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The Landing at Briarcliff
1601 NW 38th St, Kansas City, MO
1 Bedroom
$993
881 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,336
1191 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 05:36 PM
A stunning community across from the river in the downtown area. Onsite amenities include a game room, coffee lounge, media room, and a gourmet grill area. Controlled access provided. Spacious, modern suites.
Verified
38 Units Available
Commerce Tower
911 Main St, Kansas City, MO
The Downtown Loop
Studio
$812
490 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,170
659 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,734
1222 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 05:36 PM
Near I-29 and I-70. Luxury apartments with lots of onsite amenities, including an indoor dog park, outdoor kitchen, and resort-style amenities. Spacious floor plans with large windows with a city view.
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15 Units Available
51 Main
5050 Main St, Kansas City, MO
South Plaza
1 Bedroom
$1,328
782 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,734
1257 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 05:36 PM
Close to the shops and eateries of Kansas City, this development offers an infinity edge saltwater pool, outdoor party deck, yoga room, and more. Units include spacious floor plans, kitchen islands, wet bars, and more.
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25 Units Available
Apex on Quality Hill
1050 Jefferson St, Kansas City, MO
The Downtown Loop
1 Bedroom
$1,250
824 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,786
1241 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 05:36 PM
Modern kitchens with granite countertops, USB charging stations, stainless steel appliances and abundant storage. Located in scenic downtown near the River Market and the Kansas City Convention Center.
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36 Units Available
Summit on Quality Hill
1200 Washington St, Kansas City, MO
The Downtown Loop
1 Bedroom
$1,110
885 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,502
1279 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 05:36 PM
New construction in the historic Quality Hill neighborhood near I-35 and I-670. Panoramic views of downtown Kansas City. Upscale amenities include stainless steel appliances and granite counters.
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77 Units Available
Pickwick Plaza
933 McGee St, Kansas City, MO
The Downtown Loop
Studio
$750
493 sqft
1 Bedroom
$850
585 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
908 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 05:36 PM
East 9 at Pickwick Plaza is downtown Kansas City's newest epic living space with 260 luxe apartment homes. Please Call for an appointment. After hour appointments are available, when scheduled in advanced.
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15 Units Available
Crown Heights
450 NE 68th St, Kansas City, MO
Walnut
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$750
744 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$785
919 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 05:36 PM
Flexible lease lengths in a pet-friendly complex with swimming pool and playground. Granite counters and washer/dryer hookups in units. Minutes from Central Park, shopping and dining. Close to the Arrowhead Trafficway.
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9 Units Available
Timberlane Village
8803 Newton Ave, Kansas City, MO
Loma Vista
1 Bedroom
$845
704 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$853
956 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 20 at 05:36 PM
Great location, off Highway 435 and 87th Street, close to historic Plaza and Crown Center Area. Residents enjoy units with laundry, patio or balcony, and hardwood floors. Community includes Google fiber, parking, pool and tennis.
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5 Units Available
The Manor Homes Of Fox Crest
3151 NW 90th St, Kansas City, MO
Coves North
1 Bedroom
$985
870 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,376
1146 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,492
1446 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 05:36 PM
Route 152 provides easy access to Zona Rosa shopping and the Shoppes at Barry Plaza. Community amenities include clubhouse, tennis court, media room and 24-hour gym. Units have fireplaces, walk-in closets and hardwood flooring.
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21 Units Available
WildOak Apartment Homes
7987 N Flintlock Rd, Kansas City, MO
1 Bedroom
$852
819 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$974
1032 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,763
1173 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 05:36 PM
Unique floor plans with carpet and hardwood flooring. All appliances and in-unit laundry facilities with washer/dryer hook-ups. Pool, sauna, 24-hour gym, basketball and volleyball courts, BBQ area and business center.
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14 Units Available
Plaza Club City Apartments
4621 Jefferson St, Kansas City, MO
Country Club Plaza
Studio
$1,015
576 sqft
1 Bedroom
$915
583 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,195
790 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 05:01 PM
Stone's throw from Country Club Plaza and its numerous shopping options, these homes feature large soaking tubs in bathrooms, spacious closets, and wood flooring. Community amenities include a 24-hour gym and a movie theater.
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40 Units Available
City Club Apartments Crossroads Kansas City
1989 Main Street, Kansas City, MO
Crown Center
Studio
$1,245
475 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,445
726 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,055
1018 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 05:01 PM
Brand New, Immediate Occupancy! Call today to schedule your tour of City Club Apartments Crossroads Kansas City & secure your apartment home or penthouse! Live a life of style and sophistication at City Club Apartments Crossroads Kansas City.
