Rent to Own Homes near Lawrence, KS

Top Reasons to Live in Lawrence, KS

  • Lawrence, Kansas, one of the largest cities in the state, has a long and important history. The city was founded by the New England Emigrant Aid Company and was intended to be an important political center in Kansas. It was an important battleground during the pre-Civil War period when abolitionists and slave owners often came to blows during the debate over whether slavery would be permitted there. Today, it is the home to the University of Kansas and is considered one of the best places to retire, as well as one of the top 10 college towns in the country.

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4 Beds, 4 Baths on Shoal Ln
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4 Beds, 4 Baths

Lawrence, KS 66044

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2 Beds, 1 Bath on Eldridge St
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2 Beds, 1 Bath

Lawrence, KS 66049

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4 Beds, 4 Baths on Easy St
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4 Beds, 4 Baths

Lawrence, KS 66049

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Grocery: Lawrence Food Mart
Restaurant: Marisco's Restaurant
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3 Beds, 2 Baths on Prairie Ct
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3 Beds, 2 Baths

Lawrence, KS 66046

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4 Beds, 2 Baths on Harvard Rd
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4 Beds, 2 Baths

Lawrence, KS 66049

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School: Lawrence West Middle School
Grocery: Community Mercantile-The Merc
Restaurant: Montana Mike's Steakhouse
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3 Beds, 1 Bath on Belle Haven Dr
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3 Beds, 1 Bath

Lawrence, KS 66046

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4 Beds, 3 Baths on Princeton Blvd
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4 Beds, 3 Baths

Lawrence, KS 66049

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2 Beds, 1 Bath on Bonanza St
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2 Beds, 1 Bath

Lawrence, KS 66046

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2 Beds, 1 Bath on Sunnybrook Ln
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2 Beds, 1 Bath

Lawrence, KS 66047

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  • Housing Statistics There aren't very many vacant houses in Lawrence; over 31,000 are occupied out of 32,792 available housing units. About 54 percent of people are renting rather than buying their homes. There are very few rent to own houses in this area. The median price of houses in Lawrence is $153, 178. The median rent is $754.
  • Weather and Climate Lawrence is known for its extreme weather in both summer and winter. Summers tend to be hot and humid, with average temperatures in the high 80s. On occasion, summer temperatures hit triple digits. Winters are cold and somewhat dry, with temperatures ranging from below zero to 30 degrees Fahrenheit. On average, winter temperatures hit a low of about 18 degrees. Lawrence winters can be snowy, especially during January and February.
  • Tourist Attractions There's plenty to do in Lawrence with more than 30 attractions to visit. Shop on Massachusetts Street, where you can visit plenty of restaurants and shops and enjoy the street entertainers and vendors, or visit the Museum of Natural History, which features many local artifacts, such as the remains of a horse ridden during the Battle of Little Bighorn. Afterwards, you can catch a movie at Liberty Hall, which is a locally owned historic theater.
  • Arts and Culture Lawrence has a cultural arts commission, which oversees programs like The Outdoor Downtown Sculpture Exhibition, which is a yearly where sculptors have the opportunity to display their work along Massachusetts Street. There's also the Phoenix Awards, which are ten awards given out each year to local artists of all media. A local artist is commissioned each year to create the award itself. Best of all, Lawrence reserves a percentage of its budget every year to acquire public art for the city. This year, the city has allocated $75,000 to get public art for its library.
  • Largest Employers and Industries Lawrence offers many public and private job opportunities, ranging from big businesses to universities and hospitals. The University of Kansas is the city's largest employer. It offers jobs in a wide variety of industries. In addition to educators and instructors, it hires administrators, administrative assistants, financial experts, fundraising experts and landscapers. Hallmark Cards is also another big employer in the area, hiring people in the creative, administrative, technological and maintenance departments. The city itself is also a big employer, needing people to fill positions ranging from clerks to committee members. Vangent Inc., the educational research company, is the largest private employer in Lawrence.