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Last updated November 27 at 7:21 PM

2,243 Apartments for rent in Shawnee, KS with Balconies

Balconies are a coveted amenity for many renters looking for high-rise views and opportunities for fresh air. However, you should keep in mind that balconies often come with rest... Read Guide >
Oasis Photo Gallery 1
1 of 27
Verified
2 Units Available
Oasis
10900 Oasis Ct, Shawnee, KS 66203
2 Bedrooms
$880
880 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 7:18 PM
Affordable air-conditioned units with extra storage and walk-in closets. Dogs and cats welcome. Round-the-clock maintenance. Close to Gum Springs Park and Listowel Park. Shawnee Village Shopping Center just down the road.
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Verified
4 Units Available
Arbor Square
7613 Flint St, Shawnee, KS 66214
1 Bedroom
$810
820 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$895
1000 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 7:03 PM
Residents enjoy units with patio or balcony, hardwood floors, garbage disposal and dishwasher. Community features 24-hour laundry, hot tub, gym, pool and playground. Located close to parks, local dining, and shopping options.
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Verified
4 Units Available
Haverford West
11309 W 75th St, Shawnee, KS 66214
1 Bedroom
$738
576 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$868
806 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 7:01 PM
WELCOME TO HAVERFORD WEST Tucked among the trees and lush landscape, Haverford West offers comfort and attractive amenities that you can’t find anywhere else, at a price you can’t beat. Studio, one- and two-bedroom units have been thoughtfully designed for you to experience the highest standards of modern apartment living. A swimming pool and a pet-friendly culture are among some of the many benefits you can enjoy here. Located in the center of one of the nation’s most affluent communities, Johnson County residents are able to enjoy high-quality restaurants, shopping, and entertainment, as well as eligibility in the highly-ranked Shawnee Mission school district. These living spaces were built with your convenience in mind, so contact us to schedule a tour today!
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1 of 20
Verified
9 Units Available
Westbrooke Glen
7420 Flint St, Shawnee, KS 66203
1 Bedroom
$760
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$910
910 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 7:00 PM
Newly renovated apartments with walk-in closets and fully equipped kitchens. Cats and dogs allowed. Beat the heat in the pool during hot summer days. Easy access to I-35. Near Listowel Park.
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Prairie Pines Townhomes Photo Gallery 1
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4 Units Available
Prairie Pines Townhomes
5331 Findley, Shawnee, KS 66226
2 Bedrooms
$1,936
1776 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 5:55 PM
Prairie Pines is one of Shawnee’s newest luxury townhome communities. We offer two or three-bedroom townhomes with upscale granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry, porcelain tile floors, attached garages, and more. We are conveniently located close to major highways that make it easy to get to any spot in Kansas City including downtown, The Plaza, shopping, restaurants, and great schools. Come see why Prairie Pines is the perfect place to call home.
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Pine Meadow Townhomes Photo Gallery 1
Verified
4 Units Available
Pine Meadow Townhomes
14202 West 63rd Terrace, Shawnee, KS 66216
2 Bedrooms
$1,662
1568 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,890
1777 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 5:52 PM
Pine Meadow Townhomes is a beautiful townhome community in Shawnee, Kansas. Sitting centrally between major Kansas City highways and surrounded by some of the best parks in the area, the location can't be beat! If you'd rather stay within the community, you'll find yourself right at home with a sparkling swimming pool and a peaceful pond. As if the community amenities weren't enough, each of our two and three bedroom townhomes has been upgraded to include energy-efficient appliances, including a built-in microwave, black stainless refrigerator, and dishwasher. You'll also find plenty of storage between the large walk-in closets and the built-in basement storage areas. Schedule a visit today to see for yourself!
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Verified
22 Units Available
Hampton Woods
16955 W 68th St, Shawnee, KS 66217
1 Bedroom
$984
713 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,224
938 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 5:49 PM
Recently renovated homes with a fireplace and hardwood floors. Ample community amenities, including a racquetball court, business center and clubhouse. Right by I-435. By the green space and outdoor recreation at Shawnee Mission Park.
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Carlyle Apartments Photo Gallery 1
Verified
15 Units Available
Carlyle Apartments
7530 Cody St, Shawnee, KS 66214
1 Bedroom
$932
626 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,019
835 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 5:48 PM
