Countless visitors have their own idea of what makes the desert oasis so special. For many, it's the clean air and sunshine, rock climbing, hiking, biking and abundant outdoor activities available in Twentynine Palms. For others, it's the peace and quiet of lazy afternoons or the starry night skies. And even for some, it's friendly camaraderie over dinner and cocktails at one of the many fine dining establishments. The healthy climate, low cost of living and beautiful vistas are ideal for those looking for a full-time residence, vacation home or a place to retire.