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684 Apartments for rent in Lee's Summit, MO

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Check out 684 verified apartments for rent in Lee's Summit, MO with rents starting as low as $650. Some apartments for rent in Lee's Summit might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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12 Units Available
The Charles
416 SE 3rd St
Lee's Summit, MO | Donwtown Lee's Summit
1 Bedroom
$820
648 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$955
876 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:25 PM
Close to Highway 291 and Highway 50. Amenities include a lush courtyard with a barbecue area and swimming pool. Air-conditioned units have sleek, modern appliances and spacious storage.
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2 Units Available
Maple Estates at 291
701 NE Ridgeview Dr
Lee's Summit, MO
1 Bedroom
$650
528 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 07:22 PM
Perhaps even more important than the walls and windows that make up your apartment at Maple Estates is the close proximity to everything that you want in order to live an active and satisfying life.
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13 Units Available
Summit Square
789 NW Donovan Rd
Lee's Summit, MO | Donwtown Lee's Summit
1 Bedroom
$1,126
843 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,497
1314 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 06:50 PM
Only moments from the shopping, dining and entertainment along Northwest Blue Parkway, this property offers residents carport parking, an outdoor entertainment area and massage therapy. Residents also have in-unit laundry, balconies and quartz countertops.
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7 Units Available
The Oaks
1403 SW 3rd St
Lee's Summit, MO
Studio
$695
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
$700
647 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
962 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 06:35 PM
Minutes from Highway 50. Large pool and sundeck, pet-friendly and grill area. Updated appliances with on-site laundry. Master suites with walk-in closets. 24-hour maintenance. Fireplaces and balconies or patios in some suites.
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24 Units Available
The Manor Homes of Arborwalk
1318 SW Manor Lake Dr
Lee's Summit, MO | Arborwalk
1 Bedroom
$965
745 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,245
1037 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,354
1191 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 04:54 PM
Residents enjoy all the shopping and dining options along Route 150 and are minutes from Raintree Lake. Units feature fireplaces and a patio or balcony. Residents also have access to an on-site gym and clubhouse.
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25 Units Available
The Donovan
837 Northwest Donovan Road
Lee's Summit, MO
1 Bedroom
$1,079
810 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,579
1257 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 12:30 PM
The Donovan will showcase modern 1 and 2 bedroom apartment homes with an abundance of exceptional amenities.
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7 Units Available
Park Lane
817 NW Park Ln
Lee's Summit, MO | Downtown Lee's Summit
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$905
960 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 12:21 PM
At the Park Lane in Summit, MO, residents can relish the nearby Crossing and Summit Fair and take advantage of proximity to the I-470 and Route 50. Homes can with full kitchen appliances and patio/balcony.
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4 Units Available
Maple 36
703 NE Ridgeview Dr
Lee's Summit, MO
3 Bedrooms
$1,566
1775 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 12:11 PM
Perhaps even more important than the walls and windows that make up your apartment at Maple 36 is the close proximity to everything that you want in order to live an active and satisfying life.
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42 Units Available
Summit Ridge Apartments
701 NE Tudor Rd
Lee's Summit, MO
1 Bedroom
$1,144
767 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,279
1096 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,811
1410 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:27 AM
Luxurious units with complete Whirlpool appliance packages. Plush carpeting and raised carpentry on all cupboards. Basketball and volleyball courts, business center, courtyard, car wash area and clubhouse. Pet friendly.
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190 Units Available
Meridian at View High
201 NW Kessler Drive
Lee's Summit, MO
1 Bedroom
$1,113
771 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,483
1144 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,022
1317 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:27 AM
Lee's Summit, MO, is a beautiful place, and Meridian wants to to help you see it for yourself.
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14 Units Available
New Longview
460 SW Longview Blvd
Lee's Summit, MO | Longview
1 Bedroom
$1,006
765 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,201
1018 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 05:27 AM
