Known as the gateway to Joshua Tree National Park, Twentynine Palms is perhaps even more well-known as the location of Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, the world's largest U.S. Marine Corps base. A true desert oasis, Twentynine Palms in southeast California was named for the many palm trees found in the town when the area was first surveyed in the mid-1800s. The palm trees are still there, along with murals and other more recent works of art.
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Thriving rental market! There are more homes for rent and rent to own properties in Twentynine Palms than the national average -- 53.60 percent compared to 30.19 nationally. Kenton Mill, a neighborhood on the west side of town, accounts for many of these rentals, although Cadiz on the eastern side is also a strong rental area. Finding a home in either area won't take forever; vacant homes account for more than 19% of total homes, which is much higher than the national average.
Housing costs are low! The median house price in Twentynine Palms is just $79,500, which is quite a bit lower than the national average of $170,100. What's more, the tax rate is lower ($9.69 compared to $12.07 nationally). The Plaza and Adobe, both in the northwest, are affordable neighborhoods still close to highways, restaurants and parks.
Hot, hot, hot! Yes, the summers are hot here - average July and August temps regularly top 100 degrees - but residents know how to combat the heat when they leave their houses. Free movies are shown during the summer at Luckie Park, and Smith's Ranch Drive-In Movie Theater shows double features.
Awe-inspiring nature! With purple mountains, underwater aquifers, dunes, and more, Twentynine Palms has plenty of natural beauty in the California Outback. Colorful orchids grow in the 49 Palms Canyon, while Cima Dome and Amboy Crater are popular hiking spots. The town even celebrates its desert flora with its annual Weed Show full of creative arts and crafts made from weeds.
Restaurants galore! It might be a desert, but there is plenty of sustenance in town. Santana's is known for its delicious burritos, while the yummy smells from The Rib Co.'s outdoor grill will call to you from miles away. For international flavor, try Bamboo Garden Chinese food restaurant.