooms go for $1,520.
  • Corona has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Riverside metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,130; rents went down 0.2% over the past month but rose 5.7% over the past year.
  • San Bernardino has the least expensive rents in the Riverside metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,050; rents were up 0.5% over the past month and 4.4% over the past year.

Twentynine Palms rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased slightly in Twentynine Palms, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Twentynine Palms is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Rents increased significantly in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 4.3% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.9% in San Diego, 3.8% in Los Angeles, and 3.0% in San Jose.
  • Twentynine Palms' median two-bedroom rent of $810 is below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.7% over the past year compared to the 1.9% rise in Twentynine Palms.
  • While Twentynine Palms' rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide saw more substantial increases, including Jacksonville (+4.4%), Phoenix (+3.9%), and Seattle (+3.5%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Twentynine Palms than most large cities. For example, San Jose has a median 2BR rent of $2,550, 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 $1,040 $1,300 1.3% 6.0%
San Bernardino $840 $1,050 0.5% 4.4%
Fontana $1,050 $1,310 0.4% 4.0%
Moreno Valley $1,360 $1,700 0.3% 6.7%
Rancho Cucamonga $1,360 $1,700 0.4% 4.8%
Ontario $1,160 $1,450 0.3% 5.6%
Corona $1,710 $2,130 -0.2% 5.7%
Murrieta $1,380 $1,730 -0.4% 5.0%
Indio $980 $1,220 1.4% 4.9%
Chino Hills $1,520 $1,920 -0.5% 4.6%
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