Thousand Palms, CA


Highest Appreciating Thousand Palms Neighborhoods Since 2000

Thousand Palms, CA Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Thousand Palms Housing Market Information

With a population of 8,270, 2,845 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $180,174, Thousand Palms real estate values are some of the lowest in California, although compared to real estate around the nation, Thousand Palms homes are still considered rather expensive.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Thousand Palms, accounting for 52.69% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Thousand Palms include mobile homes or trailers ( 42.07%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 2.25%), and a few large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 1.57%).

Dwellings in Thousand Palms tend to be quite small (one, two, or no bedrooms) and owner occupied. In fact, 53.71% of the homes in Thousand Palms have two or fewer bedrooms.

There is a lot of housing in Thousand Palms built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Thousand Palms built between 1940-1969 ( 11.48%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 11.43%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Thousand Palms. Fully 28.03% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Thousand Palms homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Thousand Palms real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Thousand Palms Home Appreciation Rates

Homes have actually lost value in Thousand Palms over the last then years, as home values have seen a decline of 26.48% during the ten year period. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout appreciation rate data shows Thousand Palms home appreciation rates at 2.02%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.32%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Thousand Palms that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Thousand Palms real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Thousand Palms appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 12.13%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 97.59% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Thousand Palms. Thousand Palms appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.02%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.32%.

Importantly, this makes Thousand Palms one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the town's near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to California, our data show that Thousand Palms's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 90% of the other cities and towns in California.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Thousand Palms, CA HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,486,000 0.0
$1,115,001 - $1,486,000 0.3
$743,001 - $1,115,000 0.5
$595,001 - $743,000 1.8
$446,001 - $595,000 2.5
$297,001 - $446,000 13.8
$148,001 - $297,000 49.0
$74,001 - $148,000 24.2
$0 - $74,000 7.9

Very Low for CA
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
38.0932848939412 90.2116402116402

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Thousand Palms Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
110.07% 4.40% 8 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,456 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 70.95
Renters 29.05
Vacant 28.03

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Thousand Palms HOMES
2000 or Newer 11.4
1970 - 1999 77.0
1940 - 1969 11.5
1939 or Older 0.1

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Thousand Palms HOMES
Single-Family 52.7
Townhomes 1.4
Small Apt. Buildings 2.3
Apt. Complexes 1.6
Mobile Homes 42.1
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF Thousand Palms HOMES
No Bedroom 0.40
1 Bedroom 4.05
2 Bedrooms 49.25
3 Bedrooms 33.82
4 Bedrooms 11.26
5 or more bedrooms 1.21

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