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153 Apartments for rent in Independence, MO

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Last updated April 22 at 7:49pm UTC
11303 East 14th St S
Independence, MO
Updated April 22 at 12:01pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
321 W South Ave
Heart of Independence
Independence, MO
Updated April 22 at 2:07am UTC
2 Bedrooms
547 S Brookside Ave
Mt. Washington
Independence, MO
Updated April 22 at 2:07am UTC
2 Bedrooms
11301 East 14th St S
Independence, MO
Updated April 22 at 2:07am UTC
1 Bedroom
1405 E Pacific Ave
Independence, MO
Updated April 20 at 11:23am UTC
3 Bedrooms
1501 S Pope Ave
Independence, MO
Updated April 20 at 1:20am UTC
3 Bedrooms
1300 S Home Ave
Independence, MO
Updated April 19 at 11:39am UTC
2 Bedrooms
906 S Home Ave
Mt. Washington
Independence, MO
Updated April 19 at 10:46am UTC
3 Bedrooms
324 N. Queen Ridge Ave.
Independence, MO
Updated April 18 at 4:04am UTC
3 Bedrooms
12809 E. 40th Terrace S
Independence, MO
Updated April 18 at 4:04am UTC
4 Bedrooms
18205 East 16th Terrace North
Independence, MO
Updated April 21 at 10:02am UTC
3 Bedrooms
18512 East 5th Street North
Independence, MO
Updated April 20 at 10:17am UTC
3 Bedrooms
1521 S Pollard Ave
Independence, MO
Updated April 20 at 1:43am UTC
3 Bedrooms
10922 E Winner Rd
Independence, MO
Updated April 19 at 11:15am UTC
East 15th Street North
Blue Village
Independence, MO
Updated April 18 at 7:23am UTC
3 Bedrooms
N Peck Dr
Independence, MO
Updated April 18 at 7:22am UTC
4 Bedrooms
East 41st Street South
Independence, MO
Updated April 18 at 7:22am UTC
3 Bedrooms
South Emery Street
Independence, MO
Updated April 21 at 7:28am UTC
2 Bedrooms
North Whitney Road
Independence, MO
Updated April 18 at 7:22am UTC
3 Bedrooms
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City Guide
Neighborhoods in Independence

The key to finding a good place in Independence is knowing who you are and what you're looking for. While Independence may not have the amenities of Chicago, St. Louis, or well, even really Kansas City, there are neighborhoods that will play to the specific type of lifestyle you want to live.

Independence has a well-preserved and charming historical district located close to downtown. Okay, so this is not Michigan Avenue, and it certainly isn't Madison Avenue. But, the rents certainly aren't Michigan or Madison Avenues either. The Englewood Art District on the western edge of town and the nearby Historic Independence Square have several two and three bedroom rental homes that put you within easy walking distance to art galleries and independent restaurants and shops. The characteristics of this neighborhood--including the rental market dominated by older single-family homes. Prices here range from $550 to 750 for a two bedroom.

I've got two words for you: the mall. Along the southeast corridor of Independence lies a Shangri-La of suburban development. At the apex of this development are the shopping centers, restaurants and large bars that surround the Independence Center Mall. The highly desirable rentals in the south and southeast portion of town are characteristically new and well-maintained. Additionally, these apartments have a wider variety of amenities--including pools, exercise centers and community facilities--than other rentals throughout town. IRents ranging from $650 to 800 for a two bedroom.

The northern portion of Independence: A number of larger and older apartment complexes dominate the rental market in this part of town.


Independence is serviced by the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority which operates two bus lines into and out of town. KCATA also provides Dial-a-Ride service for parts of the region that are inaccessible to fixed bus routes. And while you may not be commuting by bicycle, there are 15 miles of bike lanes for getting around town.

So, with all this information in mind, feel free to jump in and get started finding your perfect Independent pad!

Rent Report

April 2018 Independence Rent Report

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

Independence rent trends were flat over the past month

Independence rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased slightly by 1.0% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Independence stand at $720 for a one-bedroom apartment and $890 for a two-bedroom. Independence's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.7%, but trails 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 Independence, 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).

Independence rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

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

  • Independence's median two-bedroom rent of $890 is below the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.0% over the past year compared to the 1.0% increase in Independence.
  • While Independence's rents rose slightly 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 Independence than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,060, which is nearly three-and-a-half times the price in Independence.

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.


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.