Rent to Own Homes in Gainesville, FL

The city of Gainesville is best known for being the home of the University of Florida, but it's certainly more than just a campus town. With a vibrant downtown, great outdoor activities, excellent dining options, interesting museums and a youthful nightlife, the city is an interesting mix of excitement and tranquility.

Gainesville, FL is a great place for affordable rent-to-own homes! With a median household income of over $38,028 and a median rent of $965, the Gainesville, FL 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 Gainesville, FL. 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 281 Gainesville, FL rent to own homes for sale, which may include auction properties, for sale by owner, and more.

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1 of 29 1823 NE 16th Way
2 Beds, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Gainesville, FL 32609
754 Sqft | Built in 1940
5425 NW 2nd St
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Ocala, FL 34482
1,170 Sqft | Built in 2005
1 of 10 1636 NW 51st Ter
3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
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Suburban Heights
Single Family Home
Gainesville, FL 32605
2,015 Sqft | Built in 1974
1 of 23 2942 SW 35th Pl Apt 29
2 Beds, 3 Baths
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Townhouse/Condo
Gainesville, FL 32608
1,161 Sqft | Built in 2009
1 of 6 315 NE 44th St
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Gainesville, FL 32641
1,144 Sqft | Built in 1957
1 of 7 1605 SE 39th Pl
4 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Gainesville, FL 32641
1,068 Sqft | Built in 1960
1 of 6 8200 Block NE Waldo Rd
1 Bed, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Gainesville, FL 32609
1 Sqft
668 NE 16th Ter
4 Beds, 1.5 Bath
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Duval - Eagle Eyes Crime Watch
Single Family Home
Gainesville, FL 32641
2,560 Sqft | Built in 1948
Rent to own homes offer low monthly payments and flexible terms
1 of 27 7428 SW 66th Ln
3 Beds, 3 Baths
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Single Family Home
Gainesville, FL 32608
2,178 Sqft | Built in 2008
1 of 33 2020 NW 89th Dr
4 Beds, 3 Baths
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Single Family Home
Gainesville, FL 32606
1,983 Sqft | Built in 1996
1 of 23 8329 SW 80th Pl
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Gainesville, FL 32608
1,792 Sqft | Built in 2006
1 of 14 3277 NW 103rd Dr
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Gainesville, FL 32606
1,505 Sqft | Built in 1987
1 of 21 11155 SW 34th Rd
4 Beds, 3 Baths
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Single Family Home
Gainesville, FL 32608
2,588 Sqft | Built in 2018
1 of 10 11201 SW 24th Ave
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Gainesville, FL 32607
2,002 Sqft | Built in 1970
1 of 15 13432 NW 11th Pl
4 Beds, 2.5 Baths
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Single Family Home
Newberry, FL 32669
1,957 Sqft | Built in 2020
1 of 6 15422 SW 50th Ave
4 Beds, 2 Baths
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Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Gainesville, FL 32669
2,200 Sqft | Built in 2005
1 of 25 15422 SW 50 Th Ave
4 Beds, 2 Baths
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Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Gainesville, FL 32669
2,280 Sqft | Built in 2005
1 of 29 115 SW Beville Ave
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Micanopy, FL 32667
1,165 Sqft | Built in 2006
1 of 26 19378 NW 164th Rd
4 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
High Springs, FL 32643
1,878 Sqft | Built in 2014
1 of 8 15122 SE Us Highway 301
2 Beds, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Hawthorne, FL 32640
1,709 Sqft | Built in 1962
1 of 6 9947 SW 37th St
1 Bed, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Lake Butler, FL 32054
1,354 Sqft | Built in 1984
1 of 42 315 SE 28th Way
4 Beds, 3 Baths
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Single Family Home
Melrose, FL 32666
3,135 Sqft | Built in 1974
1 of 26 18545 Northwest 45th Avenue Road
1 Bed, 1 Bath
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Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Citra, FL 32113
420 Sqft | Built in 2007
1 of 17 24566 SW 11th Rd
4 Beds, 2.5 Baths
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Single Family Home
Newberry, FL 32669
2,200 Sqft | Built in 2008
1 of 17 1775 Southwest 248th Drive
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Newberry, FL 32669
1,421 Sqft | Built in 2018
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1 of 12 24634 NW 160th Ave
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
High Springs, FL 32643
1,873 Sqft | Built in 2005
1 of 6 1217 Colley Rd
3 Beds, 1.5 Bath
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Single Family Home
Starke, FL 32091
1,814 Sqft | Built in 1934
1 of 6 141st Avenue
1 Bed, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Williston, FL 32696
1 Sqft
1441 E Highway 316
7 Beds, 7 Baths
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Single Family Home
Citra, FL 32113
7,360 Sqft | Built in 1984
1 of 15 2299 NW 135th Ln
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Citra, FL 32113
1,874 Sqft | Built in 1988
1 of 49 13776 NE Jacksonville Rd
5 Beds, 3 Baths
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Single Family Home
Citra, FL 32113
3,369 Sqft | Built in 1986
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1 of 12 8699 SE 66th Ave
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Trenton, FL 32693
1,536 Sqft | Built in 1972
226 Southwest Roundhouse Court
3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
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Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Fort White, FL 32038
2,461 Sqft | Built in 2019
3351 Southeast 186 Avenue
3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
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Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Morriston, FL 32668
1,248 Sqft | Built in 1983
288 SW Ellis St
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Fort White, FL 32038
2,234 Sqft | Built in 1988
1 of 51 238 SW Cullen Ave
3 Beds, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Fort White, FL 32038
2,220 Sqft | Built in 1900
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1 of 36 11255 NW Highway 464b
3 Beds, 3 Baths
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Single Family Home
Ocala, FL 34482
2,314 Sqft | Built in 1958
1 of 16 2454 NE 63rd St
3 Beds, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Ocala, FL 34479
1,579 Sqft | Built in 1962
Hot
1004 NE 43rd St
2 Beds, 1 Bath
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Single Family Home
Ocala, FL 34479
1,248 Sqft | Built in 1967
Hot
1 of 13 1736 NW 26th Pl
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Ocala, FL 34475
1,675 Sqft | Built in 1984
1 of 15 1814 NE 29th Pl
2 Beds, 1.5 Bath
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Single Family Home
Ocala, FL 34479
896 Sqft | Built in 1983
1 of 34 2250 SW 2nd Ct
3 Beds, 2 Baths
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Single Family Home
Trenton, FL 32693
1,837 Sqft | Built in 2017
1 of 16 17065 NE 37th St
3 Beds, 1.5 Bath
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Single Family Home
Silver Springs, FL 34488
1,014 Sqft | Built in 1968
1 of 54 121 SE Mojave Way
4 Beds, 2.5 Baths
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Single Family Home
Lake City, FL 32025
1,872 Sqft | Built in 1983
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Buying a Home in Gainesville, FL

