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Ambassador
3560 Broadway St
Kansas City, MO
Updated February 22 at 02:02pm
Studio
$839
1 Bedroom
$919
2 Bedrooms
$1,235
Historic, Spanish Revival Style building, with Downtown minutes away via I-35. Recently renovated interiors feature granite counters, air conditioning, a fireplace, and stainless steel appliances. Pet-friendly green community. 24-hr gym.
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Timber Lakes at Red Bridge
11201 Montgall Ave
Kansas City, MO
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
1 Bedroom
$815
2 Bedrooms
$999
Situated conveniently for commuters, just minutes from I-435 and Highway 71. Units feature laundry, walk-in closets, and patio or balcony. Communal amenities include tennis court, pool, clubhouse, and more.
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Bennington Park Townhomes
6601 NE 39th St
Kansas City, MO
Updated February 22 at 01:24pm
2 Bedrooms
$1,120
3 Bedrooms
$1,205
Newly updated townhomes with in-unit laundry and custom finishes. Cats and dogs allowed. Enjoy use of the on-site playground. Close to Worlds of Fun, a top-notch amusement park. Minutes from I-35.
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The Colonnades
100 West Armour Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
Updated February 22 at 02:02pm
1 Bedroom
$1,077
2 Bedrooms
$1,143
3 Bedrooms
$1,671
Built in 1903 and restored in 2017, this historic building provides beautiful landscaping and character-filled units. Amenities include fully equipped breakfast bars, quartz countertops, pendant lighting, stainless appliances and more.
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The Grand
1125 Grand Ave
Kansas City, MO
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
$1,310
1 Bedroom
$1,410
2 Bedrooms
$1,975
Twenty-one-story luxury downtown community opening in summer 2018. Just north of the Sprint Center and Power & Light District. One- and two-bedroom floor plans, executive suites and penthouses. High-tech features and extensive amenities.
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Townhomes at Holly Ridge
7753 N Mercier Drive
Kansas City, MO
Updated February 22 at 01:26pm
3 Bedrooms
$1,207
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Windows Lofts
380 West 22nd Street
Kansas City, MO
Updated February 22 at 12:06pm
1 Bedroom
$1,315
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
Located near an 84-acre park. On-site clubhouse, outdoor kitchen, and community garden. This controlled access community offers lavish interiors with stunning amenities, a gourmet kitchen, and ample storage.
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The Wonder Shops and Flats
1108 East 30th Street
Kansas City, MO
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
1 Bedroom
$1,530
2 Bedrooms
$1,299
Great downtown location close to locally owned shops, restaurants and more. Building-wide Wi-Fi, rooftop lounge and retreat ,and landscaped garden terrace. Units are spacious and brightly lit, with large closets.
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Boss at Roaster's Block
701 Broadway Blvd
Kansas City, MO
Updated February 22 at 12:49pm
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,345
2 Bedrooms
$2,365
Located in the heart of the Garment District in a historic building. Close to shops, dining and entertainment. Community features a pool, hot tub, fire pits and BBQ Grills.
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West 39th Street
3895 State Line Rd
Kansas City, MO
Updated February 14 at 03:06pm
1 Bedroom
$1,177
2 Bedrooms
$1,622
Be the first to live in these one- or two-bedroom apartment homes located close to West 39th Street and KU Medical Center. Amenities include built-in desks, a gym, a bocce ball court and in-home laundry.
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Roanoke Court
3675 Southwest Trafficway
Kansas City, MO
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
1 Bedroom
$809
2 Bedrooms
$909
One- and two-bedroom units located in Midtown with fully equipped kitchen and spacious floor plan. Central location puts downtown locations like the Historic City Market just minutes away.
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Paseo
3639 Paseo Blvd
Kansas City, MO
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
1 Bedroom
$549
2 Bedrooms
$775
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Arterra KC
2100 Wyandotte Street
Kansas City, MO
Updated February 22 at 12:49pm
Studio
$1,020
1 Bedroom
$1,495
2 Bedrooms
$2,495
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Staley Crossing
9535 N Main St
Kansas City, MO
Updated February 21 at 01:11am
3 Bedrooms
$1,305
Spacious units with upgraded flooring and cabinetry, fully equipped kitchens with floating islands and stainless appliances, and private patios/balconies. Easy access to the Kansas City International Airport.
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Ricardo
811 E Armour Blvd
Kansas City, MO
Updated February 22 at 02:02pm
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$758
2 Bedrooms
$912
Offering a range of layouts, including studios and two-bedroom apartments, these living spaces are both comfortable and modern. Located in a great location, just moments from the historic Westport. Stainless steel appliances included.
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Warwick Court
3533 Warwick Blvd
Kansas City, MO
Updated February 22 at 01:14pm
2 Bedrooms
$1,225
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
Minutes to Downtown Kansas City. Two- and three-bedroom townhomes with ceiling fans and quartz counters in a pet-friendly community situated across from Hyde Park. Property features a pergola and grilling area for outdoor entertaining.
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Steeplechase Apartments
311 NW 96th St
Kansas City, MO
Updated February 4 at 07:20pm
1 Bedroom
$810
2 Bedrooms
$960
3 Bedrooms
$1,120
Modern community within a short drive of US-169. Resort-style living with two pools and a splash pad, outdoor and indoor play areas, and a 24-hour spa and fitness center. Spacious interiors with modern features.
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Cold Storage Lofts
500 E 3rd St
Kansas City, MO
Updated February 22 at 12:25pm
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1 Bedroom
$791
2 Bedrooms
$909
The City Market is moments from this community, and Interstates 35 and 29 provide easy access everywhere else. Residents have access to an on-site gym and garage parking. Efficient kitchens have full range of appliances.
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Richelieu
405 E Armour Blvd
Kansas City, MO
Updated February 22 at 02:02pm
1 Bedroom
$803
2 Bedrooms
$974
Located in the historic Hyde Park, these apartments feature a stunning brick exterior, in combination with a modern interior. Units feature granite countertops, modern appliances, extra storage and more. Parking available on-site.
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Windsor House
3420 Locust St
Kansas City, MO
Updated February 22 at 02:02pm
2 Bedrooms
$1,199
Near Hyde Park and shopping. Interiors have built-in bookshelves and maple cabinets. Enjoy air conditioning and an upgraded kitchen stocked with new appliances. Community offers bike storage and laundry facilities. Pets welcome.
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Kenwood
615 E Armour Blvd
Kansas City, MO
Updated February 22 at 02:02pm
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1 Bedroom
$752
Combining modern flair with historic charm, these apartments were renovated in 2014, restoring original details from 1922. Clean and airy, these modern spaces offer extra storage, as well as pet-friendly living.
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Ashton Court Apartments
8700 Wornall Rd
Kansas City, MO
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
1 Bedroom
$595
2 Bedrooms
$695
3 Bedrooms
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Homes with over 1000 square feet of space near Leawood Plaza. On-site laundry facilities and lots of green space. Apartments offer large closets and private patios and balconies.
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Gillham House
3411 Gillham Rd
Kansas City, MO
Updated February 22 at 02:02pm
Studio
$710
1 Bedroom
$752
1920s style stairways, rich historic ambiance in heart of Hyde Park. Pet-friendly studio, one-bedroom apartments recently renovated with modern kitchens, granite counters, hardwoods, on-site laundry, controlled building access. Close to public transit, shopping, US-71, I-35.
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The Briarcliff City Apartments
3880 N Mulberry Dr
Kansas City, MO
Updated February 18 at 09:22pm
1 Bedroom
$1,099
2 Bedrooms
$1,399
3 Bedrooms
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Views of the Franklin Mountains and easy access to UTEP, public transportation, and the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Air-conditioned units with ceiling fans, fully equipped kitchens, and walk-in closets.
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City GuideKansas City
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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

