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299 Apartments for rent in Springfield, MO

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Last updated August 21 at 5:19pm UTC
930 E Delmar
Phelps
Springfield, MO
Updated August 21 at 9:49am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$800
2230 N Drury
Tom Watkins
Springfield, MO
Updated August 21 at 9:49am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$795
901 S West
Westside
Springfield, MO
Updated August 21 at 9:49am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$695
722 N Forest
Heart of the Westside
Springfield, MO
Updated August 21 at 9:48am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$725
1300 W. Thoman
Woodland
Springfield, MO
Updated August 21 at 9:46am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$900
1700 E McDaniel
Walnut Street
Springfield, MO
Updated August 21 at 9:42am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$900
306 S Hampton
Downtown Springfield
Springfield, MO
Updated August 21 at 9:42am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
327 S Florence
Downtown Springfield
Springfield, MO
Updated August 21 at 9:42am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$900
2101 N. Grace Ave.
Tom Watkins
Springfield, MO
Updated August 21 at 9:42am UTC
1 Bedroom
$395
5709 S Wedgewood Ave
Springfield
Springfield, MO
Updated August 21 at 9:42am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$965
4944 S. Jackson
Southside
Springfield, MO
Updated August 19 at 9:08am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$995
1529 E. Seminole
Meador Park
Springfield, MO
Updated August 19 at 9:08am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$750
2435 W Rockwood
Springfield
Springfield, MO
Updated August 19 at 9:04am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$825
2232 S ROANOKE AVE
Seminole-Holland
Springfield, MO
Updated August 19 at 9:03am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,000
516 W Division St
Grant Beach
Springfield, MO
Updated August 18 at 9:45am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$775
2224 N. Roosevelt
Tom Watkins
Springfield, MO
Updated August 18 at 9:39am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$800
3226 N Howard Ave
Springfield
Springfield, MO
Updated August 18 at 9:39am UTC
1 Bedroom
$395
3222 N Howard Ave
Springfield
Springfield, MO
Updated August 18 at 9:39am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$450
309 N Meadowview Ave
Bingham
Springfield, MO
Updated August 21 at 5:19pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$750
923 W Elm St
West Central
Springfield, MO
Updated August 21 at 5:18pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$850
2105 N Albertha Ave
Tom Watkins
Springfield, MO
Updated August 21 at 9:50am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$650
4323 W La Casa St
Young Lilly
Springfield, MO
Updated August 18 at 5:19pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$950
3538 S. Juniper
Sequiota
Springfield, MO
Updated August 18 at 9:44am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$995
City Guide
Springfield
The Basics

Luckily, for all the culture within, Springfield is often touted as having a low cost of living. In a city where almost half the population rents, housing can run pretty cheap on the whole, and you get a decent amount for what you pay.

The Spread

The average price range is about $350 - $1200 in the city, but for any ol’ average place you’re probably looking at about $500 - 600 a month, give or take. Rental homes are abundant, as well as apartment buildings of the larger variety. Two or three-flat buildings, mobile homes and duplexes are also an easy find, so rest assured that you have a lot of options to choose from. As a general rule, dwellings closer to the center of the city will be smaller, newer (or newly restored and renovated) and possibly more expensive, whereas further out will feel a lot more rural. Historic and vintage digs can be found, but most places are newer construction (1970s and onward) so they will be well equipped with appliances and amenities for your modern life.

One Stop Shopping

A unique feature to Springfield living is the utility system. All utilities (including electricity, natural gas, water, cable/phone/internet, and even public transit) are provided by one company: City Utilities of Springfield. Despite the arguable convenience, it’s not terribly difficult to bypass it altogether and find a place with all or many utilities included in the rent…except for public transit.

Getting Started

Now that we’ve established the “who” and the “what,” let’s get to the “where” and the “how.” By far, the most popular ways to find rentals in Springfield are through the Springfield News-Leader (the local newspaper) and online apartment hunting resources, like this website. Interestingly enough, there are also a few unlikely places you’ll find rental listings. Springfield has both official and unofficial city neighborhoods, many of which have their own neighborhood association website. Quite a few of these sites either have listings or contact information for realtors that specialize in that particular area. Of course, the hitch here is that you have to work with a realtor (which may be more trouble than it’s worth for a rental), and it’s essential to know what part of the city you’re interested in. We can’t really fix that first part, so let’s focus on the second one by getting you familiar with Springfield’s neighborhoods.

