Rent to Own Homes near Kearney, NE

Top 5 Reasons to Live in Kearney, NE

  • Kearney, a small city of approximately 30,000 residents, is the seat of Buffalo County in central Nebraska. Though originally called Dobytown, the settlement was renamed Kearney after nearby Fort Kearny, an important landmark along the Oregon Trail. Kearney is also known as the "Midway CIty," as it is located halfway between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Today, it is a thriving community with many cultural activities to enjoy.

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  • Get into the buyer's market! The current median listing price of a house for sale in Kearney is $219,000, but the average sales price is just $150,000. Buyers are getting terrific deals on houses for sale here, especially in the Glenwood Park neighborhood. For rent to own options, there are many affordable possibilities offered.
  • Fabulous local restaurants to fulfill every craving! Of course there are many pizza joints, but Kearney also has excellent restaurants. The Egg and I is a great breakfast spot with fast service and hearty omelets. Suwannee Thai Cuisine serves up spicy Thai classics and has many gluten-free options, while El Maguey offers a variety of Mexican dishes. Try to go on a Wednesday to take advantage of their 89-cent margarita night.
  • Check out the arts and culture! The Museum of Nebraska Art displays the state's official art collection, which includes works from over 175 years of Nebraska's history. Great performers take the stage at the Viaero Event Center, and the state-of-the-art Robert M. Merryman Performing Arts Center offers theatrical productions in its 750-seat venue.
  • A variety of options for an affordable price! The average monthly rent in Kearney is just $660 per month, which is lower than both the Nebraska average of $687 and the U.S. average of $889. Grandview Apartments are right near Harvey Park and offer a fitness center and hot tub for residents to enjoy. Stratford Apartments have a variety of floor plans, including luxury layouts that come with a fireplace and built-ins, so you can get the home you desire.
  • Lots of local sporting events! Cheer on the University of Nebraska Kearney Lopers as they face NCAA Division II rivals in football at the Ron and Carol Cope Stadium at Foster Field, or catch a baseball game at Memorial Field. Kearney also hosts the Shrine Bowl State High School All-Star Football Game, and their local boys competed in the Little League World Series in 2012.