Rent to Own Homes near Hastings, NE

Top 6 Reasons to Live in Hastings

  • Hastings is located on prairie land in South Central Nebraska. Known for being the town where Kool-Aid was invented, Hastings celebrates its unique heritage every August with the Kool-Aid Days festival. Hastings is home to the largest water fountain between Chicago and Denver, a great attraction that was rebuilt after being dynamited! Today, Hastings is a quiet, charming community with a lot of community pride.

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  • Falling Median Sales Price! Now is a good time to find a rent to own home in Hastings: the median sales price of single family property has fallen, and rental homes are reasonable. Snag a deal in a neighborhood like Ingleside or Kenesaw. Local cost of living is slightly higher than the rest of Nebraska, but unemployment is extremely low.
  • Plenty of Homes for Sale: Hastings is a buyer's market; you might be able to find a historic Victorian, or a fine example of Craftsman or American Foursquare architecture. An older brick home can offer good value for the money. The city once was the center of Nebraska's brick industry. Amtrak's California Zephyr still passes through Hastings on its journey between Chicago and San Francisco, harking back to its founding as a railroad hub.
  • Outdoor Activities: Hastings is home to 20 recreational facilities and parks. At the Aquacourt Water Park, have a blast on the mammoth water slide, swim in the lazy river and climb the rock wall. But, only in the summer! Head to the Smith Softball Complex to practice your swing.
  • Museums Galore: Hastings Museum of Natural and Cultural History houses the largest private collection of mounted birds in the US, numerous fossils and American Indian relics. You can also visit the brand new IMAX Theater at the Children's Museum of Central NE or conduct hands-on scientific experiments.
  • Never-Ending Community Events: Celebrate in style at the Annual Celebration of Lights when Santa comes rolling through town in the back of an antique pickup truck. Then, ring in the New Year at annual First Night festivities. Head to Main Street for food from local vendors, ice sculptures, horse drawn carriage rides and fireworks.
  • History Lives Here: Historic neighborhoods abound. Many older buildings have been recycled for new use. The City's Police Department is housed in a historic school building, and the Community College occupies former buildings of the Naval Ammunition Depot, the largest in the country during WWII.