Rent to own Homes in Columbus, OH

The city named after Christopher Columbus had a population of 787,033 in 2010 and grew to an estimated 898,553 residents - a 13.9% increase - in 2019. Its popularity always stemmed from its location along major highways and within a 500-mile radius of nearly half of the country's population. It is the home of several old institutions of higher learning, among them Ohio State University, Capital University, Otterbein University, Pontifical College Josephinum, and Columbus College of Art and Design - all of which were founded in the 1800s.

Columbus earned the nickname Cowtown because it had the largest cattle farm in the world at the turn of the 20th century. The city now has a well-rounded economy that includes industries such as wholesale and retail trade, construction and mining, transportation and utilities, financial activities, professional and business services, education and health, leisure and hospitality, and government. None of these sectors are overly dominant over the others. Nationwide, American Electric Power, L Brands, Alliance Data Systems, and Huntington Bancshares are five Columbus-based Fortune 500 companies, and eight Fortune 1000 corporations call this city home.

Columbus, OH is a great place for affordable rent-to-own homes! With a median household income of over $54,902 and a median rent of $989, the Columbus, OH 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 Columbus, OH. 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 Columbus, OH rent to own homes for sale, which may include auction properties, for sale by owner, and more.

Showing 1 - 44 of 300
6997 NEW ALBANY LINKS DR
5 Beds, 4 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
New Albany, OH 43054
4,436 Sqft | Built in 2002
8029 BEDFORD CT
4 Beds, 3 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Westerville, OH 43082
2,662 Sqft | Built in 1997
3929 MOUNTVIEW RD
3 Beds, 3 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Columbus, OH 43220
1,425 Sqft | Built in 1957
963 KELCI JAYNE CT
4 Beds, 4 Baths
Rent To Own
Hazelwood
Single Family Home
Pataskala, OH 43062
3,084 Sqft | Built in 2003
91 MADISON AVE
2 Beds, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Newark, OH 43055
1,144 Sqft | Built in 1920
1 of 17 10240 Township Road 160
2 Beds, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
 
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
North Lewisburg, OH 43060
920 Sqft
11509 BLUE JAY RD
2 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Heath, OH 43056
1,311 Sqft | Built in 1980
1 of 17 1349 Lamson Avenue
3 Beds, 1.5 Bath
Rent To Own
Innis Garden Village
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Columbus, OH 43204
1,004 Sqft | Built in 1964
Rent to own homes offer low monthly payments and flexible terms.
Hot
1 of 8 296 EVERGREEN CIR
4 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Pickerington, OH 43147
2,832 Sqft | Built in 2013
Hot
1 of 18 5592 LYNX DR
4 Beds, 3.5 Baths
Rent To Own
Little Turtle
Single Family Home
Westerville, OH 43081
2,780 Sqft | Built in 1988
1 of 4 3488 TRENTON RD
4 Beds, 3 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Columbus, OH 43232
1,760 Sqft | Built in 1963
1 of 40 782 PRESTON TRAILS DR
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Pickerington, OH 43147
2,650 Sqft | Built in 2007
1 of 23 5366 PRIMROSE HILL DR
3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Rent To Own
Blendon Woods
Townhouse/Condo
Columbus, OH 43230
1,876 Sqft | Built in 2002
1 of 25 5269 BAGLEY RD
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
Pine Hills
Single Family Home
Columbus, OH 43232
1,093 Sqft | Built in 1963
1 of 35 8184 ARTISAN WAY
3 Beds, 3.5 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Townhouse/Condo
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
2,751 Sqft | Built in 2003
Hot
1 of 19 6003 BRICKLIN ST
4 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Rent To Own
West Albany
Single Family Home
Westerville, OH 43081
2,693 Sqft | Built in 2013
2286 BRENTNELL AVE
3 Beds, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
Arlington Park
Single Family Home
Columbus, OH 43211
1,706 Sqft | Built in 1956
1 of 20 2200 DRESDEN ST
3 Beds, 1.5 Bath
Rent To Own
South Linden
Single Family Home
Columbus, OH 43211
1,488 Sqft | Built in 1947
Hot
1 of 54 5976 ULSTER DR
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
Shannon Heights
Single Family Home
Dublin, OH 43016
1,600 Sqft | Built in 1990
1 of 34 6861 HARDWOOD DR
3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Galloway, OH 43119
2,430 Sqft | Built in 1965
1 of 24 5019 CLAYMILL DR
4 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Hilliard, OH 43026
2,375 Sqft | Built in 1996
1 of 6 / Lane
1 Bed, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
 
