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Apartments for Rent in Palm Desert, CA
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    45210 Panorama Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260
    2 BEDS $2,095
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    74401 Hovley Lane East, Palm Desert, CA 92260
    1 BED $2,019+
    2 BEDS $2,530+
    3 BEDS $3,198+
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    73515 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA 92260
    2 BEDS $2,575
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    44655 Las Flores Lane, Palm Desert, CA 92260
    2 BEDS $2,399
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    42201 Beacon Hill, Palm Desert, CA 92211
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    75081 Mediterranean, Palm Desert, CA 92211
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    73121 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260
    Studio $1,934+
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    42280 Beacon Hill, Palm Desert, CA 92211
    Studio $367+
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    42200 State Street, Palm Desert, CA 92211
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    42150 Cook St, Palm Desert, CA 92211
    Studio $902+
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    75161 Sego Lane, Palm Desert, CA 92211
    Studio $350+
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    42200 Beacon Hill, Palm Desert, CA 92211
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    76106 IMPATIENS, Palm Desert, CA 92211
    2 BEDS $2,450
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    73740 Santa Rosa Way, Palm Desert, CA 92260
    Studio $1,995
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    42210 Cook Street, Palm Desert, CA 92211
    Studio $238+
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    77971 Wildcat Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92211
    Studio $1,700+
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    75101 Sego Lane, Palm Desert, CA 92211
    Studio $397+
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    75091 St. Charles Place, Palm Desert, CA 92211
    Studio $1,278+
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    75060/75080/75100 Mayfair Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92211
    Studio $9,420+
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    42240 Green Way, Palm Desert, CA 92211
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    307 Tava Lane, Palm Desert, CA 92211
    2 BEDS $2,500
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    43100 Palm Royale Drive, La Quinta, CA 92253
    1 BED $2,195+
    2 BEDS $2,615+
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    51049 Eisenhower Drive, La Quinta, CA 92253
    Studio $2,000
    2 BEDS $1,995
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    44-950 Vista Dunes Lane, La Quinta, CA 92253
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    78650 Avenue 42 #1606, Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203
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Average rent in Palm Desert, CA

$2,259/mo Palm Desert, CA average rental price, March 2024
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Palm Desert, CA is $2,259.

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Frequently asked questions

When were prices and availability in Palm Desert, CA last updated?

Prices and availability in Palm Desert, CA were last updated on 18 May 2024.

What are the best apartments in Palm Desert, CA?

The best apartments in Palm Desert, CA are: 45210 Panorama Drive, Canterra, 73515 Catalina Way, 44655 Las Flores Lane and RK Desert Properties (42201).

What is the average rent in Palm Desert, CA?

The average rent in Palm Desert, CA is $2,259. Start your search for apartments in Palm Desert, CA now.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Palm Desert, CA?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Palm Desert, CA is between $1,980 and $2,376. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Palm Desert, CA now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Palm Desert, CA?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Palm Desert, CA is between $2,095 and $2,994. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Palm Desert, CA.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Palm Desert, CA?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Palm Desert, CA is between $3,191 and $4,168. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Palm Desert, CA.

What type of rental buildings are in Palm Desert, CA?

In Palm Desert 34% of the housing is rented out compared to 66% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 19% of Palm Desert’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 60% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 18% are single-family rentals.

What do typical apartment communities look like in Palm Desert, CA?

The age and size of multifamily buildings are among the most visible characteristics of the rental market in a city.  In this case, the apartment buildings in Palm Desert are about 31 years old, on average. Of these, 41% have been built since 2000, representing the newer options on the market and typically offering more amenities. Rental buildings in the city have an average height of 2 stories. About all of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, none are mid-rises, and none are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

What apartment floorplans are common in Palm Desert, CA?

Rental apartments in Palm Desert come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 6% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 49% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 39% of all rentals in Palm Desert. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

Living in Palm Desert, CA

Palm Desert is a small city in the heart of the Coachella Valley. Renters here can enjoy an outstanding quality of life, tranquility, and a warm climate, while also living in a safe city known for its cultural events and recreational activities. The weather in Palm Desert is nice and warm, with averages of 44°F to 107°F between the cold and hot months. And, because it’s located between three mountain ranges, renters enjoy sunshine nearly every day of the year. This gives renters the ideal opportunity to explore the nearby natural attractions, including Joshua Tree National Park, the Santa Rosa Mountains, the San Jacinto Mountains, and the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens.

Renting in Palm Desert, CA

While most residents own a home, renters can find plenty of rental properties in Palm Desert. The rental market comprises mid-century modern and Spanish Revival styles with open floor plans. In South Palm Desert, renters can find a mixture of single-family rentals and apartments for rent. There are also upscale communities with luxury rental units, such as Marrakesh and North Palm Desert. These neighborhoods have newer homes and gated communities with single-family rentals ranging from two to five bedrooms. A unique renter neighborhood is Cahuilla Hills, an unincorporated area where renters can find homes that are not required to abide by city guidelines. Affordable rental unit programs and low-income household assistance is also available. According to California law, landlords cannot ask for more than two months’ rent for a security deposit for unfurnished rental units and three months’ if it is furnished. Additionally, the lease agreement should highlight who is responsible for paying utilities. And, as a rent-controlled state, landlords cannot increase rent by more than 5% plus inflation (capped at 10%) or evict the renter without a valid legal reason.

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Shopping in Palm Desert, CA

Palm Desert is one of the most popular retail hubs among the desert communities and is home to various shopping opportunities, from branded stores to locally owned boutiques. The central shopping spot is the mile-long The Shops El Paseo, where renters can shop from a myriad of luxury designer boutiques and dine in upscale restaurants. Renters can also head to The Shops at Palm Desert, which is home to popular brands like Macy’s; Barnes & Noble; Victoria’s Secret; H&M and more. Palm Desert renters can also find grocery chains like Costco, Walmart, Aldi, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Sprouts Farmers Market, Publix Supermarket and Target.

Transportation in Palm Desert, CA

Transportation in Palm Desert is organized and environmentally friendly. The primary public bus transportation provider is SunLine Transit, which uses environmentally friendly, compressed natural gas or hybrid technology to transport renters throughout Coachella Valley. Meanwhile, through the Golf Cart Transportation Program, renters can use zero-emission golf carts on public streets and private roads to get around the area. And, as a city focused on the environment, Palm Desert renters can easily travel on foot or by bike. To that end, the city has multiple roads and trails with pedestrian- and bike-friendly facilities that renters can use to commute or get around the city. Otherwise, renters relying on a car typically use Interstate 10 and state roads 74 and 111 to get in and out of the city. Uber and Lyft are also available for on-demand ridesharing services. Finally, the closest airport is Palm Springs International Airport.

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