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55 Units Available
Coach House Apartments
655 E Minor Dr, Kansas City, MO
Legacy East
1 Bedroom
$631
680 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$760
1198 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,395
1742 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 03:45 PM
Recently renovated community near Holmes Road and 119th Street. Direct access to downtown. On-site pool, pool table, gym and coffee bar. Apartments feature walk-in closets and updated appliances. Pet-friendly.
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27 Units Available
Riverstone Apartments
8940 N Shannon Ave, Kansas City, MO
Prairie Point-Wildberry
1 Bedroom
$807
675 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,145
1131 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,869
1305 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 03:46 PM
Resort-style apartment community with direct trail access to Amity Woods Nature Park. Apartments boast private entrances and oversized patios or balconies. Various on-site amenities, including an aerobics studio, saltwater lagoon and regular social events.
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8 Units Available
Province of Briarcliff
1282 NW Vivion Rd, Kansas City, MO
Briarcliff West
1 Bedroom
$870
765 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,160
1055 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 20 at 03:46 PM
Easily accessible from I-29 and I-169. Five miles to downtown. Recently renovated with stainless steel appliances, walk-in closets and in-unit laundry. Numerous on-site amenities include concierge, pool, valet service and fitness center.
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44 Units Available
Union Berkley Riverfront
1000 Berkley Pkwy, Kansas City, MO
East Bottoms
Studio
$955
629 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,160
996 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,465
1510 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 03:45 PM
Union Berkley Apartments delivers a lifestyle where you are surrounded by everything you need and more.
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166 Units Available
Westley on Broadway
4111 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO
Old Westport
Studio
$1,139
478 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,209
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,274
1211 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 03:45 PM
Live the Westport Way at Westley on Broadway. Westley on Broadway is an authentic 256-unit apartment community ideally located in the heart of KansasCity’s historical Westport area.
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36 Units Available
RM West
237 W 4th St, Kansas City, MO
River Market
Studio
$1,050
546 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,104
761 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,470
1155 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 03:45 PM
One- and two-bedroom apartments in River Market neighborhood. Resort style pool and landscaped sundeck, state-of-the-art collaborative workspace, and fitness center. Short walk to galleries, restaurants, library, and museums. Streetcar just steps away.
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5 Units Available
Chouteau Heights
5145 NE Chouteau Trafficway, Kansas City, MO
Sherwood Estates
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$830
850 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 03:45 PM
Our newly renovated one and two bedroom apartment homes come in a variety of layouts to accommodate your personal tastes and lifestyle.
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88 Units Available
Watermark Tiffany Springs
9641 North Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO
1 Bedroom
$1,022
883 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,385
1335 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,689
1498 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 03:45 PM
Welcome to Watermark at Tiffany Springs! Our gorgeous Kansas City luxury apartments are available in one, two, and three bedroom floor plans.
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5 Units Available
Scholars Row
5522 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, MO
Western 49-63
Studio
$865
341 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 03:45 PM
Scholars Row offers loft style studio apartments unlike any other in Kansas City! Modeled after Singapore’s acclaimed ultra-efficient hotels, Scholars Row provides the affordability of a studio apartment with the perks of a traditional one bedroom
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39 Units Available
Altitude 970
6301 N. Klamm Rd, Kansas City, MO
Riss Lake Meadows
Studio
$920
589 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,080
806 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,420
1184 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 03:45 PM
Residents can relax in the clubhouse or courtyard of this pet-friendly community. Riss Lake is a short drive up Route 45. Garage parking available and select units have spacious balconies.
Verified
3 Units Available
Pinehurst
500 NW 63rd St, Kansas City, MO
Stormy Acres
1 Bedroom
$790
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$895
900 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 03:45 PM
Thoughtfully designed homes with a washer/dryer hookup, hardwood floors and fireplaces. Fully furnished kitchens. 24-hour maintenance available. Access to a volleyball court and gym. Near Hamilton Heights Park, and beside Arrowhead Trafficway (US 169).
Verified
2 Units Available
Maple Flats
511 Maple Boulevard, Kansas City, MO
Pendleton Heights
Studio
$675
411 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Last updated September 20 at 03:45 PM
Maple Flats is ready to welcome you home! These newly renovated apartments feature granite counters, exposed brick, controlled building access and more.

