Rent to own Homes in Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a buzzing cultural and historical center situated conveniently along the Mississippi River. The capital of Louisiana, referred to primarily as Red Stick by locals, is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the U.S. Louisiana State University is here, which means that during football season, the town puts on one of the biggest tailgate parties in the country, large enough to rival New Orleans. In fact, seven colleges exist inside the city limits, explaining why a large portion of the population is students or recent graduates. The climate is warm to hot, the people are friendly, young, and motivated, and the food is delicious. There are so many reasons to live in Baton Rouge you'll be ready to 'geaux' in no time.

Baton Rouge, LA is a great place for affordable rent-to-own homes! With a median household income of over $44,177 and a median rent of $886, the Baton Rouge, LA 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 Baton Rouge, LA. 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 Baton Rouge, LA rent to own homes for sale, which may include auction properties, for sale by owner, and more.
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2108 DEAUX PARC DR
Rent To Own
Highlands/Perkins
Single Family Home
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
4
3
2627 ft2
2021
7110 VICE PRESIDENT DR
Rent To Own
Shenandoah
Single Family Home
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
3
2
1350 ft2
1992
7212 MEMBERS PL
Rent To Own
Shenandoah
Single Family Home
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
4
2
2200 ft2
12442 NEWCASTLE AVE
Rent To Own
Shenandoah
Single Family Home
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
4
2
2544 ft2
1983
701 N 8TH ST
Rent To Own
Downtown Baton Rouge
Single Family Home
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
3
2
1503 ft2
1 of 8 8538 LONGWOOD VIEW AVE
Rent To Own
South Baton Rouge
Single Family Home
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
3
2
1055 ft2
2006
1 of 9 5360 ROLLING ACRES DR
Rent To Own
Baker/Zachary
Single Family Home
Baker, LA 70714
3
2
1714 ft2
1979
2305 SHERE DR
Rent To Own
Baker/Zachary
Single Family Home
Baker, LA 70714
3
2
1304 ft2
1961
8257 QUIET CREEK DR
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Denham Springs, LA 70726
4
3
2610 ft2
2014
32570 WILLOW ST
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
White Castle, LA 70788
4
2
2570 ft2
1969
New
2100 College Dr
Rent to Own Eligible
Mid City South
Single Family Home
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
2
2
1200 ft2
New
7640 Lasalle Ave
Rent to Own Eligible
Mid City South
Single Family Home
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
2
2
1090 ft2
New
5133 Blair Ln
Rent to Own Eligible
South Baton Rouge
Single Family Home
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
2
2
1125 ft2
4441 Burbank Dr
Rent to Own Eligible
Highlands/Perkins
Single Family Home
Baton Rouge, LA 70820
3
2
1500 ft2
232 3rd St
Rent to Own Eligible
Garden District
Single Family Home
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
2
3
1818 ft2
1 of 41 7044 LASALLE AVE
Rent to Own Eligible
Mid City South
Single Family Home
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
4
5
3850 ft2
10571 WHEELER BEND DR
Rent to Own Eligible
Park Forest/LA North
Single Family Home
Baton Rouge, LA 70814
3
2
1980 ft2
1 of 3 3566 GREENTREE DR
Rent to Own Eligible
Greenwell Springs/Central
Single Family Home
Baton Rouge, LA 70814
3
2
2046 ft2
New
7979 Pennth Ave
Rent to Own Eligible
South Baton Rouge
Single Family Home
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
2
2
1086 ft2
1982
1 of 39 13652 BRIARLAKE AVE
Rent to Own Eligible
Airline/Jefferson
Single Family Home
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
3
3
2586 ft2
1993
New
990 Stanford Ave
Rent to Own Eligible
Highlands/Perkins
Townhouse/Condo
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
1
1
1207 ft2
2008
New
5142 Blair Ln
Rent to Own Eligible
South Baton Rouge
Single Family Home
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
2
2
1084 ft2
New
3244 MADEIRA DR
Rent to Own Eligible
South Baton Rouge
Single Family Home
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
3
2
2217 ft2
New
1 of 38 1502 Harwich Dr
Rent to Own Eligible
Highlands/Perkins
Single Family Home
Baton Rouge, LA 70820
2
3
1530 ft2
2008
1 of 13 10739 LANDSBURY AVE
Rent to Own Eligible
Airline/Jefferson
Single Family Home
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
3
2
2685 ft2
1977
1 of 27 11651 GURNEY RD
Rent to Own Eligible
Brownsfield/Central
Single Family Home
Baker, LA 70714
3
3
2003 ft2
1 of 50 3323 POINTE MARIE DR
Rent to Own Eligible
Highlands/Perkins
Single Family Home
Baton Rouge, LA 70820
2
3
1769 ft2
13504 POINTE AU CHENE DR
Rent to Own Eligible
Brownsfield/Central
Single Family Home
Baton Rouge, LA 70818
5
3
2568 ft2
1 of 15 18914 TRESAUNCE CT
Rent to Own Eligible
Shenandoah
Single Family Home
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
3
2
1841 ft2
1999
1 of 41 10148 S VIGNES RD
Rent to Own Eligible
Shenandoah
Single Family Home
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
4
5
3514 ft2
15810 BLACKSTONE DR
Rent to Own Eligible
Brownsfield/Central
Single Family Home
Pride, LA 70770
3
2
1802 ft2
2014
1 of 11 18051 MARTHA DR
Rent to Own Eligible
Baker/Zachary
Single Family Home
Zachary, LA 70791
3
2
1545 ft2
2005
1 of 10 40256 MADDIE DR
Rent to Own Eligible
 
