Rent to own Homes in Tucson, AZ

With 548,073 residents, Tucson, Arizona, is the 33rd most populous city in the U.S., and it encompasses 226.71 square miles, making it the 20th largest municipality in the country based on area. But its origins, dating back to the late 1700s, are not nearly as glorious. In 1776, Lieutenant Colonel Hugo O'Connor of the Spanish army built a 700 square foot fort for several officers, 75 soldiers, and their families in what was then the Sorona - a Mexican state.

The area grew to 11 acres, and soon civilians started to move to the vicinity. By 1830, Tucson had developed into an entire Mexican village. It was finally annexed to the United States in 1854 when the government bought 29,670 square miles - an area that is now part of Arizona and New Mexico - from the Mexicans for $10 million in the Gadsden Purchase.

Tucson, AZ is a great place for affordable rent-to-own homes! With a median household income of over $45,227 and a median rent of $861, the Tucson, AZ 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 Tucson, AZ. 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 Tucson, AZ rent to own homes for sale, which may include auction properties, for sale by owner, and more.
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5626 N CAMINO DE LA NOCHE
Rent To Own
Catalina Foothills
Townhouse/Condo
Tucson, AZ 85718
5
2
1762 ft2
1976
2831 W VIA HACIENDA
Rent To Own
Catalina Foothills
Single Family Home
Tucson, AZ 85741
4
3
2500 ft2
1985
15110 W Arivaca Rd
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Arivaca, AZ 85601
6
7
6470 ft2
1971
3526 S MISSION RD
Rent to Own Eligible
Westside Development
Townhouse/Condo
Tucson, AZ 85713
3
3
1135 ft2
2004
1 of 5 132 E RODEO DR
Rent to Own Eligible
Fairgrounds
Single Family Home
Tucson, AZ 85714
4
3
1885 ft2
1950
5372 S CHAMPION STRA
Rent to Own Eligible
Sunnyside
Single Family Home
Tucson, AZ 85706
3
1
987 ft2
1959
1 of 34 5534 S MEADOWLARK AVE
Rent to Own Eligible
Manzanita Manor
Single Family Home
Tucson, AZ 85746
4
1
1220 ft2
1958
7549 S COBHAM DR
Rent to Own Eligible
Mission West
Single Family Home
Tucson, AZ 85746
4
3
1617 ft2
2003
6664 S STRATOSPHERE LN
Rent to Own Eligible
 
Single Family Home
Tucson, AZ 85746
3
2
1409 ft2
2003
3617 S CALEXICO AVE
Rent to Own Eligible
Lakeside Park
Single Family Home
Tucson, AZ 85730
3
2
1449 ft2
1978
1 of 26 8311 E VIA ARBOLEDA
Rent to Own Eligible
Catalina Foothills
Townhouse/Condo
Tucson, AZ 85710
2
2
1055 ft2
1979
1 of 39 8179 E CRICKET SONG TRL
Rent to Own Eligible
Dietz
Townhouse/Condo
Tucson, AZ 85730
3
3
1699 ft2
2020
8615 E SEABURY CT
Rent to Own Eligible
Catalina Foothills
Single Family Home
Tucson, AZ 85710
3
2
1740 ft2
2020
1 of 15 8251 E ZEMSKY ST
Rent to Own Eligible
Catalina Foothills
Single Family Home
Tucson, AZ 85710
3
2
1186 ft2
1969
9923 E KARST PL
Rent to Own Eligible
Eastside
Single Family Home
Tucson, AZ 85748
5
3
2780 ft2
2006
1 of 32 9991 E WATSON DR
Rent to Own Eligible
Catalina Foothills
Single Family Home
Tucson, AZ 85730
3
2
1308 ft2
1990
1 of 29 10261 E WOODHAVEN LN
Rent to Own Eligible
Eastside
Single Family Home
Tucson, AZ 85748
3
2
1331 ft2
1988
1 of 30 8201 E DOMENIC ST
Rent to Own Eligible
Lakeside Park
Single Family Home
Tucson, AZ 85730
4
2
1380 ft2
1973
9948 E BANISTER DR
Rent to Own Eligible
Catalina Foothills
Townhouse/Condo
Tucson, AZ 85730
2
2
1027 ft2
1986
1 of 118 1168 S GEORGETOWN DR
Rent to Own Eligible
 