Median Rent in Kansas City

Last updated Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Kansas City is $753, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $923.
Studio
$595
1 Bed
$753
2 Beds
$923
3+ Beds
$1,262
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How much is rent in Kansas City?
In Kansas City, the median rent is $595 for a studio, $753 for a 1-bedroom, $923 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,262 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Kansas City, check out our monthly Kansas City Rent Report.
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While some Kansas City properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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How can I find off-campus housing in Kansas City?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Kansas City. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Avila University, Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Rockhurst University, and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
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I'm in a KC state of mind
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New York - a city so nice they named it twice. As taglines go... booorrring. Kansas City - a city so nice they located it twice... much sexier. One in Kansas and one in Missouri - plus Kansas also has a Manhattan - they've got the geography nuance bases covered better than the Royals. In reality, KC it's just a surprisingly hip city that overlaps a state border, and depending on which side, nicknamed KCK or KCMO. Located at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri river, the KCMO side has about 2,000,000 people, and the KCK slice has about 150,000. As such, KCMO has the bigger plate of BBQ at this buffet, but let's not compare - it's one city divided by a border - an imaginary line - how different can they be? Minneapolis-St. Paul, Dallas-Ft. Worth, West Berlin- East... ehh, forget that one.

I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore
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Most of the popular neighborhoods are on the MO side as noted below. That's just the way things go when the MO side is 14 times more populous. It's not a sign of disrespect to Toto or The Jayhawks.

Downtown (CBD): Downtown KCMO is like a series of cities within a city: The Library District (home to the very Washingtonian KCMO Central Library and the stellar and historic Mainstreet [formerly Empire] theatre), The Garment District (second in size and nostalgia only to NYC) now home to chic and sought after loft housing AND the birthplace of KC BBQ, and Crown Center (headquarters of Hallmark and an accompanying mixed use zone of all things happy in residential, restaurant, and retail). Right next door to Crown Center you’ll find - all things unhappy - a 6,000 employee IRS megacenter. All these downtown KC zones are upscale and busy with city dwellers' favorite options. They’re all within a couple mile radius so they’re considered together. 1 BR from $725 - $1,125 (artist style loft).

Power & Light: This is a subdivision within Downtown KCMO absolutely worth mentioning. While it has a little theoretical overlap with other named KCMO neighborhoods, Power & Light is rather special even unto itself. Using 9 square blocks, the Power and Light District is named for the art deco building therein. That is where the cozy history stops. Now the district is a raging entertainment zone with The Sprint Center, bars, restaurants, and live music venues - a standing outdoor concert plaza being one of those. This place is wild. You need to show I.D. to get onto the streets - not to check age but to collect "demographic information" (this goes for the one block concert area at least, called Kansas City Live!) and there's a dress code (all of P & L). Sounds a little too strict and buttoned up? Try this – there are no open container or specific public intoxication laws. Yup, that's no fictional embellishment, it's as true as "it ain't barbecue without sauce." This is otherwise known as crazy heaven for the no work-boot wearing, drivers license toting, music and food loving individual for whom money may be an object, but Jaeger Bomb consumption is not. Priced more or less like Downtown as it, more or less, is downtown.

