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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Palm Desert

Neighborhood is strictly for people 55 or older. I Like making new friends with similar interests and hobbies.

We have sidewalks throughout the neighborhood so it's very walkable. There's a shopping center nearby so it's easy to shop for groceries and other items. One of our favorite restaurants is in this shopping center and we visit it often.

This is an older family complex. It is very quiet and not many children, Everything is close. There are super markets and drug stores nearby

I really don't go out a night but I have good neighbors.yhw kids in my neighborhood are good kids .they play outside and their parents take walks with them .I take walks with my grandson everyday.

I like the supporting facilities around the community most, including restaurants, bars and entertainment facilities, which greatly improve the convenience of life. The surrounding supporting schools, police stations, high security, rich and complete catering taste, which is deeply liked by everyone

Seniors community and neighborhood. Favorite businesses within short drive. Fun activities within 20-60 minutes from home.

Who Lives Here

Palm Desert Demographics

Education

High School

28%

Associate's

36%

Bachelor's

24%

Master's

10%

Doctorate

2%

Family Size

2 people

67%

3 people

18%

4 people

9%

5 people

4%

6+ people

2%

Household Income

0-50k

42%

50-100k

27%

100-150k

13%

150-200k

8%

200k+

10%

Age

0-10

7%

10-20

8%

20-45

24%

45-65

24%

65+

37%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Palm Desert?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Jul '24-$1595$2095$3270
Jun '24-$1595$2125$3270
May '24-$1977$2325$3140
Apr '24-$2410$2195$3140
Mar '24-$1915$2195$3140
Feb '24-$1915$2095$3240
Jan '24-$2120$2095$3340
Dec '23-$2067$2220$3340
Nov '23-$2265$2220$3540
Oct '23-$2265$2220$3540
Sep '23-$2265$2095$3540
Aug '23-$2265$2095$3540
Jul '23-$2603$2215$3540

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Palm Desert

Palm Desert Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

43%

15-30 Mins

41%

30-40 Mins

8%

40-60 Mins

3%

60+ Mins

4%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 3939

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 7 of 10 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 6 of 10 renters

Percentage: 4646

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 9 of 10 renters

Top Scores: Retail, Gas, Grocery

Things To Do In Palm Desert

Top Score

Retail Shops

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Palm Desert's retail scene is in the bag.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 30% more shops than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

FIll 'er up! Palm Desert has plenty of gas stations.

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 8% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Suffice to say, this place is great for groceries.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 77% more grocery stores than average
  3. 33% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The perfect place to paint the town red.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 25% fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. 77% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll be living the park life in Palm Desert.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 24% fewer parks than average
  3. 75% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Sit. Stay. Good boy. Palm Desert is a good place for pets.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. A standard number of pet facilities compared to areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Palm Desert draws a crowd for its fine art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 98% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

More of a gem than germ, this Palm Desert is not too bad for medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 25% more medical facilities than average
  3. 53% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 24% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Palm Desert.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 30% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll have to workout somewhere else to keep fit.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 12% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Palm Desert Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 10 of 10 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 10 of 10 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 9 of 10 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 9 of 10 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 9 of 10 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 8 of 10 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 8 of 10 renters

Nice Views

Yes

Say 7 of 10 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 7 of 10 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 7 of 10 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 6 of 10 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 6 of 10 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 5 of 10 renters

Nearby Parks

No

Say 6 of 10 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 6 of 10 renters

Near Schools

No

Say 7 of 10 renters

Safe For Families

No

Say 7 of 10 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 8 of 10 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 8 of 10 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 9 of 10 renters

Palm Desert Education

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Palm Desert

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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Palm Desert, CA

A small city located in California, Palm Desert has a population of slightly less than 52,000. Retirees are a frequent sight, as they make up 34% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young adults are less well-represented. With an average age of just over 49, the city's residents are older than most cities in California. Home ownership is more common than renting in Palm Desert, and 38% of residents rent. With a relatively low average rent of $1,264/month in the city, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in California.

With an average commute time of about 21 minutes, shorter than most cities in the state, Palm Desert residents know that it isn't overly time-consuming to travel to work. Driving a vehicle is the typical means of commuting to work, opted for by 36% of residents, while public transit isn't extensively used. Relatively few residents commute to work on foot.

Compared to the national average (7%), Palm Desert has a relatively large concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees, as 8% possess a Master's or a Doctorate. Additionally, 17% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. There are three primary industries in Palm Desert: entertainment, retail, and healthcare. Together, these industries account for 21% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 8% of the city's population works in sales, which ranks as the top field in the city. With an average annual income of around $78,000, Palm Desert workers take home around $8,000 less than their peers elsewhere in the state. Palm Desert, however, compares more favorably to the national average ($73,345).

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