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.

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."

February 2019 Kansas City Rent Report

Welcome to the February 2019 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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February 2019 Kansas City Rent Report

Welcome to the February 2019 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 0.4% over the past month, but have remained steady at 0.3% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Kansas City stand at $740 for a one-bedroom apartment and $910 for a two-bedroom. Kansas City's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -0.5%, but trails the national average of 1.0%.

    Rents rising across cities in the Kansas City Metro

    Throughout the past year, rents have remained steady in the city of Kansas City, but other cities across the entire metro have seen rents increase. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Kansas City metro, 8 of them have seen prices rise. Missouri as a whole logged rent growth of -0.5% 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 cities in Missouri metro that we have data for, St. Charles and Springfield, where two-bedrooms go for $1,040 and $680, are the only two major cities in the metro to see rents fall year-over-year (-0.6% and -0.3%).
    • Shawnee, Overland Park, and Kansas City have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (4.7%, 2.8%, and 2.5%, respectively).

    Kansas City rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    Rent growth in Kansas City has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases. Kansas City is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Kansas City's median two-bedroom rent of $910 is below the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.0% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in Kansas City.
    • While rents in Kansas City remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.6%), San Francisco (+2.7%), and Denver (+2.5%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,060, $3,090, and $1,340 respectively.
    • 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
    $910
    -0.4%
    0.3%
    Overland Park
    $970
    $1,190
    -0.6%
    2.8%
    Kansas City
    $730
    $890
    0.6%
    2.5%
    Olathe
    $930
    $1,150
    0
    1.9%
    Independence
    $730
    $890
    0
    0.8%
    Shawnee
    $840
    $1,040
    0.2%
    4.7%
    Blue Springs
    $900
    $1,100
    0.1%
    -0.9%
    Lenexa
    $940
    $1,150
    0.3%
    2.1%
    Grandview
    $680
    $840
    -0.5%
    2.6%
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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.

    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