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.

Check out 296 Alabama rent to own homes for sale, which may include auction properties, for sale by owner, and more.
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126 Margaret St #0
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3 Beds, 2 Baths
Mobile,, AL 36607
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2502 Rice St
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3 Beds, 2 Baths
Columbus, GA 31903
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900 Delcris Dr
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5 Beds, 3 Baths
Birmingham, AL 35226
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2815 Georgetown Dr Apt B
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2 Beds, 1.5 Bath
Birmingham,, AL 35216
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2402 Dog River Dr N
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3 Beds, 1 Bath
Mobile,, AL 36605
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1 of 23 2737 State Highway 180 Apt 1305
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2 Beds, 1 Bath
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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1 of 19 1869 Lane Dr
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3 Beds, 2 Baths
Leeds, AL 35094
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1 of 40 9330 Webster Ln
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3 Beds, 2 Baths
Semmes, AL 36575
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1 of 3 42 Waterview Drive
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4 Beds, 2 Baths
Wetumpka, AL 36092
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500 Webster Rd Lot 460
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2 Beds, 2 Baths
Auburn,, AL 36832
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(Undisclosed Address)
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4 Beds, 3 Baths
Huntsville,, AL 35803
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9990 Southfield Rd
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4 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Grand Bay, AL 36541
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220 Pine Ave
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4 Beds, 1 Bath
Adamsville,, AL 35005
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(Undisclosed Address)
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3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Birmingham,, AL 35226
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(Undisclosed Address)
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4 Beds, 2 Baths
Huntsville,, AL 35802
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1 of 46 106 Asbury Drive
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4 Beds, 4 Baths
Prattville, AL 36066
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1828 Maple Ave SW
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3 Beds, 2 Baths
Birmingham, AL 35211
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1 of 6 29159 Liverpoole Dr
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5 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Toney, AL 35773
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1 of 6 22761 Palmer St
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3 Beds, 2 Baths
Robertsdale, AL 36567
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1 of 15 8637 Thrush Ln
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3 Beds, 2 Baths
Montgomery, AL 36117
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1 of 19 7773 4th Ave S
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3 Beds, 2 Baths
Birmingham, AL 35206
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1 of 4 7821 Kimbrell Cutoff Rd
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3 Beds, 1 Bath
Mc Calla, AL 35111
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1 of 17 106 N Creek Cir
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3 Beds, 1 Bath
Fairhope, AL 36532
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1 of 27 126 View Point Cir
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3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Cullman, AL 35057
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1 of 2 45 Avery Dr
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5 Beds, 4 Baths
Ft Mitchell,, AL 36856
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1 of 25 8631 Bryant Landing Road
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3 Beds, 2 Baths
Stockton, AL 36579
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12407 Old Marlow Rd
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5 Beds, 3 Baths
Magnolia Springs, AL 36555
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1 of 12 5781 Mudcreek Rd
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3 Beds, 1 Bath
Adger, AL 35006
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1 of 15 120 Covey Run Pl
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3 Beds, 2 Baths
Fairhope, AL 36532
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1 of 12 3872 Newman Rd
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2 Beds, 1 Bath
Mobile, AL 36695
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1 of 8 19 Oakchase
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4 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
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1 of 24 232 Paradise Lake Dr
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3 Beds, 2 Baths
Hoover, AL 35244
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1 of 29 5483 Park Ave
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4 Beds, 3 Baths
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
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1 of 5 Lot 11 Austin Valley Drive
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1 Bed, 1 Bath
Prattville, AL 36067
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1 of 4 154 S Dearborn St
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2 Beds, 2 Baths
Mobile, AL 36602
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1 of 6 24010 Gemstone Dr
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3 Beds, 2 Baths
Loxley, AL 36551
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1 of 6 1363 Alston Farm Road
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2 Beds, 2 Baths
Columbiana, AL 35051
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1 of 6 1317 Pineview Rd
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3 Beds, 1 Bath
Birmingham, AL 35228
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1 of 26 11330 Spruce Ave
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3 Beds, 2 Baths
Northport, AL 35475
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1 of 24 2425 Huffman Dr W
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5 Beds, 3.5 Baths
Mobile, AL 36693
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1 of 9 5413 Magnolia Trl
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3 Beds, 2 Baths
Trussville, AL 35173
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1 of 13 22 Orchard Dr
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3 Beds, 3.5 Baths
Fairhope, AL 36532
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1 of 26 4141 Evangeline Way
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4 Beds, 3 Baths
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
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1 of 5 Lot 30 Pine Hill Rd
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1 Bed, 1 Bath
Moody, AL 35004
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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.

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