Rent to Own Homes near Arlington, MA

  • More valuable than the big city. At a median value of $533,000, properties in Arlington prove to be more valuable that those of metropolitan Boston, where the median is $351,600. These estimates concern not only for sale real estate but also rent to own homes and properties that are not on the market.

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Top 9 Reasons to Live in Arlington

  • Historic highlights. The town was settled in 1635 before receiving the name Arlington in 1867, which honors the heroes buried at Arlington National Cemetery. The Arlington Historical Society takes charge of the past by preserving important landmarks like the Jason Russell House, built in 1740.
  • Discounts abound. Almost 16% of Arlington houses get a price cut, whether they're mortgage financed, cash bought, or rent to own homes. Almost a third sell below the original listing price. For comparison, in Boston, about 24% receive the cut and nearly a third sell below the original.
  • By land and water. Residents can enjoy outdoor activity at many parks and recreational facilities. The Great Meadows comprises 183 acres of undeveloped land with over 400 species of plants and animals. Spy Pond Park offers access to its namesake pond with a boat ramp. And Summer Street Park contains a lighted baseball diamond, basketball courts, slides, and swings.
  • Bigger house sizes. Almost three quarters of Arlington residences are 1,400 square feet or bigger, with more than a quarter ranging between 1,800 and 2,400 square feet. Properties in Boston tend to be smaller, with almost 60% less than 1,800 square feet, and over a quarter under 1,000 square feet.
  • Footlight fantasies. The AFD Theatre presents stage performs in the form of classic dramas and comedies as well as musicals. More eclectic fare comes from the Regent Theatre, which was established in 1916. It stays true to its vaudeville roots with musical performances, monologues, films, and comedy.
  • Going up. In the past year, Arlington property values have gone up by 8.8%. The trend will produce a 2.7% increase in the coming year. This compares to Boston's one year change of 8% and one year forecast of 2%.
  • Buying at home. The Arlington Chamber of Commerce wants your dollars to stay in the city with Shop Arlington First. This programs allows gift certificates to be used at participating retailers like Firefly Moon, a boutique of artist created gifts.
  • Negotiating lower offers. A bit of negotiating can reduce what you pay by for your property purchase by almost 5%. The median list price of a residence in Arlington is $549,000. Yet, the median sale price is lower at $525,300. For the same results with a rent to own house, have a local real estate agent do all the negotiating.