Rent to Own Homes near Van Buren, AR

Top 5 Reasons to Live in Van Buren, AR

  • Located immediately northeast of Fort Smith in the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Area, Van Buren is home to a residential community of almost 23,000 people. The county seat of Crawford County and a popular location along the Heritage Trails System, the city is the 22nd largest in Arkansas. Van Buren is known in particular for its exciting shopping destinations, exquisite dining options, array of recreational opportunities and fascinating cultural attractions.

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  • Shopping and dining! Head to Main Street in the Van Buren Downtown Historic District to discover the city's most popular shopping and dining destinations. Stock up on something sweet at Candy and Fudge or shop for curiosities at 3 Broke Girls. Satisfy your appetite at local eateries, such as La Huerta Mexican Restaurant.
  • Cultural attractions! Catch a show at the King Opera House, a 19th-century performance hall listed on the National Register of Historic Places or explore Drennon-Scott House Museum, a building linked to the Arkansas Trail of Tears. If you're feeling adventurous, board a restored 1940's Caboose train for an excursion to the top of the Boston Mountains.
  • Attractive rental market! If you're looking for rental homes, you'll be impressed by what's available. At just over $600, the median rental price is less than both the Arkansas and national average. Charges do vary. A one-bedroom property in Oakbrook Apartments might set you back under $350, while a two-bedroom duplex on B Dora Road is likely to be around the $700 mark.
  • Stay on your toes! Van Buren offers plenty of opportunity for you to stay active. Lake Fort Smith and Devils Den State Parks are both nearby if you like to hike, while White Rock Mountain on the Ozark plateau offers a more challenging experience. The Mulberry River beckons to white water adventurers, and if you prefer a round of golf, you'll enjoy the courses at Cedars Country Club and Eagle Crest.
  • Realistic home ownership opportunity! If you would rather buy your own digs or are looking at rent to own options, the median home value in Van Buren should appealing. At $108,400, it's slightly more expensive than the Arkansas average, but more than 40 percent less than the rest of the country. There are plenty of options. A three-bedroom on Wellington Court might be listed at around $100,000, while you'll be looking at close to half a million for a deluxe four-bedroom on Azure Hills Drive.