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Hilliard, OH 43026
200 Sqft | Built in 1900
1 of 34 4930 IVYVINE BLVD
2 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
Tuttle West
Townhouse/Condo
Dublin, OH 43016
1,255 Sqft | Built in 2004
1 of 26 7106 OLD PROSE CT
3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Rent To Own
Hemingway Village
Single Family Home
Dublin, OH 43017
1,921 Sqft | Built in 1982
1 of 12 7292 PUEBLO CT
4 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Dublin, OH 43017
2,131 Sqft | Built in 1988
5649 BOYD RD
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Grove City, OH 43123
1,944 Sqft | Built in 1984
Hot
6661 HARRISBURG PIKE
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Orient, OH 43146
1,296 Sqft | Built in 1964
1 of 37 8432 KILBIRNIE CT
5 Beds, 4 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Dublin, OH 43017
4,050 Sqft | Built in 1978
1982 CHATFIELD RD
4 Beds, 3.5 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Columbus, OH 43221
2,748 Sqft | Built in 1933
Hot
1 of 18 3349 THUNDERBIRD CT
3 Beds, 1.5 Bath
Rent To Own
Golfview Woods
Single Family Home
Columbus, OH 43228
1,470 Sqft | Built in 1988
1 of 46 1266 EASTWOOD AVE
4 Beds, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
King-Lincoln Bronzeville
Single Family Home
Columbus, OH 43203
1,572 Sqft | Built in 1900
1 of 18 2850 LAZAR RD
3 Beds, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
Willow Creek
Single Family Home
Grove City, OH 43123
1,200 Sqft | Built in 1974
1 of 17 1097 MEADOW LN
2 Beds, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Columbus, OH 43207
798 Sqft | Built in 1955
1 of 19 968 KYLE AVE
3 Beds, 2 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Columbus, OH 43207
1,088 Sqft | Built in 1971
4397 BLYTHE RD
3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Rent To Own
Maize-Morse
Single Family Home
Columbus, OH 43224
1,176 Sqft | Built in 1959
Hot
1 of 22 170 MORSE RD
3 Beds, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
Sharon Heights
Single Family Home
Columbus, OH 43214
1,107 Sqft | Built in 1942
1 of 23 331 E BEECHWOLD BLVD
2 Beds, 1 Bath
Rent To Own
East Beechwold
Single Family Home
Columbus, OH 43214
988 Sqft | Built in 1963
160 E JEFFREY PL
3 Beds, 1.5 Bath
Rent To Own
East Beechwold
Single Family Home
Columbus, OH 43214
1,200 Sqft | Built in 1940
5569 MALEKA CT
4 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Rent To Own
The Gables
Single Family Home
Columbus, OH 43235
2,360 Sqft | Built in 1987
1 of 19 4159 Bishopsg@4159
3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Multifamily (2 - 4 Units)
Powell, OH 43065
3,518 Sqft | Built in 2007
1 of 9 403 E 12TH AVE
3 Beds, 1.5 Bath
Rent To Own
Indianola Terrace
Single Family Home
Columbus, OH 43201
1,615 Sqft | Built in 1900
1 of 27 10617 BELMONT PL
4 Beds, 4 Baths
Rent To Own
 
Single Family Home
Powell, OH 43065
3,124 Sqft | Built in 2001
1 of 8 4664 SHALERS DR
2 Beds, 1.5 Bath
Rent To Own
Holt-Alkire
Townhouse/Condo
Columbus, OH 43228
1,280 Sqft | Built in 1999
1 of 33 8606 LAZELLE VILLAGE DR
3 Beds, 2.5 Baths
Rent To Own
Olentangy
Townhouse/Condo
Lewis Center, OH 43035
2,100 Sqft | Built in 2002
Sponsored Link

More Columbus, OH Property Resources

Rent to own Homes in Cities Near Columbus, OH

Browse all Rent to own Homes in Ohio

Buying a Home in Columbus, OH

Columbus, OH is seeing rapid growth and Columbus, OH's' housing market remains optimal with an average home price that is -100% below the 2022 national average. Columbus, OH is part of Franklin county and taxes are an important factor to consider when purchasing a home whether through rent to own or a traditional purchase. The average tax rate as of 2022 for county Franklin is 1.67% which is above the national average, which is 0.99%.

