Palm Desert's central-Valley location and range of housing options make it a highly desirable place to live. The City's residential real estate mix includes rental apartments, condominiums, single-family home subdivisions, country clubs, and multi-million dollar estates. There are well-established neighborhoods of older homes, brand new gated country clubs, 55 and older active-adult communities, and assisted living residences.
The Valley's robust growth has contributed to a flourishing real estate market for both resales and new construction. Palm Desert homes are still affordable when compared to other areas in California such as San Diego, Los Angeles, or San Francisco.
The Palm Desert Housing Authority operates more than 1,000 rental units and offers a variety of Rental Opportunities for affordable housing. The Housing Authority also has a list of Ownership Opportunities, both Agency assisted and developer assisted for qualifying applicants.