One-, two- and three-bedroom apartments near Fred Arbanas Golf Course and Metropolitan Community College - Longview. Pet-friendly with modern kitchens, fireplace, walk-in closets, in-unit laundry, patio/balcony. Minutes from I-470, I-49 and Summit Fair shopping, dining.
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31 Units Available
Residences at New Longview
3301 SW Kessler Dr
Lee's Summit, MO | Longview
1 Bedroom
$1,147
876 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,452
1228 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:27 AM
Stunning apartments near Longview Lake and I-470. Units feature sprawling kitchens with granite counters and 10-foot ceilings. Tenants enjoy a community sundeck, saltwater pool and media room with theater seating.
1 Unit Available
1100 Northeast Bryco Drive
1100 Northeast Bryco Drive
Lee's Summit, MO
3 Bedrooms
$1,581
1106 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
Great 3 bdrm, 2 bath home located in Lee's Summit, MO. This home features a nice sized Living Room, kitchen/dining room combo, Master Bedroom w/Walk-in Closet & Master Bath with NEW Shower Doors and unfinished basement.
1 Unit Available
3017 Southwest Walker Road
3017 Southwest Gentry Lane
Lee's Summit, MO | Winterset
4 Bedrooms
$2,500
3283 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
Professionally managed by Pathlight Property Management, the exclusive property manager for Home Partners of America, offering excellent customer service, 24/7 emergency maintenance service, online application and payments, and pet-friendly options.
1 Unit Available
500 Northeast Mulberry Street
500 Northeast Mulberry Street
Lee's Summit, MO
3 Bedrooms
$1,675
1879 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
BREEZE INTO SAVINGS!! • Lease and Move-in before November 30th and receive first FULL MONTH of RENT FREE! Must be a 12-month Lease or Longer.
1 Unit Available
546 Northeast Ridgeview Drive
546 NE Ridgeview Dr
Lee's Summit, MO
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
1392 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
Maple 36 offers upscale finishes at an affordable price. Maple 36 is everything you've been looking for in a new home. All homes include our Vivint smart security system that can be easily controlled through a mobile device.
1 Unit Available
1209 Southwest Mission Place
1209 Mission Place
Lee's Summit, MO
3 Bedrooms
$1,395
1480 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
This home is managed by FirstKey Homes, helping you Unlock More from your home rental experience. Apply, schedule a self-tour, or get on a waiting list for Coming Soon homes; review our resident qualifications; or see more homes at www.firstkeyhomes.
1 Unit Available
408 North East Topaz Drive
408 NE Topaz Dr
Lee's Summit, MO | Richardson Ranch
3 Bedrooms
$1,875
1832 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:32 PM
Available 2/1/20. Give Kevin with Renterswarehouse a call. This 1832 square foot single family home has 3 bedrooms and 2.0 bathrooms. This home is located at 408 SE Topaz Dr, Lees Summit, MO 64063.
1 Unit Available
103 South West Hanging Garden St
103 SW Hanging Garden St
Lee's Summit, MO | Park Ridge
4 Bedrooms
$1,950
2040 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:32 PM
Another Great Listing with Diana and Renters Warehouse.
1 Unit Available
1012 NE Lindsay Ave
1012 Northeast Lindsey
Lee's Summit, MO
2 Bedrooms
$880
1000 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:22 PM
Very Clean and freshly painted 2 Bed, 1 Bath, 1 car garage unit in Lee's Summit. Available 11/9/20 This unit is very clean and it is on the lower level of a 4 plex unit. You have washer and dryer hookups in the unit and a private patio out back.
1 Unit Available
3911 Southwest Harbor Drive
3911 Southwest Harbor Drive
Lee's Summit, MO | Raintree Lake
3 Bedrooms
$1,895
2514 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
At Main Street Renewal, we provide our residents with an easy leasing experience starting with the flexibility to tour at any time (8am 8pm), applying for a home online, and our dedicated teams ready to assist with any needs.
1 Unit Available
504 Northeast Churchill Street
504 Northeast Churchill Street
Lee's Summit, MO
2 Bedrooms
$925
1100 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
Now available for rent! Checkout this spacious 2bed 1.5bath with open layout. Living features a fireplace and half bath on main level. Spacious eat in kitchen with patio doors. 2nd level features bedrooms and full bath.
1 Unit Available
101 Southwest Oxford Place
101 Southwest Oxford Place
Lee's Summit, MO | Donwtown Lee's Summit
3 Bedrooms
$999
1300 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
To schedule a showing of this property call (816) 323-0399. This property allows self guided viewing without an appointment. Contact for details WE BELIEVE WE HAVE ANSWERED ALL THE QUESTIONS WE CAN IN THIS DESCRIPTION, PLEASE READ IT COMPLETELY.
1 Unit Available
510 NE Corder Street, Unit A
510 Northeast Corder Street
Lee's Summit, MO | Donwtown Lee's Summit
2 Bedrooms
$1,095
950 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:49 PM
*Free Month* Completely renovated 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom unit in Lee's Summit. This is a great location, close to everything you need. Close to great Lee's Summit schools. Brand new stainless steel appliances, counters, flooring, fixtures.

