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Last updated June 22 at 5:14PM
1604 W Cedar St
Olathe
Olathe, KS
Updated June 22 at 12:52PM
4 Bedrooms
$1,750
15250 Alcan St
Olathe
Olathe, KS
Updated June 22 at 12:57PM
4 Bedrooms
$2,199
15636 W 146th Terrace
Havencroft
Olathe, KS
Updated June 22 at 5:08PM
3 Bedrooms
$1,550
123 S Chester St
Frisco Lakes
Olathe, KS
Updated June 21 at 10:22AM
1 Bedroom
$675
300 S Cardinal Dr
Havencroft
Olathe, KS
Updated June 22 at 12:57PM
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
18170 W 157th St
Walnut Creek
Olathe, KS
Updated June 22 at 12:57PM
4 Bedrooms
$1,899
18666 W. 157th Terrace
Olathe
Olathe, KS
Updated June 15 at 11:23PM
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
26435 W 110th St
Cedar Creek
Olathe, KS
Updated June 22 at 12:57PM
4 Bedrooms
$3,495
Results within 1 miles of Olathe, KS
13102 137th Ct
Forest Glen
Overland Park, KS
Updated June 22 at 12:57PM
4 Bedrooms
$2,349
10906 Bradshaw St
Overland Park
Overland Park, KS
Updated June 22 at 12:57PM
3 Bedrooms
$1,350
11107 W 132nd Terrace
Overland Park
Overland Park, KS
Updated June 22 at 12:58PM
4 Bedrooms
$2,495
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City Guide
Olathe
What's life like in Olathe, anyway?

Though located only 20-odd miles from downtown Kansas City, MO, Olathe is far enough away to provide residents with a sense of tranquility that the bustling big city can’t offer.

One of Olathe’s biggest attractions, Cedar Lake, is a popular hotspot for boaters, fishers, and picnickers, equipped with large and small picnic shelters, a playground and a pair of beach volley ball courts. Olathe is also home to a number of suburban venues like big-screen movie theaters and chain restaurants, so don’t forget to bring along those Outback Steakhouse coupons you almost forgot you had.

How about the cost of living?

The cost of living remains low. Most 1BR or 2BR rental properties won’t cost you more than $700-$800/month.

How’s apartment life in Olathe?

Floor plans and décor differ from unit to unit obviously, but the typical Olathe 1-2BR pad is between 700-1000 square feet and includes basic amenities like tenant laundry facilities, complimentary parking, and fitness and business centers.

Because only 27 percent of residents rent, apartments aren’t hard to come by and waiting lists are completely unheard-of. You can afford to be choosy in Olathe, but we also recommend that, if possible, you open up your pocketbooks a teensy bit. $50 a month can be the difference between a generic box unit and a modernized lakeside pad replete with vaulted ceilings, fireplace, covered parking, and a private jogging/biking path. A little money really does go a long way in Olathe, especially when it comes to scoring your dream dwellings.

Also, most apartment managers require a good-faith deposit of the first month’s rent before you can move in. Remember that you’ll need to equip yourself with banking info and proof of income when submitting a leaser’s application.

Which part of Olathe is best for me?

The architecture and ambiance don’t differ greatly from ‘hood to ‘hood, as every corner of Olathe exudes a suburban vibe. You’re not likely to notice much of an atmospheric shift whether you live in the De Soto neighborhood, the Lackmans area, or anywhere else. The city continues to expand southward at a hyperactive speed, so don’t be surprised if some flashy new rentals start popping up down south to keep pace with the housing boom.

Anything else I should know?

Nope. You’re all set, so put those wheels to rest and get huntin’. Best of luck in the search for your new Olathe abode, and see you in Kansas!

Rent Report
Olathe

June 2017 Olathe Rent Report

Welcome to the June 2017 Olathe Rent Report. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Olathe rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Olathe rents increase sharply over the past month

Olathe rents have increased 0.6% over the past month, and are up slightly by 1.8% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Olathe stand at $910 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,120 for a two-bedroom. This is the seventh straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in October of last year. Olathe's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.9%, as well as the national average of 2.6%.

Olathe rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

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

  • Olathe's median two-bedroom rent of $1,120 is below the national average of $1,150. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.6% over the past year.
  • While rents in Olathe remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Seattle (+5.2%), Phoenix (+4.9%), Dallas (+3.2%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,660, $1,020, and $1,090 respectively.

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.

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.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.