Welcome home to comfort, convenience and value at Carlyle Apartments in Shawnee, Kansas. Located in the Shawnee Mission school district, with easy access to I-35 and I-435, our newly renovated and pet-friendly community provides all of the comforts you’ve been searching for in a new home. At Carlyle, our studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments include fireplaces and private balconies, plus our new renovations featuring upgraded fixtures and finishes are sure to impress. And when it comes to community amenities, we’ve got you covered there too! Residents at Carlyle enjoy two swimming pools with sundecks and grilling areas, plus ample community green space with multiple options for outdoor recreation. From tennis to volleyball, to our shaded hammock garden or covered outdoor fireplace and lounge, plus a game lawn with cornhole, your weekends will be more fun here! Additionally, shopping, dining and entertainment options, including the Oak Park Mall are all conveniently nearby.
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Lenox West Luxury Apartments Photo Gallery 1
Verified
4 Units Available
Lenox West Luxury Apartments
6701 Lackman Rd, Shawnee, KS 66217
1 Bedroom
$1,155
773 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 5:07 AM
Just south of Shawnee Mission Parkway. Friendly complex with a gym and community pool. One-, two- and three-bedroom apartments boast air conditioning and private fireplaces. In-unit laundry available.
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Meadow Park Photo Gallery 1
Verified
4 Units Available
Meadow Park
10302 West 62nd Street, Shawnee, KS 66203
Trail Springs
2 Bedrooms
$1,095
900 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 1:14 AM
Meadow Park Apartments - 1 Bed FREE RENT SPECIAL - Property Id: 637534 $0 Security Deposit! WASHER & DRYER INCLUDED! Check out our Newly Renovated 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartment Homes! Each layout is fully equipped with stainless steel appliances, generous closet spaces, ceiling fans in bedroom, smart lock keyless entry and faux wood vinyl throughout! $0 Security Deposit, we partner with SayRhino.com to save you money at move-in! $150 admin fee, $35 Monthly Water, $5 Pest Control, Pets Welcome $250 per pet one-time fee, monthly pet fee $25.
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24010 West 57th Terrace Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
24010 West 57th Terrace
24010 West 57th Terrace, Shawnee, KS 66226
4 Bedrooms
$2,345
2083 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 6:34 PM
At Main Street Renewal, we provide our residents with an easy leasing experience starting with the flexibility to tour between 8 am - 8 pm, applying for a home online, and our dedicated teams ready to assist with any needs. Our homes are pet friendly, but breed restrictions may apply. Main Street Renewal is a licensed Real Estate broker in this market. We do not advertise on Craigslist and will never ask you to wire money or request funds through a payment app on your mobile device. Recurring fee: If the home includes a pool, the pool's maintenance will be provided, and the resident will be billed a $150 per month pool maintenance fee. Home may have additional HOA (Homeowner's Association) requirements. The appliances, fixtures and interior finishes in the property may be different from what is shown in the above photographs at the time of move-in. This property allows self guided viewing without an appointment. Contact for details.
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22217 West 64th Terrace Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
22217 West 64th Terrace
22217 West 64th Terrace, Shawnee, KS 66226
4 Bedrooms
$2,570
2452 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 6:33 PM
At Main Street Renewal, we provide our residents with an easy leasing experience starting with the flexibility to tour between 8 am - 8 pm, applying for a home online, and our dedicated teams ready to assist with any needs. Our homes are pet friendly, but breed restrictions may apply. Main Street Renewal is a licensed Real Estate broker in this market. We do not advertise on Craigslist and will never ask you to wire money or request funds through a payment app on your mobile device. Recurring fee: If the home includes a pool, the pool's maintenance will be provided, and the resident will be billed a $150 per month pool maintenance fee. Home may have additional HOA (Homeowner's Association) requirements. The appliances, fixtures and interior finishes in the property may be different from what is shown in the above photographs at the time of move-in. This property allows self guided viewing without an appointment. Contact for details.
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4810 Lone Elm Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
4810 Lone Elm
4810 Lone Elm Street, Shawnee, KS 66226
4 Bedrooms
$2,475
2752 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 6:32 PM
