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133 Apartments for rent in Blue Springs, MO

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Last updated April 25 at 1:11pm UTC
309 SW Richwood Ln
Blue Springs
Blue Springs, MO
Updated April 25 at 10:06am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,325
1031 SW Kings Cross Road
Blue Springs Manor South
Blue Springs, MO
Updated April 24 at 9:54am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$925
500 S.E. Sherri Lane
Blue Springs
Blue Springs, MO
Updated April 24 at 9:53am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,395
5512 NW Downing St
Blue Springs
Blue Springs, MO
Updated April 20 at 11:22am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$925
8031 SW 4th St
Blue Springs
Blue Springs, MO
Updated April 19 at 11:39am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,095
3405 NW Duncan Rd
Blue Springs
Blue Springs, MO
Updated April 19 at 11:15am UTC
1 Bedroom
$690
600 NE Cumberland Dr
Blue Springs
Blue Springs, MO
Updated April 19 at 1:27am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,645
516 NW Fox Hollow Ln
Blue Springs
Blue Springs, MO
Updated April 18 at 5:50pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,395
513 NW 41st Street Terrace Court
Blue Springs
Blue Springs, MO
Updated April 18 at 4:03am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,650
3926 SW Briarwood Oaks Cir
Blue Springs
Blue Springs, MO
Updated April 18 at 4:01am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$2,000
207 NW Waterwheel Ct
Blue Springs
Blue Springs, MO
Updated April 18 at 2:15am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$775
9002 SW Macintosh Dr
Chapman Farms
Blue Springs, MO
Updated April 18 at 2:15am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,050
1626 NW Jordan Ct
West Gateway
Blue Springs, MO
Updated April 18 at 2:15am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,125
1608 NW Garrett Dr
West Gateway
Blue Springs, MO
Updated April 18 at 2:14am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,125
1624 NW Jordan Ct
West Gateway
Blue Springs, MO
Updated April 18 at 2:14am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,125
5101 S Powell Ave
Highland Manor
Blue Springs, MO
Updated April 18 at 2:14am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,450
3409 NW Duncan Rd
Blue Springs
Blue Springs, MO
Updated April 18 at 1:52am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$765
3401 NW Duncan Rd
Blue Springs
Blue Springs, MO
Updated April 18 at 1:52am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$765
3415 NW Duncan Rd
Blue Springs
Blue Springs, MO
Updated April 18 at 1:51am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$790
538 Maple Dr
Blue Springs
Blue Springs, MO
Updated April 17 at 8:29pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,395
134 SW Rose Garden Lane
Chapman Farms
Blue Springs, MO
Updated April 14 at 10:06am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,095
1625 NW Jordan Ct
West Gateway
Blue Springs, MO
Updated April 23 at 1:51am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,050
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City Guide
Blue Springs
Moving to Blue Springs

You need not bring your pioneer bonnet, but you do want to pack clothes and supplies that can take on the full range of seasonal weather. Like many Midwestern locales, Blue Springs winter temps dip below 30 degrees Fahrenheit while summer typically sticks around high 70s and 80s. Youll get a splash more rain during the summer than the national average and a dollop more snow in the winter. So bring your galoshes, your snow boots and your walking shoes so you can amble around those crisp blue spring waters.

Rental rates in this quaint yet full-of-amenities town are on the higher side of affordable. Youre not likely the have to take out massive loans just to pay the rent but youre not going to find the lowest rents in the entire US, either.

Blue Springs pretty much has it all, from studios in apartment complexes to homes with full-fledged yards. Youll also find a smattering of mobile homes in some areas of town along with condos and townhomes for rent.

Starting your apartment or housing search well in advance can help, especially since a few of the areas can be in high demand and sport a zero percent vacancy rate. Youll also want the proper paperwork, consisting of a copy of your most recent credit report, a reference letter or three and proof that you bring in enough cash to pay for your pad.

Well, does it have UFOs? Hey, more than one person saw it, several news outlets reported it and Blue Springs would indeed make a dandy place for outer-space things to visit.

Blue Springs Neighborhoods

Blue Springs is one of those towns with an overall community-oriented vibe, so you may want to look at volunteering or coaching or doing something so youre not viewed as aloof. Youll find 10 neighborhoods throughout the city, most of them filled with hard-working folks in well-established homes. You get an overall average population density; 2,914 people per square mile in the citys 18 square miles, with some areas a bit more roomy than others.