A Dip Into the Spring(field)

There are about 30 official city neighborhoods, so we’re going to focus in particular on a few rental-friendly areas to get you started…

Downtown: We’ll begin with the obvious. The lively and historic downtown Springfield is currently making a comeback. Old buildings have been restored and turned into retail, trendy boutiques, restaurants, galleries, and, abundantly, into cheap new loft apartments and housing (key word here is cheap!). Historic theatres, venues and businesses in the area are getting a facelift and a second chance, being supported by local events and festivals that bring in the crowds. Living downtown is a great option for those who like to be smack in the middle of everything. (itsalldowntown.com)

West Central: Just west of Downtown’s hustle and bustle, West Central is a mix of owners and renters filled with beautiful historic (and cheap!) houses. Rentals are denser on the eastern border with Downtown. Many neighborhood parks make for great biking and recreation, and access to downtown and nearby expressways makes for a short commute.

Grant Beach: Still considered an urban neighborhood due to its proximity to downtown, Grant Beach is an area of older rental houses, duplexes, and 2-flat buildings. Rents are higher than downtown, but by all means still affordable…we’re talking in the 400s, on average. (grantbeachneighborhood.org)

Ravenwood: Hey, not everybody wants to get caught up in the rush of the city; some of us desire a little rural flavor, or a more suburban existence. For the renter who knows what I’m talking about (You know who you are), you might want to check out Ravenwood. Rents are a little higher here, but much of the housing is newer. For that rural flavor we were just talking about, the Springfield Conservation Nature Center is just Southwest of this cozy community.

Phelps Grove: Tree lined streets are a common sight here, filled with bungalows and dotted with parks. It’s a little more expensive than other areas of the city, but finding a cheap place isn’t a stretch (phelpsneighborhood.org)

The Savvy Citizen

Here are a couple more scrumptious informational tidbits to keep in mind when considering making Springfield your home base.

Climate Control

One thing you’re likely to hear a lot about Springfield living is the weather. It’s been dubbed “the city with the most varied weather in the United States” by Forbes magazine’s 2007 list of America’s Wildest Weather Cities. While this can easily mean it has four distinct seasons (hey, that’s varied, right?) its location on the Springfield Plateau of the Ozarks makes for many windy days.

Transportation

The City Utilities of Springfield runs a small public bus system with about 14 daily routes and 4 night/evening routes to popular destinations. They don’t run 24/7, but are offered year-round every weekday, most on Saturdays, and some on Sundays. In closer-knit and urban sections of the city, such as downtown, walking or biking is common, but Springfield is definitely not a city for ditching your car. The overwhelming majority of citizens drive or carpool on a daily basis.

While it may not be the groundbreaking American metropolis that most of us come to imagine when we hear the words “big city”, Springfield is still a very prominent fixture in Southwestern Missouri. It serves as a central hub for hundreds of thousands of friendly folk, bringing shopping, culture, and urban life to the traditional American heartland. An interesting combination of flavors, indeed. Now get out there and find some sweet Springfield digs, the Queen City of the Ozarks is a’waitin’!

Renter Confidence Survey

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

"Springfield renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "However, ratings varied greatly across different categories, indicating that even though ...

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Springfield Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states
Here's how Springfield ranks on:
B- Overall satisfaction
C+ Safety and crime rate
C Jobs and career opportunities
A- Recreational activities
A+ Affordability
A Quality of schools
A- Social Life
C+ Weather
A+ Commute time
B+ State and local taxes
C Public transit
B+ Pet-friendliness
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Overview of Findings

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

"Springfield 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 Springfield, some aspects can be better."

Key Findings in Springfield include the following:

  • Springfield renters gave their city a B- overall.
  • The highest-rated categories for Springfield were affordability and commute time, which both received A+ grades.
  • The areas of concern to Springfield renters are public transit (C), jobs and career opportunities (C) and safety and low crime (C+).
  • Springfield earned similar scores compared to other cities in Missouri like Kansas City (B) and Saint Louis (C+).
  • Springfield did relatively well compared to cities nationwide, including Miami (C+), Cleveland (C) and Los Angeles (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.

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.