Median Rent in Lee's Summit

Last updated Nov. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Lee's Summit is $1,278, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,253.
Studio
$904
1 Bed
$1,278
2 Beds
$1,253
3+ Beds
$1,544
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Lee's Summit?
In Lee's Summit, the median rent is $904 for a studio, $1,278 for a 1-bedroom, $1,253 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,544 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Lee's Summit, check out our monthly Lee's Summit Rent Report.
How much is rent in Lee's Summit?
In Lee's Summit, the median rent is $904 for a studio, $1,278 for a 1-bedroom, $1,253 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,544 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Lee's Summit, check out our monthly Lee's Summit Rent Report.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Lee's Summit?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Lee's Summit apartments that allow pets.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Lee's Summit?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Lee's Summit apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Lee's Summit 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.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Lee's Summit 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.
How much should I pay for rent in Lee's Summit?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Lee's Summit.
How much should I pay for rent in Lee's Summit?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Lee's Summit.
How can I find off-campus housing in Lee's Summit?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Lee's Summit. 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.
How can I find off-campus housing in Lee's Summit?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Lee's Summit. 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.

Median Rent in Lee's Summit

Last updated Nov. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Lee's Summit is $1,278, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,253.
Studio
$904
1 Bed
$1,278
2 Beds
$1,253
3+ Beds
$1,544

City Guide

Lee's Summit
Lee’s Summit, Missouri

Touted as a warm and welcoming suburban getaway just 20 miles from Kansas City, Lee’s Summit, MO has twice made Money Magazine’s list of 100 Best Cities to Live in the United States. While the origin of “Lee” is often disputed, many say the “summit” portion of its name came from its early years, when Lee’s Summit was the highest point of the Missouri-Pacific railroad. Now that its railroad days are (mostly) past, Lee’s Summit is known for being a great community, and a friendly city with tons to do. Recreation is all around, from the cozy little downtown area (which hosts festivals and events year-round) to indoor and outdoor recreational centers, museums, and tons of natural areas with hiking and biking trails that surround the nearby lakes. Despite its small town nature, Lee’s Summit is a place of variety, and when you’re looking to relocate, that’s a definite plus!

Lee’s Summit, Missouri
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Touted as a warm and welcoming suburban getaway just 20 miles from Kansas City, Lee’s Summit, MO has twice made Money Magazine’s list of 100 Best Cities to Live in the United States. While the origin of “Lee” is often disputed, many say the “summit” portion of its name came from its early years, when Lee’s Summit was the highest point of the Missouri-Pacific railroad. Now that its railroad days are (mostly) past, Lee’s Summit is known for being a great community, and a friendly city with tons to do. Recreation is all around, from the cozy little downtown area (which hosts festivals and events year-round) to indoor and outdoor recreational centers, museums, and tons of natural areas with hiking and biking trails that surround the nearby lakes. Despite its small town nature, Lee’s Summit is a place of variety, and when you’re looking to relocate, that’s a definite plus!

Housing on the Summit

About a quarter of the population in this city rents, and you’re bound to have a lot of different options. Rental homes and duplexes are the most plentiful, showing up in a range of styles and sizes. Some are modest and well-weathered homes in patchwork neighborhoods, whereas closer to downtown you’re likely to find older houses for rent that span decades and historic architectural styles. The downtown area is also the most likely bet for apartments, which are usually two or three-flat buildings, but occasionally come in larger low-level complexes. Closer to the outskirts of town, where the land is more rural and the lots are larger, you’ll also find large, new construction houses with all your standard “luxury” amenities.