Another Great Listing From Kelsey And Renters Warehouse! Available NOW! $500 off 2nd months rent if possession is taken by 12/1. This fantastic 4 bedroom / 2.5 bath home has great updates throughout! This won't last long with all the additions. Fabulous 2 story with so many updates! Stainless steel appliances in kitchen plus Silestone quartz countertops! Gorgeous paint colors, hardwood flooring, new hardware & light fixtures....Master Bath is stunning with custom tiled shower w/double shower heads! Master bedroom features sitting area. Finished lower level w/ half bath & large rec room area. Deck w/ pergola overlooks fenced backyard. Awesome park & playground area in neighborhood & walk to Riverview Elementary! To qualify monthly household income should be 3 times the rent, no eviction or bankruptcy in the last 5 years and credit score 600 or higher. Application fee is $45 per adult and the deposit is equal to the rent. Tenants pay all utilities and are responsible for lawn care/snow removal. Pets are negotiable with a non-refundable pet deposit. There is a one time $150 administrative fee after signing a lease and a monthly processing fee of $7. Renters Insurance required. You don't want to miss this great opportunity schedule your showing today! Available NOW! This property allows self guided viewing without an appointment. Contact for details.
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12038 W 58th Street Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
12038 W 58th Street
12038 W 58th Ter, Shawnee, KS 66216
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
Last updated November 27 at 6:20 PM
OKTOBER-FEST MOVE- IN SPECIAL. Gorgeous -Two Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms, Second floor condo, has 879 SQ FT., with all over Hardwood Floors. Unit "E" is for rent in "Deer Walk Condominiums. Yes, you can live in the iconic "Deer Walk" on the corner of Quivira & Johnson Dr. Tenant pays monthly electric, gas utilities and 50% of HOA ($150.00 HOA cost). Landlord covers remaining 50% HOA cost, covers for water and sewer, bldg maintenance, snow removal, lawn care costs. Updates include: SS appliances, combo washer/dryer, Fresh paint. Avail 12 or 18 month Lease for $1,300.00. Short term lease also avail six month lease for $1,700.00 Allowed 1 pet (cat/dog) under 20 lbs. w/ $250 pet deposit and additional $25 pet rent. This amazing condo features a gas fire-place, walk-out balcony, has ample storage located off sight "8.5 x 4.5 FT". Includes "one" assigned covered parking spot/ carport #20 as well as additional parking. Condo, offers neutral colors throughout the two stories. You will love it, everything is within walking distance. Condo is located near shops, gas-stations, restaurants and grocery stores!
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6806 Renner Rd Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
6806 Renner Rd
6806 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS 66217
3 Bedrooms
$2,200
2200 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 5:09 AM
Beautiful and Spacious Shawnee Home-Available NOW!!! - 15 month lease minimum requirement. Thank you for your interest in our rental home. We DO NOT ADVERTISE ON CRAIGSLIST!! If you see this unit on Craigslist it is a SCAM!! We do not advertise on Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, Letgo, or Social Serve. If you found this unit on any of those places please call 913.839.2953 Schedule a self-guided tour here: https://homes.rently.com/homes-for-rent/properties/3686987?source=marketing Visit Ad Astra Realty's website to schedule a tour or get on the waiting list. Please use the Rently link provided on our website to request an appointment time or get on the waiting list. We only allow scheduling through the scheduling app, you need not speak with an agent to schedule an appointment or get on the waiting list. We DO NOT recommend applying for a home before you have toured it, application fees are NON-REFUNDABLE and applications are processed as they are received. Due to low inventory for housing in the KC Metro, we are receiving a high volume of applications prior to homes available date. If YOU CHOOSE to apply prior to seeing a home, it is at your own risk and you will receive a response within 24 hours Monday-Friday. Completed applications will be reviewed within 3-7 business days. Information provided through third party websites such as Zillow, Trulia, Zumper, Hotpads, etc. may not be accurate. Please go to Ad Astra Realty's website for the most accurate information. This beautiful Shawnee home sits in the Shawnee Mission Northwest District. Location is perfect, less than 2 minutes to highway access and sits less than a mile from Shawnee Mission Park!! Updated throughout with 2 large living areas, hardwood flooring, new carpet, with neutral modern paint colors. Bathroom sink fixtures are beautifully updated with granite. Kitchen features new stainless steel appliances and new countertops. All 3 bedrooms are on the main level with 2 full bathrooms. Basement area features a potential 3rd living room, office space, or a rec room. Laundry room in the basement has plenty of storage. Washer and Dryer are included but not warrantied. The climate controlled 2 car tandem garage offers an additional 1160 sq-ft of space and is so large you could park 4 cars in it or use the area any way you would like! Storage, office space, crafting, workshop, etc, the possibilities are endless! Backyard has a smaller portion of it fully fenced in, perfect for your pet. Home sits on almost half an acre and there are no neighbors behind you. Enjoy the privacy of your backyard on the nice sized deck, perfect for grilling and entertaining. Tenant is responsible for lawn-care. Don't miss out on this one!! Offered by Ad Astra Realty, Inc. Visit our website for the most up to date information, application requirements, and process. We only accept applications through our Ad Astra Realty website and are not affiliated with 3rd party