NW Duncan Road/NW 12th Street: Even if you cant live in the city's big, fat park, you can certainly enjoy the neighborhood surrounding it if you go for the NW Duncan Road/NW 12th Street zone.$$$

E Pink Hill Road/NE Jellison Road: Extremely low crime rates are one of the selling points of this nabe in the northeast corner of Blue Springs. Heck, the selling point sells the place so well the vacancy rate frequently hits zero. $$$$$

Route 40/NE Brizendine Road: Move the central eastern portion of Blue Springs and you get a smattering of townhomes along with various sized single-family dwellings. Rents and crime rates hover in the average zone, along with vacancy rates that hit around 6 percent. $$$$

Route 40/SW 19th Street: Head directly west, young man (and woman), and youre in the even lower crime zone of Route 40/SW 19th Street. Youll find more apartment buildings and complexes, lower rents and lower vacancies than its eastern neighbor. $

Route 7/E Wyatt Road: The southwest corner of Blue Springs is slightly less populated than other areas, actually earning a suburban, rather than urban population density designation from NeighborhoodScout. $$$$$

E Major Road/S Enochs Mills Road: Directly east of the Route 7/E Wyatt Road zone is another comparably higher rent area that is again blessed with plenty of suburban elbow room. Vacancy rates are also pretty high in the area, hitting up to 17 percent--but at the listed prices, it's no wonder. $$$$$

Living in Blue Springs

In addition to the happily gushing blue spring, the city has plenty of outdoor recreational stuff to keep you busy all year round. The citys website lists a whole plethora of parks, including several skate parks, a golf course, a dog park and a place called Central Park where you could hang out and pretend youre in New York City. While Blue Springs does have plenty of amenities, its actually a far cry from New York City, or even a far cry from nearby Kansas City, with a decidedly neighborly feel.

Hiking, biking, city-sponsored athletic leagues and recreational programs can be on your agenda, as can geocaching and ever-popular Mighty Mud Volleyball Tournament. Additional community activities include the annual Barbecue Blaze-Off, community theater productions and, of course, the old standby of potential UFO viewing.

Restaurants, standard departments stores, big box stores, boutiques and fast food joints can keep you clothed, entertained and well-fed. Youre also in a prime location to hop on the Kansas City areas Metro Bus, the right-there Interstate 70, or head on over to the not-so-far Amtrak stations or Kansas City International Airport.

Is the bus how I should expect to get around? Sure, if you want. But thats not the most popular choice. The vast majority of Blue Springs residents has and drives their own vehicles to work as well as around town and beyond.

If you really want to go for it, you could always walk everywhere. While that may take you several hours for a couple-mile jaunt, you would be instantly supporting the citys resolution passed in 2011 to become a "Lets Move!" community. If you havent heard of the program, its some initiative the White House kept touting so fewer Americans would end up obese. Loads of programs for kids and adults are part of the Blue Springs movement to support the initiative and, as is the case with most community oriented places, youll find yourself with a lot more friends if you join on in.

Rent Report
Blue Springs

April 2018 Blue Springs Rent Report

Welcome to the April 2018 Blue Springs Rent Report. Blue Springs rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Blue Springs rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Blue Springs rents held steady over the past month

Blue Springs rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they are up moderately by 2.0% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Blue Springs stand at $910 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,120 for a two-bedroom. Blue Springs' year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.7%, but is in line with the national average of 2.0%.

Rents rising across cities in Missouri

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Blue Springs, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Missouri, 7 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 0.7% 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 Missouri's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,160; of the 10 largest cities in Missouri that we have data for, Springfield and St. Charles, where two-bedrooms go for $680 and $1,040, are the only two major cities in the state to see rents fall year-over-year (-5.0% and -1.8%).
  • Overland Park, Kansas City, and Shawnee have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (4.1%, 3.6%, and 2.6%, respectively).

Blue Springs rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased moderately in Blue Springs, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Blue Springs is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Blue Springs' median two-bedroom rent of $1,120 is slightly below the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.0% over the past year, which matches the rise in Blue Springs.
  • While Blue Springs' rents rose moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+2.9%), Atlanta (+2.2%), and Denver (+1.9%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Blue Springs than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,060, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in Blue Springs.

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 -0.1% 0.5%
Overland Park $950 $1,160 0.1% 4.1%
Kansas City $730 $890 1.2% 3.6%
Olathe $920 $1,130 0.4% 2.5%
Independence $720 $890 0.2% 1.0%
Shawnee $810 $1,000 -0.4% 2.6%
Blue Springs $910 $1,120 0.3% 2.0%
Lenexa $930 $1,140 0.6% 1.9%
Grandview $670 $820 0.3% 0.4%

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.