Rent to own Homes in Alabama

Though Alabama wasn't an official state until 1819, it already had a population of more than 125,000 residents at the time. It was nicknamed "The Cotton State" because it was in the heart of the cotton-producing region, and it is still the fifth-highest cotton-producing state in the nation. Alabama grew quickly as the railroads and industry brought an influx of people to the state. By 1860, more than one million people were living in Alabama. In 1861, Alabama left the Union and became an independent state. Shortly thereafter, it joined the Confederates, who made Montgomery its capital, thus earning the state the nickname "the Heart of Dixie."

Over the years, Alabama ended up on the wrong side of history with the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement, but it's now a pleasant state with more than 4.9 million residents. If you like warm weather and open space, you'll love Alabama. And you'll love talking to the locals-Alabama's southern accent was voted the most attractive accent in the nation in a survey of 2,000 men and women. As a bonus, the state's housing prices are very much on the low end. So come check out some of Alabama's rent-to-own homes, and enjoy the relaxed southern environment while you're here.

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113 CAMELLIA DR
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Single Family Home
Dothan, AL 36303
5
4
5225 ft2
1964
1825 47th St
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Central Park
Single Family Home
Birmingham, AL 35208
3
1
1128 ft2
1925
1409 Edwards St. NE
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Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Hanceville, AL 35077
4
2
1558 ft2
1920
623 MORTON RD
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Single Family Home
Anniston, AL 36205
3
2
1416 ft2
2009
2815 GEORGETOWN DR #B
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Hoover
Townhouse/Condo
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
2
1
1600 ft2
1973
926 SIGNAL POINT RD
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Single Family Home
Guntersville, AL 35976
3
2
1796 ft2
2006
900 DELCRIS DR
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Homewood
Single Family Home
Birmingham, AL 35226
5
3
2578 ft2
1959
(Undisclosed Address)
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Vestavia Hills
Single Family Home
Birmingham, AL 35226
3
3
1960 ft2
(Undisclosed Address)
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Southeast Quadrant
Single Family Home
Huntsville, AL 35802
4
2
2380 ft2
144 BIBB DR
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Single Family Home
Madison, AL 35758
3
2
1308 ft2
1986
500 SEABORN DR NW
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Northwest Huntsville
Single Family Home
Huntsville, AL 35806
4
3
2052 ft2
1972
Hot
2030 MONTREAT CIR #B
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Vestavia Hills
Townhouse/Condo
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
2
2
1088 ft2
1967
Hot
6812 5TH CT N
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Wahouma
Single Family Home
Birmingham, AL 35206
3
1
924 ft2
1930
52 PECAN DR
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Single Family Home
Selma, AL 36701
3
1
950 ft2
1971
11019 EVEREST CIR SE
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Southeast Quadrant
Single Family Home
Huntsville, AL 35803
5
4
4636 ft2
1996
123 WESTBURY DR SW
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Southwest Huntsville
Single Family Home
Huntsville, AL 35802
3
2
1841 ft2
1963
1 of 11 30100 E RAILROAD ST
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Single Family Home
Ardmore, TN 38449
2
1
900 ft2
1935
Hot
9990 SOUTHFIELD RD
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Single Family Home
Grand Bay, AL 36541
4
2
2000 ft2
1993
126 Margaret St #0
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Park Place
Single Family Home
Mobile, AL 36607
3
2
2000 ft2
320 BURTON AVE
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North Crichton
Single Family Home
Mobile, AL 36607
3
1
1200 ft2
1980
558 WESTWOOD ST
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Rickarby
Single Family Home
Mobile, AL 36606
3
1
1200 ft2
1982
7874 ROCK RD
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Single Family Home
Coden, AL 36523
1
1
900 ft2
1971
2402 Dog River Dr N
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Venetia
Single Family Home
Mobile, AL 36605
3
1
1008 ft2
1551 CEDAR CRESCENT DR
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Bayview
Single Family Home
Mobile, AL 36605
3
1
1288 ft2
1989
6220 BURNTWOOD DR N
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Claremont
Single Family Home
Mobile, AL 36609
3
2
2325 ft2
1977
1067 ARLINGTON ST
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Arlington
Single Family Home
Mobile, AL 36605
3
2
1136 ft2
1982
1107 BARTRAN CURV
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Maryvale
Single Family Home
Mobile, AL 36605
3
1
1040 ft2
1985
3616 SAN JUAN DR
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Airmont
Single Family Home
Mobile, AL 36609
3
1
1 ft2
1991
New
2095 SEACLIFF DR S
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Townhouse/Condo
Daphne, AL 36526
2
2
951 ft2
1973
1105 21ST ST
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Single Family Home
Phenix City, AL 36867
3
1
1226 ft2
1924
500 Webster Rd LOT 460
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Ridgewood Village Trailer Park
Single Family Home
Auburn, AL 36832
2
2
980 ft2
2002
1 of 28 4191 COUNTY ROAD 24
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Single Family Home
Auburn, AL 36830
3
2
1920 ft2
1950
6025 COUNTY ROAD 266
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Single Family Home
Five Points, AL 36855
4
2
1369 ft2
2005
Hot
830 GORDON ST
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Single Family Home
Roanoke, AL 36274
2
1
1510 ft2
1900
2502 RICE ST
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South Columbus
Single Family Home
Columbus, GA 31903
3
2
2088 ft2
1958
220 Pine Ave
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Single Family Home
Adamsville, AL 35005
4
1
1200 ft2
1960
New
4119 HIGHLANDS CIR
Rent to Own Eligible
Mountain Brook
Single Family Home
Birmingham, AL 35213
3
3
1896 ft2
1991
1 of 39 4353 RUTH RD
Rent to Own Eligible
Crestline
Single Family Home
Birmingham, AL 35213
3
2
1356 ft2
1959
New
4021 DOLLY RIDGE RD
Rent to Own Eligible
Vestavia Hills
Single Family Home
Vestavia, AL 35243
3
2
1237 ft2
1959
1108 41ST STREET ENSLEY
Rent to Own Eligible
Belview Heights
Single Family Home
Birmingham, AL 35208
3
2
1624 ft2
1935
New
4316 MOUNTAINDALE RD
Rent to Own Eligible
Crestline
Single Family Home
Birmingham, AL 35213
3
2
1886 ft2
1959
New
600 WARWICK RD
Rent to Own Eligible
Hollywood
Single Family Home
Birmingham, AL 35209
1
4
2025 ft2
2017
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Rent to own Homes in Cities Near Alabama

