Search Rent to Own Homes near Opelika, AL

  • At first glance, Opelika looks like a typical small town with all the standard amenities for comfortable modern living. Look closer and you'll see an exuberant Southern community with access to a range of diverse activities and scenery. Situated in east central area of Alabama, Opelika is 15 miles from the Georgia state border and the famous Chattahoochee River, close to several large parks and less than an hour's drive away from the state capital, Montgomery.

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Top 5 Reasons to Live in Opelika, AL

  • Shorter commute times! Residents of Opelika spend less time on the road and more time working--and playing. The average drive to work is less than 20 minutes, which is 24% less than the state's average. Cutting through the southeast section of Opelika, Interstate 85 makes it easier to travel to Montgomery, Atlanta or just to get from Columbus Pkwy. to the Auburn University Regional Airport.
  • More vacancies for renters! Local home prices hover around the national average but Opelika has a high vacancy rate of 13.02%. This elevated vacancy rate can be attributed to seasonal occupation of rentals in closer proximity to Auburn University, mostly in the southwest section of town. Search the Pepperell and south Chewacla neighborhoods in summer to secure a rental property in newer developments or subdivisions.
  • Abundant outdoor activities! With five city parks, seven golf courses and the annual Dogwood and Azalea Trail, Opelika is full of outdoor recreation for residents of all ages and interests. Expert fishermen can head up to Saugahatchee Lake to catch some largemouth bass. Adventure-seekers can spend weekends down at Chewacla State Park for camping, fishing and mountain biking. Locals can relax with a visit to Municipal Park for Summer Swing, a free outdoor concert series that runs every Tuesday night for 15 weeks.
  • Lower rent prices! Rental prices in Opelika City Center are currently 45 percent lower than the average neighborhood in Alabama. This is a more established area featuring a wide selection of medium-sized single family homes and spacious apartments. Expanding the house hunting search to the Geneva St. and Mount Jefferson areas will improve chances of finding the perfect rent to own home.
  • Active historic downtown! After major renovations, Historic Downtown Opelika is attracting locals to the revitalized shopping district with a variety of independent restaurants, charming boutiques and special events throughout the year. Residents and visitors alike come out for the Opelika Arts Festival, an annual Christmas parade, Easter on the Square and the Rails and Bales Heritage Festival.