Gainesville, FL is seeing rapid growth and Gainesville, FL's' housing market remains optimal with an average home price that is -17% below the 2022 national average. Gainesville, FL is part of Alachua 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 Alachua is 1.05% which is above the national average, which is 0.99%.

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Top Reasons to Live in Gainesville FL

Housing Statistics The population of the city is only about 125,000, with a youthful median age of about 25, which isn't surprising for a college town. Also not surprising is the fact that the median household income is only about $30,000 with so many students around. Housing prices average at about $200,000, with median prices of under $150,000, and monthly sales fluctuating between 300 and 800.

Outdoor Activities Gainesville is very much a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. World class diving, snorkeling, fishing, kayaking and canoeing can be found near the city, while land-based activities of hiking, biking, and birding are also extremely popular year round. If you love animals, a trip to the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo gives you the chance to get fairly up close and personal with the wildlife, while the Greathouse Butterfly Farm is the biggest of its kind in North America. The natural landscapes are not to be scoffed at either: wonderful parks like San Felasco Hammock Preserve and Paynes Prairie are characterized by lovely rolling hills, beautiful woodland, lakes, prairies and sinkholes that open the doors to a host of fun and exciting activities. There really are few better places in the U.S. to enjoy the outdoors than around Gainesville.

Nightlife When the sun goes down things don't get any less fun or exciting. Nightlife in the city is, as you might expect, eclectic given the city's university ties, with great bars, clubs, live music venues, and comedy shows all offering the young and restless an outlet for their energy. In the Downtown area you'll find a range of options, including Tall Pall's Brewhouse, perfect for live music, sports, and great beers, and High Drive, a landmark venue for music in the city. If you're looking for a great beer-swilling pub, the Gainsville House of Beer might be just what you're after, while for a proper clubbing experience, Envy is certainly one of the major places to see and be seen, with a recent remodel of its lighting, DJ booth, and bar. And that's just the tip of the iceberg: in any major college town, you can always expect there to be a glut of nightlife options, so that's exactly what you're going to get in Gainesville.

Neighborhood Guide Gainesville is home to some fairly plush neighborhoods, perfect for families looking for a great quality of life and the ability to straddle the excitement of Downtown with the more peaceful and natural wonders beyond the city limits. All sorts of properties -- rent to own, houses for sale, rental properties -- are available throughout the city, so consider these neighborhoods if you're thinking of making a move there.

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