websites. We never encourage anyone to apply for a home before seeing the inside of any property, as the $45 application fee is non-refundable. Without first touring the home, you truly will not know if it is going to work for you. 12-month minimum lease required. Kitchen appliances included. Tenant pays all utilities. Lawn care is NOT included. No smoking allowed in the home, garage, or basement (if applicable). Pets allowed with an additional non-refundable fee of $325 plus base pet rent $35/mo rent increase for the first pet and an additional $20 for each additional pet. All pets are screened and accepted on a case by case basis, some breed restrictions apply and pet rent may vary depending on the size of your animal. We do not accept Pitbulls, American Bullies, Rottweilers, German Shepherds, Mastiffs, Great Danes, or Dobermans. The application fee is $45 per person and is non-refundable. We do require a credit and background check for every occupant over the age of 18. Applying for a property and paying a $45 non-refundable application fee before viewing it, is completely at your discretion. The completeness of your application is your responsibility, please see the application process tab on our website before applying. We do not have any owners that accept housing vouchers at this time. Visit the website for more information and to schedule an appointment! (RLNE7013851)
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7148 Rene Street Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
7148 Rene Street
7148 Rene Street, Shawnee, KS 66216
4 Bedrooms
$2,195
2366 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 5:09 AM
7148 Rene Street - Coming Soon! - COMING SOON! This home is being renovated and will be available soon! Great two story home with 4 bedrooms and three bathrooms in Shawnee. Large living room right off the kitchen and a separate dining room. Great deck in back that you can access from the kitchen or outside from the walkout basement. Large finished space in the lower level, with additional utility/storage space too. This one will not last! While this home is not yet ready to tour, we are currently accepting applications The rent is $2195.00 and no deposit required. We use Rhino as a deposit alternative. With Rhino you pay a small monthly premium instead of having to supply a security deposit. The application fee is $50 per person 18 and older. Pets are welcome with a $100 non-refundable pet fee per pet and $25/mo per pet. Dogs have a 25-pound weight limit. Please contact us at 1-844-799-0745 for more information or apply now by visiting our website www.atlas.rentals. (RLNE6993206)
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4738 Noble Street Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
4738 Noble Street
4738 Noble Street, Shawnee, KS 66226
4 Bedrooms
$2,335
Last updated November 27 at 5:09 AM
4738 Noble Street - Coming Soon! - COMING SOON! This home is currently being renovated and will be available soon! Gorgeous 4 bedroom, 3 bath home in Hillcrest Farms. Large primary bedroom features an generous private bath with both shower and tub. Outside space has a huge partially covered patio and is ready for large family gatherings. Don't wait! While this home is not yet ready to tour, we are currently accepting applications. The rent is $2335.00 and no deposit required. We use Rhino as a Security Deposit alternative. With Rhino you pay a small monthly premium instead of having to supply a Security Deposit. The application fee is $50 per person 18 and older. Pets are welcome with a $100 non-refundable pet fee per pet and $25/mo per pet. Dogs have a 25-pound weight limit. Please contact us at 1-844-799-0745 for more information or apply now by visiting our website www.atlas.rentals. (RLNE6984207)
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12030 W 58th Terrace Unit F Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
12030 W 58th Terrace Unit F
12030 West 58th Terrace, Shawnee, KS 66216
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
848 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 5:09 AM
{12030 - F} Updated Second Floor Condo + Private Patio + Community Pool and Clubhouse + Covered Parking - Deerwalk Condominiums Top Floor Two Bedroom Available Immediately! Charming community in wonderful location! Condo is located at the back of the complex and provides privacy and plenty of parking. 1 covered space included. Kitchen features granite countertops and all appliances included! Utility / laundry room with washer/ dryer included. Living room with beautiful vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace and new carpeting. Master bedroom with vaulted ceilings, en suite bathroom with standing shower and large closet! Second bedroom with mirrored closet doors and full hall bathroom. Both bedrooms and living room have access to private patio! Community Pool. Community Clubhouse available for private parties. HOA includes trash, recycling and water. 12 month minimum lease required. 1 pet under 20 lbs will be considered with pet deposit and pet rent. Sorry, no smokers please. (RLNE6981509)
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1 Unit Available
21415 W 50th Terrace
21415 West 50th Terrace, Shawnee, KS 66218
4 Bedrooms
$2,405
2189 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 5:09 AM
