68 Apartments for rent in Independence, MO

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Last updated August 18 at 9:37PM
901 N Lynn St
McCoy
Independence, MO
Updated August 16 at 1:50AM
3 Bedrooms
$750
1026 N Cottage St
Ott-Chrisman
Independence, MO
Updated August 16 at 1:51AM
3 Bedrooms
$850
19305 E. 5th St. Court North
Cler-Mont
Independence, MO
Updated August 9 at 10:03AM
4 Bedrooms
$1,050
2010 Ethan Ln
Independence
Independence, MO
Updated August 10 at 10:08AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,225
332 N Downey Ave
Randall
Independence, MO
Updated August 16 at 1:50AM
3 Bedrooms
$875
1903 York Road
Independence
Independence, MO
Updated August 18 at 10:49AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
1904 S Hedges Avenue
Hill Park
Independence, MO
Updated August 18 at 10:39AM
2 Bedrooms
$725
1714 N Lynn St
Ott-Chrisman
Independence, MO
Updated August 18 at 1:44AM
2 Bedrooms
$575
1412 N McCoy St
Ott-Chrisman
Independence, MO
Updated August 17 at 11:28AM
3 Bedrooms
$875
1711 N. Viking Dr.
Independence
Independence, MO
Updated August 17 at 11:02AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,000
622 N Hocker Avenue
Town Hall
Independence, MO
Updated August 9 at 6:12PM
6 Bedrooms
Ask
1310 W 29th St S
Three Trails
Independence, MO
Updated August 18 at 1:44AM
4 Bedrooms
$975
1406 N Lynn St
Ott-Chrisman
Independence, MO
Updated August 9 at 6:12PM
6 Bedrooms
Ask
1219 S Kaydeen Ct
Bridger
Independence, MO
Updated August 17 at 11:17AM
2 Bedrooms
$950
E 39th St S
Luff
Independence, MO
Updated August 18 at 7:40AM
3 Bedrooms
$950
E 31st Ter
Glendale
Independence, MO
Updated August 16 at 7:45AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
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City Guide
Independence
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.

Transportation

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
Independence

August 2017 Independence Rent Report

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

Independence rents declined moderately over the past month

Independence rents have declined 0.3% over the past month, but have increased moderately by 2.2% in comparison to the same time last 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 2.0%, but trails the national average of 2.9%.

Independence rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

Rent growth in Independence 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. 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 $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.9% over the past year.
  • While rents in Independence remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Seattle (+5.6%), Phoenix (+5.0%), Dallas (+2.9%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,710, $1,020, and $1,110 respectively.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Independence than most large cities. Comparably, 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% 1.4%
Overland Park $930 $1,140 0.3% 2.3%
Kansas City $730 $890 0.4% 2.8%
Olathe $930 $1,140 0.5% 4.3%
Independence $720 $890 -0.3% 2.2%
Lenexa $930 $1,140 1.4% 1.5%

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Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

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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.

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