Median Home Price in Columbus, OH

Median Rent in Columbus, OH

Rent to own homes offer low monthly payments and flexible terms.

Average Cost of Living in Columbus

The overall cost of living in Columbus is 14.5% lower than the national average, and nearly 3% higher than Ohio's average. Cincinnati and Akron are the two closest cities with a population of more than 200,000. Cincinnati is 95 miles from Columbus and its cost of living is 0.9% lower, while Akron is 110 miles away and is 16% lower. But neighboring cities are more expensive than Columbus. For example, Hilliard is slightly more than 16% higher, and Gahanna is 10.7% more costly. For its location and size, Columbus is an affordable place to live.

Average Home Prices in Columbus

Columbus might not have the cheapest housing in the state, but it is still very well priced. The median price of a house in the city is $157,700. The national median is $231,200, which is $73,500 more, and the state is $17,000 lower at $140,700. Homes in larger Ohio cities are generally less costly than Columbus. Akron is over $90,000 less at $66,500, and Cincinnati is $13,400 cheaper at $144,300. However, in the Columbus area, the housing markets are generally more expensive. The price of a home in Powell is $374,800, and the median cost in Westerville is $295,800. Considering its economy, popularity, and location, Columbus has a reasonably priced real estate market and is an excellent spot for people looking for rent-to-own homes.

Columbus Statistics

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

Columbus AveragesNational Averages
One-Way Commute21.6 minutes26.4 minutes
Violent Crime29.022.7
Property Crime57.135.4
Unemployment Rate3.8%3.9%
Income Tax Rate5.7%4.6%
Air Quality4658
Water Quality4955
Median Household Income$44,774$53,482
Median Property Taxes$3,100$2,200
Utilities$150/month$112/month
Monthly Rent$960$1,470
Median Home Cost$157,700$231,200
Median Home Age37 years40 years

Popular Amenities and Attractions in Columbus

Columbus has an excellent transportation system. Its two national airports - John Glenn Columbus and Rickenbacker - conveniently transport passengers to any location in the world. When you land at John Glenn, you can take an AirConnect bus for a 30-minute drive to downtown. It's easy to travel throughout the region thanks to COTA buses that run every 15 minutes, seven days a week. There are many options for getting around downtown. The CBUS and open-air golf cart rides are free of charge, and you can choose the city's bike share or scooter rentals 24/7. You can also use Uber, Lyft, Yellow Cab of Columbus, or Zipcar. All in all, transportation in Columbus is very convenient for anyone who doesn't have a car or prefers not to use one.

Columbus has 29 community centers with programs for children and adults in arts, sports, and health and wellness. Track meets, indoor and outdoor basketball, horseback riding, and a variety of summer camps are all available through the city's Parks and Recreation department. There are nearly 250 parks in Columbus, ranging from small kiddie areas to recreational areas spanning hundreds of acres. Walking trails, camping sites, baseball diamonds, basketball courts - you name it, the city has it.

For a unique experience, check out the 148-acre Whetstone Park. In addition to its fishing, playground, and recreation areas, it features the 13-acre Park of Roses with more than 350 different types of roses and 11,000 roses in total. You'll also find a 5.1-acre native Ohio prairie within the park.

Columbus is a beautiful city. Its government cares about its residents, as is evident by the services they provide. Columbus has an excellent school system, a diverse economy, a great housing market, and a convenient location. Take advantage of the abundance of rent-to-own opportunities available in the city and check out Columbus when you're ready to look at rent-to-own homes - you'll find that there's a lot more to Cowtown than just cattle.

Columbus, OH Frequently Asked Questions

Columbus, OH has a walk score of

Columbus, OH has a bike score of

The state tax rate is 0.0 to 3.99% on top of the federal tax rate of 10 to 37%.

This product uses the Census Bureau Data API but is not endorsed or certified by the Census Bureau.
Some data might be from tax-rates.org
Browse Rent to own Locations Below
Browse All Rent to Own Listings