21415 W 50th Terrace Available 01/07/22 21415 W 50th Terrace -Available Now! - Fantastic four bedroom, three bath home in the Hilcrest Farm subdivision of Shawnee. Great deck just of the kitchen with a view of the nicely landscaped back yard. Within West Shawnee and Desoto Schools - this one won't last. The rent is $2405.00 and no deposit required. We use Rhino as a Security Deposit alternative. With Rhino you pay a small monthly premium instead of having to supply a Security Deposit. The application fee is $50 per person 18 and older. Pets are welcome with a $100 non-refundable pet fee per pet and $25/mo per pet. Dogs have a 25-pound weight limit. Please contact us at 1-844-799-0745 for more information or apply now by visiting our website www.atlas.rentals. (RLNE6968990)
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1 Unit Available
6425 Chouteau
6425 Chouteau Street, Shawnee, KS 66226
3 Bedrooms
$2,090
Last updated November 27 at 5:09 AM
6425 Chouteau Shawnee - Available Now! - This fantastic 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath is located in Shawnee within the Woodland Park neighborhood. Eat in kitchen features floor to ceiling windows and access to a large deck. Great built ins surround the fireplace in the Living Room. Don't miss out! The rent amount for this property is $2090. There is no deposit required, but we use Rhino as a deposit alternative. With Rhino you pay a small monthly premium instead of having to supply a security deposit. The application fee is $50 per person 18 and older. Pets are welcome with a $100 non-refundable pet fee per pet and $25/mo per pet. Dogs have a 25-pound weight limit. Please contact us at 1-844-799-0745 for more information or apply now by visiting our website www.atlas.rentals. (RLNE6942825)
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Perry 81 Photo Gallery 1
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20 Units Available
Perry 81
8000 Perry St, Overland Park, KS 66204
1 Bedroom
$925
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,273
1062 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,505
1236 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 7:21 PM
Numerous onsite features like outdoor pool, hot tub, sauna, fitness center, complimentary coffee bar and recently renovated clubhouse. Located in the Overland Park community just off I-35.
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The Highlands Photo Gallery 1
Verified
35 Units Available
The Highlands
10020 W 80th St, Overland Park, KS 66204
1 Bedroom
$1,070
791 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,285
973 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,065
1452 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 7:15 PM
Attractive apartments in Overland Park, 12 miles from Kansas City via the I-35. Close to Sapling Grove Park and stores, including Walmart. Complex has two saltwater swimming pools, fitness center and basketball court.
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The Villas at Waterside Photo Gallery 1
Verified
67 Units Available
The Villas at Waterside
11501 West 81st Street, Lenexa, KS 66214
Studio
$1,098
568 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,344
743 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,615
1119 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 5:54 PM
Welcome to The Villas at Waterside, a luxury living experience in Lenexa, Kansas. Our community includes 298 apartment homes equipped with modern technology, including top-brand appliances, gourmet kitchens, and full-sized washers and dryers. Relax and unwind after a long day of work in our resort-style pool featuring cabanas, an outdoor kitchen, and fire pits. Blow off some steam in our 24-hour elite fitness center, or spend a beautiful day outside with Fido at our residents-only dog park. The property also connects to a walking trail that connects three established ponds, providing a park-like setting on multiple acres for residents to truly relax when they are at home. This isn’t just apartment life - this is luxury living in Lenexa.
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Grant 79 Photo Gallery 1
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2 Units Available
Grant 79
9213 West 79th Street, Overland Park, KS 66204
Grantoch
1 Bedroom
$875
924 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,175
1400 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 5:51 PM
Welcome to Grant 79 Apartments community! You will not find a better community to fit your lifestyle and needs! We strive to be the best apartments in Overland Park! Grant 79 Apartments offers 1, 2, and 3-bedroom apartments in Overland Park, KS. Visit out community and take a tour of our on-site amenities. Imagine yourself relaxing by the pool, playing on the playground, or enjoying our resident lounge and clubhouse. We are located right off of Grant and 79th Street, just a short few blocks from many restaurants and shops including Oak Park Mall. We’re located within 3 miles of Interstate 35, within 6 miles of I-435, and within 5 minutes of Highway 69. With easy access to all major interstates and highways, you ‘ll never be far from where you need to be! You’ll get where you need to go, when you need to go there, and fast! Our remodeled homes and spacious floorplans will entice you with beautiful interior designs. Grant 79 offers a variety of floor plans at reasonable prices. We allow
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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent for an apartment with a balcony in Shawnee?