Single Family Home
Prairieville, LA 70769
4
2
0 ft2
1 of 20 4064 SYCAMORE RDG
Rent to Own Eligible
Baker/Zachary
Single Family Home
Zachary, LA 70791
4
3
2212 ft2
2007
14155 HIGHWAY 73
Rent to Own Eligible
 
Townhouse/Condo
Prairieville, LA 70769
2
2
1565 ft2
10652 BRAVES AVE
Rent to Own Eligible
 
Single Family Home
Denham Springs, LA 70726
4
2
2550 ft2
58956 OBIER ST
Rent to Own Eligible
 
Single Family Home
Plaquemine, LA 70764
3
2
2055 ft2
New
4833 SAINT LOUIS ST
Rent to Own Eligible
Baker/Zachary
Single Family Home
Zachary, LA 70791
4
4
2375 ft2
1977
1 of 100 38085 HIGHWAY 621
Rent to Own Eligible
 
Single Family Home
Gonzales, LA 70737
4
4
2757 ft2
1 of 22 14544 TANYA DR
Rent to Own Eligible
 
Single Family Home
Gonzales, LA 70737
3
2
1456 ft2
39479 HIGHWAY 621
Rent to Own Eligible
 
Single Family Home
Gonzales, LA 70737
3
1
1014 ft2
13330 BELLE PRAIRIE DR
Rent to Own Eligible
 
Single Family Home
Geismar, LA 70734
4
3
2256 ft2
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Average Cost of Living in Baton Rouge

Housing expenses are 13% lower than the national average. Utility costs are 10% lower, gas prices are 7% lower, but healthcare costs are higher than 14%.

Average Home Prices in Baton Rouge

The average cost of a home is $206,323, which is below the national average of $295,300.

Baton Rouge Statistics

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

Baton Rouge AveragesNational Averages
One-Way Commute21.4 minutes27.1 minutes
Violent Crime9.5222.7
Property Crime54.9435.4
Unemployment Rate6.1%4.7%
Income Tax Rate2-6%4.6%
Air QualityAQI 46AQI 40
Water QualitySafeSafe
Median Household Income$44,470$79,900
Median Property Taxes$1,137$2,471
Utilities$170.00$171.67
Monthly Rent$1,111$1,098
Median Home Cost$206,328$295,300
Median Home Age31.5 years37 years

Housing Statistics

The divide between rented and owned homes is roughly even, and the vacancy rate usually hovers at around 10 percent. The annual residential turnover is just 16.92 percent, which is well below the national average that has annually been over 30 percent. People stay in Baton Rouge. This region has spent more money on infrastructure and revitalization in recent years than almost anywhere else in the country. They are growing. Recent estimates put the city population at 230,000 residents and climbing. The vacancy rate among apartments hangs closer to 6 percent; this is easily attributed to the number of new residents received each year in the form of students and transplants from nearby states. Home prices in Baton Rouge are significantly lower than the rest of the country. Baton Rouge's median home sale price in 2012 was $145,000. The U.S. national average was $210,000, and in the rest of the South, the average was $175,000.

Weather and Climate

The city's climate is semi-tropical. Spring is pleasant and residents spend a lot of time outdoors. Summers are humid, like much of the southeastern United States, and hot. Indoor activities, restaurants, and clubs are the preferred places to be. Fall is comfortable, requiring only a light jacket, but brings heavy rainfall due to hurricane season. Winters are pleasantly mild and short.

Local Restaurants

Louisiana is a mecca for food lovers. Everyone knows that the best Cajun food in the world comes from the Bayou State. Spicy jambalaya, succulent shrimp creole, steamed crayfish, and andouille sausage -- it's a culinary explosion. It doesn't stop there. The city also features locally-caught seafood prepared in any number of delectable ways. French cuisine from masters, using generations-old recipes, and down home southern cooking like pork chops and gravy, collard greens, and cornbread are popular. Every year, thousands of tourists visit the city to experience the only place this unique blend of flavors can be found. For a taste of your own, Christina's on St. Charles is the home of southern-style cooking with a reasonable price tag. Parrains, between Collegetown and the Garden District, is famous for the best seafood in the city, and for Cajun, it's very difficult to beat The Chimes near Spanish Town. Try the blackened alligator po' boy.

Neighborhood Guide

There are almost too many neighborhoods in Baton Rouge to count. Over 60 separate and recognizable divisions exist within the city. Most center around a particular landmark. Many lie along the eastern bank of the Mississippi River, like Spanish Town, which is also near the state capitol. Each neighborhood has a unique charm and distinction all its own. Some are new, resulting from the addition of subdivisions and increased attention to citywide growth. Others are centuries old, a testament to the very rich and storied history of the area.

Baton Rouge, LA Frequently Asked Questions

Unfortunately, no. Baton Rouge is only safer than 2% of cities in America. The violent crime rate has increased, and there is a 1 in 17 chance of becoming the victim of either a violent or property crime.

Despite its crime rate, Baton Rouge has several safe, family-friendly areas. Financially, Louisiana has both low state and local income taxes making it one of the most tax-friendly states in the US.

No, Baton Rouge and New Orleans are different cities. Baton Rouge is located 81.2 miles, or roughly 1.5 hours, away from New Orleans. Baton Rouge is located farther inland.

The average cost of a home is $206,323.