Rent to Own Homes in 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.

Opelika, AL is a great place for affordable rent-to-own homes! With a median household income of over $50,488 and a median rent of $754, the Opelika, AL rent-to-own market is more affordable than the traditional housing market which has shown tremendous growth across the U.S. and with it, aggressive competition for home purchases. With the current housing shortage trend it can make it harder to become a homeowner, including in Opelika, AL. This means higher than average down payments for homes and higher qualification standards for conventional home loans. With a rent-to-own property, tenants are also buyers. You can live in the house for a set amount of time before you purchase it, meaning that you get to know the house, your neighbors, and your community before making the final purchase. This enables you and your family to make the right choice based on both information and experience. Rent-to-own is also a great alternative way to get into a home if you have bad credit or don't have enough saved for a down payment.

Check out 300 Opelika, AL rent to own homes for sale, which may include auction properties, for sale by owner, and more.

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1 of 60 40 Grizzly Ln
5 Beds, 4.5 Baths
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Single Family Home
Fortson, GA 31808
5,416 Sqft | Built in 2006
Hot
2502 Rice St
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Columbus, GA 31903
2,088 Sqft | Built in 1958
500 Webster Rd Lot 460
2 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Auburn, AL 36832
980 Sqft | Built in 2002
1 of 9 1007 E Samford Ave
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Auburn, AL 36830
1,654 Sqft | Built in 1966
1 of 32 3301 Gabby Dr
3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
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Single Family Home
Opelika, AL 36801
1,692 Sqft | Built in 2012
2905 Anderson Lakes Cir
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Opelika, AL 36801
1,808 Sqft | Built in 2006
1 of 9 1968 Hillbrook Cir
4 Beds, 3 Baths
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Single Family Home
Auburn, AL 36830
3,075 Sqft | Built in 1999
Hot
1 of 12 2046 Stephanie Ct
3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
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Townhouse/Condo
Auburn, AL 36830
1,709 Sqft | Built in 2019
Rent to own homes offer low monthly payments and flexible terms
1 of 31 2211 Heritage Ridge Ln
5 Beds, 4 Baths
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Single Family Home
Auburn, AL 36830
4,262 Sqft | Built in 2017
1 of 8 839 Salmon Dr.
4 Beds, 2.5 Baths
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Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Auburn, AL 36830
2,200 Sqft | Built in 1957
320 West Glenn Avenue, Unit 104
2 Beds, 2 Baths
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Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Auburn, AL 36830
1,072 Sqft | Built in 2008
1 of 16 718 Ellis St
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Auburn, AL 36832
1,097 Sqft | Built in 2009
New
1 of 23 626 Shug Jordan Pkwyunit 5-148
4 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Auburn, AL 36830
1 Sqft
1 of 9 500 Webster Rd. Lot 233
2 Beds, 2 Baths
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Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Auburn, AL 36832
980 Sqft | Built in 1990
1 of 14 2443 Deer Run Ct
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Auburn, AL 36832
1,969 Sqft | Built in 2015
1 of 10 Contact Seller For Appointment
2 Beds, 2.5 Baths
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Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Camp Hill, AL 36850
Built in 2014
1 of 28 50 Winding Lake Dr
5 Beds, 4 Baths
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Single Family Home
Hamilton, GA 31811
3,494 Sqft | Built in 2015
1 of 19 505 Teal Dr
5 Beds, 2.5 Baths
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Single Family Home
Phenix City, AL 36870
3,684 Sqft | Built in 2006
1 of 21 321 Lee Road 313
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Smiths Station, AL 36877
1,816 Sqft | Built in 2004
607 Thomas St
3 Beds, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Tuskegee, AL 36083
1,500 Sqft | Built in 1963
619 Rudgate Rd
4 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Columbus, GA 31904
2,510 Sqft | Built in 1988
1 of 29 71 Hart Preserve Dr
5 Beds, 4.5 Baths
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Single Family Home
Fortson, GA 31808
3,794 Sqft | Built in 2018
1016 Silver Lake Dr
4 Beds, 3 Baths
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Single Family Home
Columbus, GA 31904
2,398 Sqft | Built in 2007
1 of 14 120 East Avenue
1 Bed, 1 Bath
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Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Dadeville, AL 36853
500 Sqft | Built in 2007
Hot
1 of 15 1404 31st St
3 Beds, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Columbus, GA 31904
1,584 Sqft | Built in 1937
Hot
29 Mount Olive Dr
3 Beds, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Fort Mitchell, AL 36856
865 Sqft | Built in 1965
1 of 15 2723 Madden Dr
3 Beds, 4 Baths
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Single Family Home
Columbus, GA 31906
3,203 Sqft | Built in 1952
1 of 12 2615 16th St
5 Beds, 3 Baths
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Single Family Home
Columbus, GA 31906
2,738 Sqft | Built in 1976
1 of 15 0 County Road 81
1 Bed, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Tuskegee, AL 36083
1 Sqft
1 of 29 Unit 2402 - 48 Stoneview Summit Lane
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Dadeville, AL 36853
1,500 Sqft | Built in 2009
Hot
1 of 10 5309 Louise Dr
3 Beds, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Columbus, GA 31909
1,268 Sqft | Built in 1951
1 of 31 275 Windsong Dr
4 Beds, 2.5 Baths
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Single Family Home
Cataula, GA 31804
2,012 Sqft | Built in 2004
1 of 24 2525 Norris Rd Apt 55
3 Beds, 3 Baths
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Townhouse/Condo
Columbus, GA 31907
735 Sqft | Built in 1973
1 of 9 7148 Citation Dr
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Columbus, GA 31909
1,633 Sqft | Built in 1988
1 of 11 7002 Robin's Nest Drive
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Columbus, GA 31909
1,370 Sqft | Built in 1989
1 of 35 Live Oak Point
3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
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Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Jacksons Gap Lake Martin, AL 36861
2,900 Sqft | Built in 2016
1 of 17 3822 Montrose Dr
3 Beds, 3 Baths
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Single Family Home
Columbus, GA 31906
2,232 Sqft | Built in 1970
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1 of 12 4447 Mehaffey St
3 Beds, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Columbus, GA 31907
1,040 Sqft | Built in 1955
1 of 19 919 Eastwood Dr
2 Beds, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Columbus, GA 31907
930 Sqft | Built in 1953
1 of 23 720 Laurel Ridge Ln
4 Beds, 3 Baths
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Single Family Home
Cataula, GA 31804
2,914 Sqft | Built in 2004
1 of 39 5021 Sand Hill Dr
5 Beds, 3 Baths
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Single Family Home
Columbus, GA 31907
2,959 Sqft | Built in 2015
1 of 2 45 Avery Dr
5 Beds, 4 Baths
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Single Family Home
Ft Mitchell, AL 36856
3,296 Sqft | Built in 2008
1 of 18 104 Goolsby Cir
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Cataula, GA 31804
1,860 Sqft | Built in 2019
Hot
1 of 2 546 Stone Avenue
2 Beds, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Roanoke, AL 36274
1,312 Sqft | Built in 1925
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Buying a Home in Opelika, AL

Opelika, AL is seeing rapid growth and Opelika, AL's' housing market remains optimal with an average home price that is -29% below the 2022 national average. Opelika, AL is part of Lee county and taxes are an important factor to consider when purchasing a home whether through rent to own or a traditional purchase. The average tax rate as of 2022 for county Lee is 0.5% which is below the national average, which is 0.99%.

Median Home Price in Opelika, AL

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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.

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