Housing on the Summit
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About a quarter of the population in this city rents, and you’re bound to have a lot of different options. Rental homes and duplexes are the most plentiful, showing up in a range of styles and sizes. Some are modest and well-weathered homes in patchwork neighborhoods, whereas closer to downtown you’re likely to find older houses for rent that span decades and historic architectural styles. The downtown area is also the most likely bet for apartments, which are usually two or three-flat buildings, but occasionally come in larger low-level complexes. Closer to the outskirts of town, where the land is more rural and the lots are larger, you’ll also find large, new construction houses with all your standard “luxury” amenities.

Some Helpful Tidbits…

Transit: It’s not uncommon for some Lee’s Summitians to commute to the nearby hub of Kansas City for work and play. It’s a quick drive away, but those of you who are less car-inclined, the KCATA (Kansas City Area Transportation Authority) runs a commuter bus from Lee’s Summit, through nearby Raytown, to Kansas City, in the morning and evening on weekdays. The city itself doesn’t have much public transportation (apart from on demand para-transit buses), though the downtown area is pretty walkable.

Lee’s Summit may not often make the national headlines, but when it’s talked about, it always seems to be in a positive light. Locals recommend it for those moving to the Kansas City area who want a lively suburban community with room to move about, and things to do. If that’s what you’re looking for, maybe this is the place for you.

Some Helpful Tidbits…
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Transit: It’s not uncommon for some Lee’s Summitians to commute to the nearby hub of Kansas City for work and play. It’s a quick drive away, but those of you who are less car-inclined, the KCATA (Kansas City Area Transportation Authority) runs a commuter bus from Lee’s Summit, through nearby Raytown, to Kansas City, in the morning and evening on weekdays. The city itself doesn’t have much public transportation (apart from on demand para-transit buses), though the downtown area is pretty walkable.

Lee’s Summit may not often make the national headlines, but when it’s talked about, it always seems to be in a positive light. Locals recommend it for those moving to the Kansas City area who want a lively suburban community with room to move about, and things to do. If that’s what you’re looking for, maybe this is the place for you.

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City Guide

Lee's Summit
Lee’s Summit, Missouri

Touted as a warm and welcoming suburban getaway just 20 miles from Kansas City, Lee’s Summit, MO has twice made Money Magazine’s list of 100 Best Cities to Live in the United States. While the origin of “Lee” is often disputed, many say the “summit” portion of its name came from its early years, when Lee’s Summit was the highest point of the Missouri-Pacific railroad. Now that its railroad days are (mostly) past, Lee’s Summit is known for being a great community, and a friendly city with tons to do. Recreation is all around, from the cozy little downtown area (which hosts festivals and events year-round) to indoor and outdoor recreational centers, museums, and tons of natural areas with hiking and biking trails that surround the nearby lakes. Despite its small town nature, Lee’s Summit is a place of variety, and when you’re looking to relocate, that’s a definite plus!

Lee’s Summit, Missouri
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Touted as a warm and welcoming suburban getaway just 20 miles from Kansas City, Lee’s Summit, MO has twice made Money Magazine’s list of 100 Best Cities to Live in the United States. While the origin of “Lee” is often disputed, many say the “summit” portion of its name came from its early years, when Lee’s Summit was the highest point of the Missouri-Pacific railroad. Now that its railroad days are (mostly) past, Lee’s Summit is known for being a great community, and a friendly city with tons to do. Recreation is all around, from the cozy little downtown area (which hosts festivals and events year-round) to indoor and outdoor recreational centers, museums, and tons of natural areas with hiking and biking trails that surround the nearby lakes. Despite its small town nature, Lee’s Summit is a place of variety, and when you’re looking to relocate, that’s a definite plus!

Housing on the Summit

About a quarter of the population in this city rents, and you’re bound to have a lot of different options. Rental homes and duplexes are the most plentiful, showing up in a range of styles and sizes. Some are modest and well-weathered homes in patchwork neighborhoods, whereas closer to downtown you’re likely to find older houses for rent that span decades and historic architectural styles. The downtown area is also the most likely bet for apartments, which are usually two or three-flat buildings, but occasionally come in larger low-level complexes. Closer to the outskirts of town, where the land is more rural and the lots are larger, you’ll also find large, new construction houses with all your standard “luxury” amenities.

