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1 Bedroom Apartments for Rent in Kansas City, MO - 487 Rentals available


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Looking for that perfect apartment that's just the right size for you and maybe you and someone else? You can now look at 1 bedroom apartment listings on RENTCafé in your area to find the one that meets your needs in terms of price and location. Whether you are looking for a 1 bedroom apartment near you, or anywhere in the U.S., we can help you find a home you'll love. Filter apartments by type, size, price, and amenities, check property reviews, and save your favorites.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of a 1 bedroom apartment in Kansas City, MO?

The price range of a 1 bedroom apartment is between $500 and $3,775. Search 1 bedroom apartments in Kansas City, MO.

How many 1 bedroom apartments for rent are available in Kansas City, MO on RENTCafé?

There are 418 1 bedroom rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in Kansas City, MO were last updated on 21 Jun 2021.

What is the average size of a 1 bedroom apartment in Kansas City, MO?

The average Kansas City, MO 1 bedroom apartment size is 713 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a 1 bedroom apartment in Kansas City, MO?

Renting a 1 bedroom apartment comes with more living and storage space compared to a studio apartment.

What are the downsides of renting a 1 bedroom apartment in Kansas City, MO?

1 bedroom apartments are usually more expensive than studio apartments in terms of rent and utility costs. You might be interested in studio apartments, 2 bedroom apartments or 3 bedroom apartments, or browse all RENTCafé apartments for rent in Kansas City, MO.

Renter's Guide to Kansas City

Looking to move to a big city in the Midwest? Kansas City would be a great choice. It has lots of diversity, from its culture to its people. Even the city's neighborhoods feature a lot of variety.

Some are quiet and perfect for raising a family. There’s a reason Kansas City is in the top ten “best cities for the elderly”!

Other areas are filled with growth and excitement, the perfect place for professionals and young people.

Sitting at 319 square miles, Kansas City is almost twice the size of Wichita. Speaking of, Wichita is 180 miles from Kansas City – that's about a three hour drive.

The weather here is known to be unpredictable. Summer temperatures average 74°F, though highs can get over 90°F. But temps drop to 52°F in fall, and winters are even colder, with average temperatures of 30°F. 

Kansas City, MO Demographics

  • Total Population486,404
  • Female 235,974
    Male 250,430
  • Median Age35.1

Cost of Living in Kansas City, MO

The cost of living in Kansas City is lower than the national average.

A meal for two at a decent restaurant will cost around $45. Renting here is cheap, but utilities for a 915 square-foot apartment will cost you about $168.

If driving isn't an option, a one-way bus ticket will cost $1.50. And children under 5 ride for free! You can also save a few bucks with the $50 monthly pass.

Average Rent in Kansas City, MO

  • Kansas City, MO Average Rental Price, May 2021 $1,071 /mo

Kansas City, MO Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $501-$7009%
  • $701-$1,00045%
  • $1,001-$1,50033%
  • $1,501-$2,00011%
  • > $2,0003%

Kansas City, MO Rent Trends

Average Rent Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 May / 2021
Kansas City, MO $962 $974 $973 $980 $1,004 $1,009 $1,015 $1,043 $1,037 $1,061 $1,071
National $1,314 $1,345 $1,354 $1,358 $1,390 $1,397 $1,400 $1,392 $1,396 $1,407 $1,428
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Living in Kansas City, MO

Kansas City can be a nice place to raise a family or enjoy retirement, with plenty of areas that are low on crime but high on amenities. And the city is growing by leaps and bounds, with new businesses and attractions being added daily.

On the other hand, not every area in the city is safe, which can make the renting process more difficult. And the weather can be unpredictable day-to-day. One hour it’s warm and sunny, the other it’s raining and gloomy.

Things to do in Kansas City

Kansas City has plenty to do for families! Take a trip to Swope Park, one of the nation’s biggest. Within this 1800-acre area, you can swim, ride the trails, or just kick back and watch a baseball game. Other attractions worth checking out include the Country Club Plaza, Union Station, and Kauffman Center.

The city also features many family-friendly museums, including the National World War I Museum.

If you're more interested in a night out, you have access to many great restaurants and bars, including Manifesto, Howl At the Moon, and Green Lady Lounge.

There's also a huge sports culture in Kansas City. You can catch a Royals or Chiefs game at Kauffman Stadium or Arrowhead Stadium.

Not into sports? There are plenty of art venues to choose from, including Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

The city also has some great annual festivals, including The Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival, which brings top jazz stars from around the country!

Employment and Economy

Kansas City is the among the top beef-producing cities, ranking just behind Chicago. There are also lots of factories and plants in the area, making manufacturing jobs plentiful.

Major products manufactured here include Ford trucks and Chevrolet cars. Other major employers in the city include University of Missouri, YRC Worldwide, and Hallmark Cards.

Kansas City, MO Households

  • Total Number of Households203,356
  • Family 109,124
    Non-family 94,232
  • Children 54,986
    No Children 148,370
  • Average People Per Household2.35
  • Median Household Income$54,194
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$986

Education in Kansas City

Kansas City is home to the University of Missouri, which serves tens of thousands of students per year. Other private colleges in the area include Park University and Baker University.

The city is split between ten public school districts, the biggest being the Kansas City District. There are plenty of private schools too.

Kansas City, MO Education Statistics

  • No High School3%
  • Some High School32%
  • Some College25%
  • Associate Degree7%
  • Bachelor Degree21%
  • Graduate Degree11%

Tips for Renting in Kansas City

Taking the leap and moving to Kansas City? Great choice! To get you started, here are a couple of tips to keep in mind when renting.

If you plan on staying in a unit long-term, make sure your lease has an auto-renew. This will keep the landlord from moving you out or increasing your rent without notice.

Your landlord can’t take a security deposit that is more than two months rent. And at the end of your lease, your landlord has just 30 days to check for damages and return the rest of the deposit.

Renting a 1 bedroom apartment in Kansas City, MO

One bedroom apartments in Kansas City, MO are typically 1,091 Sq.Ft. in size and the monthly rent is $1,333, on average. With 487 apartments listed for rent, it’s best to narrow down your choices before you begin your search. If you’re only interested in cheap one bedroom apartments, you can filter your search results by setting a maximum price. If you’re looking for a one bedroom furnished apartment, you can check the box "furnished" under amenities. There are many other options and filters you can apply to your search to streamline the process and find your next apartment faster and more efficient. Is a luxury rental more your style? If you sort your search results by rent descending, you will notice that the most expensive rental in Kansas City, MO right now costs $3,775 per month. So many choices, so little time.

Your search for a cheap 1 bedroom apartment ends here

The city of Kansas City, MO is a great place to call home. Among its many great qualities, it has a variety of rental housing options. One of the most popular choices for Kansas City, MO's singles and couples are single bedroom apartments. They’re an upgrade from a studio in the sense that they offer more square footage, a separate bedroom, and more room to entertain. They’re also typically more expensive. But with a little diligence and some smart search tools, you can get around that problem. To find an affordable 1 bedroom, sort your search by price, ascending. The lowest priced apartment in Kansas City, MO right now has an asking rent of $680. One bedroom efficiency apartments are a great choice as well. Though they may be smaller than a traditional one bedroom apartment, they’re definitely cheaper and you’ll still be able to enjoy the privacy of a separate bedroom.

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