The Plaza: Officially Country Club Plaza, The Plaza is south of downtown and is an upscale, low-rise, residential area and shopping district right near KCK (props for KCK, it's not all about KCMO). From a shopper's point of view, The Plaza has a number of firsts, like the claim that it's the country's original shopping center. Of course there are others who lay claim to the title. Not sure why... it's kind of like saying you own the world's largest microchip - it's not that awesome. Either way, The Plaza area is quite a spectacle. Notably influenced by the architecture and layout of Seville, Spain, with all sorts of themed fountains, structures, statues, and mosaics. Country Club Plaza is host to one of the country's most sweeping and beloved holiday lighting displays. 1 BR $700 - $1,000. 2 BR $850 - $1,150.

Westport: Yet another, but smaller, KC entertainment district (who knew Kansas Citians partied like this after the fervor of the Royals' 1985 World Series died down?), with quite a recognized music scene. Westport is North of The Plaza and South of downtown, Westport provides an interesting historical point of view as an outfitting starting point of the Santa Fe trail and the site of a seminal Civil War battle - The Battle of Westport. University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC) with its 15,000 students is nearby, thus making Westport a bit collegial. 1 BR from $550 and cresting at around $1,000 for loft in modern building. Add $200 - $350 for 2nd BR.

Piper: A fully KCK neighborhood! A quieter, more family oriented suburb (although Piper does have the Kansas Speedway) has the trappings of a suburb in the city - trees, walking, cycling, hiking, and more interaction with nature. When you wish more interaction with things man-made, there's always the enormous 110-store Legends at Village West Mall. 1BR $550 - $750. 2 BR $700 - $950.

Birds and fountains
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Kansas City has an impressive yet curiously lesser known pedigree. Jazz behemoth Charlie Parker hailed from KCK. KCMO is tied with Boston for the most medical schools, and second only to Rome, Italy in number of fountains (210). Thirteen Fortune 1000 companies are in the greater KC area. Known as the BBQ capital of the world, one will also find the National World War I Memorial, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, internationally recognized art museums, and the nation's cleanest tap water. If that's not enough, get this... Walt Disney studied in Kansas City and founded his first studio there. A little mouse dwelled upon its grounds. Walt liked this mouse and gave him food tidbits and attention. This animal, as legend has it, was the inspiration for... Augustus the Rodent - an inglorious set of scrawls lost to time and unpopularity. We’re kidding, it's Mickey!

And that's the way it is.
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Kansas City is not known for having a great public transportation system. There was talk, but it was scrapped for a few more BBQ joints (not really, but nobody in KC would complain). Parking and traffic is not especially challenging, and KC gets only a so-so walking score, so keep your car - how else are you going to correctly tailgate at Chiefs games?

KC is mildly pet-friendly, but from a Parisian hotel. Lots of "no pet" policies relatively speaking, but they’re not pervasive. As is the usual message, check first, never try to hide your buddy - you'll both be out on your KCsters and the furry ones can handle the cold a lot better than you.

Walter Cronkite lived in Kansas City (well, only until he was ten, but he was one smart cookie), and he would have told you all of the above then signed off with "And that's the way it is."

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I'm in a KC state of mind
+

New York - a city so nice they named it twice. As taglines go... booorrring. Kansas City - a city so nice they located it twice... much sexier. One in Kansas and one in Missouri - plus Kansas also has a Manhattan - they've got the geography nuance bases covered better than the Royals. In reality, KC it's just a surprisingly hip city that overlaps a state border, and depending on which side, nicknamed KCK or KCMO. Located at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri river, the KCMO side has about 2,000,000 people, and the KCK slice has about 150,000. As such, KCMO has the bigger plate of BBQ at this buffet, but let's not compare - it's one city divided by a border - an imaginary line - how different can they be? Minneapolis-St. Paul, Dallas-Ft. Worth, West Berlin- East... ehh, forget that one.

I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore
+

Most of the popular neighborhoods are on the MO side as noted below. That's just the way things go when the MO side is 14 times more populous. It's not a sign of disrespect to Toto or The Jayhawks.

Downtown (CBD): Downtown KCMO is like a series of cities within a city: The Library District (home to the very Washingtonian KCMO Central Library and the stellar and historic Mainstreet [formerly Empire] theatre), The Garment District (second in size and nostalgia only to NYC) now home to chic and sought after loft housing AND the birthplace of KC BBQ, and Crown Center (headquarters of Hallmark and an accompanying mixed use zone of all things happy in residential, restaurant, and retail). Right next door to Crown Center you’ll find - all things unhappy - a 6,000 employee IRS megacenter. All these downtown KC zones are upscale and busy with city dwellers' favorite options. They’re all within a couple mile radius so they’re considered together. 1 BR from $725 - $1,125 (artist style loft).

Power & Light: This is a subdivision within Downtown KCMO absolutely worth mentioning. While it has a little theoretical overlap with other named KCMO neighborhoods, Power & Light is rather special even unto itself. Using 9 square blocks, the Power and Light District is named for the art deco building therein. That is where the cozy history stops. Now the district is a raging entertainment zone with The Sprint Center, bars, restaurants, and live music venues - a standing outdoor concert plaza being one of those. This place is wild. You need to show I.D. to get onto the streets - not to check age but to collect "demographic information" (this goes for the one block concert area at least, called Kansas City Live!) and there's a dress code (all of P & L). Sounds a little too strict and buttoned up? Try this – there are no open container or specific public intoxication laws. Yup, that's no fictional embellishment, it's as true as "it ain't barbecue without sauce." This is otherwise known as crazy heaven for the no work-boot wearing, drivers license toting, music and food loving individual for whom money may be an object, but Jaeger Bomb consumption is not. Priced more or less like Downtown as it, more or less, is downtown.

The Plaza: Officially Country Club Plaza, The Plaza is south of downtown and is an upscale, low-rise, residential area and shopping district right near KCK (props for KCK, it's not all about KCMO). From a shopper's point of view, The Plaza has a number of firsts, like the claim that it's the country's original shopping center. Of course there are others who lay claim to the title. Not sure why... it's kind of like saying you own the world's largest microchip - it's not that awesome. Either way, The Plaza area is quite a spectacle. Notably influenced by the architecture and layout of Seville, Spain, with all sorts of themed fountains, structures, statues, and mosaics. Country Club Plaza is host to one of the country's most sweeping and beloved holiday lighting displays. 1 BR $700 - $1,000. 2 BR $850 - $1,150.

Westport: Yet another, but smaller, KC entertainment district (who knew Kansas Citians partied like this after the fervor of the Royals' 1985 World Series died down?), with quite a recognized music scene. Westport is North of The Plaza and South of downtown, Westport provides an interesting historical point of view as an outfitting starting point of the Santa Fe trail and the site of a seminal Civil War battle - The Battle of Westport. University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC) with its 15,000 students is nearby, thus making Westport a bit collegial. 1 BR from $550 and cresting at around $1,000 for loft in modern building. Add $200 - $350 for 2nd BR.

Piper: A fully KCK neighborhood! A quieter, more family oriented suburb (although Piper does have the Kansas Speedway) has the trappings of a suburb in the city - trees, walking, cycling, hiking, and more interaction with nature. When you wish more interaction with things man-made, there's always the enormous 110-store Legends at Village West Mall. 1BR $550 - $750. 2 BR $700 - $950.

Birds and fountains
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Kansas City has an impressive yet curiously lesser known pedigree. Jazz behemoth Charlie Parker hailed from KCK. KCMO is tied with Boston for the most medical schools, and second only to Rome, Italy in number of fountains (210). Thirteen Fortune 1000 companies are in the greater KC area. Known as the BBQ capital of the world, one will also find the National World War I Memorial, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, internationally recognized art museums, and the nation's cleanest tap water. If that's not enough, get this... Walt Disney studied in Kansas City and founded his first studio there. A little mouse dwelled upon its grounds. Walt liked this mouse and gave him food tidbits and attention. This animal, as legend has it, was the inspiration for... Augustus the Rodent - an inglorious set of scrawls lost to time and unpopularity. We’re kidding, it's Mickey!

And that's the way it is.
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Kansas City is not known for having a great public transportation system. There was talk, but it was scrapped for a few more BBQ joints (not really, but nobody in KC would complain). Parking and traffic is not especially challenging, and KC gets only a so-so walking score, so keep your car - how else are you going to correctly tailgate at Chiefs games?