Housing on the Summit
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About a quarter of the population in this city rents, and you’re bound to have a lot of different options. Rental homes and duplexes are the most plentiful, showing up in a range of styles and sizes. Some are modest and well-weathered homes in patchwork neighborhoods, whereas closer to downtown you’re likely to find older houses for rent that span decades and historic architectural styles. The downtown area is also the most likely bet for apartments, which are usually two or three-flat buildings, but occasionally come in larger low-level complexes. Closer to the outskirts of town, where the land is more rural and the lots are larger, you’ll also find large, new construction houses with all your standard “luxury” amenities.

Some Helpful Tidbits…

Transit: It’s not uncommon for some Lee’s Summitians to commute to the nearby hub of Kansas City for work and play. It’s a quick drive away, but those of you who are less car-inclined, the KCATA (Kansas City Area Transportation Authority) runs a commuter bus from Lee’s Summit, through nearby Raytown, to Kansas City, in the morning and evening on weekdays. The city itself doesn’t have much public transportation (apart from on demand para-transit buses), though the downtown area is pretty walkable.

Lee’s Summit may not often make the national headlines, but when it’s talked about, it always seems to be in a positive light. Locals recommend it for those moving to the Kansas City area who want a lively suburban community with room to move about, and things to do. If that’s what you’re looking for, maybe this is the place for you.

Some Helpful Tidbits…
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Transit: It’s not uncommon for some Lee’s Summitians to commute to the nearby hub of Kansas City for work and play. It’s a quick drive away, but those of you who are less car-inclined, the KCATA (Kansas City Area Transportation Authority) runs a commuter bus from Lee’s Summit, through nearby Raytown, to Kansas City, in the morning and evening on weekdays. The city itself doesn’t have much public transportation (apart from on demand para-transit buses), though the downtown area is pretty walkable.

Lee’s Summit may not often make the national headlines, but when it’s talked about, it always seems to be in a positive light. Locals recommend it for those moving to the Kansas City area who want a lively suburban community with room to move about, and things to do. If that’s what you’re looking for, maybe this is the place for you.

Rent Report
Lee's Summit

December 2020 Lee's Summit Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2020 Lee's Summit Rent Report. Lee's Summit rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Lee's Summit rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Lee's Summit rents declined over the past month

Lee's Summit rents have declined 0.1% over the past month, but have increased moderately by 2.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Lee's Summit stand at $1,279 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,254 for a two-bedroom. Lee's Summit's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.4%, as well as the national average of -1.3%.

    Lee's Summit rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased moderately in Lee's Summit, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Lee's Summit is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Lee's Summit's median two-bedroom rent of $1,254 is above the national average of $1,095. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 2.2% increase in Lee's Summit.
    • While Lee's Summit's rents rose moderately over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+3.9%) and Detroit (+2.9%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Lee's Summit than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,377, which is more than one-and-a-half times the price in Lee's Summit.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S.

    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 about the methodology on our blog.

    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.

    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

    December 2020 Lee's Summit Rent Report

    Welcome to the December 2020 Lee's Summit Rent Report. Lee's Summit rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Lee's Summit rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

    View full Rent Report

    December 2020 Lee's Summit Rent Report

    Welcome to the December 2020 Lee's Summit Rent Report. Lee's Summit rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Lee's Summit rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

    Lee's Summit rents declined over the past month

    Lee's Summit rents have declined 0.1% over the past month, but have increased moderately by 2.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Lee's Summit stand at $1,279 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,254 for a two-bedroom. Lee's Summit's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.4%, as well as the national average of -1.3%.

      Lee's Summit rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

      As rents have increased moderately in Lee's Summit, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Lee's Summit is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

      • Lee's Summit's median two-bedroom rent of $1,254 is above the national average of $1,095. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 2.2% increase in Lee's Summit.
      • While Lee's Summit's rents rose moderately over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+3.9%) and Detroit (+2.9%).
      • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Lee's Summit than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,377, which is more than one-and-a-half times the price in Lee's Summit.

      For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S.

      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 about the methodology on our blog.

      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.

      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.