Rent to Own Homes near Racine, WI

Top Reasons to Live in Racine WI

  • The city of Racine, Wisconsin, located on the shores of Lake Michigan in Racine County, has a population of 78,303 people. The story goes that a fleet of eight canoes carrying a party of French explorers entered the head of Root River ("root" is "racine" in french), making the French the first Europeans known to visit the area now known as Racine County. Years later, but before the Civil War, this area was known for its strong opposition to slavery. In fact, the Underground Railroad that passed through the city helped many slaves escape to freedom. One of the area's most famous incidents involved a slave by the name of Joshua Glover, who had escaped the South and made a home in Racine where he was arrested in 1854 and jailed by federal marshals. One hundred men from Racine and thousands more from around the state rallied together, broke into the jail and freed Mr. Glover, ultimately helping him make his escape to Canada. The people of Racine have always fought for freedom, independence and equality, no matter your gender or race. If you want to live in Racine, chances are you'll be able to find a rental home or a place to buy.

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4 Beds, 2 Baths on 13th St
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4 Beds, 2 Baths

Racine, WI 53403

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School: Walden Iii High School
Grocery: Midtown Market
Restaurant: Tino's Carry Out
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2 Beds, 1 Bath on Shoreland Dr
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2 Beds, 1 Bath

Racine, WI 53402

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School: Jerstad-Agerholm Elementary
Grocery: Three Mile Station Llc
Restaurant: Main Moon 2 Chinese Restaurant
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3 Beds, 1 Bath on Linden Ave
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3 Beds, 1 Bath

Racine, WI 53403

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School: Park High School
Grocery: Family Super Market
Restaurant: Diana's Tortilleria
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3 Beds, 1 Bath on Grange Ave
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3 Beds, 1 Bath

Racine, WI 53405

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School: Knapp Elementary School
Grocery: 16th Street Foods
Restaurant: Lee's Deli Inc
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3 Beds, 1 Bath on Taylor Ave
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3 Beds, 1 Bath

Racine, WI 53403

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School: Knapp Elementary School
Grocery: Taylor Mart
Restaurant: Rosie's
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3 Beds, 1 Bath on Mitchell St
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3 Beds, 1 Bath

Racine, WI 53403

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School: Mitchell Middle School
Grocery: Pantry Plus
Restaurant: Javier's
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3 Beds, 2 Baths on Lasalle St
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3 Beds, 2 Baths

Racine, WI 53402

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School: Small World Montessori
Grocery: Olympic Liquor & Groceries
Restaurant: Chief
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3 Beds, 1 Bath on Lawn St
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3 Beds, 1 Bath

Racine, WI 53404

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School: John Paul Ii Academy
Grocery: Citgo Gas & Food Shop
Restaurant: Derose Bar & Restaurant
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2 Beds, 1 Bath on Phillips Ave
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2 Beds, 1 Bath

Racine, WI 53403

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School: Park High School
Grocery: A D United Petroleum
Restaurant: Dino's
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  • Housing StatisticsThe median home sale price in Racine is $121,100. The median price for rent is $744 per month, so it's not hard to see why 32.15% of the population chooses to rent instead of buying their own home. The vacancy rates are a low 6.39%, which is always a good sign for any neighborhood or community. Racine is a great place to find a rental home or to rent an apartment.
  • Local Events and Festivals There is never a shortage of things to do in Racine. The annual 4th of July fireworks parade and festival brings in over 100,000 people and can be seen all along Racine's lakefront, which stretches for miles. Some of these areas include North Beach, Knapp Park, Zoo Beach, Gaslight Pointe, Festival Park and Harbor Park. As you might have surmised, Lake Michigan is a huge attraction in this area and many locals enjoy boating, waterskiing, jet skiing, fishing or just strolling along the shores. There is also the Animal Crackers Jazz Series, which is held five times throughout the summer at the Racine Zoological Gardens and is extremely popular. The Great Lakes Brew Fest is also a local favorite held every year in September that features great beer from the Great Lakes as a charity benefiting Kilties and Drum Bugle Corp of Racine.
  • Arts and CultureAre you an arts lover looking to live in Racine? You won't find any shortage of creative people making beautiful and interesting work. The Racine Art Museum is home to a huge selection of crafts from different artists. The city's art isn't just contained in a museum, though; artists in the town are taking to the streets to turn one part of town into the Uptown Racine Arts District, where local artists get to decorate the streets and different facets of the city.
  • Racine NeighborhoodsRacine has many different neighborhoods - each filled with residences you can rent, own, or rent to own. Here are two you should know about: