50 Apartments for rent in Twentynine Palms, CA

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Last updated August 19 at 10:08AM
72039 El Paseo Dr
Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms, CA
Updated August 8 at 9:39AM
3 Bedrooms
$975
74775 T Anchor
Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms, CA
Updated August 10 at 10:30AM
4 Bedrooms
$1,500
6686 Morongo Rd
Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms, CA
Updated July 27 at 6:08PM
3 Bedrooms
$950
6621 Palo Verde Avenue
Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms, CA
Updated August 15 at 6:00AM
2 Bedrooms
$850
73401 Yucca Ave
Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms, CA
Updated August 17 at 1:29AM
4 Bedrooms
$1,050
71522 Sunflower Dr
Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms, CA
Updated August 17 at 10:53AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,100
6565 Via Allegra
Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms, CA
Updated August 11 at 10:38AM
1 Bedroom
$950
73445 Sunnyvale Drive
Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms, CA
Updated August 15 at 6:00AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
4866 Round Up Rd.
Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms, CA
Updated August 17 at 10:57AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
5170 Split Rock Avenue
Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms, CA
Updated August 15 at 5:43AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,295
6009 Mojave
Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms, CA
Updated August 12 at 11:13AM
1 Bedroom
$550
6609 Mariposa Ave.
Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms, CA
Updated August 19 at 10:08AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,150
71209 Valle Vista Rd
Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms, CA
Updated August 17 at 10:44AM
4 Bedrooms
$875
6211 Daisy Avenue
Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms, CA
Updated August 14 at 11:34AM
2 Bedrooms
$795
73591 Sunnyslope Drive
Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms, CA
Updated August 15 at 6:00AM
2 Bedrooms
$700
5575 Encelia Dr.
Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms, CA
Updated August 2 at 1:31PM
4 Bedrooms
$1,200
6078 Datura Ave
Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms, CA
Updated August 17 at 10:56AM
4 Bedrooms
$1,200
73482 Desert Trail Drive
Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms, CA
Updated August 16 at 11:19AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
72996 Two Mile Road
Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms, CA
Updated August 17 at 1:30AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
5762 Howard Way
Twentynine Palms
Twentynine Palms, CA
Updated August 17 at 1:25AM
2 Bedrooms
$795
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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

August 2017 Twentynine Palms Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2017 Twentynine Palms Rent Report. 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 increased moderately over the past month

Twentynine Palms rents have increased 0.4% over the past month, but are down marginally by 0.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Twentynine Palms stand at $630 for a one-bedroom apartment and $790 for a two-bedroom. Twentynine Palms' year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 4.2%, as well as the national average of 2.9%.

Rents rising across the Riverside Metro

While rent prices have decreased in Twentynine Palms over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in all of the largest 10 cities in the Riverside metro for which we have data, and this trend can be seen for other cities throughout the state, as well. California as a whole has logged a 4.2% year-over-year growth. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro, as well as the rest of the state.

  • Corona has the most expensive rents in the Riverside metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,120; the city has also seen rent growth of 7.5% over the past year, the fastest in the metro.
  • Over the past month, Chino Hills has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with decline of 0.6%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,900, while one-bedrooms go for $1,500.
  • San Bernardino has the least expensive rents in the Riverside metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,030; rents were up 0.2% over the past month and 3.9% over the past year.
  • Looking throughout the rest of the state, San Francisco is the most expensive of all California's major cities outside the Riverside metro, with a median two-bedroom rent of $3,060; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, San Francisco, is the only major city besides Twentynine Palms to see rents fall year-over-year (-0.0%).
  • Sacramento, Santa Ana, and Fresno have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (8.9%, 6.2%, and 6.1%, respectively).

Twentynine Palms rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have fallen in Twentynine Palms, many large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Twentynine Palms is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Twentynine Palms' median two-bedroom rent of $790 is below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.9% over the past year.
  • While rents in Twentynine Palms fell over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Seattle (+5.6%), Phoenix (+5.0%), and Las Vegas (+4.3%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Twentynine Palms than most large cities. Comparably, Seattle has a median 2BR rent of $1,710, which is more than twice 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 $1,020 $1,280 0.4% 4.1%
San Bernardino $820 $1,030 0.2% 3.9%
Fontana $1,020 $1,280 0.5% 2.0%
Moreno Valley $1,340 $1,680 0.3% 5.9%
Rancho Cucamonga $1,350 $1,690 1.0% 6.7%
Ontario $1,170 $1,460 0.3% 6.6%
Corona $1,700 $2,120 0.2% 7.5%
Murrieta $1,380 $1,730 1.1% 4.9%
Indio $960 $1,210 0.5% 3.6%
Chino Hills $1,500 $1,900 -0.6% 4.2%
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