24 Apartments under 600 for rent in Kansas City, MO

Last updated August 16 at 3:49am UTC
Hilltop Village
6700 E 87th St
Kansas City, MO
Updated August 16 at 12:52am UTC
Studio
$575
1 Bedroom
$665
2 Bedrooms
$800
5621 Highland ave
Blue Hills
Kansas City, MO
Updated July 13 at 10:03am UTC
1 Bedroom
$500
5502 NORLEDGE AVE
North India Mound
Kansas City, MO
Updated July 6 at 9:56pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$575
Belton Heights
1109 North Scott Avenue
Belton, MO
Updated August 16 at 12:04am UTC
Studio
Ask
1 Bedroom
$489
2 Bedrooms
$550
Results within 1 miles of Kansas City, MO
Belton Crossing
109 East Hargis Street
Belton, MO
Updated August 16 at 12:38am UTC
1 Bedroom
$575
2 Bedrooms
$675
4429 wabash ave
Ivanhoe Southeast
Kansas City, MO
Updated August 8 at 9:49am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$500
110 E 40th St
Southmoreland
Kansas City, MO
Updated August 12 at 9:36am UTC
1 Bedroom
$575
6114 NW Bell Rd
Parkville
Parkville, MO
Updated August 15 at 5:22pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$595
Results within 5 miles of Kansas City, MO
6110 NW Bell Rd
Parkville
Parkville, MO
Updated August 15 at 5:22pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$595
6122 NW Bell Rd
Parkville
Parkville, MO
Updated August 15 at 5:22pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$595
919 Fontana Ave
Platte City
Platte City, MO
Updated August 15 at 5:22pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$595
3560 S Lynn St
Luff
Independence, MO
Updated August 11 at 5:18pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$525
910 S Fairview Ave
Carlisle
Independence, MO
Updated July 31 at 5:26pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$550
3562 S Lynn St
Luff
Independence, MO
Updated July 24 at 9:15am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$525
10912 E Winner Rd
Bristol
Independence, MO
Updated July 23 at 5:19pm UTC
Studio
$250
218 NW Vesper St
Applegate
Blue Springs, MO
Updated July 26 at 5:19pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$575
Results within 10 miles of Kansas City, MO
705 S Overton Ave
Mt. Washington
Independence, MO
Updated August 16 at 1:17am UTC
Studio
$525

August 2018 Kansas City Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2018 Kansas City Rent Report. Kansas City rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Kansas City rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

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August 2018 Kansas City Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2018 Kansas City Rent Report. Kansas City rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Kansas City rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Kansas City rents declined significantly over the past month

Kansas City rents have declined 0.5% over the past month, but have increased marginally by 0.8% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Kansas City stand at $740 for a one-bedroom apartment and $900 for a two-bedroom. Kansas City's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.0%, but trails the national average of 1.2%.

Rents rising across cities in 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, 6 of them have seen prices rise. Missouri as a whole experienced flat rent growth over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Looking throughout the metro, Overland Park is the most expensive of all Kansas City metro's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,190; of the 10 largest Missouri metro cities that we have data for, 4 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with Springfield experiencing the fastest decline (-2.3%).
  • Overland Park, Shawnee, and Kansas City have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (4.8%, 3.5%, and 0.8%, respectively).

Kansas City rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

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

  • Kansas City's median two-bedroom rent of $900 is below the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.2% over the past year compared to the 0.8% increase in Kansas City.
  • While Kansas City's rents rose marginally over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including Seattle (-2.4%) and Minneapolis (-0.4%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Kansas City than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,090, which is nearly three-and-a-half 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 price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Kansas City $740 $900 -0.5% 0.8%
Overland Park $970 $1,190 -0.1% 4.8%
Kansas City $730 $890 1.3% 0.2%
Olathe $930 $1,150 -0.4% 0.4%
Independence $730 $890 -0.2% 0.6%
Shawnee $830 $1,020 0.5% 3.5%
Blue Springs $910 $1,110 0.1% 0.6%
Lenexa $950 $1,170 1.1% 3.1%
Grandview $670 $820 0.6% 0.0%

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.

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