Single Family Home
Tucson, AZ 85710
3
2
1163 ft2
1956
1 of 54 6701 E MARY DR
Rent to Own Eligible
Stella Vann
Single Family Home
Tucson, AZ 85730
4
2
1680 ft2
1961
1 of 5 2940 S LISA PL
Rent to Own Eligible
Carson Corner
Single Family Home
Tucson, AZ 85730
4
2
1835 ft2
1971
7449 E CALLE MARQUES
Rent to Own Eligible
Dietz
Single Family Home
Tucson, AZ 85710
3
2
1368 ft2
1965
1025 S VAN BUREN AVE
Rent to Own Eligible
Colonia Del Valle
Single Family Home
Tucson, AZ 85711
3
2
1614 ft2
1953
1510 S AVENIDA SIRIO
Rent to Own Eligible
Terra Del Sol
Single Family Home
Tucson, AZ 85710
3
2
1502 ft2
1956
705 S JULIE AVE
Rent to Own Eligible
 
Townhouse/Condo
Tucson, AZ 85710
2
2
1138 ft2
2015
5624 E 34TH ST
Rent to Own Eligible
Corbett
Single Family Home
Tucson, AZ 85711
4
2
1406 ft2
1959
7293 E CAMINITO FELIZ
Rent to Own Eligible
Vista Del Sahuaro
Townhouse/Condo
Tucson, AZ 85710
2
2
879 ft2
1985
7522 E TORONTO ST
Rent to Own Eligible
Carson Corner
Single Family Home
Tucson, AZ 85730
4
2
1582 ft2
1972
New
828 S LANGLEY AVE
Rent to Own Eligible
 
Townhouse/Condo
Tucson, AZ 85710
2
2
945 ft2
1973
5500 N VALLEY VIEW RD
Rent to Own Eligible
Catalina Foothills
Townhouse/Condo
Tucson, AZ 85718
1
1
729 ft2
1984
1 of 127 7727 E CASTLE VALLEY WAY
Rent to Own Eligible
Catalina Foothills
Single Family Home
Tucson, AZ 85750
4
2
2211 ft2
1994
New
1 of 21 6100 N ORACLE RD
Rent to Own Eligible
Catalina Foothills
Townhouse/Condo
Tucson, AZ 85704
2
2
1922 ft2
1967
New
5751 N Kolb Rd
Rent to Own Eligible
Catalina Foothills
Townhouse/Condo
Tucson, AZ 85750
3
2
1117 ft2
1996
1 of 35 276 W CALLE MEDIA LUZ
Rent to Own Eligible
Rancho Sahuarita
Single Family Home
Sahuarita, AZ 85629
2
2
1415 ft2
2006
1 of 13 1324 N VINE AVE
Rent to Own Eligible
North University
Single Family Home
Tucson, AZ 85719
2
1
984 ft2
1935
1 of 8 6673 E CALLE LA PAZ
Rent to Own Eligible
 
Townhouse/Condo
Tucson, AZ 85715
2
1
838 ft2
1972
7920 E CALLE VILLA RICA
Rent to Own Eligible
Catalina Foothills
Single Family Home
Tucson, AZ 85715
4
2
1841 ft2
2002
3580 N WILSON AVE
Rent to Own Eligible
Richland Heights East
Single Family Home
Tucson, AZ 85719
2
1
1798 ft2
1931
2875 N TUCSON BLVD
Rent to Own Eligible
Shaheen Estates
Townhouse/Condo
Tucson, AZ 85716
4
3
2592 ft2
1972
12560 E SONORAN RIDGE DR
Rent to Own Eligible
Catalina Foothills
Single Family Home
Tucson, AZ 85749
4
3
2730 ft2
1994
1168 N BRYANT AVE
Rent to Own Eligible
Midtown
Single Family Home
Tucson, AZ 85712
2
1
720 ft2
1945
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Buying a Home in Tucson, AZ

Tucson, AZ is seeing rapid growth and Tucson, AZ's' housing market remains optimal with an average home price that is -24% below the 2024 national average. Tucson, AZ is part of Pima 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 2024 for county Pima is 0.81% which is below the national average, which is 0.99%.

