15 Apartments under 600 for rent in Kansas City, KS

Last updated August 19 at 9:21am UTC
Results within 1 miles of Kansas City, KS
Results within 5 miles of Kansas City, KS
4429 wabash ave
Ivanhoe Southeast
Kansas City, MO
Updated August 8 at 9:49am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$500
5621 Highland ave
Blue Hills
Kansas City, MO
Updated July 13 at 10:03am UTC
1 Bedroom
$500
Hilltop Village
6700 E 87th St
Kansas City, MO
Updated August 19 at 7:34am UTC
Studio
$575
1 Bedroom
$665
2 Bedrooms
$800
5502 NORLEDGE AVE
North India Mound
Kansas City, MO
Updated July 6 at 9:56pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$575
Results within 10 miles of Kansas City, KS
12712 W 51st St
Shawnee
Shawnee, KS
Updated August 19 at 9:08am UTC
1 Bedroom
$575
6114 NW Bell Rd
Parkville
Parkville, MO
Updated August 19 at 9:21am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$595
6122 NW Bell Rd
Parkville
Parkville, MO
Updated August 18 at 5:21pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$595
110 E 40th St
Southmoreland
Kansas City, MO
Updated August 12 at 9:36am UTC
1 Bedroom
$575
705 S Overton Ave
Mt. Washington
Independence, MO
Updated August 19 at 9:16am UTC
Studio
$525
910 S Fairview Ave
Carlisle
Independence, MO
Updated August 16 at 5:17pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$550
330 Delaware St
Leavenworth
Leavenworth, KS
Updated August 15 at 5:25pm UTC
Studio
$285

August 2018 Kansas City Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2018 Kansas City Rent Report. Kansas City rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Kansas City rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

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August 2018 Kansas City Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2018 Kansas City Rent Report. Kansas City rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Kansas City rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Kansas City rents increase sharply over the past month

Kansas City rents have increased 1.3% over the past month, but have been relatively flat at 0.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Kansas City stand at $730 for a one-bedroom apartment and $890 for a two-bedroom. Kansas City's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.9%, as well as the national average of 1.2%.

Rents rising across cities in the Kansas City Metro

Throughout the past year, rents have remained steady in the city of Kansas City, but other cities across the entire metro have seen rents increase. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Kansas City metro, 8 of them have seen prices rise. Kansas as a whole logged rent growth of 0.9% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Looking throughout the metro, Overland Park is the most expensive of all Kansas City metro's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,190; of the 10 largest cities in Kansas metro that we have data for, Topeka and Wichita, where two-bedrooms go for $770 and $750, are the only two major cities in the metro to see rents fall year-over-year (-0.4% and -0.3%).
  • Overland Park, Shawnee, and Lawrence have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (4.8%, 3.5%, and 1.2%, respectively).

Kansas City rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

Rent growth in Kansas City has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases; in contrast, rents in a few cities have actually declined. Kansas City is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Kansas City's median two-bedroom rent of $890 is below the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.2% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in Kansas City.
  • While rents in Kansas City remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Phoenix (+2.4%), Atlanta (+1.8%), and San Francisco (+1.1%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,050, $1,180, and $3,090 respectively.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Kansas City than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,090, which is nearly three-and-a-half times the price in Kansas City.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Kansas City $740 $900 -0.5% 0.8%
Overland Park $970 $1,190 -0.1% 4.8%
Kansas City $730 $890 1.3% 0.2%
Olathe $930 $1,150 -0.4% 0.4%
Independence $730 $890 -0.2% 0.6%
Shawnee $830 $1,020 0.5% 3.5%
Blue Springs $910 $1,110 0.1% 0.6%
Lenexa $950 $1,170 1.1% 3.1%
Grandview $670 $820 0.6% 0.0%

Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

Methodology:

Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

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