Apartment List has released results for Kansas City from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.
“Kansas City renters seem to be very satisfied with the city overall,” says Andrew Woo, Director of Data Science at Apartment List. “Most renters gave average or above average scores across the board.”
Key findings in Kansas City include the following:
- Kansas City renters give their city an A overall for satisfaction.
- Some of the highest-rated categories for Kansas City included affordability/cost of living (A+), local jobs and career opportunities (A-), and pet friendliness (A).
- Renters here are also relatively satisfied with access to public transit (B-) and safety (B-).
- Renters were not as satisfied with the quality of local schools, giving this category a C rating.
- Millennial renters are especially satisfied with Kansas City, giving it an A overall.
- Kansas City did relatively well alongside other cities such as Oklahoma City, OK (B+), Tulsa, OK (B+), and Lincoln, NE (A+).
- The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction included Arlington, VA; Lincoln, NE; Pasadena, CA; Boston, MA; and Madison, WI. The lowest rated cities included Newark, NJ; Bronx, NY; Bridgeport, CT; Baltimore, MD; and Salinas, CA.
- “I love the ability to walk to and from local clubs and bars and to have Uber or taxis available to local places at low cost.” —Alex B.
- “I love the city feel without all the negatives that come with it. Very affordable and safe to live here.” —Kyle D.
- “I don't like the weather, but I love all of the places I live close to.” —Alaina M.
- “Inner city is in ruins; lack of grocery stores and department stores. Too many bars and not enough affordable family facilities. Crime is a minus.” —Anon.