Median Home Price in Tucson, AZ

Median Rent in Tucson, AZ

Rent to own homes offer low monthly payments and flexible terms.

Average Cost of Living in Tucson

The average cost of living in Arizona is 2.2% higher than the national average, but Tucson is 10.6% lower than the state and 8.4% less than the rest of the country. Expenses like groceries, health, housing, utilities, and transportation are all below average. Nevertheless, nearby municipalities such as Sahuarita, Marana, and Oro Valley are between 4.4% and 17.5% more costly than Tucson. And the cost of living in Phoenix, the only larger city in Arizona, is 12.1% higher. Based on its location and status as a major city in the area, Tucson is an affordable place to live.

Average Home Prices in Tucson

Tucson's housing market is perfect for people who are looking to move to the area. The median price of a house in the city is $185,800 - slightly more than $45,000 cheaper than average for the United States and $63,500 lower than Arizona's median price tag. Homes in Phoenix cost $239,400, and Sahuarita, Marana, and Oro Valley range between $207,200 and $301,600. If you're thinking of moving to the region and would like to live in a city environment that has some sprawl, Tucson is an excellent option for you. As a bonus, the city has many available rent-to-own home opportunities.

Tucson Statistics

If you're interested in Tucson 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 Tucson statistics compared to the U.S. national average.

Tucson Averages National Averages
One-Way Commute 22.2 minutes 26.4 minutes
Violent Crime 37.5 22.7
Property Crime 83.2 35.4
Unemployment Rate 5.6% 3.9%
Income Tax Rate 4.2% 4.6%
Air Quality 49 58
Water Quality 48 55
Median Household Income $37,149 $53,482
Median Property Taxes $1,200 $2,200
Utilities $265/month $112/month
Monthly Rent $920 $1,470
Median Home Cost $185,800 $231,200
Median Home Age 40 years 40 years

Popular Amenities and Attractions in Tucson

One of the more exciting facets of Tucson, Arizona, is the fact that it is one of the few areas continuously inhabited since early civilization. It has thousands of years of human history, and the government ensures its availability to the public. Visitors and locals enjoy an endless assortment of interesting historical sites and outdoor experiences, whether or not they're into history.

You can spend years exploring the Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area. Its visitor center and administrative offices are located in Tucson, but the area covers 3,300 square miles. It includes the Santa Cruz River's watershed, which is still in use and has been a major trade route since humans came to the area. In addition to recreation and hiking, you can learn about desert farming, U.S.-Mexico border culture, frontier life, ranching traditions, and how the Native Americans lived back in the day. There are also plenty of U.S. and Spanish military posts open to visitors.

Tucson also has many popular traditional attractions, such as the Pima Air and Space Museum, the Reid Park Zoo, the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, and the Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures. The city also maintains more than 150 parks for recreation, boating, fishing, pets, educational purposes, hiking, biking, swimming, and a host of other activities for guests and residents to enjoy.

The Old Pueblo is now a fully developed municipality with a friendly environment and a healthy, growing economy. The city is a national hub for aerospace and defense-related manufacturing, technology, warehousing, research and development, and distribution, and it's ranked in the top five in the U.S. for this sector. Tucson also shines in the renewable energy and optics sectors and brought in $2.4 billion in spending from tourism in the 2018-2019 fiscal year. Some of the city's major employers include the University of Arizona and the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

Tucson has lots of history, open space, and friendly people. You can become a part of the long, historical chain of human civilization in Tucson by buying one of its many rent-to-own homes available for sale.