KC is mildly pet-friendly, but from a Parisian hotel. Lots of "no pet" policies relatively speaking, but they’re not pervasive. As is the usual message, check first, never try to hide your buddy - you'll both be out on your KCsters and the furry ones can handle the cold a lot better than you.

Walter Cronkite lived in Kansas City (well, only until he was ten, but he was one smart cookie), and he would have told you all of the above then signed off with "And that's the way it is."

Rent Report
Kansas City

September 2020 Kansas City Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2020 Kansas City Rent Report. Kansas City rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Kansas City rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Kansas City rents increased over the past month

Kansas City rents have increased 0.1% over the past month, and have increased slightly by 1.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Kansas City stand at $753 for a one-bedroom apartment and $924 for a two-bedroom. Kansas City's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.9%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

    Rents rising across the Kansas City Metro

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Kansas City, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Kansas City metro, all of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Leawood has the most expensive rents in the Kansas City metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,507; the city has also seen rent growth of 7.5% over the past year, the fastest in the metro.
    • Kansas City proper has the least expensive rents in the Kansas City metro, with a two-bedroom median of $912; rents were up 0.3% over the past month but remained flat year-over-year.

    Kansas City rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased slightly in Kansas City, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Kansas City is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Although rents across cities in Missouri have been slightly on the rise, the state's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.7% in Springfield and 0.8% in St. Louis.
    • Kansas City's median two-bedroom rent of $924 is below the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While Kansas City's rents rose slightly over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+1.7%) and Detroit (+0.8%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Kansas City than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,956, which is more than three times the price in Kansas City.

    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 Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    Kansas City
    $750
    $920
    0.1%
    1.7%
    Overland Park
    $1,000
    $1,220
    0.3%
    0.8%
    Kansas City
    $740
    $910
    0.3%
    0.2%
    Olathe
    $960
    $1,180
    0.2%
    1.8%
    Independence
    $740
    $910
    0.1%
    1.4%
    Shawnee
    $880
    $1,080
    0.9%
    2.2%
    Blue Springs
    $920
    $1,120
    0.3%
    1.3%
    Lenexa
    $1,010
    $1,240
    0.1%
    3%
    Leawood
    $1,230
    $1,510
    0.1%
    7.5%
    Liberty
    $750
    $920
    0.4%
    1.4%
    Grandview
    $690
    $840
    0.1%
    1.8%
    Belton
    $870
    $1,070
    -0.2%
    -1.1%
    Gardner
    $910
    $1,120
    0.3%
    -0.3%
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    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.

    Read More

    September 2020 Kansas City Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Kansas City Rent Report. Kansas City rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Kansas City rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    September 2020 Kansas City Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Kansas City Rent Report. Kansas City rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Kansas City rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    Kansas City rents increased over the past month

    Kansas City rents have increased 0.1% over the past month, and have increased slightly by 1.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Kansas City stand at $753 for a one-bedroom apartment and $924 for a two-bedroom. Kansas City's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.9%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

      Rents rising across the Kansas City Metro

      Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Kansas City, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Kansas City metro, all of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

      • Leawood has the most expensive rents in the Kansas City metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,507; the city has also seen rent growth of 7.5% over the past year, the fastest in the metro.
      • Kansas City proper has the least expensive rents in the Kansas City metro, with a two-bedroom median of $912; rents were up 0.3% over the past month but remained flat year-over-year.

      Kansas City rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

      As rents have increased slightly in Kansas City, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Kansas City is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

      • Although rents across cities in Missouri have been slightly on the rise, the state's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.7% in Springfield and 0.8% in St. Louis.
      • Kansas City's median two-bedroom rent of $924 is below the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
      • While Kansas City's rents rose slightly over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+1.7%) and Detroit (+0.8%).
      • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Kansas City than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,956, which is more than three times the price in Kansas City.

