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 300 Baton Rouge, LA rent to own homes for sale, which may include auction properties, for sale by owner, and more.

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1 of 19 1815 Rubin Street
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
Highlands/Perkins
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
1,654 Sqft
1 of 23 8500 Bluebonnet Boulevard
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
South Baton Rouge
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
1,474 Sqft | Built in 1984
4000 Lake Beau Pre Blvd, #79
2 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Rent To Own
Highlands/Perkins
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Baton Rouge, LA 70820
1,240 Sqft
1 of 13 36185 Pleasant Hills Ct
5 Beds, 3.5 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Prairieville, LA 70769
2,733 Sqft | Built in 2006
1 of 6 34832 Hwy 1019 Unit 5c
2 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Denham Springs, LA 70706
1,090 Sqft | Built in 2018
1 of 25 9189 Yellow Fin Dr.
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Denham Springs, LA 70726
1,601 Sqft | Built in 2015
1 of 26 21328 Hayride Dr
4 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
Baker/Zachary
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Zachary, LA 70791
1,563 Sqft | Built in 2019
1 of 12 7111 Village Maison Ct.
2 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
1,687 Sqft | Built in 2013
Rent to own homes offer low monthly payments and flexible terms
1 of 8 10633 Florida Boulevard, Unit 9
2 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Walker, LA 70785
1,277 Sqft | Built in 2008
1 of 14 35044 Paul Leblanc Lane
4 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Donaldsonville, LA 70346
2,316 Sqft | Built in 2006
1 of 13 24285 Leader Road
3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Maurepas, LA 70449
1,550 Sqft
1 of 11 106 Crawfish Dr
2 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Pierre Part, LA 70339
1,708 Sqft | Built in 2010
1 of 11 2297 Louisiana Ave
2 Beds, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Lutcher, LA 70071
1,325 Sqft | Built in 1950
11632 Beco Rd.
4 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Saint Amant, LA 70774
2,500 Sqft | Built in 2009
9321 Berkely St
5 Beds, 3 Baths
Auction
Park Forest/LA North
Single Family Home
Baton Rouge, LA 70815
3,226 Sqft
14821 Bluff Creek Road
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Auction
Baker/Zachary
Single Family Home
Baker, LA 70714
1,224 Sqft | Built in 1984
1 of 6 38208 La Hwy 621
4 Beds, 2 Baths
Short Sale
 
Single Family Home
Gonzales, LA 70737
1,601 Sqft | Built in 2008
1 of 6 14258 Airline Hwy
3 Beds, 2 Baths
REO Foreclosure
 
Single Family Home
Gonzales, LA 70737
1,368 Sqft | Built in 2010
47422 La Hwy 22
3 Beds, 1 Bath
Auction
 
Single Family Home
Saint Amant, LA 70774
1,947 Sqft
1 of 6 5957 Hardwood Street
4 Beds, 2 Baths
REO Foreclosure
 
Single Family Home
St. Francisville, LA 70775
1,419 Sqft | Built in 1980
227 Highway 1003
4 Beds, 2.5 Baths
REO Foreclosure
 
Single Family Home
Belle Rose, LA 70341
1,780 Sqft | Built in 1994
109 Hue St
3 Beds, 2 Baths
REO Foreclosure
 
Single Family Home
Pierre Part, LA 70339
1,056 Sqft | Built in 1971
701 N 8th St
Studio
Rent To Own
Downtown Baton Rouge
Single Family Home
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
1,570 Sqft
1 of 17 3427 Conrad Dr
Studio
Rent To Own
Mid City North
Single Family Home
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
Built in 2020
7110 Vice President Dr
Studio
Rent To Own
Shenandoah
Single Family Home
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
1,350 Sqft | Built in 1992
7212 Members Pl
Studio
Rent To Own
Shenandoah
Single Family Home
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
2,000 Sqft
2002 Lac Cache Ct
Studio
Rent To Own
Broadmoor/Sherwood
Townhouse/Condo
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
2,633 Sqft | Built in 2008
1 of 8 8538 Longwood View Ave
Studio
Rent To Own
South Baton Rouge
Single Family Home
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
1,055 Sqft | Built in 2006
1 of 9 5360 Rolling Acres Dr
Studio
Rent To Own
Baker/Zachary
Single Family Home
Baker, LA 70714
1,682 Sqft | Built in 1979
2305 Shere Dr
Studio
Rent To Own
Baker/Zachary
Single Family Home
Baker, LA 70714
1,314 Sqft | Built in 1961
8257 Quiet Creek Dr
Studio
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Denham Springs, LA 70726
Built in 2014
13887 Creekstone Dr
Studio
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Denham Springs, LA 70726
Built in 2015
32570 Willow St
Studio
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
White Castle, LA 70788
Built in 1969
1 of 5 3225 Halifax Dr
Studio
Rent To Own
Park Forest/LA North
Single Family Home
Baton Rouge, LA 70819
1,139 Sqft | Built in 1972
680 Sharp Ln Apt 612
Studio
Rent To Own
Park Forest/LA North
Townhouse/Condo
Baton Rouge, LA 70815
940 Sqft | Built in 1981
1 of 14 8540 Marcel Ave
Studio
Rent To Own
Mid City South
Single Family Home
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
1,053 Sqft | Built in 1977
1 of 22 12407 Lake Sherwood Ave N
Studio
Rent To Own
Shenandoah
Single Family Home
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
2,843 Sqft | Built in 1977
1 of 4 1008 Progress St
Studio
Rent To Own
Mid City North
Single Family Home
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
1 of 5 154 Richland Ave
Studio
Rent To Own
Mid City South
Single Family Home
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
1,186 Sqft
2045 N 3rd St Apt 418
Studio
Rent To Own
Mid City North
Townhouse/Condo
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
671 Sqft | Built in 2005
1 of 36 14630 Grapevine Dr
Studio
Rent To Own
Greenwell Springs/Central
Single Family Home
Baton Rouge, LA 70818
2,202 Sqft | Built in 2009
1 of 12 10603 Shoreline Dr
Studio
Rent To Own
Airline/Jefferson
Single Family Home
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
2,361 Sqft | Built in 2003
1 of 17 15573 Columbia St
Studio
Rent To Own
Shenandoah
Single Family Home
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
2,392 Sqft | Built in 2013
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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.

Baton Rouge, LA has a walk score of

Baton Rouge, LA has a bike score of

The state tax rate is 1.85 to 4.25% on top of the federal tax rate of 10 to 37%.

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