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Palmdale, CA

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Palmdale, California is a community that families looking for a high quality of life experience choose for their home. A consistent winner of the Helen Putnam Award of Excellence since 1997, Palmdale was voted in the top thirty of Most Fun US Cities in 2004. Palmdale thrives on the aerospace industry and its top three employers include Lockheed Marten, Northrop Grumman and the Antelope Valley Mall. Though the largest employers are in the field of aerospace, several large manufacturing companies have relocated to Palmdale to take advantage of affordable land prices and special tax breaks for relocating businesses to the Antelope Valley Enterprise Zone and the Palmdale Federal Foreign Trade Zone. Palmdale, California was the first city in the Antelope Valley to become a city in 1962 and is located in Los Angeles County. It is the 6th largest city in California and in the top 100 largest cities in the U.S.

Apartments in Palmdale CA


$795 Two bedroom in Palmdale-38538 4th St E
Beds: 2
Baths: 1


$750 Two bedroom in Palmdale-38616 Larkin Ave
Beds: 2
Baths: 1


$775 Two bedroom in Palmdale-521 Ave Q6
Beds: 2
Baths: 1


$800 Two bedroom in Palmdale-250 Ave R
Beds: 2
Baths: 1


$1495 Three bedroom in Palmdale-3052 Barrel Springs Rd
Beds: 3
Baths: 2


$1200 Four bedroom in Palmdale-245 Palmdale Blvd
Beds: 4
Baths: 1

Key City Stats

The average age of Palmdale, CA is
10 to 14
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 5.78%
  • 6.05%
  • 5.65%
  • Female
  • 5.96%
  • 6.59%
  • 6.86%
is average rent in Palmdale, CA
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 3.41%
  • 3.9%
  • 4.28%
of units are available for rent in Palmdale
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 1135
  • 93
  • 1629
Getting Around in Palmdale, CA

With the longest commute time in the US (approximately 40 minutes), Palmdale continues to have mostly automobile users. However, bike lanes and paths are being developed throughout the city. The Palmdale Transportation Center is the center of the Antelope Valley mass transit system. As the hub for the city’s bus system, Antelope Valley Transit Authority, Amtrak, Greyhound Bus line, and the Metrolink commuter rail, Palmdale does offer its share of public transportation and is a planned stop on the proposed California High Speed Rail System and Orangeline Maglev rail that comes from Irvine. The Palmdale Regional Airport offers private and charter service to Palmdale residents.

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The average commuter time in Palmdale is:
60 to 89 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 3.37%
  • 5.37%
  • 0.8%

Antelope Valley Mall

<p>The third largest employer in Palmdale, California is the Antelope Valley Mall, an enclosed shopping mall featuring approximately one million square feet of shopping space. Featuring almost 150 stores in the half mile stretch of the mall, the Antelope Valley Mall opened in 1990 and is a common attraction to tourists as well as residents of the Los Angeles area.</p>