      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 Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      Kansas City
      $750
      $920
      0.1%
      1.7%
      Overland Park
      $1,000
      $1,220
      0.3%
      0.8%
      Kansas City
      $740
      $910
      0.3%
      0.2%
      Olathe
      $960
      $1,180
      0.2%
      1.8%
      Independence
      $740
      $910
      0.1%
      1.4%
      Shawnee
      $880
      $1,080
      0.9%
      2.2%
      Blue Springs
      $920
      $1,120
      0.3%
      1.3%
      Lenexa
      $1,010
      $1,240
      0.1%
      3%
      Leawood
      $1,230
      $1,510
      0.1%
      7.5%
      Liberty
      $750
      $920
      0.4%
      1.4%
      Grandview
      $690
      $840
      0.1%
      1.8%
      Belton
      $870
      $1,070
      -0.2%
      -1.1%
      Gardner
      $910
      $1,120
      0.3%
      -0.3%
      See More

      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.

      Kansas City Renter Confidence Survey
      National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

      Here’s how Kansas City ranks on:

      B
      Overall satisfaction
      C+
      Safety and crime rate
      D
      Jobs and career opportunities
      C+
      Recreational activities
      A-
      Affordability
      D
      Quality of schools
      B
      Social Life
      C
      Weather
      A
      Commute time
      C
      State and local taxes
      C+
      Public transit
      B
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Kansas City’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

      "Kansas City renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "However, ratings varied greatly across different categories, indicating that even though renters love Kansas City, some aspects can be better."

      Key findings in Kansas City include the following:

      • Kansas City renters gave their city a B overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Kansas City were commute time (A) and affordability (A-).
      • The areas of concern to Kansas City renters are quality of local schools and jobs and career opportunities, which both received D grades.
      • Millennial renters are moderately satisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of B.
      • Kansas City did relatively well compared to other cities in Missouri, including Springfield (B-) and Saint Louis (C+).
      • Kansas City did relatively well compared to similar cities nationwide, including Oklahoma City, OK (C+), Las Vegas, NV (C) and Sacramento, CA (C).

      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      Renters say:

      • "I love the weather, the scenery, the things to do and the low cost of living. But crime, schools and job opportunities aren’t great." – Xzaviera W.
      • "Good cost of living, access to the arts and beautiful architecture. Cons are the schools and the crime." – Anon.
      • "Kansas City is a big city with a small town feel. We have great sports teams, lots of things to do, and the school districts are better in the suburbs." – Michelle R.
      • "Love the affordable cost of living. Quirky city shops, libraries, restaurants and bars make it unique." – Anon.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.
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      Renter Confidence Survey

      Apartment List has released Kansas City’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

      "Kansas City renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment L...

      View full Kansas City Renter Survey

      Here’s how Kansas City ranks on:

      B
      Overall satisfaction
      C+
      Safety and crime rate
      D
      Jobs and career opportunities
      C+
      Recreational activities
      A-
      Affordability
      D
      Quality of schools
      B
      Social Life
      C
      Weather
      A
      Commute time
      C
      State and local taxes
      C+
      Public transit
      B
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Kansas City’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

      "Kansas City renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "However, ratings varied greatly across different categories, indicating that even though renters love Kansas City, some aspects can be better."

      Key findings in Kansas City include the following:

      • Kansas City renters gave their city a B overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Kansas City were commute time (A) and affordability (A-).
      • The areas of concern to Kansas City renters are quality of local schools and jobs and career opportunities, which both received D grades.
      • Millennial renters are moderately satisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of B.
      • Kansas City did relatively well compared to other cities in Missouri, including Springfield (B-) and Saint Louis (C+).
      • Kansas City did relatively well compared to similar cities nationwide, including Oklahoma City, OK (C+), Las Vegas, NV (C) and Sacramento, CA (C).

      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      Renters say:

      • "I love the weather, the scenery, the things to do and the low cost of living. But crime, schools and job opportunities aren’t great." – Xzaviera W.
      • "Good cost of living, access to the arts and beautiful architecture. Cons are the schools and the crime." – Anon.
      • "Kansas City is a big city with a small town feel. We have great sports teams, lots of things to do, and the school districts are better in the suburbs." – Michelle R.
      • "Love the affordable cost of living. Quirky city shops, libraries, restaurants and bars make it unique." – Anon.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.