Investors are purchasing properties in all parts of the valley, including both Palmdale and Lancaster. There are a few factors that go into deciding what part of the valley is best for your objectives, and I am happy to go over them with you at a convenient time.
The most desireable area for commuters and families that want good schools is West Palmdale, which begins at the 14 Freeway and heads west to about 70th Street West and north to Avenue M8. There are not many parts of the westside that are a bad investment, including Quartz Hill, but I still suggest you research the curb appeal and age of the neighborhood before jumping into a purchase. As you get to know West Palmdale and Quartz Hill, you will see that each area has different pluses and minuses. Quartz Hill is quieter for the most part, but it is also further away from the freeway. If you are trying to attract a renter from the Antelope Valley, either area will work fine. For commuters, they tend to want to be in West Palmdale. FYI, the best school district in West Palmdale starts at 25th Street West and heads in a northwest direction.
I currently work with many investors who purchase and rent properties in this valley, and they have vastly different criteria and experiences. Please give me call when you are ready to discuss your needs, and I will do my best to help you find the best rental home for your objectives.