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Average rent in Kansas City, MO

$1,256/mo Kansas City, MO average rental price, March 2024
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Kansas City, MO is $1,256.

Kansas City, MO apartment rent ranges

About 45% of apartment rents in Kansas City, MO range between $1,001-$1,500. Meanwhile, apartments priced over $1,501-$2,000 represent 19% of apartments. Around 29% of Kansas City’s apartments are in the $701-$1,000 price range. 3% of apartments are priced between $501-$700.

Kansas City, MO rent trends

Getting around in Kansas City, MO

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Car-Dependent
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Somewhat Bikeable
Walk Score®: 11, Bike Score®: 24

Frequently asked questions

When were prices and availability in Kansas City, MO last updated?

Prices and availability in Kansas City, MO were last updated on 21 Jul 2024.

What are the best apartments in Kansas City, MO?

The best apartments in Kansas City, MO are: 46 Penn Apartment Homes, Aspen Landing, Eastwood Crossings, Altitude 970 and Sky On Main.

What is the average rent in Kansas City, MO?

The average rent in Kansas City, MO is $1,256. Start your search for apartments in Kansas City, MO now.

What is the price range for a studio apartment in Kansas City, MO?

The price range for a studio apartment in Kansas City, MO is between $533 and $4,097. View all studio apartments in Kansas City, MO.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Kansas City, MO?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Kansas City, MO is between $600 and $6,656. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Kansas City, MO now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Kansas City, MO?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Kansas City, MO is between $533 and $9,982. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Kansas City, MO.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Kansas City, MO?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Kansas City, MO is between $750 and $5,498. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Kansas City, MO.

What type of rental buildings are in Kansas City, MO?

In Kansas City, 46% of the residents are renting compared to 54% owning a home, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Large-scale apartment buildings with more than 50 units represent 16% of Kansas City’s rentals, 56% are small-scale complexes with under 50 units, and 28% are single-family rentals.

What do typical apartment communities look like in Kansas City, MO?

The average age of rental buildings in Kansas City is 34 years old, with 39% being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 4 stories, of which 83% are garden-style apartment communities, 18% are mid-sized buildings, and 7% are high-rises. These characteristics describe large-scale apartment communities of 50 apartments or more.

What apartment floorplans are common in Kansas City, MO?

Studio apartments in Kansas City are around 5% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 46% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 41% of all rentals. More generous apartments with 3 bedrooms or more are also available in this city for those in search of more space.

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Living in Kansas City, MO

Living in location

Located in far west Missouri about two miles west of the Kansas state border and with the Missouri River to the immediate north are the apartments for rent in Kansas City, MO - the largest city in the state. Here, renters - who are often students attending two local universities or professionals within the industries of transportation and distribution; e-commerce; or manufacturing - enjoy low living costs in comparison to the rest of the metro area. Notably, Hallmark Cards and H&R Block are headquartered here, and there are 15 school districts when renting in Kansas City. Although most famous for its barbecue recipes, renting in Kansas City also offers world-class Mexican, Italian, Japanese, Thai, Indian, and Vietnamese cuisines at restaurants such as Char Bar, La Bodega and Farina.

Kansas City's appeal is magnified by its vibrant arts scene, sporting a number of renowned museums, like the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, and the historic Jazz District at 18th and Vine. The city's dedication to parkland and boulevards designed by George Kessler contributes to an urban oasis feel, perfect for weekend activities. Moreover, the growing tech sector and entrepreneurial spirit provide ample employment and business opportunities, affirming Kansas City's status as a place of progress and promise.

Renting in Kansas City, MO

Kansas City has more than 200 neighborhoods with apartments for rent that have Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern and traditional designs. For instance, in the Country Club Plaza neighborhood, Spanish-inspired apartments for rent are near the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Meanwhile, the Crossroads Arts District offers loft apartment rentals in a renovated warehouse district with a trendy local art and music scene. Or, the 18th & Vine District features Mid-Century Modern rentals with open floor plans and large windows close to The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and the American Jazz Museum. Otherwise, popular examples of Victorian-style apartments for rent include Armour Boulevard Apartments and the Valentine Apartments. Finally, Crown Center - home to attractions like LEGOLAND, the Kansas City Aquarium, the Money Museum and an ice rink - offers high-rise apartments in the San Francisco Tower and more than 100 apartment rentals in Santa Fe Place.

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Shopping in Kansas City, MO

When renting in Kansas City, the largest indoor shopping mall is Oak Park Mall. Renters also recommend Crown Center, Ward Parkway Center and Zona Rosa Town Center. In particular, Country Club Plaza is a popular neighborhood in Kansas City and is known for its charming ambiance and diverse range of attractions. Similarly, Bush Creek has carriage and gondola rides, along with department stores, including Pandora, Nike, Apple, Banana Republic, J. Crew and Vineyard Vines. At the same time, antique enthusiasts rent close to West Bottoms for a delightful shopping experience. And, renters seeking fashionable outfits at discounted prices often visit Village West at Legends Outlet. Of course, grocery stores - like Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe's, Consentino's Market and Marsh's Sun Fresh Market -provide convenient shopping options for residents. Kansas City renters also frequent the largest farmers' market in the area - The City Market - which is open every Saturday and Sunday.

Transportation in Kansas City, MO

A car is not needed when renting in the neighborhoods of downtown Kansas City; the Crossroads Arts District; the Power & Light District; the Garment District; or River Market. That's because RideKC maintains the Main MAX rapid transit line. In fact, there are dozens of Main MAX routes to take renters throughout the metropolitan area. RideKC also maintains streetcars and paratransit services for renters with disabilities. Alternatively, the Kansas City Streetcar has a two-mile route with 16 stops that take renters from Crown Center in Midtown Kansas City to the River Market District along Missouri River. RideKC also has a mobile app that allows renters to plan their trips, purchase passes and track their buses in real-time. Plus, Uber and Lyft are offered to renters, and Bird and Lime offer scooter rentals. Lastly, the Kansas City International Airport has shuttle services to downtown and other neighborhoods.

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