Rental prices for apartments with balconies in Shawnee range from $700 to $2,550 per month.

How many apartments with balconies are available for rent in Shawnee?

Currently, there are 20 apartments with balconies available for rent in Shawnee.

How can I find a cheap apartment in Shawnee?

You can filter cheap apartments in Shawnee by price: under $800, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
City Guide for Shawnee, KS

"On demographic maps of Johnson County, the hard-core right-wing parts of Olathe and Shawnee stand out for their slightly lower real estate values" (Thomas Frank, American journalist and columnist; author of "What's the Matter with Kansas?")

Shawnee, Kansas, is an area rich in history. The city is an amalgamation of Native American and Western traveler influences. It began as a centralized hub connecting transportation routes throughout the Civil War, and after the war, travelers following the Oregon, California, and Santa Fe Trails wound through the eastern areas of Shawnee. Today, Shawnee has suburbs, neighborhoods, and a unique personality that's popular with residents and visitors alike.

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What to keep in mind when looking for apartments with balconies in Shawnee, KS

Balconies are a coveted amenity for many renters looking for high-rise views and opportunities for fresh air. However, you should keep in mind that balconies often come with restrictions.

Before signing a lease, ask about how many people can be on the balcony at once. Also, ask about whether you’re allowed to store a bike or other items.

You’ll also want to know about any maintenance schedules. Using your balcony as storage could result in fines and intervention from your property management.

Keep in mind that not all balconies are created equally. You may discover the views of the parking area are less than optimal or reduce your overall privacy.

Balconies can also get messy with debris, foliage, dirt, and pollen depending on your location. Renters are typically responsible for any clean-up and basic balcony upkeep.

Regardless of the issues to keep in mind, balconies are usually a big win for Shawnee renters. Ask about apartments on higher floors for the best views.