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109 Apartments for rent in Olathe, KS

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Last updated November 23 at 8:21pm UTC
12050 Arbor View Lane
Olathe
Olathe, KS
Updated November 5 at 9:39am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,150
14030 S Brougham Drive
Olathe
Olathe, KS
Updated November 23 at 12:19pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,825
17619 W 111th Terrace
Olathe
Olathe, KS
Updated October 15 at 11:05am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,730
2637 W Mulberry St
Olathe
Olathe, KS
Updated November 23 at 9:29am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,895
15371 S Alden St
Olathe
Olathe, KS
Updated November 18 at 1:20am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,995
16314 S Brentwood St
South Hampton
Olathe, KS
Updated November 23 at 9:29am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,695
15031 W 144th Terrace
Olathe
Olathe, KS
Updated November 5 at 9:40am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,850
14550 W 152nd St
Olathe
Olathe, KS
Updated November 23 at 5:50pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,699
12337 S Tallgrass
Olathe
Olathe, KS
Updated November 10 at 2:23pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
120 S Emma St
Frisco Lakes
Olathe, KS
Updated November 23 at 5:53pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,395
1632 W Prairie St
Olathe
Olathe, KS
Updated November 8 at 2:13am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$995
630 S Penrose Ln
Havencroft
Olathe, KS
Updated November 23 at 10:02am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,050
14910 W. 147th Street
Olathe
Olathe, KS
Updated November 23 at 12:25pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,550
863 W Layton St
Fairview
Olathe, KS
Updated November 23 at 9:29am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,745
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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

November 2017 Olathe Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2017 Olathe Rent Report. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Olathe rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Olathe rents declined moderately over the past month

Olathe rents have declined 0.4% over the past month, but have increased significantly by 4.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Olathe stand at $930 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,140 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in August. Olathe's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.9%, as well as the national average of 2.7%.

Rents rising across cities in Kansas

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Olathe, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Kansas, 8 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 1.9% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

  • Looking throughout the state, Overland Park is the most expensive of all Kansas' major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,150; of the 10 largest cities in Kansas that we have data for, Manhattan and Topeka, where two-bedrooms go for $760 and $770, are the only two major cities in the state to see rents fall year-over-year (-1.1% and -0.7%).
  • Lawrence, Olathe, and Overland Park have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (6.9%, 4.2%, and 3.1%, respectively).

Olathe rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased significantly in Olathe, large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Olathe is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Olathe's median two-bedroom rent of $1,140 is slightly below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.7% over the past year compared to the 4.2% increase in Olathe.
  • While Olathe's rents rose significantly over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including New York (-0.2%) and Miami (-0.2%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Olathe than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,070, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in Olathe.

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 $730 $900 0.3% 0.6%
Overland Park $940 $1,150 0.7% 3.1%
Kansas City $720 $890 -0.8% 1.3%
Olathe $930 $1,140 -0.4% 4.2%
Independence $720 $880 0.1% 1.0%
Lenexa $940 $1,150 0.2% 2.1%

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.