Rent to Own Homes near Florence, SC

  • Dating back to 1871, Florence is a city with a population of 37,326 according on the 2010 US Census. Serving as Florence County's seat, Florence is also the heart of Pee Dee, a region of South Carolina full of history and tourist attractions. The city was a source of supplies and railroad maintenance during the Civil War. Florence has also been home to many famous people, including celebrity Mark L. Walberg and NASCAR driver Buddy Baker.

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Top 3 Reasons to Live in Florence, South Carolina

  • Affordable housing options! Those looking for a house for sale will find median prices nearly 20 percent lower than the nation's average. Though there are many attractive neighborhoods in Florence, City Center, Muldrow Mill, and Ebenezer are some of the most popular. City Center has a vacancy rate of about 23 percent, Muldrow Mill has a vacancy rate of about 4 percent, and Ebenezer's vacancy rate hovers around the 15 percent mark. Florence is nearly 40 percent renter occupied.
  • Art and cultural attractions! Art and culture thrive in Florence, and the downtown area especially stands out with many interesting places to visit. The Florence Museum of Art, Science, and History exhibits the work of community and regional craftsmen and artists. You will also find Native American pottery works and artifacts from the Civil War. Francis Marion University 's Performing Arts Center puts on a number of theatrical performances each year. The area also features Florence Symphony Orchestra with musical performances throughout the year. For those interested in history, the Florence Stockade, Florence Veterans Park, and War Between the States Museum provide an abundance of information to absorb.
  • Low cost of living! Florence has a cost of living almost 9 percent lower than the United States average and about 3 percent lower than the average in the state of South Carolina. Those looking for rent to own homes will be pleased to find rental housing rates extremely reasonable. The Oakland Ave and Maxwell St area is particularly reasonable, with some of the lowest average monthly rents in town. Rents in the Hoffmeyer Crossroads area average about 47 percent lower than in South Carolina's overall, freeing up more money for entertainment. Single-family homes and townhomes dominate the rental market in Hoffmeyer Crossroads, while Oakland Ave and Maxwell St has more apartment buildings to offer.