Average Cost of Living in Alabama

If you're looking for affordable, you came to the right place. The overall cost of living in Alabama is 17.7% lower than the U.S. average, and cities like Birmingham Montgomery are 8.2% and 6.5% below the state's average. Mobile is just a shade lower than average for Alabama, and Huntsville is 3.7% higher. Most municipalities throughout the state have living costs that are well below the national average.

Average Home Prices in Alabama

You'll find an abundance of low-priced rent-to-own homes in Alabama. While some cities or towns have expensive housing, the median cost of a home in the state is $129,300, or slightly more than $100,000 below the national average of $231,200. The average price of a house in Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile, and Huntsville ranges from $65,500 to $153,200. These prices are unusually low for established, fully-functioning cities.

Alabama Statistics

If you're interested in Alabama rent-to-own homes, don't forget to consider important factors in addition to monthly living costs, such as average commute, taxes, crime rates, etc. The following are some common Alabama statistics compared to the U.S. national average.

Alabama AveragesNational Averages
One-Way Commute24.6 minutes26.4 minutes
Violent Crime28.622.7
Property Crime43.035.4
Unemployment Rate3.1%3.9%
Income Tax Rate5.0%4.6%
Air Quality4858
Water Quality7655
Median Household Income$43,511$53,482
Median Property Taxes$570$2,200
Utilities$160/month$112/month
Monthly Rent$770$1,470
Median Home Cost$129,300$231,200
Median Home Age35 years40 years

Popular Alabama Cities

Montgomery is currently the capital of Alabama. After choosing four other cities to serve as its headquarters, the state finally settled on Montgomery in 1846 because of its central location. With a population of nearly 200,000, it is the third-most populous municipality in the state. Primary industries in the city include defense and education, with a strong presence in agriculture and processing. Events such as the Alabama Shakespeare Festival provide a cultural atmosphere in the city, while neighborhoods like the Old Cloverdale Historic District display its southern heritage.

Huntsville became the first capital of Alabama in 1819, but it lost its title the following year. Currently, the city is on the winning side. Its population of 200,574, an 11.2% increase since 2010, puts it ahead of Montgomery as the second-most populous municipality in Alabama. The city's 209 square miles make it the largest by area. Huntsville is called "the Rocket City" because of its early involvement in creating space shuttles, and the city houses NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, which attracts high-end employees to Huntsville.

Birmingham, the most populous city in Alabama, has 209,403 residents and encompasses 146 miles. It was founded in 1871 near two rail lines and quickly earned its nickname, "the Magic City," because of its explosive population growth. Birmingham's major industries include steel, financial services, and telecommunications. The city has a very affordable housing market considering what it offers its residents. Art, culture, open space, employment, and indoor and outdoor live music are all in abundance in Birmingham.

Popular Amenities and Attractions in Alabama

Alabama has warm temperatures for most of the year, with averages ranging between 28°F and 93°F. The state provides plenty of outdoor activity through its network of parks, including Gulf State Park which encompasses 6,500 acres along the Gulf of Mexico. The park has 27 miles of trails, three freshwater lakes, 2.5 miles of beaches, fishing, and campgrounds, lakeside cabins, and cottages for people who want to spend the night.

Alabama honors our men and women in service by maintaining the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. Visitors can check out the USS Alabama battleship and the USS Drum submarine. Both vessels sailed the seas during WWII to protect our nation, and the legacy of their voyages is relayed through educational tours and school field trips. The park also offers overnight stays to give guests a better feel of life in the Navy. The Medal of Honor Aircraft Pavilion has over 28 aircraft that took to the skies during WWII and the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and Army One, a retired helicopter used to transport the president. Visitors can learn all about the people who flew these planes and their missions.

The summers might get hot in the Heart of Dixie, but the people are nice and welcoming-even their southern twang is pleasant. Housing and living costs are low in Alabama, and there's plenty of open space for more residents to enjoy.